September 11, 2008

What Should The Next Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup Be?

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If you're the owner of a Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, or other Keurig K Cup brewer, you may want to take the time to visit the Green Mountain Cafe Blog and tell them what K-Cup they should make next. That's right, all you have to do is visit the site and post in the comments what you think you'd want in a new K Cup.

We like several of the ideas including some of our own:

  • Chocolate Mint
  • Butterscotch Sumatra
  • Jamaica Blue
From the site:
We are constantly searching for new ways to help our customers brew excellence, one cup at a time ... and now we need your help. What kind of delicious beverage would you like to see offered in a K-Cup? We get some of our best ideas from customers like you - people who are passionate about great taste. Let us know what you think by clicking on the "Comment" link below. No idea is too outrageous! If we like your suggestion, you may soon see it in our next offering of new K-Cups. Become a virtual member of our Research and Development team today!

At What Should The Next K-Cup Be?

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August 28, 2008

Buy K Cups Today and Show Your Support - Obama or McCain?

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We often mix politics with coffee, and things can get a bit heated. CoffeeWhiz.com has a very cool promotion going to show support for your candidate. You can simply buy Obama K Cups or McCain K Cups. We know who we want to win, but we're not going to strong arm you choice. Both the Barack Obama blend and the McCain blend are Coffee People Donut Shop K Cups, so you can't let the blend decide your vote either.

The Obama or McCain K Cups will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and other Keurig K Cup brewers.

At CoffeeWiz.com - Buy K Cups Today and Show Your Support!

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August 13, 2008

14 Ways Starbucks is Trying to Revitalize It's Brand

starbucks_logo_0808.jpg Starbucks. You hear the name, and think about the countless coffee shops on every corner. Lately when people say Starbucks, the number one thing we hear is, "Did you know they're closing over 600 stores nation wide?" Well, it was bound to happen, and their explosive growth since 2003-4 has been pretty astounding, but it had to eventually cool off. We would have preferred to see less closings, and a refocusing of their business to save jobs.

Oh well, that didn't happen, but right now Starbucks is in a turn-around stage - with new products like the Clover (which we reviewed this year), and of course new offerings for the upcoming Bosch Tassimo. The article below also has a bunch of brand, store, and ways Starbucks can save money. These ideas might also be great for your personal lives, or business lives - it's a great read.

Read: What I Learned Today - 14 Ways Starbucks Has Tried to Revitalize its Brand

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August 6, 2008

Bustelo Cool - Single Serve Coffee in a Can

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Bustelo Cool is the latest single serve coffee drink in a can to take our office by storm. If you're not familiar with the Bustelo name - it's a very dark roasted coffee and coffee brand that's been around a long time. And what is Bustelo Cool? Bustelo Cool is your favorite Cuban coffee drink with a cooler kick, and packaged in a hassle-free can.

The drink also is not just single serve coffee in a can. The Bustelo Cool is a cafe con leche in a can, that is both sweet and interesting. A cafe con leche is espresso mixed with cream, and you can really taste the sweeter notes in the mix. We found the serving size to also be perfect at just 130 calories - so more of a treat to you sans sugar and cream single serve coffee drinkers out there.

We think you should check this very COOL single serve coffee in a can. If you want to order a six pack or two, you can use the discount code "bcool" at Java Cabana by using the link below.

At Bustelo Cool and JavaCabana

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July 16, 2008

Single Serve Coffee Drinkers Have Slightly Lower Death Rates

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A new study has good news for single serve coffee drinkers: Regular coffee drinking (up to 6 cups per day) is not associated with increased deaths in either men or women.

"Coffee consumption was not associated with a higher risk of mortality in middle-aged men and women. The possibility of a modest benefit of coffee consumption on heart disease, cancer, and other causes of death needs to be further investigated."

Now where's that cup of Dark Magic extra-bold and my Nespresso shot chaser? Let the coffee drinking begin!

