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
July 12, 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!
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!
Continue reading: "Sign Up for Single Serve Coffee Mailing List & Win $50"
We've been reading this blog from Heather at CoffeeGIANT since February. It has some great run downs of the industry and we recommend it for some coffee reading. Right now they've got a great article on the state of coffee pods and who's trying to win.
"If you haven’t heard the buzz, you soon will. The newest adventure in single cup coffee is the “coffee pod” and pod machine. The concept is great, a universal one-cup coffee maker that has refills readily available for it. The pod it’s self is a relatively simple concept, a single serving of coffee in a filter packet. By using a small filter pack you can make a single cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea quickly and conveniently."
Do you know of other cool coffee blogs? Sound off and let us know. We love a good single serve coffee read.
At Coffee News :: CoffeeGIANT
July 8, 2005
A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of visiting Baronet Coffee in Hartford, Connecticut. They invited Single Serve Coffee.com to come down (we're Boston based) and sample the new roasts they had just released under the One Cup coffee brand. We were also invited to see the coffee roasting plant and watch them make single serve coffee pods and sample their new espresso line of ESE pods.
After the jump - making single serve coffee and a movie of making single serve coffee pods!
Continue reading: "Single Serve Coffee Visits Baronet Coffee"
July 6, 2005
Amazon is having a new promotion in Kithchen & Housewares for the month of July. Simply spend $99 or more in our Kitchen & Housewares or Bed & Bath Stores between July 1 and July 31, 2005, and they will e-mail you a promotional certificate for $20 between September 11 and September 25, 2005. This offer applies only to single orders of $99 or more consisting of products offered by Amazon.com.
So you could get: the Keurig B50 Gourmet Single-Cup Brewing System for $150 after Promotion, or the FrancisFrancis! X5 Espresso Machine, Black for $630 after Promotion or even the Bunn My Cafe Home and Office Pod Coffee And Tea Brewer for $180 after promotion.
Update: Dean writes in to tell us on a different link you can get the Bunn My Cafe for $180 after promotion however the FREE shipping does not work on the Bunn My Cafe. We've updated above to reflect the better deal.
July 5, 2005
Okay - I admit it. It's not a single serve coffee maker, but it is indeed darn cool. The Beyond Digital Living Coffee maker is a networked small appliance for your coffee making needs. You can schedule brewing coffee right over the internet using a web browser and time your coffee to be brewed when you want it.
If they did have this for the Keurig or Bunn, I think logging into my single serve coffee maker from the laptop in the kitchen and firing it off might be fun and a bit excessive - but I can dare to dream.
At Beyond Digital Living - Products, Coffee Maker
June 30, 2005
Brilliant. In all my travels through Europe, there was always either a Senseo or some other little coffee machine in the room. Though only the Senseo coffee was amazing, it was great to see and taste all the other coffees. Now iLoveInns.com has teamed up with Sara Lee to install 2000 Senseos and sample 700,000 coffee pods to tourists in bed and breakfasts across the US. Knowing I might get a better cup of coffee at a B&B - that might make me stay in them more often.
The other really cool thing about this piece of news, they also seem to be sampling new blends for feedback! Perhaps they will sample a breakfast blend?
More details here: Sara Lee and American Historic Inns, Inc. Sample 2000 Senseo® Coffee Pod Systems