August 25, 2008

Top 10 Best Selling Single Serve Coffee Makers - August 2008

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We admit it - we simply didn't provide this data in July. But with that admission out of the way, it's time to sound off the 10 best selling single serve coffee makers here at Single Serve Coffee for August 2008. You can see the Aeropress with all it's manual pressing is still a big seller, followed by Keurig, taking over the 2-3 spots this month. Tassimo has grabbed the 7th and 8th spots, and Senseo has snuck up into 4th place. A new single serve coffee maker to our list of top ten is the Breville BKC600XL Gourmet K Cup Brewer.

  1. Aeropress Single Serve Coffee Maker - [SSC Review]
  2. Keurig B60 - [SSC Review]
  3. Keurig B40 - [SSC Review]
  4. Keurig B70 - [SSC Review]
  5. Hamilton Beach Brew Station - [SSC Review]
  6. Braun TA1200 Tassimo - [SSC Review]
  7. Braun TA1400 Tassimo - [SSC Review]
  8. Nespresso C100T - [SSC Review]
  9. Breville BKC600XL Gourmet K Cup Brewer - [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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August 5, 2008

Nescafe Dolce Gusto - Making a Lungo

As we're testing the Nescafe Dolce Gusto, we thought we'd share making a lungo cup of coffee with this new machine. The Dolce Gusto featured in the video is the European version of the Dolce Gusto - the US version will have a different puncture mechanism to pierce the Smart Capsule all contained in the brew head. The Dolce Gusto heats very quickly, and you can see the resulting lungo cup of single serve coffee is very "Nespresso" like - with a high quality crema on top.

Update: Read our review of the Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Single Serve Coffee Machine

You can get all the specifics of the US version in our earlier article.

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July 31, 2008

NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Arrives for Review

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We've received the European version of the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto to review here at Single Serve Coffee. We'll receive the US version of the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto soon as well. Just looking at the pictures of the US version compared to the European version, it looks like the location of the power switch is in front and towards the middle of the water reservoir on the US Dolce Gusto - a nice improvement. We'll note the differences as we find out more, and for now - we're going to sit back and make a Caffé Lungo or two with our NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto, or perhaps even an iced Cappuccino. NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto single serve coffee, espresso, and hot beverage maker details are below.

Update: Read our review of the Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Single Serve Coffee Machine

PRICE

  • Machine: $169.99 MSRP
  • Includes free starter kit: white cappuccino cup and saucer set; tall latte macchiato glass; variety pack of drink flavors and a helpful guide containing recipe cards and instructions
  • Capsules: $8.49 MSRP (single flavor, 16 capsules pack)

BEVERAGE VARIETIES

  • Caffé Lungo (Dark Roast, Mild and Decaf): black coffee capsule (4 oz. drink); 100% roast and ground Arabica coffee -
  • Espresso: black coffee capsule (2 oz. drink); 100% roast and ground Arabica coffee
  • Café Mocha: white milk capsule and black coffee capsule (8 oz. drink); 100% roast and - ground Arabica coffee, delicious chocolate, whole milk powder and sugar
  • Cappuccino: white milk capsule and black coffee capsule (8 oz. drink); 100% roast and ground Arabica coffee, whole milk powder and sugar
  • Chococino®: white milk capsule and black chocolate capsule (7 oz drink); Hot Chocolate, whole milk powder and sugar
  • Iced Cappuccino: white milk capsule and black coffee capsule (8 oz. drink); 100% roast and ground Arabica coffee, whole milk powder and sugar - just add ice!
  • Latte Macchiato: white milk capsule and black coffee capsule (8 oz. drink); 100% roast and ground Arabica coffee, whole milk powder and sugar

MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS

  • Pressure: 15 bars static pressure
  • Weight: 6.61 lbs.
  • Water tank: .34 gallons
  • Heating: Stainless steel heater/water interface
  • Available in three colors: red, black and white

ACCESSORIES

  • Cups, saucers, glasses and spoons available though the NESCAFÉ® Dolce GustoTM Online

Available at Dolce-Gusto.us

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July 21, 2008

Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Single Serve Coffee Maker Coming to US

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That's right - the Krups Dolce Gusto single serve coffee maker is coming to the US. Raising the bar for the single-cup coffee category, NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto™ launches Sept. 22, 2008 exclusively at Sur La Table and becomes available Nov. 1, 2008 at select additional retailers. That means the Bosch Tassimo, Keurig Mini B30, and the Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto will all launch this fall.

