Brewing a revolution, one cup at a time

Images-11Further proof the Single Serve Coffee phenomenon is here to stay. We can't but think running production lines 12 hours a day to make K-Cups is a good thing.

A half dozen production lines operate 12 hours a day, cutting small filters and stuffing them into tiny cups, dropping in 2 or 3 grams of coffee and sealing them before whisking them into boxes.

The scores of little coffee containers, known around Green Mountain Coffee Roasters as K-Cups, rolling off the line every few minutes represent what the small specialty brewer hopes will be a revolution in the way Americans brew their favorite roast at home. The diminutive cups are a self-contained coffee brewing system that can be popped into a relatively new brand of coffeemaker to produce a single cup of steaming java. Gone, promoters of the systems say, are the days of a full pot of coffee slowly burning before it's thrown down the sink...

Full Article at: Newsday.com: Brewing a revolution, one cup at a time

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December 16, 2005

Best of Single Serve Coffee 2005

Newyearbaby SingleserveYeah, yeah, yeah, you know the drill. We want to know what your favorite Single Serve Coffee products were in in 2005.

What were you favorite coffee pods? K-Cups? What single serve brewer really seemed to be the best? What was the most improved brewer? Do you have a favorite vendor you use to buy your single serve coffee products from? What was your favorite review on Single Serve Coffee.com? Whose doing the best job in the Single Serve Coffee forums?

Why is the sky blue and not coffee colored?

Send your submissions to bestofsingle2005@blogpire.com - or you can post in the forums your thoughts on the Best of SIngle Serve Coffee 2005.

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Single Serve Coffee Contest Winners for the Keurig B60s from Green Mountain Coffee!

B60-Sm-1We've heard from four out of the five winners who will receive a Keurig B60 from Green Mountain Coffee!

Congratulations! The following mailing list members have won a free Keurig B60 from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters:

John Brosnan - Winner #1

I read Single Serve Coffee.com's RSS feed every morning (its in my 'morning coffee' folder :). The reviews, particularly of different coffees, are great -- the reviews go into detail about the coffees, and help a picky coffee drinker (yours truly) find a nice dark roast.

MattM2G from Columbus, OH - Winner #2

When I first started looking for a single-serve coffee brewer, I was doing a considerable amount of research, and stumbled upon Single Serve Coffee.com, and I was hooked!!! I read all of the information on the site, then I joined the very knowledgeable group of people in the forum, and now, along with my daily caffeine fix, I also need my Single Serve Coffee.com fix ;-) !!!!

The information I get from the website is always very straightforward and honest. Jay and his staff do an incredibly thorough job of putting a product through its paces before they post a review!!! I now only need to go to one place for research on this topic!!

I have been debating on which single serve machine I was going to add to my kitchen (I have more than a few coffee-related items in there already). I LOVE the Keurig B-60, but that was not in the budget for this holiday season.....until I got the email saying that I had won a Keurig B-60!!!! Thank you very much for this prize, and keep up the fantastic job at Single Serve Coffee.com

Claire Raymundo - Winner #3

I have a regular 11-cup coffee pot, but since there's only 2 people in the household and both of us drink coffee at different times of the day, we don't really use it. I thought that I'd try a single serve one, so that way, we can each get a cup when we want one. - Thanks again

Dorothy Rosa Durkee - Winner #4

The selection of single-serve coffee available locally is pretty limited, and what there is isn't particularly good (or fresh). Were it not for Single Serve's reviews and recommendations and the availability of specialty coffees on line, we'd probably be drinking vintage freeze-dried instant decaf from a jar in Uncle Ernie's hunting camp pantry -- or the pricey (and pretentious) supermarket equivalent!

A big thanks to Green Mountain for making this possible and giving away such a fabulous set of prizes.

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December 14, 2005

Reminder: Sign Up and Win One of Five Keurig B60s!

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You've only got one more day to sign up and win a Keurig B60 from Green Mountain! Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is giving away five (yes, five!) Keurig Special Edition B60 brewers to Singleservecoffee.com mailing list members! Just in time for the holidays, you’ve got a chance to win one of these fantastic brewers for yourself or a friend! To learn more about Keurig brewers, click here.

