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?
September 24, 2004
Riddle me this...I can't really tell what's going on in this article/ramble from a bunch of women in the Pawtucket Times - but it's funny and informative. I think they pick a product and just talk about it as if they were on a radio show? Wild.
The Pawtucket Times: "Bonnie: Something's brewing in coffee making that's as revolutionary as the Mr. Coffee drip coffeemaker was in the '70s. I'm talking about the new machines that use single-cup filters (aka pods) to take the guesswork out of preparing coffee one or two cups at a time."
Senseo in The Pawtucket Times
September 23, 2004
The New York Times has a killer article on the single serve craze. They cover not ony Senseo - but Nespresso and others. A special thanks to Emmy Abram for sending this in.
"Before leaving for work from her home in the Maryland suburbs, Elisa Diehl likes to have a cup of espresso. But she doesn't have the patience to grind and measure beans for her Nespresso machine, so she uses "pods" â€” single doses of premeasured coffee in thimble-shape capsules, which she orders by phone or on the Web."
The New York Times > Home & Garden > Coffee Break: Now, Java in a Pod
September 16, 2004
The folks at Capresso have provided us with a Jura-Capresso IMPRESSA E8 to review! WOO HOOO! We can already tell you - YES - it does cost $1000 bucks - but man...the coffee is well...amazing! Stay tuned for our multi-week look at the E8.
A little about the E8:
"The IMPRESSA E8 is equipped with all the necessary hi-tech features for brewing superb espressos, cappuccinos, lattes and long crema coffees. The easy to read LED display will show you if you brew mild, regular or strong coffee and displays the cup size while the machine is brewing."
Read more at CAPRESSO