October 11, 2013

JoeBot - The Robotic Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker

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Sure making single serve coffee is pretty easy but it does take a lot our of us each morning. There's picking the coffee, opening the machine, and then having to push buttons to brew it. We're just tired from thinking about it. 

This is where the Robotic Keurig single serve coffee maker comes in - a company called FOCUS Integration had created the JoeBot. The JoeBot does more than just push the brew button on the Keurig. It can load in new capsules, swap out full and empty coffee cups, and even label the cardboard sleeve with a custom design.

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October 8, 2013

Cafejo My French-Press with K-Cup Pod and Ground Coffee Adaptors Review

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The Cafejo My French-Press with K-Cup Pod and Ground Coffee Adaptors is the the only manual, French-press style, single-cup brewing system that brews cups, pods, caplets, and ground coffee. We've been using the Cafejo My French-Press exclusively over the past 2 weeks, and we're impressed. We've been brewing various cups of coffee using K-Cups, Pod Adaptors, and reusable coffee filters and all the single serve coffee produced has been excellent.

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September 9, 2013

Mr. Coffee Single Serve Coffee Brewer Review - BVMC-KG2 Model


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As the only person in my household to enjoy a nice cup of Joe occasionally, I was on the hunt for a new K-Cup brewer that wouldn't take up much counter space, and also make a fresh cup of coffee each time I wanted one. The Mr. Coffee single serve coffee maker fit the bill.

I saw the Mr. coffee machine and it was smaller and more slim line for the counter top so I bought this as an upgrade for my coffee indulgence. A single serve brewer is ideal for me due to the fact that I want to enjoy the rich strong blends available without the hassle of learning where to get them and the correct way to make them.

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August 27, 2013

Cafejo My French-Press with K-Cup Pod and Ground Coffee Adaptors Plus

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The Cafejo My French-Press with K-Cup Pod and Ground Coffee Adaptors Plus is the only french press to our knowledge that uses single serve coffee pods and K-Cups to make a great cup of coffee. Like other french presses, the My French-Press uses pressure and turbulence when brewing a single cup of coffee. It comes with a microwave safe pitcher that allows you to heat water to the ideal brewing temperature of 195° to 205° Fahrenheit. Brew with hot milk and make lattes, cappuccinos and hot chocolate too. The My French-Press is great for small kitchens, dorm rooms, travel, camping, boating, RVs and the home or office.


  • BPA Free Saves energy 
  • Dishwasher Safe Microwavable pitcher 
  • Brews up to 10 ounces 
  • Brews with Hot Water or Milk 
  • Includes: Cup Holder Pod Adaptor Ground Coffee Adaptor which also can be used in Keurig machines 
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August 14, 2013

Comocup Single Serve Coffee and Tea Brewer System

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Como Cup is a single serve coffee brewer that can produce single serve coffee and tea. It features brew selections o 6, 8, and 10 ounce cups of coffee and also a manual setting. There is direct line water plumbing, and a fully automatic design. It's interesting that this is not a K-Cup brewer in disguise, but it's own single cup system that won't use K-Cups or other single serve coffee pods.

Classic roast

  • Classic Roast: The perfect medium roast to perk-up your day, roasted with European tradition to develop a rich and sophisticated cup of coffee.
  • Classic Decaffeinated: Your favorite traditional roast without the buzz.
  • Euro Blend: Experience the world’s finest coffee blends. Start up your day with a delicious cup of full bodied dark roast coffee.
  • Smooth Roast: Colombia’s best coffee that produces a well-balanced medium roast, for those who demand that distinctive Colombian Arabica taste.
  • Green Tea: The perfect cup of tea for a better healthy body.
  • English Tea: Relax and enjoy a refreshing traditional cup of tea.

 At Comobar

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August 8, 2013

Blossom One WiFi and QR Code Enabled Single Serve Coffee Maker

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If you're looking to spend $11000 bucks on a coffee maker designed by both NASA and ex-Apple employees than look no further than the Blossom One. The Blossom One Limited, a professionally designed, expertly engineered, precision single-cup brewing device for homes and cafes is going to take the next leap and allow for sharing of coffee recipes by using a QR code connected to a database that harvests and stores recipes. If you own a Blossom One you'll be able to use the Blossom app and send your coffee recipe to the cloud. 

What do cloud enabled single serve coffee makers allow you to do? Well they'll allow you to brew perfect coffee every time and craft ideal tastes from the larger community at a whole. For $11000 we can only hope the Blossom One will momma bird the entire cup of coffee it produces to us. :-) The Blossom One is also upgradeable in the future and modular in design so hopefully you can kick out another $2000 in accessories in a year or so.

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July 3, 2013

Café Valet Single Serve Coffee Brewer Starter Kit

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The Café Valet Single Serve Coffee Brewer Starter Kit works exclusively with the Café Valet disposable brew basket and coffee filter. The starter kit includes a variety pack of 18 single serve Café Valet dark roasted 100% Arabica coffee filters and disposable trays. The brewer features an automatic shut off with no hot plate for added safety and UL commercial approved Brews directly into your favorite cup or mug. 

We've seen these brewer setups at several hotel stays recently, and we have to say they're not bad. They're not for the hard core single serve coffee drinker, but for a casual coffee person these seem to fit the bill and are well reviewed.

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June 3, 2013

Keurig Rivo Cappuccino & Latte Brewing System Available Now

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The Keurig Rivo Cappuccino & Latte Brewing System is now available at Keurig.com. We've been covering the Rivo since October of last year, and it's been a long time in coming. Though the machine has been available in some stores, this does mark the first time you can purchase the Rivo online with no exclusivity.

The Rivo uses different packs than K-Cups or VUE packs and they only work with Rivo. Pricing is $229 for the Rivo machine.


  • Consistently froths any type of fresh milk to make hot or cold espresso based beverages 
  • Brews authentic espresso in under a minute using freshly sealed packs 
  • Three frothing modes: Cappuccino, Latte, and Cold Froth 
  • Two Espresso sizes – short (1.4oz.) or lungo (2.8oz.) 
  • Dishwasher safe parts for easy cleanup
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May 3, 2013

A Whole Lot of Keurig Minis in Every Color


We hadn't noticed the Keurig Mini K-Cup Brewer being produced in so many colors, but AB from Maine has found there are a ton of colors available - even purple!

My wife and I stopped by Kohl’s today in Bangor and was a little shocked to see so many different Keurig Mini’s. They had Silver, Black, red, Blue, Purple, and White. I have seen the silver, red, and black before but not the other colors.

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You can read our review of the Keurig Mini here.

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March 22, 2013

Keurig VUE V500 Brewing System


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Offering a smaller footprint and even lower price point in the series (SRP of $169.99), the new Vue V500 combines Keurig single serve simplicity with the popular customizable features of the Vue series to deliver Keurig's best cup to an even broader range of consumers.Available beginning April 2, 2013 at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. and at retailers nationwide, the new Vue V500 offers:

  • Fully programmable black and white touchscreen featuring auto on/off, temperature and strength control, energy saver mode and size selection
  • Seven brew sizes -- from 4 oz. to 16 oz. travel mug
  • Removable 60 oz. water reservoir
  • Removable drip tray with adjustable plate
  • Brews in under one minute
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