December 23, 2011
We'll be back next week, but until then you'll just have to read our reviews and older news - and of course do it while enjoying a cup of amazing single serve coffee. Also make sure to sign up for our newsletter, and you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and also sign up and participate in the Single Serve Coffee Forums.
We want to thank to all our dedicated readers for your support and your trust during an exciting 2011 - our SEVENTH year on the web (we'll be 8 years in total this coming May 2012). And a special thanks to all of our advertisers over this past year - without them we wouldn't be able to bring you Single Serve Coffee each day.
We also want to thank our staff writers (SH especially), and also our forum moderators Josh and Jolly. Thanks also to everyone who makes Single Serve Coffee such an amazing community of dedicated coffee drinkers.
Have a great holiday everyone and raise your coffee cups, and remember how fortunate you are to be drinking coffee one cup at a time.
- Jay Brewer & Staff
December 19, 2011
Dirceu Veiga is a Brazillian Designer living in Curitiba ( South of Brazil ) and he really loves coffee. Mixing illustration and coffee, he creates amazing paintings using coffee as ink. Coffee Art is a painting technique that use just 100% coffee instead ink to paint instead of traditional paint.
He only uses 100% coffee in his paintings. Understandably, as coffee is used as the as the primary material for the work, the colours are predominantly brown . . . and more brown. However, by adding a dab of water here and there he manages to create a variety of different shades from the coffee and some of his work is pretty amazing - like the Hendrix painting above.
We can't wait for him to discover the world of Single Serve Coffee and perhaps do a series on just the coffee produced from one single serve coffee pod or K-Cup.
December 15, 2011
Boston.com has an article we just have to get behind - coffee is recession proof. We can safely say that traffic and interest in Single Serve Coffee is recession proof as our readership continues to grow despite other tougher economic areas of the economy not fairing as well. The article has lots of interesting tidbits related to people just not willing to give up their coffee or their coffee rituals. Coffee is the most frequently consumed morning beverage and more people are drinking it outside the home, and also inside the home and we hope it never stops. Viva la coffee!!!
December 8, 2011
What does it take to attract the top talent for Google in London, and grow that talent from 350 to 1000 employees? Coffee. Lunch, snacks and coffee in the Star Trek-themed building are important because Google knows happy employees stay Google employees. The state of the art coffee lab that has 19 different types of coffee, five specifically designed for Google, also features worktops which are made from coffee beans set in resin.
After you grab your cup of Google coffee, you can take it for a walk in the fake indoor park complete with trees, deck chairs, a rowing boat with oars, and a Winnie the Pooh for good measure. We think in the end we'd have no reason to go home what so ever. Also - when is Google getting into the single serve coffee game?
More photos at Pocket-lint
November 24, 2011
We want to wish everyone a safe Thanksgiving. We also want to thank our readers, advertisers, and everyone who has made Single Serve Coffee a success this year - we're very thankful to all of you.
We'll return after the holiday week with lots of reviews, news, and deals for your holiday shopping. In the mean time if you're new to our site and Single Serve Coffee you can also follow Single Serve Coffee each month on Facebook and Twitter for the latest single serve coffee news, reviews, and deals. You can also sign up to receive our weekly email newsletter and catch up on all your Single Serve Coffee news every Monday morning. If you're interested in chatting about all things Single Serve Coffee please check out our Forums.
Again - have a safe and thankful holiday.
-- Jay Brewer
-- Editor, Single Serve Coffee
November 17, 2011
We're pretty big Star Wars fans here at Single Serve Coffee. We've been scouring the internet for some latte art fun and found this pretty amazing Darth Vader. We've yet to dabble in latte art, but now we're thinking of firing up the Tassimo and making our own Star Wars themed latte.
For a look at how to make a simple design, check out this tutorial or go to YouTube and search on "latte art." We'll let you know how our efforts go over the next few weeks.
November 8, 2011
Green Mountain Coffee Roaster's Keurig unit sued a Rogers Gourmet Coffee and Tea. Rogers is accused of infringing three patents related to single-serving coffee cartridges, after releasing an after market K-Cup called "OneCup".
According to the complaint filed this week in federal court in Boston, Rogers offers single-serving beverage cartridges that infringe the Keurig patents. Additionally, Reading, Massachusetts-based Keurig complains that the Rogers website states that the company’s "One Cup" product can be used in a Keurig single-serving coffee brewer. Keurig asked the court to bar Rogers from further infringement, and for awards of money damages, Rogers’ profits attributable to the alleged infringement, attorney fees and litigation costs.
We expected a case given how close the OneCup is to a K-Cup. Given Keurig has a variety of patents, we're pretty sure they'll have many options to discuss when this case goes to court or if it's settled.
October 26, 2011
Rogers Gourmet Coffee and Tea Market has released a set of four OneCup Keurig compatible coffee packs. Simply called OneCup they have also been called in the press - compatible coffee packs or pods. This is the second aftermarket K-Cup like coffee offering, but unlike the Grove Square compatible K-Cups which uses instant coffee, the OneCup Keurig compatible coffee packs have a mesh bottom so they get around the puncture patent Keurg currently has on K-Cups until September 2012 as the coffee passes right through them with no puncture needed.
We're not sure how good or bad these new OneCup coffee pods are from Rogers, but we've put in an order to get a set and try out the four flavors - OneCup Organic Rainforest, Fogchaser, OneCup French Roast, and OneCup French Roast Decaf. We have info and shots of each flavor after the jump.
Continue reading: "OneCup Keurig Compatible Coffee Packs from Rogers Gourmet Coffee and Tea"
September 16, 2011
It's Friday here at Single Serve Coffee, and even the double stuffed K-Cups aren't hitting the mark. We need to just get some motivation to get through the day and a little inspiration. When we are feeling the need we like to watch a little K-Cup tossing.
Continue reading: "K-Cup Shot Toss - Nailed IT!"
September 9, 2011
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has opened its doors in NYC and New Yorkers don't have to travel to the west coast for some CBTL coffee. Referred to as "The Bean" by in-the-know customers and publications alike, Coffee Bean's NYC location is in the heart of the Fashion District at 39th and Broadway. We've never ourselves been to a CBTL store, and we're also wondering if they have any of the new CBTL single serve coffee machines to sell in store. If you're in New York and can stop by - please send along some pictures - we'd love to see what Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has in store.