I have memories from when I was a young girl of coming down stairs to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. My dad was (is) a big coffee drinker, although now he’s mostly a de-caf kind of guy, and started every morning with a fresh pot of coffee to get charged up for his 2 hour commute into work. What was a little funny was that he would make a whole pot of coffee when it was just him drinking it. That really seems like such a waste of coffee (and filters) so I think it makes a lot of sense for a company to come up with a way for us to brew single cups of coffee – which is just what Melitta Coffee has done.
Melitta Coffee was actually the brand of filters my dad used to brew his coffees. I remember the bright green bags with the red bar going across. What I didn’t realized that Melitta has actually been providing everything you need to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee for over 100 years. Founded in 1908 by Melittz Bentz, the patent holder for the two-part coffee filtering system, Melitta Coffee makes more than just filters. They also offer a line of premium coffees and quality coffee makers – both electric and non-electric.
Recently, Melitta Coffee launched their new Café Collection Coffee – a line of Arabica-bean coffee available in six different flavors, including Vienna Roast, Blanc & Noir, Classique Supreme, Parisian Vanilla, Hazelnut Crème Brulée and the decaffeinated Riviera Sunset. The Melitta Café Collection Coffee comes in whole bean 9 ounce bags or extra fine grind 10 or 11 ounce bags.
To help make drinking their new coffee line even easier, Melitta Coffee also has their Ready Set Joe mug, a single cup coffee brewing system that allows you to brew up a perfect cup of coffee in just three steps.
Step 1: Place the filter cone on your mug – a mug is provided with the Ready Set Joe, but it can be used on pretty much any sized coffee mug.
Step 2: Put in a Melitta #2 coffee filter and then add ground coffee. I used two level teaspoons of ground coffee, per the coffee bag instructions.
Step 3: Pour the water through the cone. I suggest slowly adding the water in a circular motion around the filter as your pour so it moves the ground coffee towards the center of the filter. If you just splash the water in, all the coffee grounds shoot up the sides of the filter, which I imagine doesn’t provide the optimal flavor experience.
After all the water passes through the filter system, you have your freshly brewed single serving cup of coffee!
The Ready Set Joe system consists of a filter cone, which is thankfully dishwasher safe, and a ceramic mug. The filter cone uses #2 coffee filters and has a small “drip tip” at the bottom of the cone which is where the coffee slowly drips through into your mug.
We used the Melitta Ready Set Joe to brew up two of their new Cafe Collection Coffee Flavors.
Extra Fine Grind Hazelnut Crème Brulée
I could sniff this coffee forever. It has a wonderfully nutty scent with a hint of vanilla. It tastes exactly how it smells, with a wonderfully complex flavor profile with the aroma hitting your nose as you sip, then the hazelnut in the coffee followed by the depth of vanilla and the sweetness of caramel.
Decaffeinated Riviera Sunset
The Riviera Sunset definitely has a strong coffee smell to it. It smells rich and has an extra bite to the scent that I can’t quite place. After brewing the Riviera Sunset, the kitchen had the distinct “wake-you-up-in-the-morning” freshly brewed coffee smell that wakes you up by aroma alone which was a little weird because the flavor was much more subdued and smooth than what the smell would suggest. I didn’t notice some of the bitterness that I’ve tasted with other coffees and I think it’s a much more subtle flavor.
If you’re tired of making a whole pot of coffee for just one cup in the morning, if you’re tired of throwing down $1.50 for a gourmet cup of coffee at the coffee shop, or if you don’t like the generic brands of coffee that they brew in your office, then Melitta Coffee’s Ready Set Joe Single Cup Coffee Brewing system and their new Café Collection coffees are the perfect solution for you. Within seconds, you’ll have your very own cup of gourmet coffee in your favorite flavor. I think the Ready Set Joe system would actually make a great gift for coffee lovers, especially this awesome Ready Set Joe Travel Mug which allows your to brew your coffee directly into a travel mug.
Melitta Café Collection Coffee, the Ready Set Joe coffee system, and the Melitta coffee filters are available online through the Melitta Store or through Amazon.com and are available in your local grocery stores nationwide. For more information about Melitta Coffee, to learn more about the benefits of coffee, or to discover some delicious coffee recipes, then visit Melitta’s website at www.melitta.com.
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Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive free Melitta Coffee products from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.