October 30, 2007
It's been a busy month of new machines here at Single Serve Coffee. We've featured the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic single serve coffee maker, and the new Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer. We also wanted to throw one more single serve coffee maker into the mix - the new new compact Lavazza Pininfarina Blue LB1010 Home espresso maker. Priced at $379, this is the most affordable Lavazza machine yet for the home that uses the patented Lavazza coffee, tea, and hot drink capsules (you can read our review of the larger Pininfarina from Lavazza here).
So far we really like the smaller Lavazza Pininfarina Blue LB1010 Home espresso maker. The machine is about half the size of the larger Lavazza Blue machine, and also a lot less power hungry. The water reservoir is smaller, but given the type of drinks you'll likely make - espresso, cappuccinos, and lattes, the smaller size hasn't bothered us. We've also been making quite a few lattes and cappuccinos.
Continue reading: "First Impressions: Lavazza Pininfarina Blue LB1010 Home espresso maker"
October 26, 2007
The Keurig B70 at $119 after discounts at
We recently spotted the Keurig B70 at a local Sharper Image store here in Massachusetts. They have a quite a deal on the Keurig B70 - $49 dollars off, and you can save an additional $30 on the in-store demo machine, bringing the price of the machine to $119. They look to be clearing these models for the new improved Keurig B70 - which has a better extraction and needle for puncturing K Cups. Whatever the reason, we love our current B70, and think this is a total steal.
The Cuisinart SS-1Single Serve Coffee Maker
You can also see the new Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-o-matic Single Serve Coffee maker at Williams-Sonoma. The price is $199.99 and the machine wasn't in the demo line up - though the sales person said they were scheduled to be demoing it soon. We were also told if we wanted, they would fire the machine up and give us a test drive. This is one of the reasons we like Williams-Sonoma - there is always over 10+ coffee machines to test out.
We'll have more in-store sightings as we see them.
October 24, 2007
The Breville USA Gourmet Single Cup Brewer BKC600XL looks like it came straight out of ten forward. The design has what we would like to call - "stainless", as there's no single inch on this machine sans the controls that doesn't come covered in glorious stainless steel. The Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer is also filled with new features not present in other Keurig single serve coffee makers. There is an included My Cup Reuseable coffee filter complete with storage bay in the top, along with the first Keurig single serve coffee maker to have a charcoal water filter in the water tank. The Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer is also completely compatible with over 150+ varieties of Keurig K Cups - from coffee, to cocoa, and tea. The Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer is priced at $299, making it the most expensive Keurig single serve coffee maker for the home.
Here's a run down of all the features with pictures and briefs, and of course - we'll have a full review soon...
Continue reading: "Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer - Stainless Steel K Cup Brewer Perfection"
October 23, 2007
We've recently gotten word the new Breville/Keurig machine will be coming out this Fall in Q4 2007. Way back in March (and thanks to a post in the forums for a reminder), we got news Breville and Keurig had launched into a partnership to make a new Keurig brewer. The Breville machine will use Keurig K-Cups, and be compatible with all existing K Cups. So, this will allow any new Breville/Keurig brewer owner to choose between Keurig's 150+ varieties of coffee, tea and hot cocoa K-Cups. Currently, Keurig offers K-Cups from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Diedrich, Gloria Jean's, Timothy's, Van Houtte, Celestial Seasonings, Bigelow, Twinings, Tully's and Caribou Coffee.
The Breville-Keurig single-serve brewer will also feature the following:
- Stainless steel body and water tank wrap
- Diecast handle
- 64 oz. backlit water reservoir
- My-Grind adapter
- 4 brew sizes (small, regular, large and extra large)
We'll have full features and pictures soon.
Continue reading: "Breville to Launch Single Serve Brewer with Keurig Technology"
October 18, 2007
The Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker can make coffee using coffee pods or just plain old ground coffee. We have been waiting for a single serve coffee machine to use ground coffee, and for the process not to be a mess, require an additional coffee filter, and to take roughly the same amount of time to prepare. We're happy to say, the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker is the easiest to use single serve coffee machine that can use ground coffee we've ever tested.
A rich interesting cup of Dunkin Donut's Original Blend
Coffee using ground coffee instead of coffee pods.
