April 24, 2014
We often don’t associate ground coffee you scoop with single serve coffee makers, but the Hamilton Beach 49981A Single Serve Scoop Coffee Maker makes coffee right after you scoop. You can brew your own ground coffee with single-serve scoop filter, and brew up to a 14oz cup of coffee into a travel mug or coffee cup. The brewer is made of stainless steel, and has a built in coffee stand for travel mugs.
We’ve always enjoyed the various coffee makers from Hamilton Beach, and there’s always their Brew Station coffee maker if you want a more on demand option.
April 21, 2014
Over at Fast Company Alan Adler inventor of the Aeropress has a really extensive Q&A on the Aeropress. It’s no doubt the Aeropress is one of the most popular single serve coffee makers, and also one of the best. We reviewed the Aeropress back in 2006, and it’s still one of our go-to single serve coffee makers. Why? It makes an amazing cup of coffee, and it only requires minimal interaction to get a perfect cup of coffee every time.
The Q&A also has some info on Alan Adler’s earlier days as a toy designer. If you didn’t know he invented the Aerobie frisbee, and other toys. Head over to Fast Company for the full read, and yes those are male enhancing devices with the Aeropress in the middle. Choose your coffee press wisely...
April 11, 2014
The Nespresso Vertuo is here, so check out this amazing shot below of the box of Vertuo capsules. If there's one thing that Nespresso does right besides amazing espresso and single serve coffee is design.
Features of the Vertuoline from Nespresso include:
- The Nespresso VertuoLine brews both genuine drip-style coffee and espresso.
- Innovative dual-capsule design brews great-tasting crema-enhanced drip coffee or rich espresso-a first for a one-touch capsule machine.
- Centrifusion technology scans each capsule and automatically adjusts brewing for a revolutionary one-button experience.
- Capsules insert easily and automatically eject into a container that holds 13-20 used capsules.
- Incredibly fast, 15- to 20-second heat-up ensures that delicious coffee is just one button push away.
- Automatic shutoff after nine minutes of inactivity. Enjoy two pre-set cup sizes-coffee (7.77 oz.) and espresso (1.35 oz)-or customize brewing between 0.3 oz and 17 oz.
- High-capacity water tank allows you to brew more without refilling.
At Nespresso Vertuo
April 10, 2014
If you've been searching for a quality latte, espresso and cappuccino maker, you couldn't get any better than the De'Longhi's Lattissima Pro. This amazing machine comes with tons of features packed into a sturdy design that has very little plastic to it. With a stainless steel frame and the ability to make custom or automatic drinks with the press of a button, you'll be under the impression that you're drinking a barista made drink every time.
Continue reading: "Nespresso Lattissima Pro from De'Longhi - One-touch Cappuccino and Latte Review"
March 20, 2014
Remington iCup will be the first single-serve coffee brewing system to use rotational SteamBrew technology. iCup is a breakthrough technology for the single-serve brewer industry, providing a superior tasting cup of coffee as compared with your favorite Keurig K-Cup or K-type equivalent.
iCup uses iCoffee's patented rotational SteamBrew technology to steam and stir the coffee grounds in all Keurig and K-type compatible cups. This rotational brewing technology creates a brewing environment that extracts rich, smooth flavors without the bitter-acidic aftertaste often associated with drip and single-serve coffee brewers. We’ve never used the iCoffee drip brewer but we have read many reviews saying how amazing it is.
The iCup will accept all K-Cups - including the new Keurig 2.0 cups. How does the iCup work? The iCup uses a patent-pending rotational jet inside the K-Cup that steams and stirs the coffee at the optimum brewing temperature to release maximum flavor.
Continue reading: "Remington iCup - Keurig K-Cup Compatible Single Serve Brewer"
March 13, 2014
AB has found some the Keurig K45 line has expanded to offer more color options.
From AB: While at Wal-Mart in Brewer Maine I came across a White Elite brewer. This is the first time I have seen a color variation for K45. Keurig currently offers different colors for the Mini and Platinum. Doing some research on Keurig.com I discovered that they now offer 4 colors: Black, Patriot Blue, Coconut White, and Rhubarb (red).
