September 22, 2009

Senseo Quadrante Coffee Pod Brewer Pictures and Details

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We've recently received the Senseo Quadrante from Europe from Senseo's PR agency, and thought an unboxing was in order. Given the power convertor issues we've had trying to get the machine to run on a US circuit, we're not sure if we'll fully be able to review the Senseo Quadrante in the short term. Regardless, the machine in person is really stunning. The design lines are clean, and the refresh to a cube form welcome.

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The double pod holder is loose on top.

The machine features the same one cup and double cup buttons, along with a redesigned water reservoir that is much easier to grip and hold. The big change is the coffee pod drawer area - the entire top pops open for you to put your single or set of coffee pods into.

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September 1, 2009

Improved Tassimo T65 Single Cup T-Disc Brewer Now Shipping

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Tassimo is now shipping a new updated Tassimo T-65 single serve coffee maker. The Tassimo T65 Single Serve Coffee Maker will either ship in addition to the current Bosch T-45 or completely replace this brewer at retail (read our review of the Tassimo T-45 brewer here). We'll have exact details on the replacement versus new model as we find out. So what's new? The T-65 Tassimo Bosch single cup T-disc brewer features a new Multilingual LC display. We're pretty sure the multi-lingual display will help Tassimo launch into new and existing markets without the need to localize the machines for each market saving money. There's also a new set of lights for cup stand illumination.

Key new features of the Tassimo T65 Single Serve Coffee Maker (read our T-45 review for all the features of the Tassimo system):
  • Multilingual LC display
    • User-friendly visual and linguistic instructions
    • Guides users through all functions and service steps in five languages (English/ French/German/Italian/Spanish)
    • Ultimate ease-of-use through self- explanatory instructions
    • Explanations for every step of use
  • Cup-stand light
    • Three lights above the cup stand for illumination
    • Switches off automatically when brewer is not in use for more than five minutes
    • Highlights drink appearance

Right now we only see the current shipping T-45 model at Amazon and other retailers here in the US, but CoffeeWiz.com should have the T-65 updated Tassimo T-Disc brewers in stock soon. We'll try and get our hands on a review unit, and do a side by side comparison soon.

At Tassimo T65 Single Serve Coffee Maker, CoffeeWiz.com, and Tassimo

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August 6, 2009

Senseo Quadrante Single Serve Coffee Pod Brewer Coming to US Markets [Updated]

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That's right - you heard it here first. We believe after receiving a teaser package from Senseo which contains a Rubix Cube with Quadrante pictures and one of the cube glass shaped mugs abobe that the Senseo Quadrante is coming to the US markets.

It makes sense given Senseo's need to relaunch and rebrand their brewer for a larger single serve coffee market here in the US. The new design is cube like and gives the Senseo single serve coffee pod brewer a new look and fresh start. We're not sure of the timing, but given the lack of any Senseo single serve coffee makers at retail and Amazon - we think it's got to be early this Fall and maybe in time for back to school.

We also want to note we covered this rumored design over a year ago here at Single Serve Coffee, and the final design is almost the same as our rumor pictures.

Update: We don't have a confirmation on when the Senseo Quadrante is coming to the US. We did get word the Senseo Quadrante will launch this September in France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany.

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July 31, 2009

Review: Kienna Sun Cafe Coffee Pod Brewer

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The Sun Cafe single cup pod brewer makes coffee one cup at a time, and its patented pod drawer works with a wide variety of pods, allowing you to choose your favorite coffee or tea. Innovative extraction system brings out the full range of the coffee or tea for a perfectly balanced cup, and the brewer comes with a variety pack of Kienna Coffee pods.

We've said before in other articles on the Sun Cafe coffee pod brewer that the look and design is the same as the Simplehuman coffee pod brewer - well they do look the same, the coffee extraction and updates make this a totally new brewer that makes an excellent cup of coffee.

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It's very shiny and very stainless all at the same time.
We love the blue light on the oz indicator.
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July 23, 2009

Top 10 Best Selling Single Serve Coffee Makers - July 2009

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It's July and Summer is finally upon us, and so is our Top 10 Best Selling Single Serve Coffee Makers list. Keurig is now dominating all the top slots, and you'll notice the Senseo single serve coffee pod brewer is now missing from the list. Why? There are no Senseos available at retail that we can find because of their product recall. This has also made the very old brewer - Home Cafe come back into the top 10.

  1. Keurig B60 - [SSC Review]
  2. Keurig B70 - [SSC Review]
  3. Keurig B40 - [SSC Review]
  4. Keurig Mini B30 - [SSC Review]
  5. Bosch Tassimo Suprema - [SSC Review]
  6. Hamilton Beach Brew Station - [SSC Review]
  7. Breville BKC600XL Gourmet K Cup Brewer - [SSC Review]
  8. Aeropress Single Serve Coffee Maker - [SSC Review]
  9. Black & Decker GT300 Home Café Coffeemaker - [SSC Review]
  10. Nespresso C100T - [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.

