April 2, 2014
UP Coffee by Jawbone helps you understand and track how caffeine affects your ability to sleep. You can pair with UP by Jawbone to find out if that afternoon cup of coffee is going to push your time to bed by an hour, and if you don't have an UP band you can input your caffeine into the app on your iPhone and get the same info.
UP Coffee can also track soft drinks and other forms of caffeine intake besides just coffee allowing to know how buzzed you are. UP Coffee knows when you're WIRED and how long it will take you to become SLEEP READY.
Here's a few more things UP Coffee does:
- CAFFEINE PERSONA - Unlock a series of experiments that reveal how your body reacts to caffeine. Log for 3 days to see how you compare with other drinkers, for 7 days to reveal your Caffeine Persona. Knowledge is power, so get buzzed.
- HOW YOU SLEEP - UP Coffee analyzes your caffeine consumption and your sleep patterns as tracked by UP. Discover relationships between how much and when you drink, your bedtime, sleep duration and nighttime awakenings.
- GUIDED CHANGE - A little experimentation goes a long way. UP Coffee guides you through personalized, data-driven behavior change. Multi-day experiments reveal small changes that can make big differences in how you live--day and night.
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April 1, 2014
Pronto delivers a personal cup of coffee via a single serve brewstick. Each brewstick contains coffee concentrate you add to hot water. Each Pronto brewstick features 100% coffee concentrate made from 100% Arabica beans.
They're available in seven all-natural, unsweetened flavors:
- Barnie's Blend
- Cool Café Blues
- French Roast
- Hawaiian Hazelnut
- Southern Pecan
- Crème Brûlée
- Seasonal Santa's White Christmas
Pronto brewsticks come packed 6 to a box for a price of $5.99. We haven’t seen coffee concentrate in such a small format much like the VIA in size. It’s an interesting take on a small format for single serve coffee, and we hope to try a cup of Pronto coffee soon.
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March 31, 2014
While some folks would argue that Tassimo machines seem to be more popular north of the border in Canada, that wasn’t always the case. For the longest time, the T-Disc brands/flavors on shelves up there was a pathetic smattering at best. While American Tassimo users got to enjoy the ability to import select European T-Discs via the TassimoDirect.com website, the ability to do this on the Tassimo.ca site was greatly reduced. It appears Kraft has tried to even things out over the past few years, but they’ve unfortunately done so by removing most of the European T-Disc flavors from both sites and geoblocking them within their own respective countries instead while opting to let a few cross the pond only when they feel like doing so. Fans complained and while Kraft decided they’d keep enforcing their geoblocking policies, they did push out a compromise which (while not ideal) seemed acceptable: release new flavors within each country. Continue reading: "Nabob Bold Gastown Grind T-Discs Review"
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March 28, 2014
Over at FlowingData.com there’s some high res versions of the map above that shows where various coffee houses like Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts are located and concentrated in the US. I have to say my expectation was that Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts would dominate, with 10,000-plus and 7,000-plus locations nationwide, but the fact that Tim Hortons and other chains have a rich concentration was surprising.
Starbucks is all over, but Dunkin' Donuts clearly dominates on the east coast. Flowing Data also has a pretty amazing pizza map to give you some perspective on how many more pizza joints there are compared to coffee.
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March 27, 2014
Peet’s Anniversary Blend 2014 is now available for a limited time in single cups that will work with any Keurig K-Cup Brewer. A portion of proceeds from Anniversary Blend 2014 will support Peet's coffee-growing communities.
The Anniversary Blend is the same Anniversary Blend, roasted by the same roasters, and treated with the same craft and care as the rest of their coffees in their Single Cups format. Tasting notes for Peet’s Anniversary Blend 2014 include:
- Full-bodied and intriguingly savory with bright, exotic layers of tropical fruits.
Get them while you can, and these are non-licensed K-Cups as Peet’s deal with Keurig Green Mountain doesn’t kick in until later this year.
At Anniversary Blend Single Cups
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