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July 8, 2008

Roast Your Own Single Serve Coffee with a Breadmaker

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We've been following the various efforts of our Single Serve Coffee members home coffee roasting attempts, and this one is really interesting. It involves a bread machine, heating gun, fan, metal colander, oven mitt, and of course green Kenya AA coffee beans.

I started by carefully measuring out 1/2 lb of the beans. i thought being my first try i should only go for 1/2lb in case i really mess up. After trying a 'dry run' in the bread machine i determined it actually stirs the beans better with a larger amount, so i put the whole lb of beans in a bowl at the ready.

We'll let you read the rest by clicking the link below, but to sum it up - the results are good, and the satisfaction of roasting some coffee of your own (or his own in this case) is well worth the effort.

At SingleServeCoffee.com Forums

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July 7, 2008

Brewmatic Coffee Maker - Installs Under Your Kitchen Cabinets

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The Brewmatic isn't really a single serve coffee maker, but it does indeed have some of the trappings of what it takes to be one - including brewing directly into a travel mug. We love the built in aspect - a total integration into the kitchen environment, and we also love the fact it can dispense hot water along with making a pot of coffee. The big difference is the aesthetic here, as we really like the design and it takes up just the right amount of space.

Some key features include:

  • Programmable digital clock/timer with auto on function - set at night and wake up to the invigorating smell of fresh brewed coffee.
  • Three adjustable brew volume options including Full Brew, Half Brew and Quarter Brew. Ideal for commuters and single cup drinkers, brew directly into a travel mug for on-the-go convenience.
  • An instant source of hot water for teas, hot chocolate, cereals and soups
  • Innovative under the cabinet installation saves counter space

Via DVICE at Brewmatic

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June 20, 2008

Internet-connected Single Serve Coffee Maker has Security Issues

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The Jura F90 Super-automatic espresso and coffee maker
can be hacked because the espresso machine can be accessed via the internet
for diagnostics and setting up the espresso machine.

We truly live in modern times when your single serve coffee maker can be connected online and hacked to make weak coffee. We've reviewed other models that didn't have the ability to be connected, but think it's pretty wild this $2,000 Jura F90 coffee maker can be connected to the Internet for remote control of the settings and be hacked. This can open up your PC to remote attacks, a security expert says. Once connected to the Internet the Jura F90 lets you set the strength of your espresso or coffee and get remote diagnostic info over the internet that would be used to send to the company if there's a problem.

"I don't know if many people would target this particular vulnerability because there probably are not a lot of coffee makers at the moment that are Internet-connected, and in my case it's behind a firewall," the owner who found the issue said.

With internet enabled kitchen devices becoming more widely available, expect more security issues in the future. We think having someone hack your single serve coffee maker isn't the end of the world, but perhaps we'll keep our larger appliance like the oven disconnected.

Via CNET News.com

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June 17, 2008

A Whiff of Single Serve Coffee Can Wake You Up

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That's right folks - wake up and just smell the single serve coffee, because you don't even need to drink it to get the effects of what it has to offer. An international group of scientists (we're hoping single serve coffee scientists) reports inhaling the rich, warm aroma of a hot cup of coffee alters the activity of genes in the brain, reducing the effects of sleep deprivation with no drinking required.

We like drinking our single serve coffee, but we do always notice how much the aroma of an extra bold or extra dark cup of coffee picks us up sans drinking. Perhaps coffee snuff is not too far off?

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May 20, 2008

Coffee Pod Maker Baronet Still Growing Amid Competition

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Getting the behind the scene details on one of our favorite coffee pod makers here at Single Serve Coffee is always exciting, and this article we found at the Courant is exceptional. It has full details on how Bruce Goldsmith, president of Baronet Coffee Inc., knows his company can't be content to sit still, and is the third generation to roast coffee under the Baronet name. Click on through for an amazing read, and lots of details regarding their inception, growth, and where they think the single serve coffee market is going.

Read and you can also read our "Visiting Baronet Coffee" article for even more details on Baronet Coffee.

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