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."

At Original MyCup Page or Translated MyCup version

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July 11, 2006

Preva xSport Portable Espresso Maker Arrives for Review

Ultra-compact and extremely single serve coffee or espresso, the Preva xSport has arrived for review. We've got a little teaser below to keep your fingers on the mouse while we run the xSport through our battery of tests. What's unexpected about the Preva xSport is it can make espresso or coffee and can use ground coffee or espresso pods. Very cool.

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May 16, 2006

Preva xSport Portable Espresso 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.

This ultra-compact espresso maker will make espresso on the go and is compact, light, and durable. Preva has a pretty exhaustive FAQ for any question you might have about the xSport Portable Espresso maker. 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.

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May 11, 2006

Flying-disc Inventor Creates Great Coffee Press

Aero Press 03-1We recently reviewed the new Aeropress Single Serve Coffee and Espresso maker here at Single Serve Coffee. We love it. It also appears that others are really loving the Aeropress as well. This article at the El Paso Times has some great insights into Alan Adler's passion for great products and great coffee.

Frisbees and espresso-coffee makers are a surprising link I discovered while strolling through the displays at the 2006 International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago. Alan Adler offered me a fabulous cup of espresso made with his AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker.

There's no high-tech espresso machine or electrical drip brewer; Alan added ground coffee and hot water to the AeroPress placed atop a mug, stirred lightly and then pushed down on a plunger. In less than a minute I was enjoying a rich, smooth drink with low acidity and no bitter grains.

At El Paso Times

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April 20, 2006

Aeropress Inventor Brews a Faster Cup of Good Coffee

Aero Press 03-Tm-1We've been a pretty big fan of the Aerobie Aeropress (you can read our full review here) and it looks like the inventive single serve coffee maker is finally starting to get the attention it deserves.

Sixty-seven-year-old Alan Adler of Los Altos admits he wasn't much of a coffee lover. In fact, more times than not, it just upset his stomach. But that didn't dissuade this electronics engineer, who rocketed to success for his line of wildly popular boomerang-type toys, from doing what comes naturally -- tinkering.

The result? One mighty fine cup of joe.

Adler, a Stanford University lecturer and inventor of the Aerobie flying ring, has created a simple, efficient and compact $30 coffee maker that doesn't have to be plugged in. This new invention, his first food-related product, brews what he swears is the best cup of java you've ever had.

Full article at: MercuryNews.com

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April 12, 2006

Black & Decker Brew 'n Go Personal Coffeemaker with Travel Mug

Sure it doesn't use coffee pods, but it does make 15 ounces of hot coffee with the coffee grounds of your choice. The Black & Decker DCM18S Brew 'n Go Personal Coffeemaker with Travel Mug claims to be great for for commuters, office professionals, and one-coffee-drinker household. The travel mug is tapered to a 2-1/2-inch-diameter bottom, so it fits most vehicle cup holders. The mug, filter, filter basket, and mug lid are dishwasher-safe, and the coffeemaker can also be used to heat water for tea, hot chocolate, and instant foods like oatmeal and soup.

At Black & Decker DCM18S Brew 'n Go Personal Coffeemaker with Travel Mug

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April 11, 2006

Nespresso InCar Single Serve Coffee Machine Concept

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What would be better than a single cup of perfect coffee or espresso in you kitchen from a single serve coffee maker? How about in your car. The 2005 Nespresso Design Contest kicked off with a call to action for European design students - consider thinking about coffee and especially Nespresso differently. Imagine paying your toll and then dialing up another Lungo? We can. The idea is that the machine fits conveniently into the centre console of a car and doubles as an armrest when travelling.

There's also a Nespresso Card concept which holds coffee preferences for registered individuals, thus enabling them to access their favorite coffee anytime, anywhere. We think we'll go with the car concept - much more interesting.

Via gizmag

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