May 19, 2014

Counting Sheep Coffee Lights Out! Single Cups Review

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When you think of coffee, you usually associate it with something that keeps you awake, right? What if we were to tell you that there’s coffee which can put you to sleep? Before you think we’ve finally gone off the deep end, hear us out. We recently found out about a new startup company named Counting Sheep Coffee. They’re based out of Vancouver BC in Canada and they’ve created the world’s first sleep aid coffee. You’re familiar with the dozens of sleep aid teas on the market and there’s even Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Herbal Tea K-Cups & Vue Packs which have been out for years. We’ve never seen (until now) a coffee which supposedly does the same trick. The company recently gained fame when they appeared on Dragon’s Den* (the Canadian predecessor to ABC’s Shark Tank). We were a bit surprised to learn that the deal didn’t close* after the show aired, but it doesn’t seem to have hindered sales since our local Bed Bath & Beyond was almost sold-out when we visited.

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May 16, 2014

Chicago Gaming Signature Foosball Coffee Table

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The Chicago Gaming Signature Foosball Coffee Table doubles as a Foosball Game table so you can ignore the coffee talk and get right to the game. Made of solid hardwood, this coffee table has elegant accents and hand-carved detailing all over it. The furniture-grade playfield has inlaid wood veneers with hand painted foosball men. There’s even telescopic rods, octagonal handles and adjustable leg levelers to get your game on and on the level.  The glass top covers the action, and there’s even a functional shelf below.

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May 15, 2014

The Nescafé Alarm Cap: Wake Up to a Single Cup of Coffee

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Don’t you just love waking up to the fresh smell of a cup of coffee in the morning? Of course you love waking up to a fresh cup of coffee so Nescafe has made the Nescafé Alarm Cap.

The Nescafe Alarm cap is a ‘soft and natural awakening’ followed by ‘open the cap to enjoy the delicious aroma of NESCAFÉ’. The Alarm Cap is a 3D-printed combination container lid and alarm clock, assembled in California and run on a custom Arduino-based platform.

You attach it to your Nescafé bottle, and the alarm clock will gently wake you up with sounds. Unfortunately, the Nescafé Alarm Caps are very limited, and only 200 press kits are available. We’ll let you know if they plan on making this a production product.

Via Gizmodiva

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May 14, 2014

Capresso Coffee a la Carte Cup-to-Carafe Coffee and Tea Maker

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The Capresso Coffee a la Carte Cup-to-Carafe Coffee and Tea Maker can brew a 42-ounce carafe or an individual custom cup of coffee or tea with the innovative cup-to-carafe brewing system. The quick-heat pump brewing system can brew first single cup in less than 60 seconds, and fits up to a 5-inch tall single cup.

The Capresso Coffee a la Carte Cup-to-Carafe Coffee and Tea Maker brewing system adjusts automatically to the amount of coffee in the filter to deliver mild to double strength coffee. There’s even separate dishwasher safe coffee and tea filters for no flavor exchange.

The brewer also features a removable 52-ounce water tank, an auto shut-off after 2 hours, and has an improved slimmer removable drip tray included.

At Capresso Coffee a la Carte Cup-to-Carafe Coffee and Tea Maker

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May 13, 2014

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe '63 Roast Coffee Keurig K-Cups

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The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe '63 Roast Coffee Keurig K-Cups will take you back to a time when coffee was the catalyst of an entire generation, and the birth of the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe. The Cafe '63 Roast presents the smooth, light-bodied taste and fruity aroma that Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has been known for since opening their first cafe in 1963.

Hand-selected for the quality of their brightness and flavor, the beans are roasted to perfection to bring you a delicious and satisfying cup. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe '63 Roast Coffee Keurig K-Cups will work in all Keurig K-Cup Brewers.

