We're very excited to tell you about a new player to the world of single serve coffee, tea, and espresso - The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Single serve beverage systems have arrived. The Contata and the Kaldi models, offer automatic beverage proportioning and a unique twin pressure system to ensure consistency of taste and to capture the aroma, texture and flavor of a perfect cup of espresso, coffee, or tea. There is also a detached frother available as well.
Both systems feature easy capsule insertion and automatic ejection, a large capsule drawer that holds up to 10 used capsules and an energy saving function. The Contata is available in Gray/Black and is priced at $129.95. The Kaldi, with an ultra-sleek design, is available in Metallic Red, Metallic Blue/Silver and Metallic White/Silver and priced at $149.95.
The single serve capsules are packaged 10 per box with a retail price of $5.50. Flavors include four espressos, four coffees and four teas: Italian Espresso; Continental Espresso; Premium Espresso; Premium Decaf Espresso; Viennese Brew; French Brew; House Brew; House Decaf Brew; Chai Tea; English Breakfast Tea; Tropical Passion Tea; and Moroccan Mint Tea. In addition, exclusive powders - the French Deluxe™ Vanilla and Special Dutch™ Chocolate - are sold in single serve sachets.
We'll be trying to wrangle one of these for a review soon.
It looks like the Cuisinart SS-700 brewer is being marketed under the SS-780 and the SS-780PC model numer. The brewer is an updated SS-700 with ultra-quiet brew technology from Keurig that uses K-Cups and the Reusable My K-Cup. The Cuisinart SS-780 is identical to the SS-700 but it does come with a larger selection of K-Cups in the Costco offering (check out the SSC Forums post for details).
The staff over at Geek.com have a rather extensive review of the Coava Cofee Disk filter for Aeropress (you can read our review of the Aeropress here). Coava Coffee metal filter remove the need for the use of paper filters, and also give you a more french pressed cup of single serve coffee from the Aeropress.
The Coava Coffee Disk was designed to fit perfectly in the place of Aeropress' normal paper filters. The brew process is the same but you'll want to adjust your grind to compensate for the new filter. Check out their full review at Geek.com.
Starbucks working with Bodum has debuted the Starbucks Via Ready Single Serve Instant Hot Beverage Machine. The VIA instant coffee machine comes with a travel coffee mug, and makes instant coffee in 3 steps.
Add water to the machine in the amount you want
Pour in your favorite packet of Starbucks VIA coffee
Put the mug under the water spout and press the button for hot water used to brew up the VIA
This is really nothing more than a hot water dispenser with travel mug, and if you wanted to use it for tea or other purposes it will work just fine. It's interesting Starbucks didn't make another VIA format to match the brewer, but then again why complicate matters. We'll pick one of these machines up soon to have the at home VIA single serve coffee experience. We also couldn't find any references to the machine at Bodum or the main Starbucks site and found this just sitting in the store window.
Still a classic, and still available the Senseo single serve coffee maker (read our review here) uses coffee pods and makes an amazing holiday gift. The Senseo Single-serve coffeemaker brews up to 8 ounces in less than a minute, and works with pre-measured sealed coffee pods that come in a variety of flavors (our favorite is their dark roast). The simple push-button controls for size selection and power make picking your coffee options a breeze, and theirs no messy grinding or flavor cross-over when brewing each cup.
With the cold temperatures of winter lingering in the air, Sara Lee North American Retail announced today a new partnership for the SENSEO coffee brand with Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc., one of the country's leading distributors of small household appliances. Just in time to warm consumers up for the holiday season, the partnership introduces two new single-serve machines to the small appliance marketplace, providing consumers with a great-tasting cup of top-quality coffee at an extremely attractive price point - $19.99 and $29.99.
SENSEO uses pre-measured pods to consistently deliver an exceptional cup of coffee at the touch of a button, without the mess and hassle of handling coffee grounds or having to clean up a coffee pot afterwards. Coffee lovers can choose among 11 varieties of SENSEO coffee pods to brew a fresh cup of coffee in either the new Hamilton Beach Personal Cup One Cup Pod Coffeemaker or the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Personal Cup Pod Coffeemaker.
So that makes it all official. Senseo is partnering with a small appliance maker to get some new machines out. We'll see what we can do to drum up these two machines. For us it's an interesting move because Senseo has always meant creamy topped coffee, and we're pretty sure these machines will just make a straight up cup of coffee. Still these two machines may just be what consumers are looking for at the low price and simple features.
Looks like Senseo is touting another brewer, and not from them but from Hamilton Beach. We've seen these Hamilton One Cup brewers in various hotels we've stayed, and they're okay but not the best coffee pod brewer you can buy. The Hamilton Beach One Cup Coffee Pod Brewer will use just about any coffee pod in the 62 mm and 7-9gram weight, but bigger 14 gram pods might not work. It's interesting Senseo didn't brand this with the Senseo brand, and instead have partnered with Hamilton Beach to bring a one cup only brewer with no reservoir to market.
18-pod starter bag of Senseo® coffee and coupon included
Easy as 1-2-3: insert coffee pod, pour in water & push start
The BUNN MC My Cafe Home Pod Brewer is a modified single cup pour over brewer with a reservoir refreshed with each cup you brew by adding from 4 to 14 ozs of water each time you brew. The Bunn My Cafe MC Model coffee pod brewer uses coffee pods and tea pods and features both a standard brew mode and a pulse brew mode for tea and darker coffees. The BUNN MC My Cafe Home Pod Brewer is also very compact and has a stainless steel exterior. Unlike the older Bunn My Cafe this brewer comes with one pod drawer for brewing that can be used for tea and coffee.
Leave it to the Deutsch to figure out a design that includes both the industrial design of the iMac and then coffee included in the mix. Basically they've been able to take an iMac case and include the WMF single serve coffee pod brewer. We've featured this unit when it was a prototype but now you can actually order your own. We think this would be perfect for the home office or work place, and a real head turner. The computer part is also not the original iMac guts, but is provided by putting Mac Mini along side the coffee unit. Crazy.
Absolutely no manipulations of the unit.
The Mac mini switches on with the iMac front-button.
The ports of the lateral board of the iMac are connected
...to the corresponding ones of the Mac mini.
Flawless IR signal detection.
Only for Mac minis from 2005 - june 2010
Thanks to the HQ JBL Subwoofer the system provides an impressive sound.
Perfect harmony between JBL Spot an iMac Speakers.
Main volume adjustable via touch control on the front panel of the iMac.
It's 2010 and we've got great news for you single serve coffee pod brewer fanatics out there - there's a new model of the BUNN MC My Cafe Home Pod Brewer. The Bunn My Cafe MC Model coffee pod brewer is a modified single cup pour over brewer with a reservoir refreshed with each cup you brew by adding from 4 to 14 ozs of water each time you brew.
The BUNN MC My Cafe Home Pod Brewer uses coffee pods and tea pods and features both a standard brew mode and a pulse brew mode for tea and darker coffees. The Bunn My Cafe MC Model coffee pod brewer is also very compact and has a stainless steel exterior. Unlike the older Bunn My Cafe this brewer comes with one pod drawer for brewing that can be used for tea and coffee.
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