[Homeroast] [homeroast]Tom, any comments on the symposium "The single serve market" session?

Sandy Andina sandraandina at mac.com
Fri Apr 16 01:24:59 CDT 2010


Indeed I was.
On Apr 16, 2010, at 12:43 AM, Edward Bourgeois wrote:

> Robert,
> I think she's referring to a Mypressi.
> 
> On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 1:35 AM, Robert Yoder <robotyonder at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Sandy,
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Can you clarify the jargon for me a bit?  What is this particular NO2-powered "manual 'spro-maker" which allows the use of one's own beans?  The only one I can find requires pods. Sorry if I'm missing the obvious.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Thanks, and,
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Happy Roasting,
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> robert yoder
>>> From: sandraandina at mac.com
>>> Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2010 21:51:29 -0500
>>> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>>> Subject: Re: [Homeroast] [homeroast]Tom, any comments on the symposium "The single serve market" session?
>>> 
>>> I will admit to hauling a mini-Keurig and china mug (and sometimes a kettle and NO2-powered espresso machine) when on the road by car. Comes in its own handy bag. When I fly, it's a kettle, Zass Turkish, AP, filters (including some basket-type for hotel drip machine) and my beans. And a hard (steel or plastic) mug--you never know when all they'll have are styrofoam cups. Got the manual 'spro-maker because it's easier to haul than even the smallest Nespresso and I can use my own beans. (Only I can't fly with it because of the nitrous oxide cartridges.....and any destination sophisticated enough to carry them would have a decent coffeehouse anyway).
>>> 
>>> Back in the primitive days before discovering homeroast or even artisanal beans, I'd save extra hotel room coffee packs so I could double up in the room's drip machine and thus get a strong enough brew. But have you noticed how many hotels are using proprietary single-cup drippers (Lavazza, Starbucks, even--blecch, Ritz-Carlton should know better--Maxwell House)? Their filter packs work ONLY in their respective machines. I'd be willing to be they were losing money on guests taking home their unused coffee packs.
>>> On Apr 15, 2010, at 9:24 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Instant any form or brand of coffee forget it. However, tried a Nespresso
>>>> shot while at Kitchen Kaboodle about six months ago and it actually wasn't
>>>> foul and was marginally drinkable straight up. For the average Joe Mug who
>>>> doesn't have the desire to go through the time, expense and effort of
>>>> becoming a real home barista they are a decent way to go. Haven't tried the
>>>> K-Cups.
>>>> 
>>>> LIFE'S TOO SHORT TOO DRINK BAD COFFEE! The Sirens Call to great coffee has
>>>> nothing to do with the Mermaid.
>>>> 
>>>> Slave to the Bean Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
>>>> www.NorwestCoffee.com
>>>> URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:
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>>>> 
>>>> Ultimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
>>>> first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
>>>> found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
>>>> 
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>>>> 
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>>>>> [mailto:homeroast-bounces at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com] On
>>>>> Behalf Of Edward Bourgeois
>>>>> Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2010 6:26 PM
>>>>> To: homeroast at lists.sweetmariascoffee.com
>>>>> Subject: [Homeroast] [homeroast]Tom,any comments on the
>>>>> symposium "The single serve market" session?
>>>>> 
>>>>> This was the session description.
>>>>> ***"The Single Serve Market :: Batch brewing, which defined brewed
>>>>> coffee preparation for decades, is being challenged in both the mass
>>>>> market and high-end specialty by a proliferation of new technologies
>>>>> and a revival of old favorites. The advent of the K-cupR, the CloverR,
>>>>> soluble innovations in Starbucks' VIAT, the revival of MelittaR and
>>>>> ChemexR pourover methods, all point to an exciting, paradigm-shifting
>>>>> phenomenon and this two-part session will explore how brewing to
>>>>> order, by the cup, is changing every part of the coffee business.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Session one will look at innovations like K-CupR, NespressoR, and VIAT
>>>>> and how they're making huge inroads into the at-home coffee
>>>>> marketplace. Is this simply adding dimension to the at-home coffee
>>>>> marketplace, or is this a microwaveable-popcorn style paradigm
>>>>> shifter? We'll be addressing these issues along with insiders in the
>>>>> mass-market single cup brewing industry, evaluating consumption
>>>>> trends, supply issues, and quality developments.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Session two will look at how cutting-edge, high-end coffee bars have
>>>>> embraced single serve coffee preparations like the CloverR, siphon
>>>>> bar, pourover bar, and other by-the-cup brewing systems. How are these
>>>>> developments transforming the consumer experience of specialty coffee?
>>>>> Are these workable ways to run a business, or just a good show? Is
>>>>> this a fad, or is "brewing by the cup" here to stay? Join leaders in
>>>>> the brew-by-the-cup retail movement in discussing and demonstrating
>>>>> the mechanics of this transformation to the coffee retail
>>>>> environment."***
>>>>> 
>>>>> The whole K-cups, Pods, Via thing is really spooky. And it's catching
>>>>> on in my area. Green Mt. is pushing the K-cups hard in the northeast
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> --
>>>>> Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
>>>>> Amherst MA.
>>>>> http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
>>>>> 
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>>> Peace & song,
>>> Sandy
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> Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
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