February 19, 2008

Review: Keurig B130 Single Serve Coffee Maker for Hotels and Small Businesses

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The Keurig B130 is the most interesting Keurig single serve coffee maker we've reviewed to date. Right up front we want to make sure you know - the Keurig B130 is only available to hotels or similar businesses that want to offer the use of a single cup K Cup brewer to guests, and that's what makes it the most interesting. Getting rid of those terrible small coffee pots in hotels across the country, and having a perfect cup of single serve coffee simple thrills us.

The design is also really interesting. This Keurig brewer is the smallest Keurig available, and the footprint alone makes it perfect for your camp, camping, travel trailer, or at the office on your desk. That's if Keurig ever releases this brewer to the general public and not just hotels.

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February 12, 2008

Review: Melitta MES5B Javapod Single Serve Coffee Brewer System

Review from Single Serve Coffee.com - Coffee Pod Reviews

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There's a new Melitta One:One single serve coffee pod brewer in town - the Melitta MES5B Javapod Single Serve Coffee Brewer System. It's nice to see Melitta join the rest of the single serve coffee pod world, and offer a brewer with a reduced price and the ability to use any 62mm coffee pod. The machine has been totally redesigned from the earlier Melitta One:One - one of the first coffee pod brewers available in the US, and we think many of the choices in the new design are quite good.

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The box design and machine are more straight forward than the earlier One:One

One of the big changes is the ability to use a single pod or use the double pod holder. Also the electronics are a bit different - with brew sizes in the 5, 8, and 14 oz range. We wish they would have gone with 12 oz - on the 14 oz size it's hard to get a really good cup of single serve coffee, but overall these changes are nice additions. The hidden cord storage is nice, and the overall footprint of the machine is on par with other single serve coffee makers, but a bit narrower.

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January 24, 2008

Review: Clover - The Best Single Serve Coffee Machine for Cafés

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Is Clover the best single serve coffee machine? Well - it's certainly the most expensive at just over $11,000, but it really isn't designed for at home use. The Clover makes a single serve cup of coffee using ground coffee beans, and is based around a 4500 watt boiler that can run on 240 volt service. The idea is that an espresso cafe can set these up to run fresh grounds through whenever a customer orders up a coffee, much like how the espresso machine runs. For full details on Clover you can read our earlier article here.

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Velouria Espresso - home of the Clover in Jamaica Plain, MA

We ventured out to Velouria Espresso in Jamaica Plain, MA to get a cup or two of single serve coffee from the fabled Clover. Our mission was to sample as many coffees we could, before becoming so wired we could barely handle ourselves. Mission accomplished. Because of the unique nature of the Clover single serve coffee machine, Velouria Espresso had a sampler menu of up to 5 different coffees made from the Clover for just $9 bucks. A typical cup of Clover produced coffee will run you around $2.

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January 22, 2008

Unboxing the Melitta MES5B Javapod Single Pod Coffee Brewer System

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The MES5B has a redesigned box as well.

We promised you an unboxing of the Melitta MES5B Javapod Single Pod Coffee Brewer System, and we keep our word. The unit comes packed with very little except what you need to brew a cup of single serve coffee using a coffee pod. We do like the overall design, and the coffee pod holders, along with the brewing chamber are nicely designed.

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Nothing special here - a manual and some packing.

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January 10, 2008

Clover - The Ultimate Single Serve Machine for $11,000


SingleServeEspresso.com has found a single serve coffee machine that will only set you back a modest $11k. Is this the ultimate or best single serve coffee maker? The Clover makes a single serve cup of coffee using ground coffee beans and is based around a 4500 watt boiler that can run on 240 volt service. The idea is that an espresso cafe can set these up to run fresh grounds through whenever a customer orders up a coffee, much like how the espresso machine runs.

