May 20, 2005
I'm not sure about a breakthrough, but it was decent coffee none-the-less. Looks like Gevalia and others are going after the office market and positioning the "freshness" and convenience of the individually wrapped pods.
Gevalia® Pods Serve Up a Gourmet Brew Breakthrough @ Vending Market Watch News at AMonline.com:
The European tradition of Gevalia®, the trusted brand in gourmet coffee for over 150 years, has reached a new level of sophistication with Gevalia pods. Gevalia pods deliver 100 percent Arabica coffee and tea in a convenient single-serve format for an on-demand, gourmet hot beverage experience.
May 11, 2005
The Krups Home Café system will offer unique features including dual-cup capacity, several cup-size options and a built-in water filtration system. The Krups Home Café model can brew either one or two cups of coffee at a time, and with two independent pod holders, each cup can be a different variety of creamy or black coffee.
The original Home Café machines have received mixed reviews from us and from Single Serve Coffee readers (we reviewed the Mr. Coffee Home Café and the Black & Decker Home Café machines). I'm hoping that many of the issues with the first Home Café macines have been fixed, and so far - it looks like many have.
We should receive a review machine in the mid-late June time frame, and will let you know when this new single serve coffee machine arrives.
May 10, 2005
Looks like you large mug toting Single Serve Coffee drinkers will get your prayers answered. This Fall, The Senseo will be updated with a new shorter spout to accommodate larger sized mugs.
Single Serve Coffee.com: Will there be an update to the Senseo this Fall?
Senseo: As you know, we have 94% of Senseo purchasers that say they are very or extremely satisfied with Senseo. With that said, we are making a change that we expect to bring this number even higher. We will be shortening the spout to accommodate larger coffee mugs. The new height will allow the consumer to fit over 90% of coffee mugs underneath the spout.
That's great news! I can't say that I don't love my Senseo almost completely, but I could love it even more if it fit a larger sized mug. I'll have even more updates from my discussion with the Senseo folks soon.
May 7, 2005
Announcing the Gourmet Coffee Café! A pod brewer with a unique twist - it's got a milk-steamer! The Gourmet Coffee Café also has a coffee club. This machine seems to use coffee pods but also they offer tea pods for use in the brewer. I think we are going to see many more machines of this type, as the lines blur between the ESE machines and the single serve brewers.
Also of note, you really need to watch the 30 second demo reel of the Gourmet Coffee Cafe. I don't think I've ever seen a 3D/Real World demo clip of a machine quite as entertaining.
Continue reading: "Gourmet Coffee Café"
May 5, 2005
Philips has announced yet another Limited Edition Senseo Color - SWEET MANDARIN! I have to admit, I'm really jealous of the variety of colors and models available in Europe. You can pre-order it now and be one of the first to get this brand new Senseo color from Typical Dutch Stuff.
May 3, 2005
News is filtering in as Kraft prepares to launch the Tassimo in the U.S. this Fall. I've been sifting through the reader mails and comments and this post has the most information I've seen yet.
P. Love writes in about the Tassimo:
"Just had the opportunity to see and taste the espresso, coffee, tea and hot chocolate line available wtih the Tassimo Coffee Machine. I am in love! Great for family or small office applications. We even experimented and made a cafe mocha! According to the info I was given, the product will be available through major retailers this fall, in the US at a price of $169.00. The water carafe will be larger that the one on the European model and will have a filtration system. The machines ran non stop at the FMI Trade Show, held recently in Chicago, IL.
According to those working the show there were very few problems with the machine, even running them all the time. The single serve disks will be packaged 8 or 16 to a package and the average cup of espresso will be approximately .30 a cup. (Compare that to Starbucks!) The tassimo will also accomodate travel mugs as well as your small espresso or demitasse cup. I can't wait! It is already on my wish list!"
April 25, 2005
You can get a Bunn My Cafe for $175 instead of $199 at Amazon.com using the promo code: APRLKTCHNPC2.
You can also use this promo code to get $25 off any $125 spent in the kitchen and housewares section of
Bunn MCP My Cafe Professional-Grade Single-Serve Coffee/Tea Machine:With 1450 watts of power this versatile, commercial-quality coffee/tea machine is exceptionally fast, brewing 4 to 10 ounces of coffee in about 30 seconds or tea in about 50 seconds. The unit's control panel makes it easy, offering separate coffee and tea brewing buttons and a selectable strength...
April 13, 2005
Has anyone tried this new maker? It looks a little bit like a Senseo that someone pulled out of shape. Hmmm...
Severin Cafe 2:
With this new coffeemaker from Severin, the Cafe 2, you can use all your favorite coffee pods, but the machine also comes with a re-usable coffee filter, which is especially made for this machine. The choice is yours! Availabe in Black and White.
April 12, 2005
CBS News | Java Nirvana In Your Kitchen | March 21, 2005 13:00:03:
This Museum-of-Modern-Art-style pod machine controls the temperature of the water, the type of grind of the coffee, how long the water is exposed to the coffee, and locks in the flavor with the frothy layer. In addition to the existing pods, new pods developed for Senseo will hit the market this spring. They are Killarney Irish Creamery, Paris Vanilla Bistro and Vienna Hazelnut Waltz. Current flavors: Dark, Medium, Light, and Decaf roasts. Senseo retails for 69.99. A bag of 18 pods costs $3.99-$4.99. That's 22-28 cents a cup.
April 6, 2005
Wendy from Typical Dutch Stuff has sent in news that Philips will be making a Cucina version of their popular Senseo single serve coffee maker in Europe. That also means if you want one - you could order it from Typical Dutch Stuff!
The cucina set of appliances look to have a similiar palette in the brown/white set of colors. I hope Philips brings some more colors to the US soon.
Via Senseo, Bosch Gustino and various coffee pods. Senseo Sydney, regular, dark roast, mild roast