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May 12, 2014

Nespresso VertuoLine Single Serve Coffee and Espresso Maker Review

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We really love single serve coffee so, when we found out Nespresso was jumping into the dual coffee and espresso wagon we we’re beyond excited. Sure we love a cup of espresso, but we often like a shot of espresso in our single serve cup of coffee. The Nespresso VertuoLine Single Serve Coffee and Espresso Maker is the first Nespresso machine that makes a great cup of coffee or espresso. Each capsule is perfectly measured so that you get a uniformed brew each and every time, and when you put an espresso capsule in the Vertuo it will make espresso. If you use a larger coffee capsule it will make a larger cup of coffee.

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May 9, 2014

Rocket Fuel One-Cup Coffee Brewer

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It's time to blast off to a better world with this one-cup coffee brewer. The Rocket Fuel Pour-Over Coffee Brewer has it the right amount of thrust to make any cup of coffee more exciting.

This red rocket-themed pour over brewer will let make one perfect cup of coffee at a time.

  • BPA Free.  
  • Dishwasher safe.  
  • Measures approximately 3.5 inches tall x 4 inches in diameter.  
  • Uses standard #2 coffee filter.

At Rocket Fuel One-Cup Coffee Brewer

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May 8, 2014

Happy 10th Birthday Single Serve Coffee!

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Happy Birthday Single Serve Coffee! That’s right SingleServeCoffee.com is 10 years old, and it’s kinda unbelievable it’s been that long. We’ve written over 2700+ posts, and there’s more than 10,000 comments on our articles.

We want to thank all of our readers who've been enjoying all the Single Serve Coffee news and reviews over the past 10 years since May 2004. We also want to thank all of our sponsors who have kept the lights on. They do in fact keep the lights on and the pages serving to you.

We never would have imagined back in May 2004 after buying and reviewing the Senseo single serve coffee maker that we'd be here 10 years later bringing you even more news and reviews of K-Cups, T-Discs, Coffee Pods, and even portable and instant single serve coffees.

We enjoy every morning we get to be here and we really enjoy sharing single serve coffee with all of you.

So raise your coffee mug and cheer - Happy 10th Birthday Single Serve Coffee!

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May 7, 2014

Keurig K60 - K65 Special Edition Single Serve Coffee Maker

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The Keurig K60/K65 Special Edition Single Serve Coffee Maker uses K-Cups to brew perfect cups of coffee. What you probably don’t know? The Keurig B60 is the updated Keurig B60. We’ve been using our Keurig K65 for just over a year now, and have had no issues. You can brew coffee, tea, and other hot and brew over iced drinks with a Keurig K-Cup brewer.

Some key features of the Keurig K60/K65:

  • One-touch control panel; blue backlit LCD display
  • digital clock
  • programmable on/off 3 brew-size options (6 oz., 8 oz. and 10 oz.) 
  • adjustable brew temperature
  • removable drip tray 
  • Blue-lit removable 60-ounce water reservoir
  • descale indicator
  • dishwasher-safe parts 
  • Includes bonus 12-count K-Cup variety pack and Water Filter Kit

This is a killer deal as it does include the water filter kit which can save you on descaling. 

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May 6, 2014

Single Serve Coffee Cups Are Producing Tons of Trash

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There’s a lot of waste in single serve coffee, and we all know it. There’s a ton of trash and other waste being produced from the industry, and there’s only a few more eco-friendly options within the single serve coffee product offerings. Sure some of the K-Cups from non-licensed coffee roasters can be recycled, but it’s simply not enough.

The East Bay Express has a rather extensive article on the Dark Side of Single Serve Coffee, and many of the points about the waste within the single serve coffee category is hard to refute. So where does all this waste come from? 12 percent of US households now have a single-cup brewer, and for example Peet’s coffee just started making K-Cups. With just one roaster added like Peets it equals hundreds of millions of pounds of unrecyclable trash for the nation's landfills each year.

So what do we do? One thing we can do is use more reusable filters with our single serve coffee brewers. Another option is to try and only buy K-cups that are recyclable or biodegradable, or compostable. 

What we really want is recyclable K-Cups from Green Mountain, and maybe with Keurig 2.0 and new offerings in the future this will happen and the waste will stop.

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