Icon logos are immediately recognizable as a link to social media sites. The sky blue box with the Twitter T, the dark blue box with Facebook F, Google’s G+ and the scripted black W of WordPress are all familiar images that connect us to networks of friends and followers with a click or a touch. The on-line universe is populated with share and like buttons and pins to inform and influence others about what we considered to be important.
Well for our online community of coffee drinkers here is a single cup coffeemaker with the look of a social media icon. The WMF1 Coffee Pad Machine with a cup enclosed in a white or black cube highlighted in color (berry, kiwi or stone) seems like the perfect social media logo for coffee lovers. Created by Designafairs, it makes an immediate visual impact that screams COFFEE.
I’ve been getting a lot of comments from single cup brewers lately. Their feelings for the convenience vs technology of brewing coffee alla pod are defended with strong emotions that run as deep as the Medici-Pazzi rivalries of Renaissance Italy. I’ve been pod adverse up to this point for a variety of reasons. Time is not on my side so the convenience of pre-measured, pre-timed robo coffee is very appealing and the stylish looks of single pod brewing machines are very seductive.
Recently I’ve decided to get serious about finding a single cup brewer so I decided to do a .com search for my perfect match and I think I’m in love. Let me introduce you to the Tassimo Brewbot. He’s quick, versatile, always available and mess free. The Brewbot will never replace mia macchina, my moka pot or my local barista but for now he’s become a nice diversion.
I’m a single cup holdout. A pod adverse skeptic who hasn’t found the right combination of taste and technology to take the plunge into a single cup machine. Oh I want it. I would love to have the convenience of a true brewed espresso at my beck and call. But I haven’t found the complete package. I’ve been tempted by the design of more than one single cup machine and the flavor profile of another. Yet I have committment issues.
Last week Starbucks announced the first at-home premium single cup machine that meets its commitment to taste and quality. It’s call the Verismo® system and promises “quality espresso beverages, from lattes to americanos” consistently and conveniently brewed one cup at a time. Promising a high-pressure machine for maximum extraction with espresso quality is a lot to deliver pod solamente but its sleek automotive design makes me want to take it out for a drive.