January 1, 2016
We started our New Years with a bunch of great movie viewing late last night, followed by a brisk run this morning in 2016. We have lots on tap for 2016 and it’s our 12th anniversary in May. We simply can’t believe it’s been 12 years since we launched Single Serve Coffee. 12 years is a long time, but we can imagine another 12 years of blogging ahead and enjoying lots more single serve coffee.
Thanks to everyone for contributing all of your news and cheer in 2015, and we expect even more contributors to step up in 2016 so we can bring you the news everyday.
Raise your cup to 2016 - this year is going to be AWESOME!
November 24, 2015
Over at CNN.com there’s more news coffee is saving your life for those who don’t smoke and drink three to five cups a day. That’s right for people who've never smoked, the benefits of drinking coffee is pretty amazing: Those who drank between less than a cup of coffee and three cups a day had 6% to 8% lower risk of dying than noncoffee drinkers. Those who drank three to five cups and more than five cups had 15% and 12% lower death rates.
So I’m pretty sure I’m upping my game in with regards to coffee consumption. Are you?
November 12, 2015
Ferrero Pocket Coffee Espresso is a bittersweet chocolate tasting exactly like an Italian espresso. 3 pieces of Pocket Coffee is equal to 1 Cup of Espresso, so you can kickstart your day from your pocket any time you want. The chocolate taste Like a liquor chocolate, but with strong espresso in the middle instead of liquor Pocket Coffee is a delectable combination of espresso filled dark chocolate that combines a gourmet chocolate experience with an authentic espresso taste and energy boost.
October 21, 2015
3D printing is on the rise in the United States and world wide, and if you want to use some eco-conscious 3D ink or filament so far you’ve been out of luck. 3Dom – one of the largest manufacturers of filament for 3D printing – has teamed up with biocomposite developer c2renew to bring the filament made from recycled coffee grounds. How does it work?
Wound Up is a coffee filled 3D printing filament made using waste byproducts from coffee. Wound Up uses those coffee left-overs to create a special 3D printing material with visibly unique print finishes. The filament produces products with a rich brown color and a noticeable natural grain. There’s also a video available about Wound Up here.
So remember if you print a coffee cup with Wound Up it’s really a coffee cup through and through.
Via Inhabitat at 3Dom
October 20, 2015
COFFEE-MATE has themed their line of liquid coffee creamers with Star Wars shaped bottles. Given tickets and the second trailer for Star Wars the Force Awakens debuted last night, perhaps the time is right for you to theme your coffee this week as well. Flavors include with theme:
- Spiced Latte Chewbacca
- Hazelnut C3PO
- French Vanilla R2D2
- Italian Sweet Creme Boba Fett
- Espresso Chocolate Darth Vader
We’ve already seen these at our local super markets, so you should be all set to have the force be with you when looking to purchase.
October 12, 2015
Over the weekend we visited the Keurig Flagship store in Burlington, MA. The entire area near the store in the Burlington Mall is covered in all things Keurig KOLD. We also got a great demo that we'll share later in the week. We'll have tons more pictures as well but this should get you started.
Continue reading: "Keurig KOLD at Flagship Store in Burlington, MA"
October 5, 2015
The Keurig KOLD single serve soda machine is changing how families enjoy their favorite beverages at home. The KOLD produces individual servings of freshly made, cold, carbonated and non-carbonated drinks, including authentic Coca-Cola Company and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group favorites, plus craft sodas, iced teas, flavored water, sports drinks, iced teas and more.
How the Keurig KOLD Works
If you have seen a Keurig coffee brewer in action, you probably have a good idea of how Keurig machines make delicious drinks in every flavor imaginable. The KOLD follows in this tradition of customizing beverages for each person in the home.
Like its hot beverage counterpart, the Keurig KOLD uses small, individual serving cups (called KOLD pods in this case) to make fresh drinks for each member of the household. We just have to remove the freshness seal from the bottom on the KOLD pod, insert it in the machine and press the button to make a perfectly mixed, instantly cold beverage – even a carbonated one.