Note: We'll be picking the 5 winners on December 15th - TOMORROW!!!

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From Green Mountain:

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is the largest producer of K-cups with more than 30 Varieties of coffee available, including light, medium and Extra Bold dark roasts, Fair Trade and organic blends, flavored coffees like Caramel Vanilla Cream, Mocha Nut Fudge and Wild Mountain Blueberry, decaf blends and 6 choices of Celestial Seasonings Tea.

With our Café Express home delivery program you’ll save $2 on every box of K-cups, plus you’ll get 50 free K-cups just for signing up. Shipping is always free on 4 or more boxes. Click here to see our full list of K-cup choices and sign up for Café Express, or call 1-888-TRY-GMCR.
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December 7, 2005

Get Your Senseo for Free this Holiday & Drop the Drip!

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We wanted to remind everyone of this killer holiday promotion. Right now you can trade in your old used coffee machine and get a free Senseo. Need a good cheap gift and have an old coffee maker - this might be the perfect thing for you.

Trade in your used coffee machine and give a new Senseo machine as a gift. Out with the old and in with the new. Senseo is traveling all over the country — from New York to Los Angeles — with their “Drop the Drip” event. Participants can trade in their used drip coffeemaker for a free Senseo machine (retail value $69.99) by visiting senseo.com/dropthedrip or by attending a “Drop the Drip” event on the ground as they travel to 10 select cities nationwide. The events offer consumers the chance to sample Senseo’s coffee and partake in product demonstrations in a fun and interactive outdoor café setting. To date over 2,500 drip machines have been dropped. Senseo’s “Drop the Drip” campaign also supports America’s Second Harvest, a leading hunger-relief organization in the U.S., for each coffeemaker received Senseo will donate $1 to hurricane relief efforts.

At Holiday Guide - MSNBC.com and Senseo Drop the Drip

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December 1, 2005

December Mailing List Sponsor: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters – Win One of Five Keurig B60s!

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The sponsor for our December mailing list is Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and they are giving away five (yes, five!) Keurig Special Edition B60 brewers to Singleservecoffee.com mailing list members! Just in time for the holidays, you’ve got a chance to win one of these fantastic brewers for yourself or a friend! To learn more about Keurig brewers, click here.

Note: We'll be picking the 5 winners on the December 15th so they can receive their Keurig B60 Brewer in time for the holidays!

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From Green Mountain:

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is the largest producer of K-cups with more than 30 Varieties of coffee available, including light, medium and Extra Bold dark roasts, Fair Trade and organic blends, flavored coffees like Caramel Vanilla Cream, Mocha Nut Fudge and Wild Mountain Blueberry, decaf blends and 6 choices of Celestial Seasonings Tea.

With our Café Express home delivery program you’ll save $2 on every box of K-cups, plus you’ll get 50 free K-cups just for signing up. Shipping is always free on 4 or more boxes. Click here to see our full list of K-cup choices and sign up for Café Express, or call 1-888-TRY-GMCR.

At Green Mountain Coffee

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Announcing the winner of Keurig B50 Single Serve Brewer

Splash Timothys Logo-1-TmKeurig B50 Lg-TmWe're pleased to announce Single Serve Coffee.com mailing list winner Bruce has won a Keurig B50 coffee brewer provided by Timothy's World Coffee.

From Timothy's World Coffee:

"Congratulations to last month's winner Bruce. The Keurig B50 brewer with Timothy's K-Cups makes a perfect gift for any coffee lover who is seeking a consistent, quick and hassle-free way of enjoying that perfect fresh cup at home. We encourage all of your subscribers to visit our site www.timothys.com and take advantage of our current brewer promotions or try one or more of our premium roasted coffees now available in K-Cups."

