Designed by Sardi Innovation, the single serve coffee cookie cup is a coffee cup you can eat. The cookie cup is made of pastry that is covered with a special icing sugar that works as an insulator making the cup waterproof and sweetening at the same time. The icing in the center is going to melt away in your espresso or single serve cup of coffee, and when you're done drinking you can eat the cup. This makes the single serve coffee cup the bread bowl of coffee cups and mugs. Imagine pairing the coffee cup cookie and the coffee together - french toast cookie with french toast coffee etc. We want one or two or ten of these right now.
Let’s step back a few years ago, when there were many K-Cup flavors that fans had been begging for over and over again. As the years passed and as contracts/agreements between manufacturers & brand owners were made, we slowly started seeing fan demand being answered. Several years ago, nobody would have ever dreamed that Dunkin Donuts coffee would be available in K-Cup format, but now not only do we have that, we have limited edition Dunkins flavors that are exclusivelybeing released in K-Cup format (i.e. Dunkins Mocha). Well, another item that was sorely missed & much demanded in K-Cup format was apple cider.
We’ve seen many companies release a multitude of flavors in instant powder mix format, but we had never seen an apple cider K-Cup before. Again, Green Mountain listened and decided “You know what? If we’re going to make an apple cider K-Cup, screw this powdered artificial stuff… let’s make REAL cider with REAL natural ingredients!” and so, thus was born the new Green Mountain Naturals brand and the world’s first single serve apple cider K-Cup. It became a massive hit, selling-out so quickly & regularly that Green Mountain were forced to change it from a seasonal product to a permanent product and it’s remained a fan favorite ever since.
Lenovo - a China-based PC maker has unveiled the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC. This multi-user, multi-touch, multi-mode consumer device has 27" of screen space, and the table PC, which lies flat, is designed to enable users to make computing a shared experience. Priced at $1699, we expect devices like this to replace your old static coffee table, and transform the coffee table into a board gaming paradise. Who knows if they'll take off, but the price is getting there and the games are already available on tablets like Risk and Monopoly.
Brewing the Folgers Gourmet Selections Morning Cafe K-Cups resulted in very mild woodsy notes with faint hints of chocolate throughout. Compared to their Lively Colombian K-Cups, aroma was considerably weaker overall. Flavor yielded more notes of chocolate with slight notes of berries buried underneath. We were expecting some of the usual smoky or hickory notes, but we suppose we shouldn't have looked for them since there weren't any in the aroma. We can't help but feel things seemed rather flat and could have been perked up a bit by slightly stronger acidity.
Designer Lars Amhoff of The Substain has created this amazing coffee table from a massive piece of acorn wood. Topped off by a hand-screen-printed piece of art, done by illustrator and rock musician McBess, the coffee table is held up by four heavy duty legs, hand bent and welded from rough steel. The entire table is finished with a clear coating to prevent rust.
Brewing these Single Cup Capsules resulted in mild smoky notes at first gave way to mild earthy notes tinged with faint cocoa hiding underneath. Things were starting to slightly deviate from the norm with previous Club Coffee flavors we've tried to date, so we started hoping flavor would yield something slightly different as well.
Despite being billed as a medium roast, body was dark reddish-brown & almost wine-like in color with small hues of yellow & orange which had a hard time piercing through when held in front of a light source. Acidity was pleasantly balanced and was smooth overall with light spikes of sour notes in the middle.
Brewing these K-Cups resulted in LOADS of strawberry aromas filling the room with hints of pomegranate slightly present in the background, but it was almost buried by the massive strawberry scent. Flavor was thankfully PACKED full of huge strawberry notes up front with a nice mild tartness of the pomegranate underneath. Again, the main notes were strawberries and we had to really search around a bit to find the mild pomegranate notes hiding in the cup. We were also detecting some other berry notes but couldn't quite put our finger on what it was until we checked the packaging and noticed dried black currant puree was listed in the ingredients. If we had to pick between these K-Cups and the Acai K-Cups, we'd say we probably enjoy the strawberry flavors a bit more than the acai, but just barely.
The New Year is upon us and we are looking forward to all the reviews, news, and comments coming our way about Single Serve Coffee. We would have never imagined 2012 would be filled with so many new single serve coffee systems with the launch of the Keurig VUE brewer, Starbuck's Verismo Brewer, and the upcoming RIVO from Keurig and Lavazza. We can only imagine and just get more excited with how many cool and interesting single serve coffee and espresso products are coming this year in 2013. So sit back and relax today and soak it all in, and after you had your day of relaxation visit us this year in 2013 and we'll provide you all the news, reviews, and commentary to help you assess what single serve coffee products you'll need in your coffee filled lives.
Nespresso is really pushing the Nespresso U machine in shopping malls around the Boston area. We spotted this floor to ceiling ad just a few days ago and had to share. We also find it really interesting Nespresso and Nintendo both have U machines out this holiday season - the Nespresso U and the Wii U. Maybe the two machines together make a perfect modern life of coffee and video games.
We want to thank to all our dedicated readers for your support and your trust during an exciting 2012 - our EIGHTHyear on the web (we'll be 9 years in total this coming May 2013 <---crazy!). And a special thanks to all of our advertisers over this past year - without them we wouldn't be able to bring you Single Serve Coffee each day.
We also want to thank our staff writers (SH especially), and also our forum moderators Josh and Jolly. Thanks also to everyone who makes Single Serve Coffee such an amazing community of dedicated coffee drinkers. We also want to thank all of our readers who send us amazing news each week.
Have a great holiday everyone and raise your coffee cups, and remember how fortunate you are to be drinking coffee one cup at a time.
AO: Any idea if this is a conical or a disc read more betty: we just bought the t47 after returning our 3rd machine read more cas lencheski rn: What a terrible product...I bought this at our local food read more Izepp: Which single serve Nespresso machine can take refillable pods? What read more Rik Crosby: $2/cup is hardly "a few cents more" than other kcups. read more