July 26, 2005
We wanted to let you know the Single Serve Coffee BETA Forums are open. We wanted to provide a place for extended conversations, unlike comments on all the articles where it's mostly single threaded, the forums provide a place you could talk about coffee pods until you were so wired on caffeine you might just write your own reviews!
We're calling them BETA as it's the latest fad in putting up software for people to use while you make it look nice and fix all the things the community wants before going "LIVE", but we assure you it's very useable and very good looking already.
So visit the forums, sign up and register, and talk with other single serve coffee readers.
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You've got less than 1 week to be eligible to win $50 at Amazon.com. We are giving away a $50 dollar Amazon.com gift certificate to a randomly selected person who signs up for the Single Serve Coffee.com mailing list and all mailing list members each month are eligible for the mailing list promotion. You can sign up in the right hand column on any page or sign up below. The winner will be chosen on August 1st, and after that we will be having a new promotion for the month of August!
Thanks for all your support and we hope you take the opportunity for us to give you something back. Trust us - $50 bucks will buy a decent amount of pods!
July 22, 2005
Peter J. Guildner of Cool Beans Pods asked us to visit to see how coffee pods were made at Cool Beans Pods. We were very excited to visit Peter, as Cool Beans Pods has been in the coffee pod market just about the same time the single serve coffee market exploded last year and we've really enjoyed all the coffee pods from Cool Beans.
We arrived in Rocky Hill, CT early afternoon just as the heat was in full force and drinking coffee seemed like a rather hot thing to do. Cool Beans is located in a large office park with facilities in a rather large and very cool beans warehouse. Peter greeted us and gave us a little tour around the Cool Beans coffee pod making area.
Continue reading: "Single Serve Coffee Visits Cool Beans Coffee Pods"
July 20, 2005
We are giving away a $50 dollar Amazon.com gift certificate to a randomly selected person who signs up for the Single Serve Coffee.com mailing list. You can sign up in the right hand column on any page or sign up below. The winner will be chosen on August 1st, and after that we will be having a new promotion for the month of August!
Trust us - $50 bucks will buy a boat load of coffee pods!
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Wendy from Typical Dutch Stuff has sent us in a set of the Dutch AH pods to review. We've brought these pods with us on our trip along with the Community Coffee Pods to review on our mother in-laws Senseo, while traveling to Northern California. Wow - was that a mouthful.
Expect a full review over the next week as we taste the coffee from Hyampom - deep in the Northern California mountains. We've got Dutch Roast, French Roast, Italian Roast, Java Blend, Ethiopia Blend, and Brazil Blend to sample. So - stay tuned!
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July 19, 2005
We've been trying to find something different for Single Serve Coffee.com as we are visiting the great city of San Francisco today (okay - I'm traveling and there's free wi-fi) and to my surprise I saw a mention for this cool blog in a coffee shop here near the park - The Year of Coffee Blog. It appears to be a documented photo of every cup of coffee this person has had this year in 2005. Amazing!
Expect reviews on Thursday of new coffee pods and more updates over the next two weeks as we travel to Northen California to have some Single Serve Coffee in the mountains!
July 18, 2005
We just reviewed the new Wolfgang Puck Instant Hot Latte and had some outstanding questions about recycling the can and also how safe the cans were after using given the quicklime mixture used to heat the cans. We just got word that the cans are recyclable and the mixture is non hazardous and will not cause any concerns in landfills.
From David Cooper:
"We have just heard that our Self Heating container has received a recycling classification from the Department Of Conservation and the #7 and recycle logo will appear on all new labels. Until then the container is perfectly acceptable for disposal through normal channels.
As you know the container uses a mixture of quicklime and water. Quicklime is created by cooking limestone rocks. Limestone & quicklime are non toxic and non hazardous materials that occur naturally and will not cause any concerns in landfills."
July 16, 2005
Maybe you noticed - maybe you didn't. But it's been over a year since we launched Single Serve Coffee.com and we wanted to tidy up things a bit. We've redesigned the header and also the accompanying graphics for the site. We were tired of just a two colored brown and white site and hope you enjoy the new graphics as they seem to feel more coffee to everyone here at Single Serve Coffee.com.
Also you may notice little odds and ends getting spruced up on different pages and new features being rolled out. You can now email a link to any story we run on Single Serve Coffee.com by clicking "Email This". Also, we've updated the titles to the individual stories to make searching above even easier.
We've also consolidated our RSS/ATOM feed for reading Single Serve Coffee.com via RSS. You can now add Single Serve Coffee.com headlines to your My.Yahoo page or add it to the news reader of your choice. All the details here.
And of course you know about our mailing list as we are giving away $50 dollars this month to a lucky random person who signs up. The mailing list will feature special promotions and insider news you won't find anywhere else.
Stay tuned for even more features as we hit the August time frame; including some much needed discussion Forums for you to register and talk about Single Serve Coffee whenever you want. You can visit the BETA of the forums right now and tell us what you would like to see in the forums by visiting the Talk Back Section and signing up. Feel free to post and get settled in - just please excuse the mess.
Thanks again for all your continued support.
- Jay Brewer
Editor, Single Serve Coffee.com