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June 1, 2016

CannaCloud - Pod Based Marijuana Vaporizer System

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We’re all familiar with coffee pods, K-Cups, and other ways to brew single cups of coffee, but what do you do if you want a single dose of marijuana? With legal marijuana on the rise, there has to be a solution and Cannakorp was born. CannaKorop is the world's first single-serve, pod-based vaporizer system and it's coming to market in early 2017. Dubbed the CannaCloud, it's essentially the Keurig of cannabis.

Here's how CannaCloud works:

  • The user inserts a pre-measured cup of marijuana into a travel mug-like canister.
  • With the press of a button, the canister heats the marijuana and fills with vapor in less than a minute.
  • A plastic mouthpiece opens a one-way valve that releases the vapor. Voilà.

If using the CannaCloud sounds similar to popping a K-Cup into a Keurig machine, that's because CannaKorp has two former executives from the leading single-serve coffee maker company sitting at the helm.

'When you pick up one of the pods, you're able to read the brand, strength, and strain,' Dave Manly, chairman of CannaKorp, told Tech Insider back in November. 'Every time you do it, it's going to be the same.'

The CannaCloud will retail for $149, but a single-use pod, which contains only 0.4 grams of marijuana will run $9.99 each. 

Via.The 'Keurig for marijuana' by CannaKorp

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May 31, 2016

America Rolls On Dunkins

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That's how we roll our coffee and donuts around Boston.

Via www.reddit.com

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March 9, 2016

Go Cubes Chewable Single Serve Coffee

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Go Cubes Chewable Coffee allow you to keep your coffee in your pocket instead of a cup. You get four gummies per pack, and each gummy is half a cup of coffee. Go Cubes come in three delicious flavors - mocha, pure drip, and latte (each pack is assorted). They are also made for performance: 50mg caffeine, 100mg theanine, plus other supplements for focused energy on the go.

At Go Cubes Chewable Coffee and Go Cubes.

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February 8, 2016

Keurig Sales Continue To Fall

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Over at NPR and other sites we’re finding stories of Keurig’s sales continuing to fall. Sales are in the decline at Keurig with bookings down some $60 million from last year. Besides K-Cups not being kind to the environment, there’s also been a general dislike of Keurig 2.0 and Keurig KOLD sales are supposedly not great either. 

What do you think are Keurig’s troubles? Remember when K-Cups were supposed to take over the world? We did and still think they might if Keurig can make some changes.

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January 1, 2016

Happy Single Serve Coffee New Year 2016

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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!

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November 24, 2015

Coffee Is Saving Your Life

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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?

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November 12, 2015

Ferrero Pocket Coffee Espresso

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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.

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October 21, 2015

Wound Up Filament - 3D Print with Recycled Coffee Grounds

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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

 

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October 20, 2015

Star Wars COFFEE-MATE Bottles

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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.

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October 12, 2015

Keurig KOLD at Flagship Store in Burlington, MA

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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.

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October 5, 2015

Keurig KOLD Single Serve Soda Machine - In Depth

 

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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.

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September 30, 2015

Barista Coffee Documentary - Official Trailer

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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.

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September 22, 2015

An Instant Guide to Making Coffee

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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...

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August 21, 2015

End of Summer Break - See You After Labor Day 2015

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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. 

In the mean time if you're new to our site and Single Serve Coffee 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 amazing end of summer.

-- Jay Brewer

-- Editor, Single Serve Coffee

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