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10 Mar 15 Single serve coffee brewer by Touch Coffee & Beverages


While single serve coffee systems continue to gain popularity, there have always been drawbacks – weak coffee, the ability to brew only a small cup at a time, and most notably, flawed coffee capsule designs and water heating systems. Touch Coffee & Beverages is re-inventing the single serve coffee platform with the release of its ground-breaking Touch T414S brewer and re-engineered capsules. The easy-to-use system brews superior tasting, coffee shop-quality coffee in significantly less time than current machines.

According to the National Coffee Association USA, the brewing water temperature for a good cup of coffee is between 195 and 205 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal extraction. The Touch T414S brewer can reach this ideal temperature by using its flash heating system and starts brewing in under 20 seconds after being off all night. Touch superior coffee quality is also due to the fact that the hot water has more contact with the coffee grounds, which ensures that all of the coffee flavor is extracted. Other machines take much longer to warm up and then shoot water through the coffee grounds too quickly, so you end up throwing away untapped flavor with the used capsule. Even with a slower, more deliberate brew, when factoring in the warm-up time, the Touch 414S still turns out a cup of joe in a fraction of the time.

Compared to K-Cups, which only fit up to 12.5 grams of coffee, Touch XBOLD CUPS pack up to 15 grams of coffee and Touch XLARGE CUPS provide up to 18 grams of coffee or 25 grams of hot chocolate. Touch brewers are open platform, meaning they are also fully compatible with existing Keurig K-Cups and generic cups in addition to their XBOLD CUPS and XLARGE CUPS. Conversely, each and every Touch cup works in first generation Keurig brewers.

You can now brew larger cups of coffee without sacrificing flavor. Customize your coffee experience by choosing from 5 cup sizes – 6, 8, 10, 12 or 14 ounces, and 3 brew strengths – mild, medium or bold. Plus, the Touch brewer removable 90-ounce water tank has a greater capacity and is shorter in height than its counterparts, meaning you will be refilling less often, and it will be less awkward when you do. Touch Coffee & Beverages.


Tags: Beverages, brewer, coffee, serve, single, Touch

17 Sep 14 Miele M Touch convection oven from Generation 6000


The 30″ Miele Generation 6000 M Touch convection oven comes in 2 distinct design styles – PureLine and ContourLine – as well as several color options including Brilliant White and Truffle Brown. The oven features unique, developed exclusively for Miele USA, Moisture Plus steam injection system which automatically injects a burst of steam into the oven cavity at predetermined points during the cooking process.

PureLine in Brilliant White

The addition of moisture improves results when proofing dough, gives loaves of bread a crisp crust and glossy finish and makes cuts of meat particularly crisp on the outside and succulent inside. The self clean Miele M Touch oven offers 9 cooking functions including MoisturePlus, over 100 MasterChef programs, 15 automatic MasterChef Plus bread programs that give you results seen in artisan bakeries and wireless roast probe.


In addition to Favorites Menu with 20 items, 30″ Miele Generation 6000 M Touch convection oven has Surround Roast, Pizza, Warm Cookware, Convection Roast, Crisp Function, Sabbath Program, Rapid PreHeat and AutoRoast.

The multilingual display features Delay Start, date, temperature in °F or °C, time and metric / imperial conversion. Soft Open / Soft Close door makes operating the oven easy. Finally, RemoteVision capable version will be available in the 4th Quarter of 2014. Miele.


Tags: 6000, Convection, from, Generation, Miele, Oven, Touch

08 Feb 14 Impressa A5 One Touch automatic coffee machine


The Impressa A5 One Touch is the most compact, thin automatic coffee machine by Jura, and the first one in the entirely new Impressa ‘A’ line. The design features angular shapes and top quality materials for a great appearance on your counter top. The A5 comes with 3-millimeter thick aluminum side panels, sleek chrome plated vents and a piano black front. This compact bean-to-cup automatic coffee machine measures 24 centimeters wide and 32 centimeters high.


You can have one cup or two side by side of the excellent coffee at the touch of a button. The Impressa A5 features the high speed Aroma grinder that retains every drop of beans flavour while grinding. Every step of the coffee or espresso making – grinding, extraction and brewing – goes under most ideal conditions. And Jura innovative one touch function combined with its fine froth technology deliver perfect latte or cappuccino every time.

