There is a new article on Green Mountain Coffee Roasters that is more of a conundrum for us here at Single Serve Coffee, than insightful. We've seen several articles featuring the company with the pros and cons of single use K-Cups, coffee pods, T-Discs, and even Nespresso capsules with respect to the environment, and this one has nothing really new to offer.
We know that Green Mountain has built a reputation as an eco-friendly company since it was founded nearly 30 years ago, and we also strongly believe in the future more of the single-cup offerings will be even more recyclable and eco-friendly given all the research and development they are working on in the area. We also believe not wasting an entire pot of coffee, and also recycling the majority of the K-Cup is a great start. You can use the coffee grounds in compost along with the paper filter, and we peel off the top to put into our regular recycling which takes all comers.
There is one really interesting tidbit which is the all-paper K-Cup Green Mountain is working on with respect to tea brewing which would be fully recylable. A fully recyclable K-Cup option at least for teas would be a big step toward getting a 100% recycling option.
Not only has Cool Beans redesigned their web site, but the entire line of packaging for their single serve coffee pods has been updated as well. The new site design is super easy to navigate, and we really love the new Cool Beans logo. Peter from Cool Beans also wanted to let everyone know they will be introducing another 20 to 30 selections of coffee, and a line of Fair Trade / Organic coffee pods.
Japan is a magical place, and this cafe inside the Marunouichi Building in central Tokyo offers its guests one iPad for every table. It also seems all the iPads are left largely unattended and unsecured which just wouldn't work here in the US. If we ever get to Tokyo, we're pretty sure we'll find even more coffee meets tech wonders. Do you know of more?
Maybe it's too soon to stand up and cheer for joy, but as of yesterday it looks like BP has finally capped the oil well in the gulf. During the entire mess a comedy troop made one of the funnier rips on BP with a coffee twist. For your Friday viewing pleasure we give you the "BP Coffee Spill". Our 2 cents BP? Maybe you should brew into travel mugs using a single serve coffee brewer, and then put the top on your travel mug. Thanks to Jim for sending this in.
The Cafe Solo coffee-maker makes coffee brewed without steam or pushing and pulling, and without machinery and filters. You pour ground coffee beans and boiling water into the carafe, and then place the filter on the end after stirring. In about 4 minutes you have some coffee.
That's right for anyone needing WI-FI while away from their single serve coffee maker you'll be able to starting July 1st, 2010 to get FREE WI-FI in any Starbucks that has it. Yep - sure you usually enjoy a cup of amazing coffee at home, but we're going on our summer trip soon, and that usually means a summer trip with a bunch of visits to Starbucks, and now we'll be able to check our email a bit faster.
On their Twitter page, the coffee giant announced:
"We're very excited to announce that coming July 1st: Free. 1 click. No registration WIFI at all US locations!"
After you strike your pose, you can share your pose on Facebook using the Facebook share link, and if you post on Coffee Whiz's facebook wall you'll be able to get a "I Hang With Wolfgang Puck Shirt". After the post just send your pose to Vickie at coffeewiz.com using the "send to friend" link and be sure to include your mailing address in the message box to receive your t-shirt.
We love it when a geek finally discovers something to truly geek out on - coffee. The GeekDad at Wired is a total coffee addict, and has discovered the wonders of the Aeropress (read our full geek on review here). He likes the clinical approach to being able to use pressue, temperature, and the press process to get a perfect cup of single serve coffee. It's truly a great read and we do love the Aeropress.
I've lived with the AeroPress for a couple of months now, and have enjoyed many cups of coffee from it. The in-built measuring tools mean that you can turn out cup after cup of consistent strength coffee. And it is much easy to clean than other devices I've used -- simply bang out the grounds and rinse.
We anxiously wait each year for the day after tax day to see how our return looks, and if we get that magical refund allowing us to purchase new single serve coffee stuff. Did you get a refund? Are you going to finally buy that shiny new Keurig model or Opod coffee pod brewer you've had your eyes on? Is the day after tax day just going to be an excuse for you to purchase more K-Cups than you could possibly drink in 3 months? Are T-Discs on your mind? Sound off and let us know what you're doing after Tax Day regardless of a refund. Maybe we should be a matching iPad to read the news while we drink our single serve coffee? Hmmm...
Looks like the great white north is indeed following the single serve coffee trend, and starting to buy more and more single serve coffee. According to the market research company The NPD Group, single-serve coffee makers have increased in popularity with sales showing a 103-per-cent jump in 2009. Further to this, more than one-third of Canadians are buying less coffee or specialty beverages away from home.
Indeed we'd like to note we have a ton of daily Canadian readers here at Single Serve Coffee, and if you've noticed we try and always offer where our Canadian friends can purchase their single serve coffee.
So drink up Canadian neighbors, and enjoy the world of hot beverages and single serve coffee! T-Disc or K-Cup? We think they'll try both.
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