September 23, 2014
McDonalds.ca has announced McCafe K-Cups and T-Discs for your K-Cup Brewers (not Keurig 2.0) and Tassimo home brewing systems. You can now take home their Premium Roast coffee and it will be available at McDonald’s restaurants and most major grocery stores in four convenient formats.
- McCafe K-Cup Portion Packs - Works in Keurig 1.0 brewers only
- McCafe Tassimo T-Discs
- McCafe Ground Coffee
- McCafe Whole Bean Coffee
July 17, 2014
If you're wondering why we have better and better coffee in our homes today then our parents had in the 50s and 60s then you needn't look any further than baseball. Yes - baseball is responsible for drip coffee in our homes and the resurgence of coffee being a favorite among the Americans who drink it.
Sales of coffee in the 1960s had plummeted because percolator coffee was terrible. It was bitter and people were drinking coffee much less. Along came the invention of the commercial drip brewer from Bunn, and then Mr. Coffee decided to get into the consumer game and they need a pitch person - Joe DiMaggio. The rest is history, and has led us to where we are in a single serve coffee world. Why? People want great coffee at home, and we’ll do just about anything for it.
Check out this amazing history lesson on how baseball put coffee makers into our homes after the jump.
Continue reading: "How Baseball Put Better Coffee Into Our Homes"
June 25, 2014
The Vacuum Insulated Stainless-Steel Gourmet Coffee Press by Thermos is a coffee press you can be proud of and take everywhere. Thermos vacuum insulation technology locks in temperature to preserve flavor and freshness, and this coffee press has a thermal performance rating of 6 hours. The durable 18/8 stainless steel interior and exterior withstands the demands of everyday use, and the simple stainless steel brewing mechanism brews without electricity so you can make coffee anywhere in three simple steps.
It also features a contoured handle that is easy to grab and comfortable to hold. The thermos body stays cool to the touch with hot liquids, and has a 34 ounce capacity.
If you’ve ever taken a french press on a camping trip only to have it break, then this french press is for you. It’s very durable and we’ve been using one off and on for many years. Thermos still makes great stuff, and this french press is truly great.
January 17, 2014
If you've ever wondered about making coffee poured through cherry, walnut, or maple woods - Canadiano is for you. Carved out of Cherry, Walnut and Maple wood, the Canadiano is the Canadian pour-over method of brewing coffee. You place the Canadiano on your cup, add two spoons of coffee and pour hot water into the wooden bowl. 2-4 minutes later your coffee is ready. Because the Canadiano is made of wood, overtime the coffee oils of your specific beans and roast will be absorbed into the wood and be a part of your morning coffee experience.
Each type of wood is matched with different beans and roasts from around the world. The Walnut edition is crafted and designed for use with darker roasts and earthier flavors such as beans from South East Asia. Maple and Cherry is designed for beans with slight citrus hints and nutty taste.
There's also a metal filter to reduce waste and lower your environmental impact by not using paper filters similar to other pour-over techniques.
Full video after the jump and it's got a little profanity in it.
Continue reading: "Canadiano - Single Cup Pour Over Wood Coffee Filter"
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 22, 2013
Over at Kickstarter we’ve found a great coffee scale called Acaia. Acaia is a simple minimalist coffee brewing scale featuring an LED readout, and a clean design. Why do you need a coffee scale when using a pour over coffee maker? If you want consistency in your cup of pour over coffee you’ll want to weigh the coffee and water to get it right every time. The Acaia scale also works with your iPhone using an app to communicate via Bluetooth about various brewing methods and times.
Continue reading: "Acaia: The Minimalist Coffee Brewing Scale"
August 26, 2013
The Bolt Brewer from Keurig is one of those inventions in the single serve coffee world we thought at first was a joke. Is it April 1st? Well the Bolt is not a joke it's a giant single serve coffee pot brewer that is aimed at the commercial brewing space. The Bolt can deliver 64oz of coffee in about 2 minutes versus the 4 minutes most leading coffee brewers take. To brew this quickly the Bolt uses Bolt pack cups which to us look like pre-measured giant K-Cups.
Continue reading: "Bolt Single Pot Coffee Brewer from Keurig"
August 21, 2013
Imagine getting everything you need to stay caffeinated in school for just $20 bucks. Melitta has a Back to School Kit we think hits the mark and though it's not what everyone thinks of single serve coffee, it is a one stop pour over with extra filters and a handheld frother that gets our attention. It's a $35 dollar value but we think the real value is helping you get through all those late night study sessions, and then feeling ready and fueled to ace the exam. Shipping is also free, and it's while supplies last - so get cranking!
- Ready Set Joe individual pour-over coffee maker with travel mug
- One box #2 bamboo filters (80 count)
- One can of Melitta Classic coffee
- Handheld milk frother
- Coffee Scoop
June 21, 2013
If you want one classic cup of pour over coffee sure to impress anyone viewing the MANUAL Coffee Maker Nº1 is going to take the prize. Designer Craighton Berman has designed a 'slow coffee' appliance that is designed to sit beautifully and unobtrusively on your countertop while providing the control of the pour-over brewing process in a single-cup preparation.
We love the clear glass of both the cup and the pour over area, and we can imagine many slow mornings only to be sped up with the resulting single serve cup of caffeinated coffee. Beautiful. Just beautiful.
June 18, 2013
The SoloGrind 2 In 1 Automatic Single Serve Coffee Burr Grinder has snuck it's way into Bed Bath, and Beyond. AB spotted the Sologrind in his local BB&B and we think the packaging and general appearance is pretty interesting.
The SoloGrind 2 In 1 Automatic Single Serve Coffee Burr Grinder can make refilling your SoloFill resizable K-Cup a breeze, because the SoloGrind will put the coffee right into your reusable cup. We'll be getting one of these to review in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!