April 26, 2016
The Staresso Coffee Maker allows you to make a variety of coffee drinks with just one small machine. With 15~20 bar pressure, the Staresso can produce coffee and espresso which has rich flavor, lower acidity or bitterness. It’s also simple & easy for using and cleaning. And it’s the only coffee maker with quick cold brew function we’ve seen in a portable format. There’s a great video review if you want to see it in action.
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April 25, 2016
The MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker is a micro espresso maker you can use on the go or at home. The MiniPresso is the most compact espresso machine, capable of making quality espresso that we’ve seen. MiniPresso is hand operated, and requires no batteries, and no electric power. You add the coffee of your choice, then add hot water, and press it out into a perfect shot of espresso by using the pump button on the side.
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April 13, 2016
Caza Trail Coffee Dark Roast Single Serve Cups are made from a blend of select coffees from Latin America, Africa and Indonesia. These single cups produce a full-bodied coffee with a hearty punch but mild acidity for a smooth finish. These single cups are Kosher certified, and will work in K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.
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April 11, 2016
Starbucks intentionally underfills its lattes by 25 percent, saving the coffee giant millions while ripping-off customers at the same time, a putative class action states.
‘Tall Lattes are not 12 fluid ounces, Grande Lattes are not 16 fluid ounces, and Venti Lattes are not 20 fluid ounces,’ the class action states. ‘Starbucks cheats purchasers by providing less fluid ounces in their Lattes than represented.’"
It seems the way Starbucks fills the lattes is by using lines in a foaming cup and that results in a margin of unfilled cup at the top in the finished latte. This lawsuit is interesting, and we’ll keep you posted as it develops.
More at Starbucks Class Action Says Lattes Are Intentionally Underfilled
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April 4, 2016
Aeroccino 4 Titanium milk frother makes 2 types of hot foam, hot milk and cold foam. With one single whisk you can now do all your preparations; just pour in the milk and select the desired button to obtain, in no time, a divine milk froth for your favourite recipes. On top, the Aeroccino4 is also dishwasher proof to ease cleaning.
We like the design of this Aeroccino as it comes with a handy base that has built in buttons. The design update is also really nice and will match your Nespresso machine with style.
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March 31, 2016
SH just noticed that Loblaw (a major Canadian grocery chain company) has introduced their own line-up of value-priced Nespresso compatible capsules via their President's Choice store brand. It would seem they're trying to emulate the base flavors from Nespresso's Grand Cru line with a few decafs, various intensity roasts and a lungo.
While we're used to seeing store brands for K-Cups, SH thinks this is the first time he's seen store brand Nespresso knock-offs.
From SH: President’s Choice bills itself as "premium-quality substitutions" to national brands and upon my first impressions of their Potente blend, it would seem this is a viable selection for those looking for a slightly cheaper alternative.
Taste was strong & robust with a nice kick overall while the crema produced seemed decent (although not as thick as a normal Nespresso capsule). The capsules themselves are made of a thick colored plastic and come boxed in two matte foil sleeve. Continue reading: "Loblaw Grocery Stores of Canada Release Nespresso Compatible Capsules"
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March 29, 2016
SH has an update on some K-Cups and thoughts of what Canadian coffee drinkers want in a K-Cup.
Noticed these at my local Starbucks yesterday. Grabbed a box. To be honest, it tastes just like every other Starbucks dark roast I've had before... can't really determine anything of note. Maybe adding some cream might reveal some of the notes they're mentioning on the packaging, but I haven't tried that yet since I usually always drink coffee black.
As far as what's new for K-Cups in Canada, it seems Keurig Canada are trying to capitalize on a Canadian vice most Canucks are practically born with (myself excluded)... a Tim Horton's "double-double". Traditionally the most popular drink to order at a Tims in Canada, a double-double is a Tim Horton's regular roast with 2 creams & 2 sugars. It makes for a (what I find sickeningly) sweet coffee.
Well now Keurig has introduced their Donut House Sweet & Creamy Double-Double K-Cups (as a direct response to Nescafe's 3-in-1 knock-off K-Cups). The K-Cups include ground coffee, sucralose as the sweetener and milk/soy-based creamer all in one K-Cup to produce a much more palatable version of a Tim's double-double. Is it creamy? Kind of. Is it sweet? Yep, but nowhere near as sickening as what Tim's usually does to it.
It'll remain to be seen if Canadians adopt this as their new K-Cup of choice over a traditional Tim's run (and it makes me wonder if Tim Hortons will create their own "official" version).
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March 28, 2016
Later this Fall Starbucks will release release a new line of K-cups featuring the Pumpkin Spice Latte flavor. The new Keurig Green Mountain-friendly pods will include caramel, mocha and vanilla latte flavors. Starbucks released the Pumpkin Spice Latte on Sept. 8—just after Labor Day. The revamped recipe now includes real pumpkin.
Originally launched in 2003, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is flavored with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove and is widely credited with launching the ubiquitous pumpkin-spiced flavor craze. It continues to be a seasonal best-seller for the coffee giant.
Via Fox News
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March 20, 2016
The RAFINO - Coffee Grind Refining System is a coffee refining system that delivers the most consistent grind with micron level precision. They are currently looking to raise money on Kickstarter but we don’t expect this one to not get funded. It’s a brilliant idea to get a more consistent cup of coffee and be able to sort the grind level.
Key features include:
- The RAFINO gives you full control over your grind size. With the RAFINO, you can customize your coffee recipe down to a precise micron range. Use only the grinds you want! Nothing bigger, and nothing smaller, e.g. 400-800μm, 500-700μm.
- The RAFINO offers eight interchangeable and easy-to-clean sieve sizes ranging from 300 to 1000 microns in 100 micron intervals.
- The sieves give you full control over your grind and let you specify the appropriate grind size, down to the micron…
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March 17, 2016
KOLD doesn’t seem to be getting met with warm feelings from potential buyers, and the latest ad from Bed Bath and Beyond has it at $170 off the list price. We think KOLD was overpriced and too large to begin with anyways, but it’s interesting to see how steep a discount the new machine is already getting.
Is this to make way for a better KOLD or have consumers with their wallets and interest told Keurig - KOLD is kaput and to not even bother. We should know in the coming months if KOLD continues, but we do expect Keurig to give it one more go with a smaller KOLD machine.
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