The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® CBTL Single Serve Beverage Machine
Free yourself from making a whole pot of coffee, and prepare one perfect cup of your favorite coffee, espresso or tea with the CBTL Single Serve Beverage System easily, at the touch of a button. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf company is a southern California icon known for highest quality premium hand blended coffees and hand plucked teas. This sleek, stylish machine lets you enjoy CBTL's beverages in the convenience of your home. Just place a capsule into the machine, select a cup size and press a button. Beverage machine features six cup size settings (8, oz, 9 oz, 10 oz, 12, oz) and twin pressure system: 15 bar pressure for authentic espresso, 3.5 bar pressure for brewed coffee and tea. It also offers automatic proportioning for consistent taste and aroma, cup after cup and easy capsule insertion and automatic ejection. Water reservoir has a 51-ounce capacity. Includes adjustable drip tray, drip tray cover and capsule tray. One-year warranty. Model # 10134.
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CBTL Americano My wife and I had been shopping for a single serve home brewer system for some time. We have only a small amount of counter space and our large brewer was too much for the house and we did not drink 12 cups of coffee. We started looking at everything from Keurig, Nespresso, Starbucks Verismo, Bunn MyCafe, etc. My wife mainly likes the brewed coffee while I like espresso drinks. I get "free" brewed coffee at work, so I would be the secondary user for this machine so my wife's preferences were dictating most of the discussions (by my choice-when she's happy I am). Actually the CBTL machines were the last I looked at. I was waiting on the Starbucks Verismo to come out, but I have seen some really bad reviews. I like the build quality of the Nespresso and don't doubt that they have a good product, but we wanted an ability to do brewed coffee which with the Nespresso one would have to add water (i.e. making an americano). I had seen the CBTL, but had not given it much thought, but when I was in BB&B one day I looked at it, then I looked at online reviews. I was really surprised at so many favorable reviews, so we purchased one! The deal BB&B is offering in store is amazing. You get the machine and 5-boxes of coffee capsules + you get a $50 mail in rebate! We used a 20% coupon and we were out the door for around $128 including tax + we will get the $50 rebate in the form of a prepaid visa (which we plan to use on a milk frother). The great thing about this machine is you can buy the coffee capsules at cbtl.com, target, bb&b and amazon. The coffee we have tried is really good. The decaf espresso is so smooth and rich and has golden brown crema(great for evening espressos) and the French is so strong that its fine for the 12 oz setting for travel mugs. Make sure you prime the pump! Also the capsules are BPA free and with a little practice all the piecces inside the capsules are recyclable. Just remove the foil top, pull the top plastic filter out as well as the bottom one, wash them off and put in the recycle bin. The actual capsule is made from polypropylene. The used coffee goes in our compost! We have been happy with the machine so far and with BB&B's return policy it was an easy decision to try this out. We look forward to getting some Torani flavered syrups and our milk frother and have some friends over for a coffeehouse night! December 13, 2012
Like having a coffee shop in your kitchen. I purchased my CBTL to replace my Kcup machine since I had so many issues with the pumps (3 machines in 1 year!) and hated that I couldn't get a great cup of coffee, not to mention even an espresso, from the machine. This machine packs a fantastic punch- great pressure, rapid action on the brew and espresso with crema! Love the single cup style to it as my husband rarely drinks coffee and prefers flavors where as I am completely opposite. The tank size is good for about 1 days worth of use for our house, but that's really not an issue for us. Some may complain its a bit louder than a Kcup machine - but its only for a few moments and I know it is because this machine packs more power than a Kcup machine could. You will not be disappointed if you are looking for that next step up from a KCup machine! May 25, 2012
CBTL Single Serve Machine was purchased as a gift for my husband. It seems ok but it's a pain having to drive from 35 to 50 minutes just to buy the coffee when Keurig is offered in all the supermarkets in the area. Too bad the coffee pods are not interchangeable. This machine was used only once and seems quite noisy. Since it is still new I'll have to save any other reviews for later. May 3, 2012
Finally -- coffee! After trying to get a decent cup of coffee out of one of the other (starts with a K....) pod-style coffee makers for the last year or more, I tried this out after having an espresso handed to me when I was walking through my local BBandB. That was all it took. At this point, the beverage offerings aren't as varied as they are for the leading pod makers, but this thing actually makes a real cup of coffee. And more. So instead of getting distracted by flavored iced tea or hot chocolate....It is smaller, works like a charm, heats up fast, easy to clean. Can you get a better cup from a 2000 dollar espresso machine? Probably. I'm good with this, hopefully for a while. April 11, 2012