August 9, 2006
There's always a lot going on in the Single Serve Coffee Forums. Currently there's an interesting discussion regarding Flava Pods. Looks like they're not shipping orders and many forum members are pretty unhappy.
On a lighter note a forums member wants to be talked out of buying a Preva xSport for camping. We say go for it. It's a great little device and will really change the way you look at coffee and camping.
And on an even light note, we have amongst the forums a "Poker Podster" who brings his single serve coffee machine to poker games and now all of his friends miss it when he doesn't bring it. Good coffee and poker - what could be better?
August 2, 2006
It should be an interesting Fall as the single serve coffee wars heat up with a big push from brands like Senseo, Krups, Keurig, Tassimo, Nespresso, and others. Right now Philips after cost cutting their business by selling off less sexy brands is now the darling of the business community again with stories of Senseo and others. And why not be the darling? The Senseo single serve coffee system is one of the first and one of the best systems for your single serve dollar.
Kleisterlee points to a few new products that best exemplify the simplicity brand. For instance, any lay person can operate Philips' Heart Start defibrillators to shock a stopped heart back into action, thanks to simple audio guided instructions. There's also the Perfect Draft beer dispenser, a twist on Philips' hugely successful Senseo coffee makers, which allows you to "enjoy the same cooling, pressure, and foam at home that you do in the pub," Kleisterlee says.
At How Philips Got Brand Buzz
July 17, 2006
Okay - so we haven't tried the Pepsi Cappuccino just yet, but we have tried Coca-Cola Blak and liked it. But it's not our fault we haven't tried this new Pepsi coffee induced beverage, apparently Pepsi Cappuccino is only available in Russa, Romania, and perhaps other parts of Europe. If you see it - drink it and write in how it tastes.
Via Strange New Products at Pepsi Wiki
July 12, 2006
Who would have thunk it? :-) Everyone here at SingleServeCoffee.com is anxiously waiting the 1000th member to subscribe! Launched just over a year ago, SingleServeCoffeeForums.com has been steadily growing each day.
With over 14,000+ posts on single serve coffee, we can't think of a better place to have a discussion on just about anything single serve coffee related. We'll let you know in this post who the 1000th member is and we want to thank the entire forums community for being so supportive of new and old members and chatting away each day. special thanks goes out to Jim Evans at CoffeeWhiz.com for sponsoring the forums and providing our readers with news, updates, and deals throughout the year.
Update:We've done it! Thanks to Rick Sampson we've hit 1000 members!
I am honored to be the 1000th member of this wonderful forum. I'm also a bit surprised, I would've guessed that there were already thousands of members. This is a great site, I've learned much since I started lurking here about 2 months ago. That is when I purchaed my Tassimo and started my new obsession with single serve coffee. A brief coffee history of myself; I grew up in a house where you had coffee in the morning and again in the afternoon. Since my wife and I work different hours it was never feasible to make a pot of coffee in the morning or the afternoon just for one or two cups. So we just purchased our coffee on the way to work, and (for me at least) again in the afternoon. About a year ago a close friend purchased a Melitta pod machine. I was interested but did nothing for many months until I came across an ad for the Tassimo in a Linens n Things flyer. I read up about them, in many places - including here, and bought one. Now I am hooked. In just 2 months I've read about every written word about them on the internet. My enthusiasm promted my sister to purchase her own. My wife loves it as well, it saves her precious minutes every morning. I find myself inviting the friends I used to go buy coffee with over to my home for a quick cup. I'm sure there may be better machines, but I love my Tassimo. Sorry that was so long winded. I joined your site because I'm amassing pretty much every flavor Tassimo has and am about to start reviewing them. ...Again, I am truly honored to be the 1000th member.
- Rick Sampson
At SingleServeCoffee.com Forums
July 5, 2006
First alcohol and now diabetes! WOO HOO!! Looks like if we keep drinking coffee we may live to be 100 - perhaps even 200 years old.
CONSUMPTION of coffee, particularly the decaffeinated variety, is associated with a reduced risk of diabetes, according to a recent study. The study is not the first to document this association. However, in previous studies it was unclear if the relationship was true among people of different ages and body weights and if the caffeine component was the ingredient primarily responsible for the anti-diabetes effect.
At Coffee drinking may lower diabetes risk
June 23, 2006
Gregg from Keurig writes in about the earlier global trend of Single Serve Coffee we posted and he's right - in the US and Canda the trend in single serve coffee is indeed different:
"I noticed the google trend information on your singleservecoffee.com site. We also track that information in various ways. I would like to point out that the chart your are showing is a global chart. Since we are only a US/Canada based product we like to compare apples to apples. The chart below shows our trend performance for the US only and paints a different picture than the global trend."
