November 10, 2004
A very solid look at the landscape that is Single Serve Coffee, however I'm not sure how they can say that the foam on a cup of Senseo is not yummy, how the espresso from an Impressa from Capresso is not exceptional, and how they would rather pay $4 for a cup of coffee versus .27 cents from a pod. Oh well, you can't please everyone can you?. A special thanks to The MacGourmet for sending thi s in.
"The first coffee of the day is a make-or-break moment. A robust, flavorful cup can clear the mind, cheer the soul and boost self-confidence. A watery, bitter brew almost guarantees gloom.
Small wonder that the corner Starbucks has become a kind of beverage wayside chapel, restoring the spirit with sacramental espressos, cappuccinos and lattes.
If only you could get them at home.
The New York Times > Dining & Wine > A Barista Buzz, Home Style
November 7, 2004
November 4, 2004
Enter and win a Home Café and an entire year of coffee pods. WOO HOOO!!!
"It's another busy holiday season, so be sure to start off your morning just right with coffeehouse-style coffee in your home. Enter now for your chance to win a Home Café © system, along with an entire year's worth of delicious coffee pods. What a great holiday present!"
Bring the Home Café © Home Sweepstakes
November 3, 2004
Great news! Looks like sales are way up for Senseo and that means more Senseo products!!!
"In beverages, profit increased to $106 million as sales of Senseo single-serve coffee machines increased 70 percent."
Bloomberg.com Story on Sarah Lee
October 29, 2004
I told you I would find more stuff on this...
"After their first post-shuffle victory, the new Yasur tribe set off to enjoy their Reward at Home Café Vanuatu. Emotions ran high as the tribemates gathered around a collage of pictures from their respective pasts. As the Yasur tribemates showed each other their loved ones, past glories and even pets, the smell of brewing coffee permeated the makeshift hut. Enjoying coffee, croissants and juice, the Survivors tearfully read letters from home. The Reward served to "recharge the batteries" of the tribe members, even the targeted Rory, who simply exclaimed, "It's a beautiful day on Vanuatu."
Direct Link to Survivor Episode 9 info on Home Café
In what can only be called true product marketing within a show, the Home Cafe from Black&Decker was featured on the CBS show Survivor last night.
The tribe that won the challenge (okay - watch Survivor - I'm not explaining the show here), got to take back to their camp a Home Cafe. The funny thing is - they are on a desert island much like Gilligan & the Skipper lived on. HOW ARE THEY POWERING IT??? Hehehe...it was really weird to watch half dress people having single serve coffee.
Click below to visit the Survivor 9 site...I'm sure they'll have video clips showing the Home Cafe.
October 27, 2004
Well - at least one person gets it right at the end of the article...
"There is no accounting for taste, pay no attention to the "bad coffee' reviews. There is a pod out there for everyone's taste," writes Paul Gooding of Phoenix on Amazon.com. "This is the coffee maker of the future."
"New one-cup coffee makers allow you to skip the mess and excess while brewing coffee to suit each drinker. But don't forgo your Starbucks fix just yet."
Taste: Instant coffee
October 3, 2004
September 30, 2004
In case you didn't already know...:-)
"Caffeine is the world's most commonly used stimulant, and it's cheap and readily available so people can maintain their use of caffeine quite easily," said Roland Griffiths, a professor of psychiatry and neuroscience who led a review of 170 years' worth of studies on caffeine."
Full article: Yes, You Really Do Need That Coffee
Thanks to Richard Cook for sending this in.
September 28, 2004
"Single-serve pod machines and coffee pods have just hit the Canadian market. There's a battle brewing for control of your morning coffee. Millions have been spent, PR salvos have been fired, yet one question remains: Are Canadians ready for the pod?"
TheStar.com - The future of coffee?