July 10, 2012
Toward the end of our unboxing post we promised more detail on the Trifecta's features, ease of use, and effectiveness in terms of single-serve brewing. Now it's time to deliver. We'll do so in two parts: (a) today's step-by-step walk-through of how to make a cup using this machine, highlighting important points along the way, and (b) a summary post next week discussing pros and cons. Let's start 'walking through' already!
Step 0. Wake up the Trifecta, if necessary
After 6 hours of inactivity, the Trifecta's heater drops from 200 degrees F to 140 to conserve energy. A quick press of the brew button or movement of the latch (with brew chamber in place) will start the roughly 1-minute process of getting the machine back to its optimal brewing temperature.
Continue reading: "Brewing with the Bunn Trifecta MB Single Cup Coffee Maker"
July 5, 2012
We don't use a ton of ground coffee here at Single Serve Coffee, but when we do we dispense it in 12 gram amounts. The Indispensable Coffee Dispenser holds up to 1/2 pound of freshly ground coffee beans, and it dispenses 1 tablespoon at a time for a perfect brew every morning when using any reusable filter for your single serve coffee maker.
Continue reading: "Indispensable Coffee Dispenser Keeps the Coffee Fresh"
July 3, 2012
The Incred-a-brew Direct Immersion Coffee Maker is designed to make a perfect single cup of hot coffee. How does it work? Scoop your favorite coffee grounds into the large BPA-free chamber, pour over preheated filtered water at 198 to 204 degrees Fahrenheit (just off the boil), and let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes. The length of time you let is steep will determine how bold or mild the coffee produced will be. Then rest the brewer onto your favorite coffee mug, and watch the release valve stream your hot coffee through the filter, leaving the grounds behind, with no bitter sediment in your mug.
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June 13, 2012
Back in January, we first got word that Bunn might have a home version of the Trifecta in the works. A few days later were able to pass along more information, and then forum member EricBNC provided a first look/taste after trying out the machine at CoffeeCon in Chicago the weekend after its official release. At the time, Bunn graciously offered to provide a trial unit for us to review, but demand for the first run of Trifectas—assembled by hand in Springfield, IL—was high, so we took a deep breath and eagerly followed early adopters’ initial reports of the high-quality coffee the Trifecta was capable of producing. We’re happy to report that our trial unit has now arrived, and it was certainly worth the wait. How about some unboxing pictures?
The Trifecta arrived double-boxed. That "delicate electrical instrument" label on the outer box made us smile.
Continue reading: "Unboxing the Bunn Trifecta MB Single Cup Brewer"
April 17, 2012
Sure it makes 12 cups, but it also has easy one-handed dispensing making it a 12 cup wonder with one cup at time ease. The removable coffee chamber also has a 24-hour programmable timer for wake-up coffee, and a brew-pause function so you can get that perfect cup. Also, this coffee maker reminds us of the Brew Station we reviewed a few years back.
One thing about these single serve at a time with 12 cups on hand coffee makers - if you're throwing a breakfast party the amount of coffee these can hold makes a nice trade off. Also pricing on this model vs the Brew Station is good. The Brew station will set you back about $86, where as this Mr. Coffee version will only set you back $49.
Continue reading: "Mr. Coffee Power Serve 12-Cup Coffeemaker with One Hand Dispensing"
February 27, 2012
Ekojava is a single serve coffee packet meant to be used with your refillable filter for Keurig. The Ekobrew Cup, Refillable K-Cup For Keurig K-Cup Brewers is made by the same company that makes Ekojava, and other options for a reusable K-Cup also include the My K-Cup, Solofill, and the EZ Cup.
Each packet contains 10 grams of 100% Specialty Grade Arabica coffee, ground to the perfect size to work with a reusable K-Cup filter. There are 6 different blends of Ekojava currently available.
Continue reading: "EkoJava Single Serve Coffee Packets for Reusable Keurig Filters"
February 8, 2012
The Trifecta MB for home use utilizes the same patented Air Infusion technology as the commercial model trifecta to unlock each flavor note for a smooth, deep-bodied coffee or tea experience. The resulting beverage called Full Cup - is a unique, amplified microbrew beverage that the coffee or tea lover can customize to enhance natural flavors from individual coffee and tea origins.
Continue reading: "Bunn Trifecta MB for Home Air Infusion Coffee Brewer"
January 26, 2012
Sometime here at Single Serve Coffee we just can't resist the non-single serve coffee options out there to make our week a little better. This set of 3 different morning beverages of coffee, cocoa, and tea allow you to wake up with the galaxy's best offerings.
- Vader's Dark Side Roast Coffee is commonly enjoyed by Dark Lords of the Sith while planning new Death Star construction, but is also enjoyed in the break room by your common stormtrooper. A blend of three diverse coffees and two different roasts creates a full-bodied, sharp, cup with spicy undertones and smoky, dark-roasted complexity.
- Dagobah Green Tea is the drink of choice of Jedi Masters. If you need a moment alone to ponder the Force, do it while sipping a hot cup of Yoda's favorite green tea.
Hoth Cocoa is guaranteed to warm you all the way to your bones When life gives you snow, melt it into water and use it to make a steaming cup of rich, creamy Hoth Cocoa in the morning or after sledding.
January 24, 2012
Starbuck's has done it again with a name that we think is a bit odd for coffee - Blonde. We know the roast profile is "light" - but Roasted Blonde coffee? Sounds more like coffee made out of people than a great cup of light roasted coffee.
But snarkiness aside - Starbuck's Blonde Roast rounds out their light, medium, and dark roast offerings they offer each day. Pike's Place is the medium roast, and with dark being held by their espresso or Italian roast - we guess they had to get a blonde in there.
We did get to try the new Blonde Roast, and for us - we'll stick with Pike's Place or an Americano. It's a bit too light for our tastes, but some of the rest of the staff thought it was solid. Right now you can get it ground or even in VIA form. Let us know what you think after a cup of Blonde or two.
December 12, 2011
Tonx Coffee will send you fresh micro-roasted coffee every two weeks when you sign up and pay them some green backs. That's right - this is a micro-roasted whole bean coffee service to rival all others. Locally we have several micro-roasters here in Arlington, MA but it's nice to see for the rest of America they can also get in on the micro-roast game. Pricing is $35 every 4 weeks, and you're billed every 4 weeks exactly. We say kick the stale coffee habit and get some Tonx coffee. You won't be sorry.