November 9, 2006

Nespresso C100T Essenza Single-Serve Automatic Espresso Machine

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Img 3036We've been writing our reviews for the new Nespresso Variations coffee flavors coming this month, and have to say how much we love our little Nespresso Essenza C90. We also know over the past year, Nespresso has improved the C90 to include programmable and automatic control of the amount of coffee you make per cup.

The new Nespresso machine is the C100T Essenza. With one push of a button, the Nespresso Essenza Flow Stop in the C100T will automatically make a perfect cup of coffee every time, in either pre-programmed espresso or Lungo 5 ounce cup of coffee size. The coffee machine also features a 34 ounce water reservoir, 19 bar high-pressure pump, and automatic ejection of used capsules on lifting the handle.

We think bang for your Nespresso buck, this is the most affordable Nespresso machine at just over $200, and one of the most attractive. Review of the new Nespresso Variations coffee flavors soon.

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November 3, 2006

Review: Senseo HD7832 Supreme Single Serve Coffee Machine

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It's been over 2+ years since we last reviewed the Senseo line of single serve coffee makers. In those 2 years we've grown the Single Serve Coffee web site to include over 1000+ articles on single serve coffee, and we've featured news and reviews of coffee pods using our blue Senseo for nearly all of them.

There's also been a lot more introductions of coffee pod brewing single serve coffee machines like the Senseo in those two years. We've had the Bunn My Cafe, the Home Cafe line, Grindmaster coffee pod brewers, Melitta One: One, simplehuman, and others. But time and time again, we kept using our Senseo and it has always been a great benchmark for single serve coffee pod makers.

So you can imagine when we got news of the Senseo Supreme Single Serve Coffee Machine we were pretty excited to see if the Senseo Supreme would improve on an already super solid single serve coffee foundation. The big complaints with the older Senseo were the following:

1. Water Reservoir is too small
2. Cup size of 4 or 8 oz isn't flexible enough
3. The ability to fit more mugs under the Senseo spout - maybe even travel mugs

How does the new Senseo Supreme stack up? Does it have the new features you want in a single serve coffee maker? Does it make a better cup of coffee than the older Senseo models with less features?

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October 11, 2006

Senseo Supreme Single Serve Coffee Maker Impressions

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B000Hwpkag.01.Pt05. Aa280 Sclzzzzzzz V41406058 Senseo has a new single serve coffee maker and we've been using it now for over a week. The Senseo Supreme Single Serve Coffee Machine in Metallic Chrome definitely has some improvements over it's older Senseo sibling. We like the new platform for the cups and drip tray. The adjustable spout is also nice, as we can now fit more coffee cups under the spout for single serve coffee brewings. We like the blue LED touches, but we're not sold on the adjustable cup size and no clock on top of the new model. Why not both? We'll have a full review soon.

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September 27, 2006

Review: Hamilton Beach BrewStation Deluxe Single Serve Coffee Maker

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The Hamilton Beach 47454 BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffeemaker may make 12 cups total like a typical drip coffee maker, but it dispenses them one cup at a time. Does this really make the Hamilton Beach BrewStation® Deluxe 12 Cup Coffee maker a single serve coffee maker?

Well alas no. But it does make it a single serve coffee dispenser. The Hamilton Beach BrewStation® Deluxe 12 Cup Coffee maker has all the bells and whistles you'd expect for a drip coffee maker with the convenience of single serve coffee, however the clean up and brewing of the coffee takes longer than what you'd get using a single serve coffee maker like the Senseo or Keurig systems.

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September 22, 2006

Hamilton Beach BrewStation Deluxe Single Serve Coffeemaker Arrives for Review

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We're not sure why the woman on the box needs to make phone calls all the time, but we do know that we're anxious to try the new Hamilton Beach 47454 BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffeemaker. It may make 12 cups total, but it dispenses them one cup at a time so we think this puts it in the realm of single serve coffee. The Hamilton Beach BrewStation® Deluxe 12 Cup Coffeemaker has all the bells and whistles you'd expect for a drip coffee maker with the convenience of single serve coffee. We'll be reviewing it over the next several weeks and we'll let you know if it hits the mark or not.