Continue reading: "Keurig KOLD Single Serve Soda Machine - In Depth"
September 30, 2015
The Barista Official Trailer is out and if you’re interested in the rise of the Barista told through five top baristas pushing the limits of coffee then this documentary is for you. The documentary follows their pursuit to win the National Barista Championship – a surreal competition where even one mistake means you’re out of the running to win.
Once a year, thousands of baristas square off in competitions around the U.S., but only one will become the National Champion. BARISTA takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and enlightening look into the unimaginable world of coffee competitions and the passionate, lovable and quirky characters that devote their lives to them.
We’ll be looking to see this locally probably at our local art house in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA. Trailer is after the jump, and expect it in theaters in early November 2015.
Continue reading: "Barista Coffee Documentary - Official Trailer"
September 22, 2015
The Instant Guide to Making Coffee video doesn’t cover making coffee with K-Cups or coffee pods, but it does cover one of our favorite single serve coffee methods - the Aeropress. This short, essential guide to the coolest coffee-making methods available is a pretty neat watch. We love the animation and the audio is also really well done. Video is after the jump...
Continue reading: "An Instant Guide to Making Coffee"
August 21, 2015
We'll be taking a much needed vacation over the next few weeks. Expect us to pop up on Twitter and also perhaps a post or two as we explore the wild west and the coast of Martha's Vineyard. We’ve had an amazing summer here at Single Serve Coffee. Thanks for all of your support and comments.
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Again - have a safe and amazing end of summer.
-- Jay Brewer
-- Editor, Single Serve Coffee
June 29, 2015
We're taking a break for the 4th of July Holiday week through the 8th of July. We'll keep the lights on so make sure and drink lots of iced single serve coffee and kick back like we'll be doing.
In the mean time you can also follow Single Serve Coffee each month on Facebook and Twitter for the latest single serve coffee news, reviews, and deals. You can also sign up to receive our weekly email newsletter and catch up on all your Single Serve Coffee news every Monday morning. If you're interested in chatting about all things Single Serve Coffee please check out our Forums.
Again - have a safe and thankful holiday week. See you next week!
-- Jay Brewer
-- Editor, Single Serve Coffee
June 10, 2015
Starbucks has six new Frappuccino flavors in honor of the drink’s 20th anniversary this month.
- Cotton Candy
- Lemon Bar
- Caramel Cocoa Cluster
- Cinnamon Roll
- Red Velvet Cake
They made their debut this week on June 8th and Starbuckians are invited to vote for their favorite from June 19 through June 30th. The winning flavor will be announced on social media on July 3rd and then be available at a special price through the 4th of July weekend.
June 9, 2015
According to a recent test performed by CBS stations in Pittsburgh, Dallas, and Chicago. The news outlets swabbed the various parts of 29 Keurig coffee makers and one swab from a machine in Pittsburgh contained 4.6 million colonies of bacteria and mold. E.coli showed up on a machine in Dallas. EWWW!
These findings are alarming but realize any machine that has standing water and other food items around it is going to have similar issues. Kitchen appliances in general have lots of bacteria and mold on them, and we all know the common kitchen sponge has more germs on it than your toilet seat.
So what do you do? Make sure you clean your Keurig coffee maker regularly, and that water reservoir is a great place to start. Wiping down the brew head area, and making sure the handles and other parts of the Keurig coffee maker are clean will cut down on mold and bacteria. In the end a clean coffee maker also makes better tasting coffee.
Via The Huffington Post
May 6, 2015
Dukale's Dream is a new documentary about fair trade coffee growers in Ethiopia from Hugh Jackman (yes, Wolverine himself). He recently travelled to Ethiopia and spent time with coffee farmers to see the hardships they have to endure. It appears by the end of the trailer that Jackman manages to get the farmer's coffee in USA retail coffee shops, new packaging and all.
This documentary should open a lot of eyes in regards to how coffee farmers/growers in poor countries are getting shafted by big coffee companies due to them undercutting costs, and not paying what the beans are actually worth.
Duke's Dream will be in select theaters next month and iTunes soon afterwards. Check the trailer after the jump.
Continue reading: "Hugh Jackman to release Fair Trade Coffee Documentary"