Update: Read our review of the Krups Nescafe Dolce Gusto Single Serve Coffee Machine

The NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto™ system features eight, full-flavor choices made from strictly 100% high quality Arabica beans: Café Mocha; Caffè Lungo (dark roast, mild and decaf); Cappuccino; Espresso; Iced Cappuccino; and Latte Macchiato. A velvety hot chocolate drink, the Chococino®, is also available. The NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto™ comes in vibrant red, modern white and classic black.

You can check out our previous coverage here, and a special thanks goes out to Steve S. for sending this in.

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June 26, 2008

Review: Keurig Mini B30 K-Cup Single Serve Coffee Maker

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The Keurig Mini B30 will come in white, black, and red.

Keurig recently introduced the Keurig B130 commercial hotel and office coffee brewer, and we were disappointed it would not be available for consumers to purchase. We are disappointed no longer, as Keurig has revealed the Keurig Mini B30 designed for home and commercial use. The Keurig Mini B30 is very much like the Keurig B130, but it comes in red, black, and white colored casings, and also is My K Cup compatible.

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We received a red Keurig Mini B30 - can you say hot!

Besides having the smallest footprint of all the Keurig brewers, the Keurig Mini B30 single serve coffee maker is also very quiet. And yes - it's compatible with all K Cup coffees, teas, and other hot beverages including hot cocoa. So are there any issues? Is this brewer priced at $79 for everyone, or should one purchase a larger Keurig brewer?

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June 19, 2008

Top 10 Best Selling Single Serve Coffee Makers - June 2008

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It's the middle of June, and time to sound off the 10 best selling single serve coffee makers here at Single Serve Coffee. You can see the Aeropress with all it's manual pressing is still a big seller, followed by Keurig,taking over the 2-4 spots this month. Tassimo is up a notch from May over Senseo.

  1. Aeropress Single Serve Coffee Maker - [SSC Review]
  2. Keurig B60 - [SSC Review]
  3. Keurig B40 - [SSC Review]
  4. Keurig B70 - [SSC Review]
  5. Braun TA1200 Tassimo - [SSC Review]
  6. Senseo Supreme - [SSC Review]
  7. Hamilton Beach Brew Station - [SSC Review]
  8. Senseo HD7810/65 - [SSC Review]
  9. Nespresso C100T - [SSC Review]

We wanted to let you know of a machine that's more espresso than single serve coffee - the new Capresso 302.01 Mini-S 4-Cup Safety Espresso/Cappuccino Machine. Single Serve Espresso recently did a review of the little wonder and really liked it, and it's starting to sell out all over the internet.

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 10, 2008

Keurig Mini B30 K Cup Coffee Brewer Arrives for Review

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We've received a pre-release Keurig Mini B30 to review here at Single Serve Coffee, and it's in RED! We'll be running this new Keurig Mini B30 single serve coffee maker through the single serve coffee test kitchen with all the K Cups we can throw at it. Remember - it's only June, and the Keurig Mini B30 won't be available until August, so we hope to have the oohs and aahs worked out for you ahead of time, so you'll know what single serve k cup coffee brewer is right for you or that special coffee drinker you'd like to impress.