On the Keurig website they run $119.99 with free shipping. I find it odd that with the impending rollout of the Keurig 2.0 they would produce this model in different colors. Why expand on a model that in theory will be obsolete when the new line is launched. My thought is that they will keep both lines active for sometime and phase out the VUE.
We concur on the expansion of this line with the eventual phase out of these brewers. We’re also starting to wonder how Keurig will keep the brewers available but then cut over to the Keurig 2.0 later this year. We also recommend if you want to use a non DRM version of a Keurig brewer getting one of these brewers now makes more sense. The Keurig 2.0 will have built in DRM and only work with Keurig licensed K-Cups.
You can also find the Keurig K45 in various colors on Amazon.com.
February 20, 2014
Nestle and Nespresso are stepping up in size from espresso to single serve coffee with the VertuoLine Single Serve Coffee Maker. Trying to win more customers in the US is Nespresso's aim, and the $299 machine will produce eight types of 8-ounce servings and four espresso blends. The VertuoLine will be sold in the U.S. and Canada at Nespresso boutiques, online and at retailers including Macy's Inc, Bloomingdale's and Williams-Sonoma Inc.
The new machine, which uses a different capsule, and won't be compatible with older Nespresso machines. We're not sure if the machine will be compatible with the existing set of Nespresso capsules.
Nespresso represents about 25 percent of Nestle's coffee sales and 4 percent of its 92.4 billion francs in total revenue. So why do this right now? Besides the single serve coffee market growing in size year over year, Nespresso has sought to expand Nespresso outside Europe, where it faces an ever-increasing number of copycat capsules from rivals like Mondelez International Inc. This is much the same competition that Green Mountain faces with the after market and unlicensed K-Cups.
Will you be getting a Vertuo Nespresso brewer? We're pretty interested given how much we like their espresso. No exact date on the debut, but we expect it to go head to head with Keurig 2.0 this Fall.
January 9, 2014
The Impress Personal Coffee Brewer is a personal portable single serve coffee french press for those of us on the go, in the office, or at home with coffee we need to brew. You brew coffee in 3 easy steps: add coffee, add hot water, and then press. The compact design also features a double walled outer cup, and an on the go lid for transporting to the office.
Since it’s easy to clean up, The Impress Personal Coffee Brewer is also easy to share with different housemates so everyone can have the perfect pressed cup of coffee they want.
We love the simple design, and the stainless steel and food-grade silicone makes the Impress a lifetime coffee brewer.
- Just add hot water to grounds Nested press produces clean, hot coffee
- Fun present for single coffee drinkers, folks under the same roof who prefer different brews, and people who like their coffee always fresh
- Capacity: 14 oz.
- Materials: 304 Stainless Steel with food-grade silicone
- Top-rack dishwasher safe
- Dimensions: 6' tall and 3.4' in diameter
- Includes double-walled outer cup, nesting inner cup with removable filter basket, and to-go lid
November 14, 2013
Keurig has a new unique marketing program aimed at colleges - custom labeled Keurig Minis with custom college logos. If you love your school and you love coffee, Keurig’s K10 MINI Plus college brewers combine the best of everything you enjoy.
How does it work? You can purchase the K10 MINI Plus brewer and get your college decal set for FREE. Already have a MINI Plus? You can purchase the college decal separately. Either way, it's easy. You simply select a school and add a brewer and decal to cart to purchase bundle or click the links on the pages to purchase the decal separately. We’re not sure how many of these are in the wild of college dorms, but we may be getting a decal set for our alma mater soon.
Schools currently include:
- University of Arizona
- University of Arkansas
- University of Florida
- University of Georgia
- University of Miami
- University of Mississippi
- University of Nebraska
- Rutgers University
- University of Texas
- Washington State
More at Keurig
November 12, 2013
The Presto MyJo Single Serve Coffee Maker resembles a french press coffee maker and uses K-Cups or a reusable coffee filter for brewing. After featuring the Cafejo Single Serve French Press recently - it's interesting to see another K-Cup french press in such a short time. The Presto MyJo also comes with a reusable coffee filter so you don't have to just use K-Cup portion packs. MyJo gets you the convenience of a single cup coffee maker without the high cost.
Continue reading: "Presto MyJo Single Serve Coffee Maker"