March 13, 2014
AB has found some the Keurig K45 line has expanded to offer more color options.
From AB: While at Wal-Mart in Brewer Maine I came across a White Elite brewer. This is the first time I have seen a color variation for K45. Keurig currently offers different colors for the Mini and Platinum. Doing some research on Keurig.com I discovered that they now offer 4 colors: Black, Patriot Blue, Coconut White, and Rhubarb (red).
On the Keurig website they run $119.99 with free shipping. I find it odd that with the impending rollout of the Keurig 2.0 they would produce this model in different colors. Why expand on a model that in theory will be obsolete when the new line is launched. My thought is that they will keep both lines active for sometime and phase out the VUE.
We concur on the expansion of this line with the eventual phase out of these brewers. We’re also starting to wonder how Keurig will keep the brewers available but then cut over to the Keurig 2.0 later this year. We also recommend if you want to use a non DRM version of a Keurig brewer getting one of these brewers now makes more sense. The Keurig 2.0 will have built in DRM and only work with Keurig licensed K-Cups.
You can also find the Keurig K45 in various colors on Amazon.com.
February 20, 2014
Nestle and Nespresso are stepping up in size from espresso to single serve coffee with the VertuoLine Single Serve Coffee Maker. Trying to win more customers in the US is Nespresso's aim, and the $299 machine will produce eight types of 8-ounce servings and four espresso blends. The VertuoLine will be sold in the U.S. and Canada at Nespresso boutiques, online and at retailers including Macy's Inc, Bloomingdale's and Williams-Sonoma Inc.
The new machine, which uses a different capsule, and won't be compatible with older Nespresso machines. We're not sure if the machine will be compatible with the existing set of Nespresso capsules.
Nespresso represents about 25 percent of Nestle's coffee sales and 4 percent of its 92.4 billion francs in total revenue. So why do this right now? Besides the single serve coffee market growing in size year over year, Nespresso has sought to expand Nespresso outside Europe, where it faces an ever-increasing number of copycat capsules from rivals like Mondelez International Inc. This is much the same competition that Green Mountain faces with the after market and unlicensed K-Cups.
Will you be getting a Vertuo Nespresso brewer? We're pretty interested given how much we like their espresso. No exact date on the debut, but we expect it to go head to head with Keurig 2.0 this Fall.
January 9, 2014
The Impress Personal Coffee Brewer is a personal portable single serve coffee french press for those of us on the go, in the office, or at home with coffee we need to brew. You brew coffee in 3 easy steps: add coffee, add hot water, and then press. The compact design also features a double walled outer cup, and an on the go lid for transporting to the office.
Since it’s easy to clean up, The Impress Personal Coffee Brewer is also easy to share with different housemates so everyone can have the perfect pressed cup of coffee they want.
We love the simple design, and the stainless steel and food-grade silicone makes the Impress a lifetime coffee brewer.
- Just add hot water to grounds Nested press produces clean, hot coffee
- Fun present for single coffee drinkers, folks under the same roof who prefer different brews, and people who like their coffee always fresh
- Capacity: 14 oz.
- Materials: 304 Stainless Steel with food-grade silicone
- Top-rack dishwasher safe
- Dimensions: 6' tall and 3.4' in diameter
- Includes double-walled outer cup, nesting inner cup with removable filter basket, and to-go lid
November 14, 2013
Keurig has a new unique marketing program aimed at colleges - custom labeled Keurig Minis with custom college logos. If you love your school and you love coffee, Keurig’s K10 MINI Plus college brewers combine the best of everything you enjoy.
How does it work? You can purchase the K10 MINI Plus brewer and get your college decal set for FREE. Already have a MINI Plus? You can purchase the college decal separately. Either way, it's easy. You simply select a school and add a brewer and decal to cart to purchase bundle or click the links on the pages to purchase the decal separately. We’re not sure how many of these are in the wild of college dorms, but we may be getting a decal set for our alma mater soon.
Schools currently include:
- University of Arizona
- University of Arkansas
- University of Florida
- University of Georgia
- University of Miami
- University of Mississippi
- University of Nebraska
- Rutgers University
- University of Texas
- Washington State
More at Keurig
November 12, 2013
The Presto MyJo Single Serve Coffee Maker resembles a french press coffee maker and uses K-Cups or a reusable coffee filter for brewing. After featuring the Cafejo Single Serve French Press recently - it's interesting to see another K-Cup french press in such a short time. The Presto MyJo also comes with a reusable coffee filter so you don't have to just use K-Cup portion packs. MyJo gets you the convenience of a single cup coffee maker without the high cost.
Continue reading: "Presto MyJo Single Serve Coffee Maker"
October 25, 2013
The Tassimo T47 Single Serve Brewing System makes, coffee, cappuccino, latte, espresso, cafe crema, tea and hot chocolate. The Tassimo T47 will also work with all Tassimo T-Discs to deliver perfect lattes or cappuccinos with the touch of a button because of the patented Tassimo barcode reader. The Tassimo T47 and other Tassimo systems have a large range of coffees available, and our large set of T-Disc reviews should get you going after you purchase your Tassimo system.
- Fully automatic one button operation
- Removable water tank with 47 oz capacity
- Automatic cleaning and descaling program
- Low energy consumption
- Immediately ready to brew drinks
- Noise reduction system
- Automatic switch-off after brewing saves energy
At Tassimo T47 Single Serve Brewing System
October 22, 2013
The BUNN MCU Single Cup Multi-Use Brewer is designed to provide freshly brewed coffee (ground, K-Cups, or soft) or tea (bags, pods or loose) in less than one minute. If you simply want hot water, it will do that for you too. It is a single serve coffee maker, letting you choose a serving size suitable for your personal taste - between 4 and 14 ounces.
Continue reading: "K-Cup and Ground Coffee Brewer - Bunn MCU Single Cup Multi-Use Brewer"
October 18, 2013
Just when we thought single serve coffee machines couldn't get much smaller and cuter we found the Primula PCBR-0146 Single Serve Coffee Brewing Buddy Machine in stunning red. This coffee brew buddy provides a convenient single serve cup of coffee, and is dishwasher safe. It's a pour over solution that fits most cups or mugs, and you can pour as slow or as fast as you want to make your coffee stronger or weaker.
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October 11, 2013
Sure making single serve coffee is pretty easy but it does take a lot our of us each morning. There's picking the coffee, opening the machine, and then having to push buttons to brew it. We're just tired from thinking about it.
This is where the Robotic Keurig single serve coffee maker comes in - a company called FOCUS Integration had created the JoeBot. The JoeBot does more than just push the brew button on the Keurig. It can load in new capsules, swap out full and empty coffee cups, and even label the cardboard sleeve with a custom design.
Video after the jump...
Continue reading: "JoeBot - The Robotic Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker"
October 8, 2013
The Cafejo My French-Press with K-Cup Pod and Ground Coffee Adaptors is the the only manual, French-press style, single-cup brewing system that brews cups, pods, caplets, and ground coffee. We've been using the Cafejo My French-Press exclusively over the past 2 weeks, and we're impressed. We've been brewing various cups of coffee using K-Cups, Pod Adaptors, and reusable coffee filters and all the single serve coffee produced has been excellent.
Continue reading: "Cafejo My French-Press with K-Cup Pod and Ground Coffee Adaptors Review"