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.
It looks like if you live and work in Chicago you'll have the chance to win a B155 Keurig Brewer, and tickets to a pre-show at Second City. Keurig, a leader in single serve coffee brewing for the home and the office and The Second City is giving your workplace the chance to be named Chicago's Funniest Office!
They're looking to see how Chicago businesses kick off the morning with humor and coffee. If you think your office has what it takes, grab a video camera and catch the humor in action! Simply follow the submission steps to enter the contest from 9:00 a.m. March 17, 2010 through 11:59 p.m. April 23, 2010.
Each finalist will receive a free Keurig Commercial Series B155 Brewing System and a 12 count box of K-Cup® variety portion pack, allowing everyone in the office to choose, brew and enjoy a personalized cup of gourmet coffee in less than a minute! In addition, Chicago's Funniest Office grand prize winner will also receive four boxes of K-Cup® variety packs, 15 tickets to The Second City, a pre-show behind the scenes tour and their winning video displayed on The Second City Shorts YouTube page.
There's always a Yin and a Yang in politics, so when you have a Tea Party you need a Coffee Party. We're not going all political here at Single Serve Coffee, but when a group of people call themselves the Coffee Party we take notice. The Coffee Party formed around drinking well - coffee in coffee houses and is made up of frustrated liberal activists, disheartened conservatives and political newborns. They're young and old, rich and poor, black, white and all shades of coffee. Well - that just makes them coffee drinkers right?
With any new party it's hard to say what they're about, but we do know drinking coffee and talking politics can either be fun or infuriating. One thing of note - in the time of Charles II coffeehouses and drinking coffee was outlawed because it made for such fierce political maneuverings to the king - so it's nice to see this movement at least not being banned but celebrated.
We've got something a little different for you this morning. How about behind the scenes footage of the upcoming episode of "Live It Up" with Donna Drake featuring Jim Evans from CoffeeWiz.com? Yup - we thought you'd enjoy this. Filmed at Digital Waterworks in Long Island, NY the segment will feature a comparison of that boring old regular drip coffee to what we all know is the future of coffee - Single Serve Coffee.
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