April 4, 2014

America Is Not Leading the World in Coffee Drinking

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Over at Quartz there’s a pretty interesting article on coffee drinking visualized above. The US doesn’t even crack the top 15 in cups per day for coffee drinking and that means we need to get cracking. If you look at the chart below - we’re not even cracking a cup per day average. What??? We would have though we were in the 2.5 cup range, but given our kids are not drinking it in a bottle (come on Netherlands - what’s going on???), we’re just not getting enough coffee in our bodies every day to break a cup a day average.

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We can only hope that we break the top ten soon, and we think given the amount of single serve options perhaps we will. We’re pretty sure SH will be gloating about Canada’s over 1 cup per day average. Maybe it’s time we move to Canada...

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April 3, 2014

Two Espressos Enhance Long-Term Memory

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More evidence of the effect of caffeine delivered via espresso shots has been found in a recent study led by Michael Yassa from the University of California, Irvine. Yassa sought to establish the effects of small quantities of caffeine on memory function in adults, and gave participants caffeine pills equivalent to two shots of espresso. The results from making participants view different pictures and recall similar images was better in those who had the caffeine. 

Yassa concluded that caffeine enhances long-term memory by improving the process of memory consolidation, but caffeine doesn't help memory retrieval. Yassa did a second experiment, where caffeine was consumed just one hours before the test, and it provided no positive effect. Yassa also tried using less caffeine and the results were less pronounced—so two espressos is the real sweet spot.

We’re off to get our second shot of espresso right now, and we’re pretty sure we’ll be able to recall the different blends of similar K-Cups over the next few hours. 

Via Gizmodo

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April 2, 2014

Jawbone UP Coffee - Track Your Caffeine Intake

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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 Brewsticks - Single Serve Coffee Concentrate in a Packet

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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

Nabob Bold Gastown Grind T-Discs Review

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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. 

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March 28, 2014

Coffee House Geography Maps

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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 Single Cups

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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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March 26, 2014

ECSCoffee Thoughts on Keurig 2.0

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ECSCoffee has a really great article on Keurig 2.0. Why listen to them? As one of the largest retailers of single serve coffee products in North America they have a lot to lose if Keurig 2.0 isn’t the next big thing.

If you aren’t familiar with the controversy around the new Keurig 2.0 brewers coming out this year then you may want to catch up. In a nut shell Keurig 2.0 brewers will only brew Keurig licensed K-Cups using some DRM/anti-non licensed detection method built into each brewer. We see the debate coming from many sides - Keurig wants to continue to offer top notch products and doesn’t want unlicensed K-Cups clogging up their machines. The general Keurig customer who buys K-Cups just wants to buy whatever K-Cup they want whether or not it’s licensed and make a cup of coffee?

So who’s right? We think both sides. Unlike most DRM situations - you can keep using the current K-Cup brewer you have. It will still work with Keurig 2.0 K-Cups and the unlicensed K-Cups, or you can get a Keurig 2.0 brewer and use the licensed K-Cups and the new K-Carafe packs.

We think ECS Coffee sums it up pretty well.

So in the end, while innovation, marketing, quality and price will be strategies employed by all in this market, the final say will be with the customer. Certain models of the original Keurig® brewers (lets call them 1.0) will continue to be sold through 2015 and we are yet to hear if Cuisinart®, Mr. Coffee etc. will be making the change to Keurig® 2.0 or sticking with the 1.0 platform.  And there are already 20 Million or so original brewers in homes across North America. So as mentioned before, there is no need to panic. You can continue to brew your favourite beverage just the way you like."

Full read at ECSCoffee

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March 25, 2014

Barnie's Coffee Kitchen K-Cups

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Barnie's Coffee Kitchen K-Cups are now available, and come in many of your favorite flavors. This 15 K-cup Single serve Barnie's Coffee Kitchen Sampler has 5 flavors including:

  • Barnie's Blend - Barnie's signature blend of prized South and Central American coffees.
  • Crème Brûlée - This coffee combines the flavors of cream and caramel to create a coffee reminiscent of the classic dessert.
  • French Roast - This Certified Rainforest Alliance coffee is our darkest roast and is an intense coffee delivering the smokiness and caramel flavors.
  • White Christmas - Flavored with coconut, nuts, sweet caramel and vanilla, it remains unforgettable.
  • Southern Pecan - Southern Pecan coffee delivers the unique sweet, nutty flavor of the famed southern pecan. 

Full boxes run $13.99 for a pack of 24 K-Cups.

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March 24, 2014

Dunkin Donuts Peppermint Mocha K-Cups Review

 

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With major donut shop chains such as Krispy Kreme entering the K-Cup scene in recent months, we decided we’d check in on America’s largest and one of the first to create licensed Keurig Brewed K-Cups… Dunkin Donuts. We haven’t seen too many new K-Cup flavors as they seem focused on creating new varieties mainly in their ground coffee format sold through various grocery stores across the nation, so when we saw they released their new Peppermint Mocha K-Cups a few months ago, we decided to grab a box and check things out. We thought their regular Mocha K-Cups weren’t too bad, so lets see what the addition of peppermint does to the mix.

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