  • One-hand dispensing--no carafe, no pouring, no spills
  • Coffee stays fresh longer
  • Four brew modes: Normal, Decaf, Flavor +™ and 1-4 cups
  • Gentle warming heater
  • No hot plate to scorch coffee flavor
  • Programmable clock/timer with adjustable auto shutoff
  • Never break another glass carafe
  • Gold-tone and water filters included

At Hamilton Beach 47454 BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffeemaker

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September 20, 2006

Lavazza Blue Pininfarina Single Serve Coffee Maker Arrives for Review

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Café-Razzi has sent us the Lavazza Blue single serve coffee system to review. The Lavazza Blue is really called the "Pininfarina Pro" and is designed with a patented brewing mechanism to match the coffee capsules and assures a perfect cup each time. Lavazza has teamed up with two world famous Italian companies Pininfarina and Saeco to design and manufacture this machine. The sleek modern look was created by Pininfarina, famous for designing Italian exotics like Ferrari. The machine makes both coffee drinks and espresso based drinks.

Café-Razzi is currently the premier distributor of the Lavazza Blue system and features a coffee club that has a 30 day free trial. We'll be testing it over the next few weeks and already we're enjoying the ease of use from the capsule based system.

Update: Read our full review of the Lavazza Blue Pininfarina here...

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August 23, 2006

Krups Home Cafe Single Serve Coffee Maker

P2070396DtWe still think the Krups is the best of the single serve coffee makers in the Home Cafe line of single serve coffee makers. We like the two cups at a time (wait - isn't this single serve coffee?) and the clean design of the machine. It also just makes a great cup of single serve coffee and we feel our review earlier this year still stands true - "A solid machine for the Home Cafe line of single serve coffee makers."

You can read our review of the Krups Home Cafe single serve coffee maker from earlier this year and check out the Mr. Coffee Home Cafe review as well.

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August 15, 2006

Hamilton Beach BrewStation Deluxe Single Serve Coffeemaker

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It may make 12 cups total, but it dispenses them one cup at a time. We think this brings back the thought - just when you thought you had left the world of drip coffee and decided on a single serve coffee maker - they pull you back in again. The Hamilton Beach BrewStation® Deluxe 12 Cup Coffeemaker has all the bells and whistles you'd expect for a drip coffee maker with the convenience of single serve coffee.

  • One-hand dispensing--no carafe, no pouring, no spills
  • Coffee stays fresh longer
  • Four brew modes: Normal, Decaf, Flavor +™ and 1-4 cups
  • Gentle warming heater
  • No hot plate to scorch coffee flavor
  • Programmable clock/timer with adjustable auto shutoff
  • Never break another glass carafe
  • Gold-tone and water filters included

At Hamilton Beach 47454 BrewStation Deluxe 12-Cup Coffeemaker

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July 20, 2006

Review: Preva xSport Portable Espresso & Single Serve Coffee Maker

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Portable espresso or making coffee of any type on the go seems to be coming of age. We've seen the Aeropress, in-car espresso makers, and now the Preva xSport Portable Espresso maker for camping, rv-ing, and backpacking.

Img 2658This ultra-compact espresso maker will make espresso or single serve coffee on the go and is compact, light, and durable. Unlike it's bigger single serve counterparts (see the Senseo for size comparison), we could see this being a pretty good choice for a long weekend hike or perhaps making a double shot cafe Americano on the side of a mountain. We can also see this being a good choice for taking while on vacation and staying in a hotel, where they often have the tiny coffee maker that could provide you hot water to use in your Preva xSport.

Hiking and vacation aside, we decided to put the Preva xSport through the paces here in the Single Serve Coffee test kitchen and see how good of a shot of espresso and how perfect a cup of single serve coffee we could make.

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July 14, 2006

Europe: Melitta MyCup Single Serve Coffee Machine with Odd Shaped Coffee Pods

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News05 Melitta Mycup2 1 When we first reported about the Melitta MyCup coffee maker, we were pretty sure the coffee pods were square. Now our good friend in Europe from Cafepods has sent word of new pictures and info on this new single serve coffee maker.

From these new pictures the coffee pods look to be of an even odder shape that's really more functional. Our first thoughts are - this shape in a coffee pod would most likely get a really good seal because of the larger lip that would seat better in the pod holder. Often times with round pods, you get water that goes right by the any edge that isn't already wet or seated down and the amount of edge varies from pod to pod as well. We like the look of the machine and hope Melitta starts to bring some of this innovation over to the US market.

Translated from German: "Experience coffee benefit of its most beautiful side! The new MyCup® connects variety to fun at that with mad coffee taste. Enjoy after desire and mood freshly gebrühten coffee with fine Crema - whether or two, small or large cup, cup or bowl. By the simple operation, the clevere technology and the modern Design in two trendigen colors the coffee preparation with the new makes MyCup® correctly fun. With the suitable accessories is also those Its MyCup® machine maintains completely simply."

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