Keurig Mini B30 Features:

  • Cup Sensors - they won't work with glass mugs
  • My K Cup Compatible
  • Heats and brews in under 3 minutes
  • Brews and 8 oz cup
  • Add fresh water for each cup you make
  • Update:Brew temperature is nearly the same as the larger B40, B50, B60 or B70 brewers. We'll have final temps after testing.
  • Comes in Red, Black, and White - Red online only at Keurig.com
  • Available in August for $79
  • Travel Bag will be made available and will hold the brewer and some K Cups
  • Certified for home and office use - BIG BONUS
  • Very Quiet - doesn't feature Quiet Brew Technology, but uses a quieter method than the current set of brewers to make your cup of single serve coffee
  • 10 K Cups included with purchase

Want a K Cup coffee brewer now? The current list of available models include:

More at Keurig and Keurig Mini B30

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June 5, 2008

Bosch Designed Tassimo Pictures Surface at Flickr

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The Bosch designed Tassimo in the wilds of a British kitchen.
My god...it's full of espresso drinks...

Most days we wish we lived in Europe just to sample the single serve coffee makers like the Bosch Tassimo that debut there instead of launching in the US first. If we were British, we'd take lots of cool pictures of our new Bosch Tassimo, and then post them on Flicker all while watching reruns of Doctor Who.

Check out the full set of pictures here, and US launch details can be found here.

Thanks to SH for pointing this out and for Flickr user HappyCheeseCake for letting us use the picture.

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June 3, 2008

Keurig Mini B30 Brewer Details Confirmed - Red is the New Black

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On our recent trip to Keurig we were able to get a sneak preview of the new Keurig Mini B30, and confirm the features on the single serve coffee maker. From brewing your cup of coffee in just under 3 minutes, to being My K Cup Compatible, the Keurig Mini B30 has a few features it's cousin the Keurig B130 doesn't have, and some they share.

Keurig Mini B30 Features:

  • Cup Sensors - Placing your cup on the stand activates the brewer. Note: they won't work with glass mugs,. only opaque mugs
  • My K Cup Compatible
  • Heats and brews in under 3 minutes
  • Brews and 8 oz cup
  • Add fresh water for each cup you make
  • Slightly Lower Temperature ~10 degrees F than the larger B40, B50, B60 or B70 brewers
  • Comes in Red, Black, and White - Red online only at Keurig.com
  • Available in August for $79
  • Travel Bag will be made available and will hold the brewer and some K Cups
  • Certified for home and office use - BIG BONUS
  • Very Quiet - doesn't feature Quiet Brew Technology, but uses a quieter method than the current set of brewers to make your cup of single serve coffee
  • 10 K Cups included with purchase


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Who doesn't want a Ferrari Red single serve coffee maker?
Wowser.

That's all we know for now, and we're pretty excited for this little single serve coffee wonder to join the ranks of the larger Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig B70 Brewer, and the Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer.

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May 30, 2008

Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer Updates - Quiet Brew Techonology and Iced Coffee Setting

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The whisper quiet Keurig Platinum B70 with
Quiet Brew Technology and an Iced Coffee setting.

Keurig is updating the Keurig Platinum B70 with two new features this August - Quiet Brew Technology and an Iced Coffee setting. We recently visited Keurig, and found these two new features to be really what the Single Serve Coffee doctor had ordered.

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Update: Brew over Iced Coffee K-Cups and Brew Over Iced Tea K-Cups are available for summer, and we're pretty excited they came with enough time to order them for the upcoming hot weather. Green Mountain Coffee Nantucket Blend and French Vanilla Iced Coffee in K-Cups are both available in this format. Both K-Cups are based on the popular hot versions of their namesakes, but are specially blended to provide full flavor when brewed into a cup of ice.

For iced tea lovers, two new Celestial Seasonings Perfect Iced Teas are debuting: Half and Half (part black tea, part lemonade) and Southern Sweet Tea. These new K-Cups join the four Perfect Iced Tea varieties introduced last summer: Sweet Lemon Black Tea, Sweet Peach Black Tea, Sweet Raspberry Black Tea and Black Tea Unsweetened.

More at Brew Over Iced Tea K-Cups and Brew Over Iced Coffee K-Cups

We love our current Keurig Platinum B70, but the end of the brew cycle was very loud. Now the pump that made all that noise has been redesigned, and the resulting brew cycle is whisper quiet. The Quiet Brew Technology will only be featured on the B70 this Fall.

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