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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May 16, 2008

Top 10 Best Selling Single Serve Coffee Makers - May 2008

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Month to month we look at the top selling single serve coffee makers and the single serve coffee makers with the most interest here at Single Serve Coffee. We thought we'd feature a list monthly of the top selling things starting with the machines this month, and perhaps start to look at top selling single serve coffees soon as well. You can see the Aeropress with all it's manual pressing wonder is still a big seller, followed by Keurig, Senseo, Tassimo, and Nespresso. We've provided links to all of our reviews for you to check out as well.

  1. Aeropress Single Serve Coffee Maker - [SSC Review]
  2. Keurig B60 - [SSC Review]
  3. Keurig B40 - [SSC Review]
  4. Keurig B70 - [SSC Review]
  5. Senseo Supreme - [SSC Review]
  6. Braun TA1200 Tassimo - [SSC Review]
  7. Hamilton Beach Brew Station - [SSC Review]
  8. Senseo HD7810/65 - [SSC Review]
  9. 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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May 12, 2008

Keurig Mini B30 Single Serve Coffee Brewer Details

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The Keurig Mini B30 single serve coffee brewer. It comes in
red and white as well.

Keurig, Incorporated has a new addition to its consumer brewer product line - the Mini B30 brewer. We announced last week we had heard rumblings of this new mini brewer for $79, and those rumblings are true. The Mini B30 is basically the Keurig B130 (which we love) for the consumer market.

The Mini B30 brewer is the introduction of a new platform for the Keurig at-home brewing systems. The Mini is a smaller size meaning you can enjoy Keurig brewing at your desk, in your boat, at your vacation home, in your dorm room or just about anywhere. Since there is no water reservoir in the Mini, it takes 3 minutes to heat the water and brew the perfect cup of gourmet coffee, tea or hot cocoa. Just pour in 8 oz of water each time you want to brew. The Mini B30 is the first Keurig brewer available in multiple colors. Retailers will offer the black or white Mini, and the Keurig website will include a vibrant red color.

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The Keurig Mini B30 in red and white.

All Keurig brewers use Keurig's patented K-Cup portion packs. K-Cups are "mini-brewers" that eliminate the hassle of grinding beans, measuring coffee, handling filters and messy clean-up while brewing a gourmet cup of coffee or tea in less than one minute. With over 200 different coffee, tea and hot cocoa varieties from 13 gourmet partners, Keurig meets the diverse taste profiles of just about every single serve hot beverage drinker.

You can read our earlier article on the Keurig Mini B30 here. In the mean time if you can't wait to buy a mini, and need your Keurig K Cup coffee fix, you can always get one of their currently available brewers including the 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 8, 2008

Keurig Mini B30 Single Serve Coffee Brewer to Debut this Fall

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The Keurig Mini single serve coffee brewer will debut this Fall for $79, and be based on the Keurig B130, according to the information we received from this week's Green Mountain Coffee conference call.

Here's what we know:

"This fall we will be introducing a new consumer brewer at a new, lower retail price point of $79. This brewer will be called the Keurig Mini B30, and is based on our fourth generation brewing technology that is used in our current hotel in-room brewer. The brewer will heat water and brew a cup of coffee, tea or hot coca in less than three minutes. It's smaller than our other at-home brewers, and it will be offered in black, white and red. The Keurig Mini B30 has targeted consumers who want a Keurig brewer for occasional use in home offices, small kitchens, recreational vehicles, dormitory rooms and so forth. This will be a fun product, and we even plan to offer a tote bag as an accessory for the brewer and K-Cups."

We were so impressed with the Keurig B130 from our review, we basically called their bluff on debuting a similar brewer for the home and office space when we did our review.

From our review of the Keurig B130:

"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."

We'll have more details on the Keurig Mini B30 single serve coffee brewer as we find out. If you're looking for a Keurig single serve brewer now, check out the Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and other Keurig K Cup brewers.

You may also want to read our review of the Keurig B130 single serve coffee brewer to see what the Keurig Mini may be like.

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April 30, 2008

Tassimo Bosch Hot Beverage System Upgraded Features Confirmed

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We've been featuring lots of articles on the updated Tassimo Bosch Hot Beverage system launching in September of this year. We've finally gotten confirmation on several of the key upgraded features this single serve coffee machine will have on board when it debuts this Fall.

Update: Read our review of the Bosch Tassimo Suprema Hot Beverage System

Confirmed Tassimo Bosch Hot Beverage System Upgraded Features:

  • Exclusive energy-efficient flow-through water heating technology virtually eliminates pre-heat time, creating an instantaneous brewing experience
  • Known for its eco-friendly and quiet appliances, Bosch has applied the company's rigorous engineering standards to the new design
  • Significant decrease in brewing noise level
  • Steam-based brewing system with redesigned flush interior eliminates water runoff
  • Sleek, space-saving design makes brewer highly versatile, convenient and visually appealing
  • Integrated LED user interface
  • Larger 67-oz. water tank decreases refill frequency
  • Power switch located on front of brewer for easy access
  • Water tank filter tracker indicates when filter needs to be changed

We'll of course continue to update you on more details and feature confirmations as we find them. We're really excited for less brew noise and the steam-based brewing system and non-water runoff.

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March 26, 2008

Starbucks Buys CLOVER - The Best Single Serve Coffee Maker for Cafes

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It is indeed an exciting, but sad day here at Single Serve Coffee. Having just reviewed the Clover single serve coffee machine for cafes less than a month ago, it's hard to part ways with the Clover so fast. Parting ways you say? Well, parting ways in a small cafe sort of way. It seems Starbucks has announced it will buy the Clover single serve coffee machine and with it we imagine the ability for competing small cafes that feature the Clover now will become a thing of the past.

Still, the bright side is more micro-roasted small batches of really good coffee could be seeing their way to Starbucks around the globe. In the end, bad for the innovation and difference a Clover could bring to a small coffee shop or cafe, but great for the coffee farmers who focus on single origin or unique coffees probably to be offered to Starbucks Clover drinkers, and most likely profit from Clover's purchase by Starbucks.

Bloggle has a really great article on the subject, along with some great business article links. And of course you can read and join the discussion in the Single Serve Coffee forums. Please write in and tell us when you see or find a Clover at a Starbucks in your area.

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