Adjustable spout accommodates any cup size. The outlet assembly is easy to remove for cleaning, while 2 separate systems for milk and coffee ensure the best hygiene.


The operating controls comprise rotary switch and ergonomically placed buttons with easy to follow symbols, similar to the controls of the very popular and award winning ENA Micro 9 One Touch. Other key features of Impressa A5 One Touch automatic coffee machine are,
– hot water function
– thermoblock heating system with intelligent preheating
– high performance 15 bar pump
– programmable water quantity, brewing temperature and coffee strength
– integrated rinsing, cleaning and descaling program
– integrated cappuccino rinsing and cleaning program
– automatic flushing milk
– adjustable water hardness
– power saving mode

Price for Impressa A5 One Touch is around € 1,000. Also available with red side panels for around € 950. Jura.

Jura Impressa Z9 One Touch TFT espresso machine
JURA GIGA 5 fully automatic coffee machine


Tags: automatic, coffee, Impressa, Machine, Touch

29 Oct 13 Jura Impressa Z9 One Touch TFT espresso machine


The Swiss made Jura Impressa Z9 One Touch TFT combines user friendly operation and precise craftsmanship with captivating design, preparing cafe house coffee quality right in your kitchen. The elegant automatic specialty coffee machine features high-resolution 3.5″ TFT color display, allowing you to make espresso, coffee, latte macchiato, cappuccino or other specialties.

The modern frother technology prepares milk foam of unprecedented quality with a creamy consistency and a subtle sweetness. The frother has 2 separate chambers in which the milk is frothed twice. Any air bubbles will burst, compacting the foam and making it very fine. 3 bars in the frother spout slow down the foam as it exits the frother, pouring slowly and evenly into the cup.


Fully preserving aroma of the beans is pretty much the most important component of exquisite coffee making process. To accomplish this task, Jura Impressa Z9 One Touch TFT is equipped with advanced Aroma+ grinder, which is now twice as fast. It is also reduces noise levels by up to 50%, thanks to its geometry and finer teeth. Aroma+ grinder delivers consistent grinding results throughout the lifetime of the machine.


Rotary switch and high-resolution TFT color display make operation intuitive. You can arrange and name 6 coffee specialties individually on this screen. The rotary switch has some 11 types of coffee drinks, and together with Jura Café à la Carte function, the range of possibilities is nearly endless, as you can adjust the settings in an instant according to your liking.


Operation and programming of Jura Impressa Z9 One Touch TFT espresso machine is very straight forward. The automatic coffee machine guides you through all the menus and programming with text and images. No matter whether you want to customize your latte macchiato or be guided through a maintenance program, the interactive navigation makes it quick and easy.


The cup illumination feature is another nice touch, ensuring the final result of Impressa Z9 hard work is always presented in the best possible light. Price is in vicinity of € 2,000. Jura.

Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch espresso machine
Jura Signature Line
Jura Subito coffee maker
Impressa F8 and Impressa J5 coffee centers
Jura Capresso Impressa Z6
Jura Capresso Impressa S7
Coffee cup warmer


Tags: espresso, Impressa, Jura, Machine, Touch

08 Jan 13 TURMIX Just Touch – the simplest automatic coffee machine


This is one simple coffee machine that lets you have all sorts of sophisticated coffee specialties with a light tap of a fingertip on its touch-sensitive control panel. The fully automatic TURMIX Just Touch does it all and is as easy to use as you could wish for. The user-friendly touch screen allows you to select your favorite coffee specialty as well as other options like cleaning, descaling, etc. It also has icons that remind you to refill water and replace the water filter.

TURMIX Just Touch makes seductively fragrant and very tasty coffee. The automatic coffee machine is available in two models – the classic TURMIX Just Touch and TURMIX Just Touch + Milk with the sophisticated yet simple system to supply fresh milk for your drinks.


The TURMIX Just Touch + Milk delivers that delicate and perfectly balanced flavor of Italian cappuccino or caffè latte, automatically producing about two-inch thick, fine-pored foamed milk, making this machine a must have for every real cappuccino lover. Even better, there is no milk container to clean, because the milk flows directly from its original packaging.

Other features include easily accessible and removable grounds container and infuser, and tightly sealed coffee container that keeps coffee beans fresh and flavorful. Price is around 600 CHF. TURMIX.