From our winner Bruce about Single Serve Coffee.com:

"Wow!!!! I am a consistent coffee drinker, I say consistent because I am not a coffee snob particularly, but love to drink coffee at many times and events. And I like bold flavorful cups of coffee, and it was time to upgrade my home machine. I include de caf in my choices occassionally, and don't need a full pot.. so the single cup route appealed to me. I had been looking all around for ideas about which single cup coffee maker was the best and started talking to one of my work associates, as we were going to get a cup of coffee at a local restaurant. He had just purchased the Keurig and had rave reviews for it and the variety of coffee flavors available for it.

That lead me to your site. I will be looking forward to trying the varieties that you offer and using what is clearly one of the best machines on the market for the cost. Last week I was able to go to several high end stores and tinker with most of the machines available, and Keurig i s the one that appealed to me. Your site gave me the information to really begin looking for a machine. Also the variety of coffee that you give the consumer access to on your site convinced me that once I bought a machine I would be able to have a simple way to get the coffee I wanted. Also your site was the one I went back to each time I was trying to learn more. I signed up for the newsletter to keep the information coming. So...I was just about ready to convince my wife that what I really needed was a Keurig and some various flavors of coffee for Christmas.

And I opened your email that told me I'd won. - Bruce"

Thanks again to everyone who signed up and please visit our sponsor at Timothy's World Coffee!

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November 30, 2005

Pods, packets taking Joe in new direction

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The Chicago Tribune has an excellent overview of the state of the pod. We love these newspaper articles as they are always so - well - chuck full of recaps we've been doing daily for the past 1.5 years. It's hard to believe so many people are still unaware of the convenience and great coffee single serve coffee can bring them daily - but we'll take more converts any time.

Phil Timberman believes his single-serve coffeemaker is the greatest improvement in brewing since the percolator was invented in 1865. "No more trying to figure out how many beans to grind or measure out. Pop in a pod, hit a button and get a great cup of Joe," the coffee lover said. Rolled out last year, the first generation of single-serve machines makes little more than coffee. The next-generation machines, which are being introduced in time for the holiday season, do a bit more. They claim to make coffee-shop-quality coffee, lattes, cappuccino, hot chocolate and tea. And some of the nation's biggest food and candy companies, including Kraft Foods Inc., Sara Lee Corp., Mars Inc. and Procter & Gamble Co. are staking millions in marketing dollars on a product they hope could emulate the success of bottled water.

At Chicago Tribune

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November 29, 2005

Reminder: 24 Hours Left to Win a Keurig B50 from Timothy's Coffee

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You've got just a little over 24 hours to sign up and win a Keurig B50 from Timothy’s World Coffee - a premium brand coffee roaster from Canada. They've upped the ante for this month's mailing list giveaway - A Keurig B50 Brewer and just in time for the holiday gift giving season! If you're on the mailing list in the month of November, you're eligible to win the Keurig B50 Brewer from Timothy’s! The Brewer comes with 18 complimentary Timothy’s K-Cups to enjoy.

Timothy’s offers over 20 varieties of gourmet K-Cup coffees and teas for the Keurig brewer. You can learn more about Timothy’s passion for providing quality coffee and discover their full selection of K-Cups at www.timothysworldcoffee.com

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November 28, 2005

Buy Tassimo & Get Two Free Mugs

Martha Hed-1Martha BeautyWe love free mugs. When the Senseo launched last year you could get two free mugs with it. Thought we never got a set of FREE Senseo mugs ourselves, a reader did send us theirs. Now - we're not begging here for some Martha Stewart mugs as we are now full of mugs from the past year, but you may want some FREE mugs for your Tassimo.

Martha Prem2You've seen the incredible Tassimo system on The Apprentice with Martha Stewart - now you can bring it home! Make real-milk cappuccinos and lattes, as well as all your other favorite hot beverages, all with the touch of a button.

The T-DISC technology makes
Tassimo unique, and allows the system to brew the perfect cup, every time, whether it's coffee, tea, crema, hot chocolate, or cappuccino.

Buy yours online or at a retail store, and we'll give you two free mugs - download the rebate form below.

Get your Tassimo Mug Rebate Form and buy Tassimo at Tassimo.com or Amazon.com or any other online merchant.

Update 12/07/2005: Read our full review of the Tassimo from Single Serve coffee.com
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