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July 17, 2009

Unboxing the Sun Cafe Coffee Pod Brewer


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We've been spending the week with the Sun Cafe Coffee Pod brewer and thought we'd share our initial though ts and unboxing. The Sun Cafe single cup pod brewer uses a 10-12 gram pod, and has the same stylish design original Simplehuman coffee pod brewer. There are several improvement including better labeling of the coffee pod drawer (it says 61 mm 10-12 gram pod on it), which eliminates someone trying to stuff two 7 gram coffee pods in the pod drawer and jamming the brewer. It also is made of a higher quality plastic, thus the brewer feeling like it's of higher quality. We like the Kienna coffee pods we've tried so far, and will get you a full review soon.


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The shiny new Sun Cafe single cup brewer.
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June 16, 2009

Sun Cafe Coffee Pod Brewer Arrives for Review

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We have the Sun Cafe coffee pod brewer in house, and are very excited to review it. So far it looks very similiar to a the Simplehuman coffee pod brewer, but we'll run it through our review tests and see what we find. One thing we expect as a shortcoming is the ability to use two Senseo 7 gram coffee pods at a time. Not much of a limitation, but we thought a lot of people back in the days of the Simplehuman pod brewer were disappointed in the lack of this functionality. Since then however, the availability of 8-12 gram one cup coffee pods has grown tremendously.

The Sun Cafe single cup pod brewer makes coffee one cup at a time. Patented pod drawer works with a wide variety of pods, allowing you to choose your favorite coffee or tea. Innovative extraction system brings out the full range of the coffee or tea for a perfectly balanced cup. Brewer comes with a variety pack of Kienna Coffee pods.

  • Stylish LCD display for quick and easy-to-use.
  • Brew 5 to 12 ounces of coffee or tea to preferred strength by changing the volume setting. Specifications:
  • Voltage: 120V-240V, Frequency: 50/60Hz, Power: 1400W
  • Water reservoir capacity: 1.24L (44oz. )
  • Boiler capacity: 0.45L (16oz. )
  • Brewing temperature: 90Centigrade(198F)
  • Brewing volume: Approx. 113-340ml (4-12oz. ) (programmable)
  • Pump pressure: 2.5 bar * Product dimensions: 28H x 32Wx22Dcm
  • 1 year warranty part and labor

Expect a full review soon.

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June 11, 2009

Keurig Mini B30 Now Priced at $89.99

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The Keurig Mini B30 has increased in price from $79.95 to $89.95. We're not sure why Keurig has raised the price on the Keurig Mini B30, but it may be due to the popularity and ever increasing prices in manufacturing we've been seeing here at Single Serve Coffee, and our sister site Single Serve Espresso. We still think the Keurig Mini B30 is the perfect little Keurig for your home or office, but at only $10 more - it's hard to pass up on the Keurig B40 single serve brewer as an option now.

At Keurig Brewers and Keurig Mini B30

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June 10, 2009

Top 10 Best Selling Single Serve Coffee Makers - June 2009

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Here we are in June 2009 in probably one of the worst recessions in US history, but people are still drinking tons of single serve and one cup coffee. They're also buying lots of single serve coffee machines too. Keurig is now dominating all but the top slot in the top 5 single serve coffee makers, and the Bosch Tassimo is staying put in the 6th slot.

  1. Aeropress Single Serve Coffee Maker - [SSC Review]
  2. Keurig B60 - [SSC Review]
  3. Keurig B70 - [SSC Review]
  4. Keurig B40 - [SSC Review]
  5. Keurig Mini B30 - [SSC Review]
  6. Bosch Tassimo Suprema - [SSC Review]
  7. Breville BKC600XL Gourmet K Cup Brewer - [SSC Review]
  8. Hamilton Beach Brew Station - [SSC Review]
  9. Senseo Supreme HD7832 - [SSC Review]
  10. Nespresso C100T - [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.

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June 3, 2009

Sun Cafe Coffee Pod Brewer

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There's a new coffee pod brewer coming to Canada from Kienna - the SunCafe Coffee Pod Brewer. Kienna - the parent company makes a ton of other coffee products, so they're getting in to the serve serve coffee pod business. We don't have details on pricing as of yet but we have some details on the brewer.

The SunCafe single serve coffee pod brewer makes coffee in less than a minute, and uses a patented extraction system.

The extraction process ensures :

  1. water is infused over the Pod evenly at the ideal temperature
  2. unique flow channels in the pod holders prevents water from flowing around or through the pod too quickly
  3. paused water flow system optimizes contact between the coffee and water. With about 35 psi vibration pump pressure, the brewing system captures the complexity of the beans in every cup

We'll have a full review once we receive the brewer.

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