Tags: automatic, coffee, just, Machine, simplest, Touch, TURMIX

04 Jun 12 Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch espresso machine


ENA Micro 9 One Touch is smallest one-touch automatic cappuccino machine on the market. This machine measures just 23cm in width and is 11% shorter than the compact ENA 9, thanks to the newly developed brewing unit, perfect for preparing a single cup and ensuring top-quality espresso results. The smaller size of the Jura espresso machine reinforced by the stylish Micro Silver colour, makes a strong impression.


Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch espresso machine is easy to operate. Simply press one of the ergonomically arranged buttons with the easy-to-understand symbols and enjoy the coffee drink you want – latte macchiato, cappuccino, café crème, espresso or hot water serving.


The state-of-the-art fine foam technology delivers truly delicious espresso / coffee specialities topped with milk foam. The height-adjustable dual spout of Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch has separate coffee and milk pipes to ensure perfect hygiene and easy cleaning.


Other key features and benefits of Jura ENA Micro 9 One Touch espresso machine include,
– multi-level conical grinder
– 15-bar high performance pump
– thermoblock heating system
– integrated rinsing, cleaning and descaling program
– integrated cappuccino rinsing and cleaning program
– adjustable water hardness
– programmable amount of water
– 2 programmable coffee strength levels
– 2 programmable brewing temperature levels
– clear text display
– programmable switch off time
– bean container with aroma preservation seal




More from Jura Capresso,
Jura Signature Line
Jura Subito coffee maker
Impressa F8 and Impressa J5 coffee centers
Jura Capresso Impressa Z6
Jura Capresso Impressa S7
Coffee cup warmer


Tags: espresso, Jura, Machine, Micro, Touch

15 Dec 11 Severin S2 One Touch automatic coffee machine


In the move that surely delighted coffee and cappuccino lovers, Severin has recently introduced its first fully automatic coffee maker, the S2 One Touch. The compact yet very capable machine comes with the innovative energy-on-demand technology, ensuring that electricity consumption is reduced to a minimum. The fully automatic coffee machine makes specialities such as cappuccino and latte macchiato with the help of One Touch operation, without having to shift the cup or glass. The intuitive E-Select rotating selector switch makes switching among the coffee specialities an easy task.


You can adjust the desired coffee strength and quantity settings, and specify the personal favourites using the My Coffee function. Two high performance pumps and a patented ceramic grinder ensure that S2 delivers premium quality crema. Excellent cappuccino, latte macchiato and cafe latte pour from the height-adjustable coffee/milk nozzle at the touch of a button, and you don’t have to move the cup or the glass.


In addition, Severin S2 One Touch automatic coffee machine features the advanced hygiene system. The integrated rinsing, cleaning and descaling programs maintain the entire coffee maker, including milk system, fully automatically. The easily removable coffee/milk nozzle is dishwasher safe. The Severin patented brew unit can also be removed.


The compact fully automatic coffee machine has integrated water-filter and measures just 24W x 35H x 33D centimetres, making it ideal for small kitchens. You can also choose from 6 sleek colours. Price is around € 600. Severin.





Tags: automatic, coffee, Machine, Severin, Touch

25 Aug 11 Indigo Touch: iPhone / iPad / iPod touch Home Control

Demo of Indigo Touch, the iPhone / iPod touch native application that connects to the Mac OS X Indigo Server software for home control of: HVAC (thermostats), sprinklers, lighting, and appliances.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Tags: control, home, Indigo, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Touch

09 Aug 11 Fun With Shorts: A Touch of Magic

MST3K style commentary on this horrific promotional film that seems to be selling everything from cars to dishwashers through song and dance. Not for the weak of heart. Commentary by Josh Way, footage from
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Google wants to control your home CNNMoney May 11, 2011 First Google dominated the Web with search. Then it ruled mobile devices with Android. Now Google wants to control everything inside your home. At its annual I/O developers conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, the company previewed Android@Home, a future platform that will allow you to interact with practically any electronic device you own using Google (GOOG, Fortune 500). Connected devices like home media equipment, dishwashers, cars, and lights could soon be able to be controlled using the new platform. We’d like to think of your entire home as an accessory, or better yet as a network of accessories, and think of Android as the operating system for your home,” said Joe Britt, head of the Android@Home team.

Tags: Magic, shorts, Touch

30 May 11 Electrolux Wave Touch

Run System Clean
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Tags: Electrolux, Touch, Wave