January 14, 2010

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters - Success, K-Cups and the Environment

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We've had a number of readers write in regarding the lengthy article on Green Mountain Coffee and Keurig that was recently run in the Boston Globe. The article highlights the rise to single serve coffee prominence of the companies, along with the environmental issues regarding K-Cups not being 100% recyclable (though you can recycle the lid and the coffee plus filter within each K-Cup which the author seems to miss).

There's some really interesting facts including shipping brewers this past year with numbers of 2.3 million, and 1.6 billion K-Cups have been sold in the past year too - wowser. What we like is the history and we think you'll enjoy this read.

At The Boston Globe

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January 4, 2010

iMac Meets Mac Mini with Single Serve Coffee Maker in the Middle

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Thought we'd kick off the New Year with something we'd thought we'd see in the year 2010 as youths - how about a single serve coffee maker with a computer all in one case? Yes! Klaus Diebel put together this incredibly useful device that will make your coffee, play some thumping tunes, and do your computing tasks as well. Now the single serve coffee maker in question that fits inside is the WMF - we've featured it before but have never used one. We'd like to think a mac-mini and coffee pod brewer housed in an imac is a great idea - but the you'd better not spill your coffee inside the computer or they'll be single serve coffee trouble.

Via TUAW at Klaus Diebel

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December 31, 2009

Happy New Year and What Not to Do in the New Year with Single Serve Coffee

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We thought we'd share an article our good friend Jess sent in by someone who thought drinking 10 macchiatos in one day was a good idea. Come on people! Drinking too much of anything especially in one day is not good, but the article is very telling and very funny and worth the read on this day before the new year.

It had never seemed like a good idea. It had, in fact, always seemed like a terrifically bad idea. But with climb-the-mountain-because-it's-there logic, we kept talking about the idea until it became inevitable and the inevitable formed into a plan: 10 cafés, 10 macchiatos, one morning, by bike.

At A Terrifically Bad Idea by Elisha Cooper

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December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays from Single Serve Coffee - 2009

m197100490027.jpgWe'll be back next week, but until then you'll just have to read our reviews and older news - and of course do it while enjoying a cup of amazing single serve coffee.

We want to thank to all our dedicated readers for your support and your trust during an exciting 2009 - our sixth year on the web (we'll be 6 years in total this coming May 2010). And a special thanks to all of our advertisers over this past year - without them we wouldn't be able to bring you Single Serve Coffee each day.

Have a great holiday everyone and raise your coffee cups, and remember how fortunate you are to be drinking coffee one cup at a time.

- Jay Brewer
- Editor, Single Serve Coffee.com

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November 24, 2009

Coffee Giant Redesigned Web Store Offers SMS Order Tracking


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Coffee Giant has recently redesigned their web site, and there is a ton of new features and it's just much easier to navigate and buy single serve coffee now at their site. They also offer a couple of very cool features now including SMS text messaging to let you know when you're order is going to arrive. Another feature is the Concessions page - which simply lists all of their coupons and other special offers.

Congrats to Coffee Giant for a totally fresh site that is current with the times.

  • SMS Order Status Notification On-the-Go - CoffeeGIANT is the first national single-serve coffee dealer to offer Order Status Notification directly to your cell phone in the form of SMS messages.
  • CoffeeGIANT Concession - They make it easy to know what promotions are available with the CoffeeGIANT Concession listing. Click the "Coupons" link found within the header of the site, and you will be directed to the Concession page.

At CoffeeGIANT

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November 20, 2009

15 Things Worth Knowing About Coffee

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Want to know 15 things about the coffee you're drinking. Well - maybe not just about your coffee but about coffee. This cool pictorial and fact filled piece is amazing.

Some facts include:

  • Dancing Goats
  • Originally Coffee Was Eaten
  • There's a Bean Belt
  • Coffee Drinking was banned once very long ago
  • Coffee grows on trees

At 15 Things Worth Knowing About Coffee

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November 10, 2009

3,604 Cups of Coffee Used to Make Picture of Mona Lisa

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If you've got a ton of time on your hands and let's say 3,604 cups of coffee lying around - you might be able to brew up something like the Mona Lisa. The big question on our mind is not WHY - but who drunk all these crazy cups of coffee, and what coffee maker did they use to make all of them.

What we do know is the painting measures 20 feet high and 13 feet wide and took a team of eight people three hours to complete. It was created for The Rocks Aroma Festival in Sydney, Australia, and seen by 130,000 people who attended the one-day coffee-lovers event.

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At SingleServeCoffee.com Forums

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November 9, 2009

Peet's Buys Diedrich - Finally Gets Into the K-Cup Business

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CNN Money and others are reporting that Peet's had indeed offered to buy Diedrich Coffee. Last Monday Peet's announced its offer to buy Diedrich for about $213 million in cash and stock, and plans to use its established grocery distribution system for selling its own bagged coffee, and to use that same channel to push more Diedrich K-Cups and eventually perhaps even Peet's K-Cups.

Peet's also plans to eventually sell its namesake coffee in K-Cup forms, joining the fast-growing segment. Shipments of K-Cups are up 60% through its first three-quarters to $1.18 billion units, according to Green Mountain Coffee, while shipments of the machines needed to brew the cups are up 144% during that time.

By acquiring Diedrich, Peet's will also get the infrastructure needed to get set up those capabilities.

Very exciting news indeed, but let's hope they keep the Diedrich coffees and brand around. We love a the variety of K-Cups available, and hope they expand and enhance the K-Cup world of single cup coffee not just replace Peet's coffees for Diedrich coffees.

At Peet's Deal For Diedrich Could Froth 'K-Cup' Business

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October 27, 2009

BeMoved Coffee Machine - Jump for your Caffeine

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Douwe Egberts has introduced a very high end single serve coffee maker concept that makes you jump and interact to get your coffee. For us - that doesn't make a whole lot of sense, especially after a hard night and just wanting to get a single cup of coffee, but hey it's a concept. We've included the video below, but essentially think of it as a large touch screen super auto-matic coffee maker that has a camera in the front like the Sony Eye for Playstation. By moving around and then doing your selection - you'll get your coffee - maybe.

Via Engadget

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September 21, 2009

Green Mountain Coffee Launches Web Site with All Brands Under One Roof

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We're very excited to say Green Mountain Coffee has re-launched their web site and folded all four of it's brands under one virtual roof. The new collection of web sites - www.GreenMountainCoffee.com, www.Tullys.com, www.CaribouKcups.com, and www.NewmansOwnOrganicsCoffee.com, -- features four different stores" but only one checkout. Single serve coffee drinkers can browse among Green Mountain Coffee®, Tully's®, Caribou® K-Cups®, and Newman's Own® Organics coffees by using the tabs at the top of their screen. They can add items to their cart from any brand, but only need to check out once.

A single unified checkout with branding for each is genius. We love the navigation, and the K-Cups for each of the brands can all be displayed at once. Great stuff and congrats on the launch.

At Green Mountain Coffee

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