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.

More at Kienna

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April 3, 2009

Review: Nespresso CitiZ Single Serve Coffee and Espresso Maker

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Nespresso was kind of enough to send us the new CitiZ brewer ahead of launch to review. The new Nespresso CitiZ Automatic Espresso Maker range takes its inspiration from the streets - literally - of major cities from around the globe. The colors of well-known focal points and objects, the design and shapes of buildings and landmarks, and the urban vibe and attitude of cities led Nespresso designers to create a new generation of Nespresso machines. The design is not only an improvement in looks but in the footprint of the machine as well. Compared to the Nespresso C100T Essenza - the Nespresso CitiZ takes up much less space in width, and has some new features that make it a standout.

This Nespresso CitiZ machines come in the following designs and feature sets:

  • Nespresso CitiZ - a single-head automatic espresso machine
  • Nespresso CitiZ & Milk - a single-head automatic espresso machine with a built-in fresh milk frother for cappuccinos and lattes
  • Nespresso CitiZ & Co. (not available in North America) - the first-ever double-head machine designed for at-home use

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The spent capsule storage is improved and see through.

We tested the Nespresso CitiZ single-head automatic single serve coffee and espresso machine for this review in a stunning red case.

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March 24, 2009

Top 10 Best Selling Single Serve Coffee Makers - March 2009

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This is the first time we've done our Top 10 Best Selling Single Serve Coffee makers in 2009, and the list is full of surprises. The Aeropress from Aerobie is now #1 with 5 of the top ten list getting consumed with Keurig designed single serve coffee makers. The Bosch Tassimo Suprema Hot Beverage System continues to shine on the top 10 list, but the older Braun models are no longer available. It's interesting how the Hamilton Beach Brew station continues to make the list, and Nespresso rounds out the top 10 with their affordable Essenza model.

  1. Aeropress Single Serve Coffee Maker - [SSC Review]
  2. Breville BKC600XL Gourmet K Cup Brewer - [SSC Review]
  3. Keurig B60 - [SSC Review]
  4. Keurig B40 - [SSC Review]
  5. Keurig B70 - [SSC Review]
  6. Senseo Supreme HD7832 - [SSC Review]
  7. Keurig Mini B30 - [SSC Review]
  8. Bosch Tassimo Suprema - [SSC Review]
  9. Hamilton Beach Brew Station - [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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March 10, 2009

Nespresso CitiZ Single Serve Coffee and Espresso Maker Arrives for Review

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The new line of Nespresso slim coffee machines, the CitiZ will be available very soon, and we've just received one of these retro style wonders to review. Inspired by a modern city skyline (especially when you sit more than one next to each other), the CitiZ single serve coffee and espresso machine is quite breathtaking. The new line consists of 3 machines in 8 different colors, has an automatic standby mode to save energy. Expect a full review soon.

At Nespresso

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February 17, 2009

Breville Keurig Single Cup Brewer - Shiny Chrome K-Cup Goodness

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It's been awhile since we featured the Breville Keurig Single Cup Brewer, and we have to say over the past year+ (read our full review here) it's been in the Single Serve Coffee test kitchen everyday, and we've loved it. It's compatible with all K-Cups, and it features the integrated storage of the reusable My K-Cup filter that allows you to use your own coffee with the brewer. One of the things we really like is the programmable on/off timer. We start ours at 6:30am and shut the brewer off at 11am - the perfect time for several round trips to the Breville for piping hot cups of single serve coffee goodness. It's also the only Keurig brewer to feature integrated walter filtration which makes your coffee taste better.

  • Brews a single cup with the press of a button.
  • Re-usable "My K-Cup" adapter included
  • Water filtration for consistently great taste

Read our full review at Review: Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer - Use K-Cups and Ground Coffee and it's available at Breville Keurig Single Cup Brewer

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February 5, 2009

Senseo HD7832 Supreme Single-Serve Gourmet Coffeemaker - Silver and LCD Display

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The Senseo HD7832 Supreme Single-Serve Gourmet Coffeemaker is still one of our favorite designs in the Senseo line of single serve coffee makers. We really love the chrome/silver accents, along with the LCD display showing you how much coffee you're going to get in your cup. The updates overall to the older 7810/65 include being able to fit a travel mug, larger reservoir, and a better drip tray (read our full review here). We think you can't go wrong if you're interested in getting into a single serve coffee maker, and you want to go the coffee pod route.

  • Single-serving gourmet coffeemaker with interactive LCD display
  • Multiple serving sizes up to 10 ounces; uses premeasured coffee pods
  • Removable 32-ounce water reservoir; adjustable spout for different mug sizes
  • Water-level indicator lights; dishwasher-safe parts; coffee pods included
  • Measures approximately 13-1/2 by 12 by 8-1/2 inches includes $30 Bonus Gourmet Coffee Kit

At Senseo HD7832 Supreme Single-Serve Gourmet Coffeemaker with LCD Display and our Full Review of the Senseo HD7832

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January 26, 2009

Nescafe Dolce Gusto Single Serve Coffee Machines - 3 Colors to Choose From

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We've been a big fan of the Nescafe Dolce Gusto since we heard about it, and also after reviewing it. We just noticed that all 3 colors of the single serve coffee machine are shipping - Creme, Red, and Black. We think the creme is fitting for a machine that makes amazing lattes and cappuccinos. All three colors have the same set of features, and work with all the coffee capsules available.

At Nescafe Dolce Gusto Single Serve Coffee Machines, Dolce Direct, and Dolce-Gusto

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January 23, 2009

Review: Cafe Invento Single Serve Coffee Pod Brewer

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The Cafe Invento is now available in Canada, and the US. You can make one or two delicious cups of coffee with a crema like layer, and the machine does this by using a Multiple podholders, for one or two coffee- or teapods. It has a large removable watertank, for approx. 10 cups of coffee. We are really taken back by the striking design, and found this coffee pod brewer to be unlike any other we've tested.

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From the side - the reservoir is very COOL blue.

The Café Invento Single Serve Coffee Pod Maker also features the Tasteselector, allowing you to select your personal coffee taste - be it light, medium, or darker cups of coffee. Best of all - it has an auto-shut off that powers the machine down after approx. 2 hours. Very green.

The really interesting thing about this new unique coffee pod maker - it features a unique material to make cleaning it up a breeze called Protact. Protact has a synthetic layer which is easy to clean and leaves no fingerprints. Developed by Corus, the synthetic layers have a smooth and silky finish. Inventum is the first in the world to use this material in a product or single serve coffee maker.

What do we think of the Cafe Invento? Is it the best single serve coffee pod brewer we've ever used? How does it compare to the Senseo?

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January 15, 2009

First Impressions: Café Invento Single Serve Coffee Pod Brewer

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We've unboxed the Cafe Invento earlier this week, and thought we'd share some of our impressions. Unboxing was really easy - with very few parts to deal with. Priming of the machine went well, and filling of the reservoir and getting the machine going was straight forward. The machine is very slim, but very wide. Also the finish on the machine is pretty stunning - both silky smooth, and also easy to wipe up. The Cafe Invento comes with both a crema multi-pod holder, and a tea pod holder. This thing makes frothy topped crema coffee very much like the Senseo.

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The water reservoir is really slim,
and has a cool blue tinge of color to it.

The Cafe Invento also comes with two boxes of coffee pods - Sumatra and Columbian blends. Both are solid examples of the coffee you can expect from the Cafe Invento. Overall our only disappointment so far is the height of the brew head (no travel mugs here), and the fact the machine doesn't come with two small glass cups or the like to brew two cups of coffee as shown in the box shots and in the literature included. Expect a full review next week.

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