No that's not the Doc from Back to the Future in the back of the coffee powered truck.
TIME.com has pretty interesting feature on a converted Ford pickup truck called the Coffee Car Mark 2 which is the world’s fastest coffee-powered vehicle. This is how they did the coffee to powering the truck translation.
The owner installed a charcoal stove on the car, which breaks down coffee-bean chaff into carbon monoxide and hydrogen.
The gas is cooled and filtered, and the hydrogen is used to power a modified gasoline engine.
The coffee car hit a top speed of 65 m.p.h. in the presence of a Guinness adjudicator at Woodford Airfield in Manchester, England, on Feb. 19.
Perhaps this could be the solution we need to finally rid ourselves of not only by-products of coffee making, but other things as well. The only problem we see - emissions are not going to past muster with everyone driving around with coffee powered cars. :-) Full video after the jump.
The Season 2 Trailer of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is out and we're already plotting what coffee we'll drink while watching. We really enjoyed season one with Larry David as one of the guests and since Sarah Silverman is in season 2 - we'll be watching. Full video after the jump.
Over at the The Verge there's talk of yet another competing standard being decided by yes - a coffee cup. Back in the day there was both RF and Wi-Fi on laptops - competing standards of wireless networking ultimately decided when Starbucks rolled out Wi-Fi nationwide to 2000+ coffee shops. Now there's another standard at war - wireless charging. We've seen this new wireless charging already being tested in Boston Starbucks, and we know if they roll it out nationwide yet again the PMA (Power Matters Alliance) will probably win over the other wireless charging formats. Right now you can use the Powermat at some Starbucks and it's presence alone made us curious about wireless charging for the first time.
Who do you think will win? We'd put our money on whoever Starbucks backs, and right now that looks like the Powermat.
In case you missed coffee week on NPR we'd like to bring it to your attention. Packed with interesting articles ranging from Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians Drinking Coffee to masterful Japanese mug art. Make sure and check it out - our favorite is probably the foam kitty crawling out of a coffee mug. We're suckers for cats and coffee.
Update:Our forums has a detailed post with all the details on each of the articles from Coffee Week on NPR.
If you like espresso you're really going to like espresso music. This video from Sanremo shows how the simple request of coffee leads to chaos + cappuccino in an off-the-wall music video. As screened at London Coffee Festival + UK Barista Championship we think you're going to like this - after the jump.
Over at Kickstarter Shaun Pitz is working very hard to show the battle line between coffee and espresso in a new short film.
"Espresso Manifesto is a seven minute animated film that reconsiders the origin of coffee through a colorful world of fantasy and science fiction. A mysterious cafe set beside an ocean of grass, a silent observer, metallic serpents, rolling robots, and one lingering question: Why is coffee just so delicious? The answer may be more sinister than you think. "
Shaun works in a coffee shop by day and has been animating and creating the film at night. We're thinking given the trailer a bit Shaun has been a bit hopped up on espresso and coffee the entire time.
Well JCPenney can't even catch a coffee break from Caribou Coffee. Caribou had announced a potential partnership about six months ago, but now it's not so interested in being in the in store coffee brand for JCPenney. We thought the cafe idea and in store coffee would have made a nice splash for JCPenney customers. Perhaps they can attract another brand?
Yes - that's a microscope and a Nespresso right next to each other working side by side in perfect harmony.
We're excited to share with you another cool single serve coffee setup and this on is from Turkey. Prof.Dr. Hamdi Akan has sent us in pictures of his office at the Ankara University Medical School, Department of Hematology, Ankara, TURKEY. We're impressed and it shows his dedication to not only medicine but good coffee.
If you want us to feature your Single Serve Coffee setup please send us an email with pictures and tell us a little about your setup as well.
Do you have what it takes to be the best single serve coffee barista using the Aeropress single serve coffee and espresso maker? The 6th annual World Aeropress Championships will be held in Melbourne during the World Barista Championships between the 23rd and 25th May, 2013. Sure you've got to win some other competitions at the World Barista Championships to qualify, but nothing is every easy except a perfect cup of single serve coffee right?
AB from Maine has sent in a picture of their single serve coffee setup? What's yours? Send in pictures using the news email link in the right hand bar at the top and we might feature your setup next month.
"Testing out various animation techniques using shape layers in After Effects. Edmundo Ros' Coffee Song provides a fun music track to try out some new things. Filled with controlled abandon, latin flavour and a kaleidoscopia of beans - disfrutar!"
Alan C. has written in to tell us Mr Coffee has launched a Recall web site In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada. Why has there been a recall of this brewer?
Jarden Consumer Solutions and Mr Coffee are announcing a voluntary recall for the Mr Coffee Single Cup Brewing System, Model BVMC-KG1 series. We have received reports that a build-up of steam can force the brewing chamber to open and expel hot coffee grounds and water, posing a burn hazard. Please note this recall is limited to the Mr. Coffee Single Cup Brewing System, Model BVMC-KG1 series in the United States and Canada.
The New Year is upon us and we are looking forward to all the reviews, news, and comments coming our way about Single Serve Coffee. We would have never imagined 2012 would be filled with so many new single serve coffee systems with the launch of the Keurig VUE brewer, Starbuck's Verismo Brewer, and the upcoming RIVO from Keurig and Lavazza. We can only imagine and just get more excited with how many cool and interesting single serve coffee and espresso products are coming this year in 2013. So sit back and relax today and soak it all in, and after you had your day of relaxation visit us this year in 2013 and we'll provide you all the news, reviews, and commentary to help you assess what single serve coffee products you'll need in your coffee filled lives.
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