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January 8, 2008

Mr. Coffee SL13 Home Café Single Serve Coffee Maker

It's been quite awhile since we've seen any Home Cafe products in the single serve coffee world. It looks as if Mr. Coffee has indeed put out this coffee maker (and yes we've also seen it at Target), but we've never gotten our hands on this single serve coffee machine. Does anyone have any thoughts or impressions? Feedback at Amazon.com and other stores look favorable, so that leads us to believe perhaps this isn't a bad little machine for $49 bucks. We'll see if we can track down one very soon.
  • Measures 5 by 9 by 7 inches; 1-year limited warranty
  • On/Off light button
  • Cord storage
  • Brews coffee & tea pods 1 or 2 cups at a time
  • Use ground coffee to make a cup of single serve coffee
  • Adjustable brew height to fit travel mug as well as a variety of sizes

At Mr. Coffee SL13 Home Café Single Serve Coffee Maker

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January 3, 2008

Melitta MES5B Javapod Single Pod Coffee Brewer System Arrives for Review


The new Melitta MES5B JavaPod brewer

The Melitta MES5B Javapod Single Pod Coffee Brewer System is in the Single Serve Coffee test kitchen, and so far we like what we see. The box design is a little less interesting than the older Melitta One:One, but the double and single coffee pod holders should excite the monster coffee pod drinker within you. We'll have a full unboxing soon.


The MES5B comes with both single and double coffee pod holders.

Melitta MES5B - Single Pod Coffee Brewer System Features:

  • Brews Directly Into 1 or 2 Travel Mugs
  • Auto Shut-off After Brewing
  • Removable Cone-Shaped Filter Basket (we're not sure on this one)
  • Removable 40-oz. metered water tank
  • 2.2 bar steam pump produces rich, full bodied coffee
  • 14, 8, and 5 ounce selections
  • Removable drip tray for easy cleaning
  • Single and Double coffee pod filter baskets
  • Hidden Cord Storage
  • Spout system provides a seamless transition
  • Overall Dimensions: 15" H x 9.5" W x 15" D
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December 18, 2007

Melitta MES5B Javapod Single Pod Coffee Brewer System


You can find this single serve coffee maker under the name MES5B or Javapod depending on the reseller who carries it. We've not been able to track down one for review just yet, but reader Cathy B. has written in they're available at Target. We haven't found them at Target, but we have been able to find them online at Salton, Amazon.com, and Melitta's site. What's even more odd - the brewer has 2-3 different pictures floating around the web, but this may be due to the one above being a 3D render of the machine, and the other pictures being actual shots of the new brewer. We'll let you know more as we find a review unit. We're also assuming this unit uses Melitta JavaPods coffee pods, and other coffee pods will work as well in the unit.

Melitta MES5B - Single Pod Coffee Brewer System Features:

  • Brews Directly Into 1 or 2 Travel Mugs
  • Auto Shut-off After Brewing
  • Removable Cone-Shaped Filter Basket
  • Removable 40-oz. metered water tank
  • 2.2 bar steam pump produces rich, full bodied coffee
  • 14, 8, and 5 ounce selections
  • Removable drip tray for easy cleaning
  • Hidden Cord Storage
  • Spout system provides a seamless transition
  • Overall Dimensions: 15" H x 9.5" W x 15" D
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November 19, 2007

Review: Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer - Use K-Cups and Ground Coffee

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Breville is widely known for making exceptional small kitchen appliances, and for producing very attractive small appliances. We were very excited to find out that indeed Keurig and Breville had teamed up this year to introduce a high end Keurig brewer designed by Breville. The results are exceptional - a very polished interesting staineless steel design, with Keurig K Cup brewing technology, and all the features you can get in any Keurig machine - including the reuseable My K Cup integrated into the machine allowing you to use your own ground coffee instead of K Cups, and a charcoal water filter in the tank reservoir.

Update: The Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer has been updated to the a newer model with ultra-quiet brew technology. The Breville BKC700XL Gourmet Single-Serve Coffeemaker with Iced-Beverage Function is the updated model.

Here are some previous articles to our review to help round out our thoughts and impressions on the Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer:

What do we think about this new Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer? Do the new features and design justify the price at $299?

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November 12, 2007

Review: Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker - Use Coffee Pods or Ground Coffee

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With the introduction of the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker, you can finally purchase a single serve coffee maker that uses ground coffee and coffee pods all in the same filter basket. This is also the first coffee pod brewer to feature a charcoal water filter inside the water reservoir. We've written quite a few articles to round out our review since the launch of the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker including:

  • Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker first news
  • Unboxing, the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker
  • First Impressions of the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker
  • Using Ground Coffee in the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker

This review will feature highlights from the earlier articles we've published and our final pros and cons of the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker.

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