May 6, 2014
There’s a lot of waste in single serve coffee, and we all know it. There’s a ton of trash and other waste being produced from the industry, and there’s only a few more eco-friendly options within the single serve coffee product offerings. Sure some of the K-Cups from non-licensed coffee roasters can be recycled, but it’s simply not enough.
The East Bay Express has a rather extensive article on the Dark Side of Single Serve Coffee, and many of the points about the waste within the single serve coffee category is hard to refute. So where does all this waste come from? 12 percent of US households now have a single-cup brewer, and for example Peet’s coffee just started making K-Cups. With just one roaster added like Peets it equals hundreds of millions of pounds of unrecyclable trash for the nation's landfills each year.
So what do we do? One thing we can do is use more reusable filters with our single serve coffee brewers. Another option is to try and only buy K-cups that are recyclable or biodegradable, or compostable.
What we really want is recyclable K-Cups from Green Mountain, and maybe with Keurig 2.0 and new offerings in the future this will happen and the waste will stop.
March 12, 2014
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. has announced a company name change to Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. The new name is in effect immediately, and the company will retain its ticker symbol of 'GMCR' on the NASDAQ stock exchange. The name better reflects how much of the company has Keurig products in the future of what started as a collaboration and is now a full blown effort. GMCR Canada Holding, Inc., also becomes Keurig Canada Inc. effective immediately.
Given the future of Keurig 2.0, Keurig Single Serve Soda (with Coca Cola on board), the company name change makes sense.
'Our new name better reflects who we are as a Company today and captures our aspirations for the future,' said Brian Kelley, Keurig Green Mountain's President and CEO. 'The name Keurig Green Mountain brings together our two strongest brands, Keurig and Green Mountain Coffee, into one single and powerful corporate identity that symbolizes the strength of our business and the unity of our team, while also recognizing our strong heritage.'
The new visual identity, like the new name, draws from elements of the Company's former corporate visual identity and its Keurig brand identity.
If you want to learn about the new logo (which is basically a K on it’s side) see the video on the Company's newly branded website at www.KeurigGreenMountain.com.
February 27, 2014
What kid doesn’t want to make a single serve cup of imaginary coffee for their friends? Kids can fill the pull-out tray with water, press the bar and a drink pours out. There’s even realistic sound effects! Includes cups, saucers & spoons as well as 3 x drinks pods for added role-play fun.
- 3 different drink pods give 3 different water flow patterns
- Includes 2 cups, 2 saucers and 2 spoons
- Realistic sound effect for authentic role play fun and aural stimulation
- Requires 2 AA batteries (not included)
- Recommended for ages 3 and above"
February 19, 2014
The rise of single serve coffee and one cup wonders over the past 10 years hasn’t been that surprising, and the ease of use and variety of coffee it’s brought to us has been stunning. Somedays we often wonder how we’d ever go back to drinking a cup from a pot of coffee, and if we’re even interested in anything but the perfect single cup of coffee.
What do you drink single serve coffee? Why do any of us drink single serve coffee? We have compiled a list of our thoughts on the matter and would love to get yours.
Continue reading: "Why Do You Drink Single Serve Coffee?"
February 6, 2014
The Coca-Cola Company and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. have announced the companies have signed a 10-year agreement to collaborate on the development and introduction of The Coca-Cola Company's global brand portfolio for use in GMCR's forthcoming Keurig Cold at-home beverage system. The companies also entered into a Common Stock Purchase Agreement whereby The Coca-Cola Company will purchase a 10% minority equity position in GMCR.
As part of the strategic collaboration, GMCR will be The Coca-Cola Company's exclusive partner for the production and sale of The Coca-Cola Company-branded single-serve, pod-based cold beverages. The two companies also will explore other future opportunities to collaborate on the Keurig platform.
Some key highlights from both parties regarding the Keurig Cold Single Serve Soda platform:
- 'With The Coca-Cola Company as a global strategic partner in our multi-brand at-home Keurig Cold beverage system, we believe there is significant opportunity to premiumize and accelerate growth in the cold beverage category..."
- "...The Coca-Cola Company's brand leadership and global footprint with GMCR's innovative technology, together we will be able to capitalize on the many exciting growth opportunities in the single-serve, pod-based segment of the cold beverage industry.
- GMCR's Keurig Cold single-serve beverage system is currently under development with expected availability in GMCR's fiscal year 2015.
- Keurig Cold will use precisely formulated single-serve pods to dispense freshly-made cold beverages including carbonated drinks, enhanced waters, juice drinks, sports drinks and teas in consumers' homes with the one-touch simplicity, quality and variety
Imagine being able to make Coke at home? Is this going to happen? You could make any Coca Cola product at your leisure? If this comes true the Keurig Cold could be amazing. If they don't let you make Coke at home - then it's going to be just a large disappointment.
It's also very interesting that Keurig Cold will be a single serve soda pod platform. SodaStream is not. It makes a larger bottle of soda, so this might be the angle that makes Keurig Cold stand out from other soda systems.
You can read about our earlier coverage of Keurig 2.0 and Keurig cold here. So far - the earlier rumors are becoming true.
January 15, 2014
So you got a shiny new Keurig brewer over the holidays or you’ve simply never registered your Keurig brewer. We encourage you to do so because if you do you can get two free boxes of K-Cups when you buy two boxes. So head on over to Register Your New Brewer Today at Keurig.com. There’s also information on how to join Club Keurig so you can get additional savings on K-Cups, Vue Packs, and other single serve coffee products.
When you join Club Keurig your first purchase qualifies you for an immediate 10% savings on Keurig Brewed beverages and you earn 1 point for every pack you purchase. Your available points are redeemable for 50% off a selection of fun accessories and brewers.
You can work your way up from Gold status which gets you 10% off all the way up to 15% off at Platinum status.
January 1, 2014
We started our morning out with a chilly 5 mile run followed by a cup of our favorite single serve coffee - 100% KONA blend from Green Mountain. We have lots on tap for 2014 and it’s our 10th anniversary in May. We simply can’t believe it’s been 10 years since we launched Single Serve Coffee. 10 years is a long time, but we can imagine another 10 years of blogging ahead and enjoying lots more coffee. Thanks to everyone for contributing all of your news and cheer in 2013, and we expect even more contributors to step up in 2014 so we can bring you the news everyday.
Raise your cup to 2014 - this year is going to be EPIC!
December 23, 2013
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 trust during an exciting 2013 - our NINTH year on the web, and our 10 year anniversary is coming in May 2014.
We also want to thank our staff writers SH, our news contributors (AB 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. We also want to thank all of our readers who send us amazing news each week.
Also a big thanks to our advertisers who make the site possible. Without them we simply couldn’t bring you Single Serve Coffee each week Monday through Friday.
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 20, 2013
Apparently Dunkin' Donuts had their own breakfast cereal on the USA grocery store market back in 1988-89. SH bought a book for a cereal-addicted friend who wants to open up his own "cereal store" some day and was surprised to see this listed. It’s a bummer the cereal wasn’t sugar frosted mini-chocolate donuts, but we’re assuming the mini-chocolate Os are probably sugary enough. We love the FREE flashlight as long as you can get through two boxes of this cereal. And there is of course the Dunkin’ Donuts spokesperson with that famous moustache.
"The Great American Cereal Book: How Breakfast Got Its Crunch” is available on Amazon.com, and it features many other cereals you probably have been missing.
November 26, 2013
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. It’s been a very exciting year so far with so many new single serve coffees to try and enjoy.
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