Thank god they're keeping the Senseo brand. :-)
Philadelphia Inquirer | 04/05/2005 | The Motley Fool Take The New Sara Lee:
Sara Lee will spin off into a new company consisting of businesses that account for about 40 percent of its annual revenue, such as its Champion and Hanes apparel brands. It will also sell three other units, including its U.S. retail coffee segment, although it will retain its new Senseo coffee brand. Sara Lee has been reworking its mix for some time, most notably through the spin-off of its Coach leather goods business. It will soon be focused on just food, beverages and household products.
CBS News | Java Nirvana In Your Kitchen | March 21, 2005 13:00:03:
This Museum-of-Modern-Art-style pod machine controls the temperature of the water, the type of grind of the coffee, how long the water is exposed to the coffee, and locks in the flavor with the frothy layer. In addition to the existing pods, new pods developed for Senseo will hit the market this spring. They are Killarney Irish Creamery, Paris Vanilla Bistro and Vienna Hazelnut Waltz. Current flavors: Dark, Medium, Light, and Decaf roasts. Senseo retails for 69.99. A bag of 18 pods costs $3.99-$4.99. That's 22-28 cents a cup.
New York City - Restaurants and Dining:
These so-called “single-cup” machines arrive into a coffee culture that has become spoiled about the quality of their java, thanks to Starbucks and other luxury-coffee outlets. Using various forms of coffee software - pods, discs, capsules - these high-tech devices make the old stove-top espresso boiler or French press brewer positively primitive by comparison. One of the products, in fact, reads a bar code on the coffee capsule to determine how much water to pump through.
April 7, 2005
A built in Keurig eh? That would be pretty darn cool. We're still enjoying the B50 here at Single Serve Coffee.com and I'm glad to see them partner with a nice high end appliance maker like Jenn-Air - I think I smell a hit!
"Building on its 40-year heritage of producing high-end cooking appliances, Jenn-Air® announced today its partnership with Keurig, Inc.™, the leading single-cup brewing system in the U.S., to license Keurig’s patented single-cup brewing technology for Jenn-Air’s first coffee maker – as part of its Jenn-Air™ Attrezzi™ line of small appliances."
More after the jump.
Continue reading: "Jenn-Air® Announces Partnership with Keurig, Inc.™"
April 6, 2005
A reader has alerted us that Target has created a house brand of single serve coffee pods. They are priced about what you would expect at ~.24 cents a piece and under the name of "Archer". Has anyone else seen these pods at their local Target? I can't even find the pods at Target.com. Hmmm...
Continue reading: "New Archer Farms "House Brand" Pods at Target"
April 2, 2005
Finally a method that makes sense! In what can only be described as brilliant, Jim writes in and provides a step by step process to make your own pod. At the web site below, there is even a picture by picture guide as well as a 30 second video to show you how to make your own Senseo Pod.
Continue reading: "How to Make Your Own Senseo Pod"
April 1, 2005
I really need this. I often forget to replenish my sugar shots, to order more pods, and to refill the water tank. If I had this mug, I could also write little notes to my wife like, "I Love You", and then turn it around and on the other side, "Another cup of coffee?"
"I don't know if it's like this in your office, but where I work I rarely get the drink I ask for - unless it's a pint of course, in which case I keep a very careful eye on the delivery boy! Well, the makers of this ingenious coffee mug (Â£4.99) decided to glaze it with a chalk board surface allowing for easy-wipe messaging. It also comes with its own stick of chalk, so no need to ask your little niece to rip one off from school. Now you can make sure you get all the caffeine and sugar you need to help you get through the day...
Via gadgetryblog: Chalk Mug, Easy-Wipe Drink Messaging
March 31, 2005
Single Serve Coffee.com's founder, Jay Brewer was featured in this past weekend's Boston Herald Sunday edition in their Business Today Section.
Continue reading: "Single Serve Coffee Featured in Boston Herald"
March 28, 2005
Single Serve Coffee isn't the only subject I write news about, check out Kitchen Contraptions.com - there's lots of useful information on small appliances, kitchen news and views - everything you need to make your cooking experience better!
Continue reading: "See What's Up at Kitchen Contraptions.com"
March 13, 2005
I'm having my morning cup of coffee this Sunday and can't stop thinking - WHERE ARE THE BIG PLAYERS? Where is Starbucks? Petes? Seattle's Best? If I was going to place a bet on any of them coming out with some pods - most likely it would be Starbucks.
They have the entire Barista line of coffee makers - and surely they can make a pod brewer and put some of their coffee (hopefully fair trade) in it and make me happy. Visit their web site and let them know from the link below that you want some PODS!
"Starbucks purchases and roasts high-quality whole bean coffees and sells them along with fresh, rich-brewed, Italian style espresso beverages, a variety of pastries and confections, and coffee-related accessories and equipment -- primarily through its company-operated retail stores."
Contact Starbucks About Pods and let them know you want them for your Home Cafe and Senseo!