The process is very simple, because you use the exact same coffee pod filter/ground coffee holder for both brewing methods. The filter basket is made out of metal, so there are no paper coffee filters to use here. The coffee filter basket can hold up to two coffee pods in the 7-11 gram variety, and it can hold up to two scoops of ground coffee for a total of 4 tablespoons of coffee, from the provided coffee scoop in the same filter basket.
You simply put two scoops of coffee (this is the max at 4 tablespoons - though we had ours overfilling the scoop most times) into the basket, and then put the settings on Ground, pick a cup size of 4-12 oz, and then pick the Regular or Bold coffee setting. The results?
Continue reading: "Using Ground Coffee: Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker"
October 11, 2007
We recently heard about this Tchibo Cafissimo single serve coffee machine only out in Europe at the Single Serve Coffee Forums. It looks like is uses an espresso/coffee capsule system much like the Lavazza Blue. You can make cappuccinos, lattes, and other single serve coffee drinks, along with just straight up coffee.
The name Cafissimo stands for simple and delicious coffee enjoyment. Tchibo presents flavourful Espresso, Caffè Crema, freshly brewed filter coffee and much more. Its unique “3-points-for-enjoyment system” puts all sorts of specialties at your fingertips – always made with the perfect amount of pressure. The practical milk foamer lets you whip up a quick and easy Latte Macchiato or Cappuccino in no time. We wish you a fun, thoroughly enjoyable coffee experience!
At Product Page and Tchibo Cafissimo
October 10, 2007
We've been using the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker over the past week and we can say right away - this is an amazing single serve coffee maker, and perhaps one of the best single serve coffee pod brewers we've ever tested. At first we were a little taken back by the straight lines of the design, and the price at $199, but after a week of testing we think the brewer is more than worth it's weight in gold.
One of the things we really like is the brew methods. You can pick between bold or regular when using your favorite coffee or coffee pods, and it does really make a difference. The other big addition over other single serve coffee makers is the piston that squeezes out that last bit of coffee from the coffee pod at the end of the brew cycle, thus eliminating wet soppy coffee pods in the coffee pod holder.
Continue reading: "First Impressions: Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker"
It looks like Whirlpool has put a coffee pod machine inside the door of a refrigerator. The single serve coffee machine in the fridge door might also just be an espresso machine that uses espresso pods. Whatever the coffee machine uses (they say coffee pods), we're really excited. It's a great use of space and the perfect combination - coffee and food.
Unique Espresso maker: - A revolutionary idea, a unique espresso cofee machine, integrated into your side by side. Perfect for the coffee pod system, it can also dispense hot water for other beverages
October 8, 2007
It's finally arrived - the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker. You can use ground coffee or coffee pods with this Cuisinart single serve coffee maker, and the product features a flavor selector to control coffee intensity (and yes - we've already tried it this morning). The big surprise? The unit features a piston that moves down into place and presses onto the coffee pod to get all that yummy coffee out. That's got to be a single serve coffee first - the coffee pod piston. And one more surprise? It comes with Lavazza coffee pods. Yep - you read that correctly - Lavazza coffee pods.
Here are some pictures of the unboxing of this amazing new coffee pod brewer.
Continue reading: "Unboxing the Cuisinart SS-1 Cup-O-Matic Single Serve Coffee Maker"
What's under that box flap? A guide and instructional dvd?
Do I see Lavazza coffee pods?
September 25, 2007
According to makers Ariete, the You&Me is the smallest espresso and coffee machine on the planet, bringing a shot of espresso or larger single serve coffee to your cup with ease. The boiler only holds one-fifth of a liter of water, and the machine features a maxi-cappuccino device drip and Thermocream System filter to give excellent crema. The You&Me is available in Shiny Red, Anthracite and Satin Gray for around $138.
- Power: 1300 Watt
- Boiler capacity: 0.2 lt
- Coffee packer
- Maxi-Cappuccino device
- Filter holder with Thermocream System
- High pressure safety valve
- Coffee grounds and water drip trays
- Removable drip container
- Safety valve
- Power cord extension accessory
- Weight: 3.2 Kg