Indeed the trends look different, Senseo, Tassimo, and Keurig all trend much higher here in the US. Nespresso trends up late last year but has now trended off.
Thanks for sending in this update. See how you can slice and dice this stuff with Google Trends for yourself or view this trend.
Things are constantly changing in the single serve coffee world. We've been tracking Keurig, Senseo, Nespresso, and Tassimo lately using a variety of methods including Google Trends. You can clearly see how much press and interest Senseo, Nespresso, and Tassimo gathered as new products and how Keurig just ticks along with a steady stream of interest. It's also interesting to note how the 4th quarter really does have the largest amount of interest for any of these single serve products.
Whatever you draw from Google Trends as conclusions, it's just a fun tool to use to see how popular things are.
View the Trend above or visit Google Trends. You can also visit our article on US and Canada trends in Single Serve Coffee.
June 13, 2006
Okay - not just single serve coffee, but all kinds of coffee. Researchers reported on Monday that drinking coffee cuts the risk of cirrhosis of the liver from alcohol -- by 22 percent per cup each day -- but they stopped short of saying doctors should prescribe coffee for that reason.
Perhaps that's why our liver is in a perfect state of wine/coffee consumption. The report from the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Oakland, California, was based on a look at data from 125,580 people. We wonder how many people in the study were single serve coffee drinkers?
"These data support the hypothesis that there is an ingredient in coffee that protects against cirrhosis, especially alcoholic cirrhosis," concluded the report published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Whatever the cause may be, you might want to check out our sister site LiquorSnob.com for great drinks to go with each cup of coffee you might have over the course of your day. :-)
Full article at Coffee may cut alcohol liver damage
June 9, 2006
It's just been one of those mornings. Sometimes we'd like our coffee spoon fed to us via tiny servants who can operate the Bunn My Cafe or Keurig B60. Well - we finally got our wish. After cruising out onto the larger web of coffee related topics, we found this gem of a coffee story - Lego Mindstorm Robots that make coffee - a true geeks dream.
We're not sure what's more exciting - the fact the robots actually make the coffee or the fact we want to go out and buy some Lego Mindstorms and get this going with our single serve coffee maker and not the crazy old school Mr. Coffee rig these two students dreamed up. Whatever we decide in the end makes us tick, we're pretty sure it's going to be a yummy cup of coffee.
See the Full Story in Pictures here...
June 7, 2006
We thought we'd share a bit of the more interesting, insightful, and thoughtful comments our readers post in the comments at SingleServeCoffee.com. Here's some comments and feedback from this past month.
On Archer Farms Coffee Pods at Target:
"The archer farm pods seem to be availlable at Super Target, but not at regular target. so far it is the only really delicious tasting pod i've found, and i have tried senseo medium and dark roasts, juan valdez, maxwell house, and yuban-- all of the pods except the archer farms tasted stale and bitter. the archer farms were the only good ones. are there any out there that are as good as the archer farms? i'm taking a trip and can't find any decent coffee pods in los angeles, because there are no super targets here. "
About the FLAVIA FUSION:
"I quite like the look of this machine. I would be happy if this was sat on my kitchen work top."
On the Keurig B50 Review:
"The first time I tried K-cups was five or six years ago at a new client's office. I was ready to go buy a commercial machine it was that good! My wife and I bought a B100 a year or so later (now 3 or four years ago) - it *was* expensive, but we justified it as a Christmas gift to each other.
Since then, I've rarely gone out for coffee. I'll buy it with a meal, but won't bother getting a cup just to have coffee - I'll either take a cup with me or wait 'till I get home. Our coffee consumption *did* go through the roof the first couple of months!
Our B100 went belly-up last year; we replaced it with a B60 special edition; the three brewing sizes is really nice. The coffee *is* expensive - about half-a-dollar (US) a cup - but compared with $1.50 to $3.50 at a coffee shop, it's well worth it.
Another recommendation - Van Houtte Cafe. We'd been getting Green Mountain coffee (which is darn good) but with our B60 there were some samples; the Kenya Kilimanjaro was phenomenal. Every sip I was saying "damn that's good!" (*really*! it was pretty funny...) It's become my standard brew now. (they renamed it Kenya Extra Bold now - I still call it Kilimanjaro... coffee this good deserves a name with character...)"