February 17, 2015
We recently posted about this brewer meets refrigerator concept, and now have more pictures thanks to the Appliancist. The Café French door refrigerator with single-serve Keurig K-Cup brewing system will be available in stainless steel with an MSRP of $3,300 in Q3 of this year. More pictures after the jump... Continue reading: "GE Café Refrigerator with Keurig K-Cup Brewing System - Pictures"
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February 16, 2015
While we weren’t aware of the Numi brand before this review, we were a bit surprised to see how much popularity it had apparently gained in certain parts of USA & Canada over the past several years without our knowledge. It seems almost every week we’re hearing of a new brand making its way to the single serve world in one form or another, so we set about trying to find more info about the brand itself and these new Real Cups. While we couldn’t find much mention of the Real Cups except for this press release from early last year (the company’s own website makes no mention of them at all), we did find out that Numi got its start in Oakland California back in 1999 when brother (Ahmed Rahim) & sister (Reem Rahim) decided to start up their own tea company after noticing little difference in consistency & selection within competing tea brands already on the market.
Ahmed had already owned & operated tea houses abroad while Reem had been studying art in Northern California. They wanted to create a company that would encompass both their passions and so Numi Organic Tea was born. The hallmark of the company has since become known as super-premium, organic and Fair Trade Certified teas and herbal teas made with 100% real ingredients. They also make a point to ensure no natural flavorings or perfumes are used to flavor the teas… all the flavor comes from the natural ingredients themselves, nothing else. Continue reading: "Numi Moroccan Mint Tea Real Cups Review"
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February 13, 2015
Drinking a cup of coffee and then taking a quick nap sounds like a crazy idea but it’s not. It's called a coffee nap, and scientists agree you will feel better with a little coffee before your nap and be better rested. We won’t bore you with the details here (but you can read them over at Vox), but essentially the caffeine in coffee will try and get itself into the same receptors that help with deep sleep making your nap even more restful.
Here’s how you do a coffee nap:
- First, drink coffee. You need to drink it quickly.
- Right after you're finished, immediately try to go to sleep. Even if it’s not deep just reaching a tranquil half-asleep stage can be helpful.
- Finally, make sure to wake up within 20 minutes, so you don't enter the deeper stages of sleep, and you're awake when the caffeine is just starting to hit your brain.
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February 12, 2015
We recently received Martinson French Vanilla, Martinson Wild Cherry Dark Cocoa and Martinson Cocoa powder single cups and have been enjoying them all over the past 4 snowstorms. We really love the Wild Cherry Dark Cocoa, and have found it our go to after shoveling and digging out single cup. All of the Martinson French Vanilla, Martinson Wild Cherry Dark Cocoa and Martinson Cocoa will work all K-Cup Brewers BUT NOT Keurig 2.0 just yet. We do know Martinson is working on getting 2.0 compatible single cups.
These single cups should be rolling out to retailers now, and you can currently get them at Coffee Icon. Also Martinson has a pretty nifty set of displays they are rolling out at retail to promote the new flavors.
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February 11, 2015
You know those days when you need a shot of espresso and a cup of coffee? We’re having one right now, and this hand-blown glass coffee and espresso mug should fix our troubles. The Double Shot Glass Mug features a side that holds a 1.5 oz. espresso shot, and the other side which holds 5.5 oz. of coffee. If you think you can handle it, this mug should caffeinated you really well for the day ahead.
At DOUBLE SHOT GLASS MUG
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February 10, 2015
We’ve been enjoying the Brooklyn Bean Roastery Red Velvet Single Cups over the past few snow storms, and can safely say they’re one of our favorite flavored K-Cups of 2015. Made from 100% Arabica coffee each single cup uses their revolutionary tension based filter system for an amazing cup of coffee. These are a Limited Edition Holiday Seasonal Flavor so get them while they last. The Brooklyn Bean Roastery Red Velvet Single Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers but NOT Keurig 2.0.
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February 9, 2015
Given how much snow we’ve been having here in the Northeast, we’ve decided to not fight it any longer and just settle in this morning with A Film About Coffee. A Film About Coffee is a love letter to, and meditation on, specialty coffee and we do love our specialty coffee. It examines what it takes, and what it means, for coffee to be defined as ‘specialty.’
We’ll let you know what we think, but you can view it online at Vimeo for $4.99. We plan on watching it via AirPlay on our Apple TV streaming from our Macbook Pro. We really love coffee, and it’s a perfect day to learn more.
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February 6, 2015
Given the temperature this morning being -5 here in Boston we’re longing for something classic that always made us think things were warming up. One thing that comes to mind is the Coleman Classic Enamelware Coffee Mug. We remember drinking from these at camp and in the ice shack fishing. These mugs are made of blue enamelware, and are very lightweight. You can fill up to 12-ounces into these coffee mugs, and they’re easy to clean plus dishwasher safe. We probably just need to double down right now and order some and perhaps it will warm up in response.
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February 5, 2015
We’re always on the lookout for single serve coffee systems, and this one sent in from a reader has us caught by surprise. The Capri from Polti is designed to make perfect Italian espresso exclusively using AromaPolti capsules. It features a height-adjustable cup tray, and removable collection bin to hide used capsules.
Currently there are a few options for espresso and single serve coffee capsules:
- Crema Capsules for Capri from Polti: A blend fo Arabica and Robusta beans. Roasted, ground and instantly packed in Italy. For coffee drinkers who enjoy a harmonious flavour and firm, long-lasting "crema" .
- Sublime Capsules for Capri from Polti: 100% full-bodied Arabica beans. Roasted, ground and instantly packed in Italy. For coffee drinkers who appreciate a sweet flavour with a slightly tart aftertaste. The perfect balance of flavour, aroma and body.
- Deca Capsules for Capri from Polti: Decaffeinated by a natural process that leaves the coffee's sensory qualities unaltered, this blend combines various Arabica coffees from Central America and Africa.
All of the capsules come packed in 50 count boxes, and can be ordered along with the machine from the Polti web site. Pricing is $30 for 50 capsules and $179 for the Capri machine. Thanks to AC for sending this in.
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February 4, 2015
An article over at The Motley Fool has us thinking - will Starbucks continue to support Verismo as a product in 2015? Given how dominant Keurig is in the United States and Canada, and how dominant Nestle with Nespresso is world wide does it even make sense? The platform has yet to find a large audience, and it’s not clear it will. The big thing is they could use the limited shelf space for other products that simply sell better in the single serve coffee space. They could even come up with more offerings for VIA which now seems to be doing better. Whatever they decide - it’s not clear they are behind Verismo or done with the product all together.
What do you think? Is this the year the Verismo died?
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