Coffee mate to Offer Unusual But Interesting New Creamers Early 2021

Coffee mate (owned by Nestle) has a new coffee creamer flavors coming out in 2021 and these probably won’t be for everyone. They have not partnered with a candy bar or ice cream company to bring you yet another perhaps-painful-to-the-tooth sweet creamer as in the past. If you can believe it these creamers are for the folks who usually don’t take cream at all.

The new line is called “Unlocked.” The creamers in the Unlocked series will be coffee-flavored coffee creamers. But before you go Mr. Spock with logic, step back a moment and think on this: the purpose of this creamer is not to turn your black coffee into a cake or doughnut (and there isn’t a thing wrong with that if that’s what you like) but rather it is supposed to cut the bitter flavor of bad black coffee and make it taste more like a smooth, high-end brew.

Initially, Unlocked will offer two flavors. First, Classic Colombian that will have a rich, creamy flavor of rich roasted beans and bright notes of fruit. Second, Italian Espresso that is supposed to have subtle notes of chocolate, a smokey smell and a creamy texture.

Neither sound alarmingly awful and seem like they would add something to coffee for the “I’ll take it black” crowd when someone at the office makes a pot of sludge (again!).

These should starting hitting your local grocery’s shelves around January 2021.

 

3 Top Rated Single Cup Makers

The internet has spoken. After looking over a few sets of reviews of single cup coffee machines three stand out as royalty among the rest, in three categories: Best in Show, Best Budget Single Cup, Best Luxury Single Cup.

Best in Show: Nespresso VertuoPlus

The internet seems to agree that the Nespresso VerturoPlus (about $169.99) consistently made a great cup of coffee at a perfect temperature and also does espresso. It is an easy to use, pod-based machine that has a lot of brewing options. The pods help guarantee you’ll get a great cup of coffee but check the cost on the pods before purchasing as they are pricey. There is a pod recycling program if you are trying to be green, but it isn’t effortless. Finally, people seemed to think it looked great in most kitchens with a sleek, modern all black design.

This could make an excellent gift for the coffee snob on your giftlist looking for a single cup, pod-based machine.

Best Budget Single Cup: Sboly Single Serve Coffee Maker

If you are looking for something that is lower on cost but high in quality look no further than the Sboly Single Serve Coffee Maker (about $58.95).

The internet seemed to agree on two things. It is small, but it does a lot!

It gives one many cup size options as well as the ability to brew ground coffee or K Cups. Some reviewers noted that the recommended amount of ground coffee made a weak cup; however most noted this experience is common with most single cup makers. Add more to your taste. Its water receptacle is only big enough for one brew but has very easy to read lines to get the amount of coffee you want.

Sure, it doesn’t do a lot and the coffee doesn’t get pipping hot, but for the cost it seems to be a favorite.

Best Luxury Single Cup: Moccamaster Technivorm Cup One Coffee Brewer

The Moccamaster Technivorm looks like it belongs in a fancy café and will make you feel like a barista (about $201.22). This machine is going to give you one hell of a cup of coffee and that is partly because of the copper heating element that heats the water and fast. Additionally, it uses a drip system that ensures great flavor.

This machine, as you might have guessed, is grounds only. So, on the convivence end of things this won’t be the choice for many. It also uses paper filters. It also takes up much more counter space than the others. However it is made to last and besides being a tad slower than the other machines in total cup prep time any amateur who follows the directions can make a top notch cup of coffee.