October 4, 2010
The Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo is finally here (read our announcement of the different Dolce Gusto machines here). The Circolo like the other Dolce Gusto models can make a perfect cup of coffee, tea, or even whip up a cappuccino. It features a 1500W power-fast heating element, and a 15-Bar Thermoblock pump for full coffee flavor extraction. The 32-Ounce LED backlit removable water tank is dishwasher-safe, and the magnetic Capsule holder is removable and dishwasher-safe as well.
The Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo is simple to operate. The hot or cold water selector allows you to customize your favorite hot or cold coffee, chocolate or tea drink. Using the specially designed capsules from Nestle, you can explore a variety of flavors and drinks- cappuccino, americano, espresso, decaf, mocha, ice cappuccino, peach tea- without the mess and clean up associated with making a variety of drinks.
You will want to read our full review of the Dolce Gusto system to get more familiar with this line of single serve coffee and hot beverage systems.
At Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Circolo
September 16, 2010
The Nescafe Dolce Gusto line of single serve coffee and hot beverage makers is growing with the introduction of the Piccolo, Creativa, and Circolo machines. They join the already awesome Melody 2 single serve coffee maker (read our full review here).
- Piccolo - Compact design and makes up to 3 beverages before needing to be refilled
- Circolo - Similar features to the Melody 2 but with a blue LED light to show off your hot beverage
- Creativa - programable cup size and automated brewing complete with an LCD screen
- Melody 2 - the current Dolce Gusto model
At Machines: NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto™ and The Dolce Gusto Store
September 9, 2010
We're big fans of the Nespresso CitiZ line of single serve coffee makers (read our full review here), and we think pairing the machine with the Swissmar Capstore Vista Storage Rack for 40 Nespresso Coffee Capsules is a winning combination. The Nespresso C110 CitiZ Automatic Single-Serve Espresso Maker is for use with coffee-filled capsules from Nespresso, and features both espresso and lungo buttons with automatic and programmable volume control. The C110 also features a 19-bar pump, energy-saving mode, and 1-liter removable water tank.
If you pair the Nespresso C110 CitiZ Automatic Single-Serve Espresso Maker with this Turntable-style storage unit you'll be able to store up to 40 Nespresso single-serve capsules. The storage unit spins and makes picking the perfect lungo or espresso in the morning much easier, and with less mess.
At Nespresso C110 CitiZ Automatic Single-Serve Espresso Maker and Swissmar Capstore Vista Storage Rack for 40 Nespresso Coffee Capsules
August 25, 2010
That's right we've finally gotten our hands on a Tassimo T20 Hot Beverage System to review. The footprint is smaller, and so far we like it but miss the digital LCD display of the T65 model. We'll have more details as we put together our review, but so far so good.
- 1.5 litre tank which should mean that you don't need to refill constantly
- Water is only heated on demand and the Tassimo T20 Hot Beverage System goes into stand-by mode when not in use.
- As well as coffee, cappuccino, espresso and macchiato drinks from Carte Noir, Kenco, Seattle's Best, and Starbucks the Tassimo Tassimo T20 Hot Beverage System can also make Milka hot chocolate, Starbucks House Blend and Twinings English Breakfast Tea.
- The main parts of the Tassimo T20 Hot Beverage System can be taken apart and put in the dishwasher.
- There is a compartment for the quick-start manual and cable storage.
More reading: Tassimo has two brewers from Bosch. Check out our reviews of the Tassimo Bosch Brewers:
At Tassimo T20 Hot Beverage System
August 11, 2010
Today Green Mountain Coffee and Lavazza announced not only a stock purchase deal of $250 million dollars, but also the intent to co-develop single serve coffee and espresso machines. They are working together with the intent to reach a further agreement pursuant to which GMCR and Lavazza will cooperate to develop and Lavazza will manufacture new single-serve espresso machines and single-serve espresso capsules designed for use with such machines.
These co-developed machines would complement GMCR's line of Keurig single-cup coffee brewers. It is not anticipated that any of these co-developed machines and/or capsules will be available for the marketplace prior to GMCR's fiscal year 2013. The further agreement also may provide GMCR the ability to distribute, market and sell existing coffee espresso single-cup machines utilizing Lavazza's espresso technology for in-home use in the United States and Canada.
We think this not only means single serve espresso, but also more coffee technology as well. Imagine a high end Keurig K-Cup brewer with frothing technology, and the ability to use both K-Cups and the new capsules? Your imagination is the limit, but we'll bet given how much we've enjoyed the Lavazza offerings this can only mean great things in the years to come. We'll be covering this here at Single Serve Coffee and check out our sister site Single Serve Espresso.
