November 11, 2008
Coffee Beanery Co Ltd, a supplier of coffee beans in Bangkok for almost six decades, hopes to sell three million cups of coffee under its new "ground coffee cup" concept. The new product to be launched next month helps consumers not worry about the price of fresh coffee and having to grind it. Can you say single serve coffee in a coffee cup?
How does it work? The 25-baht cup contains ground coffee along with a filter, sugar and creamer. That means the only thing that the cup doesn't come with is hot water. The filter is imported from Japan, and the double-wall cup makes it easy to hold. There are similar products in the market around Bangkok, but none exactly like the Zolito cup.
The beans are Arabica and two blends are available: dark roast and medium roast. The cups are available at convenience stores, service station mini-marts, and supermarkets.
We'll let you know if these cups make their way stateside. Hopefully the cup, and filter, and contents are recyclable.
October 27, 2008
If you're looking for music with your one cup coffee we give you the Saucer CD Player. This concept probably won't make it to market, but it does put a little grin on our faces. This mug and saucer is essentially a portable CD player and speakers squeezed into a saucer. You can "dock" your cup and twist it to control the volume. We hope every time we take a sip the volume doesn't need adjusting, and of course you'd better not spill a single serve coffee drop.
Via Gizmodo at Yanko Design
October 22, 2008
These are troubled times. Everyday the stock market is nothing but volatile, people are losing their homes, and the world is warming. You might think the way out of this mess is to pick up your step, put on a happy face, and tell everyone it's going to be all right. We think different.
We think you should join the downward spiral in all it's glory and drink from The Pessimist's Mug. Specifically engineered by the chronically cynical pessimists of Despair Laboratories, this crystal-clear mug will help all who drink from it to Stay Grounded by forever reminding them to see when the glass is half-empty, and things may or may not get that much better. Fashioned by the perpetually miserable using the extremely rare silicon dioxide compound, fused at very high temperatures with borates or phosphates, this is the single serve coffee mug for the 21st century single serve coffee drinker.
At The Pessimist's Mug
October 16, 2008
We're always looking around for the "Next Generation" of coffee mugs to drink our single serve coffee from, and we think the Highwave -- Javaa glass coffee mugs fit the bill. The hour glass/ diner mug shape nests securely into your hand, the base is slightly wider and more stable. The mug also features a silicone ring which is also a no slip base - perfect for that soft landing on any surface. Each mug can handle up to 10 ounces of your favorite single serve coffee, and the Javaa coffee mugs are microwave and dishwasher safe.
Highwave also has an entire line of other double blown glass mugs and glasses if you're looking to drink other beverages in double wall style.
At Highwave -- Javaa
October 3, 2008
If you like to drink coffee, and you like to take pictures we have a coffee mug for you. The camera lens coffee cup will fulfill both you caffeine habit, and waiting to get the perfect photo. It's not a reality yet, but we expect this idea to makes it's way into a coffee cup soon.
August 20, 2008
We love the design of this coaster which makes spoon and spillage mess a thing of the past. The sculptured surface catches any coffee that might spill in the center, and the spoon rest catches the rest. Sold in a pack of four in green or grey rubber. We're pretty sure we'd go green over grey.
Via Cooking Gadgets at Spill Coasters
August 14, 2008
If you aren't "Twittering" yet - you should be. Twitter allows you to basically type in a sentence or two, and that micro-blog like post gets sent out to all of your friends. The messages are called "tweets", and this Twitsig mug can be printed with your favorites. We like the idea of a very cool tweet being on our mug, but we're not sure we could ever pick the best one that would in fact be timeless. Whatever you decide to print on the mug may lead to buying multiple mugs for all your favorite tweets. We also think this might be the perfect gift for your twitter obsessed friends who drink single serve coffee.
Via Popgadget at Twitsig mug
July 2, 2008
The mug features three different rotating bands that will unveil your drink preferences to you, your spouse, or whoever is seeing or refilling said coffee cup. The top band determines whether coffee or tea is your preference, and we know it's coffee - come on! The middle band determines the the milk preference, and the bottom band determines the sugar preference. The Drink Selector Mug is available for $24, and should ensure you don't get a bad refill or first fill of single serve coffee every morning. It might even be a good way to remind those of us who wake up hard what we should put in our coffee.
June 11, 2008
Feeling a bit lazy this morning? Maybe too lazy to stir your own cup of single serve coffee? We have a solution - the Gevalia Self Stirring Single Serve Coffee Mug. This mug gently stirs your single serve coffee at the push of a button, and it can keep your coffee hot for hours. With snap-on, see-through sipper lid, this 12-oz. capacity coffee mug is made of insulated stainless steel, and it even includes 2 AAA batteries for $19.
At Gevalia Self Stirring Single Serve Coffee Mug
June 4, 2008
Integrating your computing experience with your caffeine intake might seem like science fiction, but in fact we live in a time where this could be easily done. This concept of a computing single serve coffee cup is indeed what could be pouring forth from Apple or some other computer maker someday soon.
The designers of the "cup" envision a cup that literally pours information in waves of holographic images for your daily consumption. Have a big creative meeting? Then spill your thoughts onto the conference table. Whatever brew you decide to share, this idea could be in the single serve coffee cup of your future.
At "The Cup" Computer by Hyuh-Jin Lee & Hyeroung Choen