Continue reading: "Green Mountain Coffee and Lavazza to Co-Develop Single Serve Espresso and Coffee Machines"
August 3, 2010
Using iperEspresso capsules, the Francis Francis Y1 iperEspresso Machine is a new design from illy in the single serve coffee and espresso world. The Francis Francis Y1 iperEspresso Machine allows you to make shot of espresso or larger lungo cups of coffee to enjoy both hot and iced. We've been using the Francis Francis Y1 iperEspresso Machine over the past month since illy sent us a review model, and have to say this machine and system is nearly perfect.
Both espresso and lungo cups of coffee brewed hot or over ice have been excellent. There are 4 flavors of iperEspresso capsules available, but we've settled on a double shot of the medium roast over ice as our favorite. How does this system work? How is it different than other single serve coffee and espresso machines?
Continue reading: "Review: Francis Francis Y1 iperEspresso Machine"
July 28, 2010
The Keurig MINI Plus Personal Brewer is ideal for gourmet coffee, tea and hot cocoa drinkers who want a brewer that is compact and easy-to-use in the home or even home office. The Mini Plus allows you to brew 6, 8 or 10 ounces to get the strength you desire in your cup of single serve coffee in under 2 minutes with no water left in the reservoir. You can read our full review of the Keurig MINI Plus B32 brewer here.
- Offered in Three Colors: Red, Black, Platinum
- 3 Brew Sizes: 6 oz, 8 oz. & 10 oz.*
- Brews in under 2 minutes
- Removable drip tray
- Cord storage
If you want a larger Keurig brewer you may want to look at the Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer, and the Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer .
At Keurig and Keurig Mini Plus Brewer
June 28, 2010
Sometimes we forget to update our numbers, and this year the BKC600XL was replaced with the BKC700XL by Breville. What's the difference and what are all these strange numbers? The Breville Gourmet Single Cup Brewer features a 1500-watt single-cup coffeemaker with quiet pump technology and "showerhead" spray. The quiet part is new and welcome, as the older model was pretty noisy (you can read our full review of the Breville Single Cup brewer here).
The Breville Gourmet Single Cup Brewer also features an LCD control panel; digital clock with auto on/off; 5 brew strengths; variable brew temperature, and a removable 60-ounce water tank with charcoal water filter. And as the name implies, the iced-beverage function can be used for iced tea or coffee. The brewer also includes a sample variety pack of K-Cup coffee pods, a reusable My K-Cup, and a measuring spoon.
At Breville BKC700XL Gourmet Single-Serve Coffeemaker with Iced-Beverage Function and Breville Gourmet Single Cup Brewer
June 22, 2010
It's been awhile since we featured the entry model Senseo single serve coffee pod brewer, so we figured we refresh everyone's memory. This 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 (in the 1000's of varieties).
The simple push-button controls are for size selection and power. There's no messy grinding or flavor cross-over. You can read our full review of the Senseo single serve coffee maker here.
At Senseo SL7810/65 Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine
June 18, 2010
We've been crunching the numbers for our Top 10 Best Selling Single Serve Coffee makers and machines, and 2010 is bringing now NO surprises. Keurig is dominating the top 10 list with 6 spots. The Tassimo T45 Suprema is the only Tassimo on the list, and the Nespresso CitiZ Automatic Espresso Maker and Milk Frother continues to do well.
- Keurig B60 - [SSC Review]
- Aeropress Single Serve Coffee Maker - [SSC Review]
- Keurig B40 - [SSC Review]
- Keurig B70 - [SSC Review]
- Nespresso C100T - [SSC Review]
- Nespresso CitiZ Automatic Espresso Maker and Milk Frother - [SSC Review]
- Breville BKC700XL Gourmet K Cup Brewer - [SSC Review]
- Keurig Mini B30 - [SSC Review]
- Cuisinart SS-700 Singe Serve Brewing System - [SSC Review]
- Bosch T45 Tassimo Suprema - [SSC Review]
Do you think these coffee makers represent the best selling or the best? What single serve coffee makers do you think should make a best of list regardless of sales? Sound off in the comments and let us know.
If you'd like to see a list of all the single serve coffee makers we've reviewed - check our Single Serve Coffee Maker Reviews roll-up. You may also want to check out our Cost Per Single Serve Coffee Cup: Coffee Pods, Keurig K Cups, Tassimo T Discs, and Nespresso Coffee Capsules article.