Tag Archive 'coffee_extracts'

Coca-Cola FoodService Partners with Juan Valdez

Posted by TheShot on 20 May 2007 | Filed under: Beans, Machine, Restaurant Coffee

We’ve been monitoring Coca-Cola’s murky interests in the coffee business for some time now. The most obvious example being their patent filings in recent years, which have lead to — among other things — their launch of Far Coast coffee pod and machine systems for food service retailers. In today’s news, Coke announced they will […]

I’ve seen the future of coffee hell, and it is: ‘Inventive Coffee Roaster Changing the Way Americans Drink Coffee’

Posted by TheShot on 11 Apr 2007 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Quality Issues

In case you thought we were simply making things up for the benefit of a joke, coffee is truly getting worse at the same time it’s supposedly getting better. Today’s commercial flood of poorly designed home espresso machines marks some of these steps backwards. Other examples are more insidious, such as how the Nespresso machine […]

Drinks Business Review Focuses On Coffee Innovation

Posted by TheShot on 07 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Quality Issues

“Coffee Innovation”. If there were ever two words that make me shudder in fear and cause my taste buds to roll up and die, those two could well be it. And so those two words arose today in an article that reported “coffee manufacturers have been working on new and improved ways to serve coffee”: […]

Coca-Cola’s next ‘real thing’

Posted by TheShot on 02 Sep 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Restaurant Coffee

So Coca-Cola finally revealed some of what they’ve been up to with their recent patent frenzy (as reported here in January): Coca-Cola’s next ‘real thing’: lattes – Sep. 1, 2006. Next Wednesday in Toronto, Coca-Cola plans to formally announce their foray into “premium” brewed tea and coffee. The brand is called Far Coast (the corresponding […]

Drink makers want America to buy coffee to go

Posted by TheShot on 23 Jul 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends, Quality Issues

As a follow-up to Thursday’s post where we covered the coffee pod revolutionaries, yesterday’s Seattle Post-Intelligencer published an article on how Big Beverage is plotting the demise of any actual coffee brewing: Drink makers want America to buy coffee to go. What’s puzzling is how many usually sensible industries are getting the new coffee equation […]

Soft drink titans push coffee in a can

Posted by TheShot on 05 Jul 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article yesterday on how soft drink industry giants are banking on coffee consumers wanting convenient, instantaneous coffee: Soft drink titans push coffee in a can | ajc.com. Just as when large, conglomerate coffee roasters convinced consumers that the future of good coffee was crystalized grit in a can during the […]

Microwaveable Latte Tang, Anyone?

Posted by TheShot on 19 May 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends

Just when you thought you’ve seen the worst of consumer convenience knock-offs trying to cash in on the higher-end espresso drink craze: New! Stomping Grounds Liquid Espresso-to-Latte Concentrate Now on Store Shelves in Los Angeles. Yes, the ad wizards who brought us Oregon Chai decided to offer us espresso latte concentrate. All you do is […]

Meet Coke Blak: Soda with a coffee kick

Posted by TheShot on 19 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends

From the Sarasota Herald Tribune, Coca-Cola has revealed a little more of their latest beverage play in the hopes of cashing in on consumer interest in specialty coffee. Coke Blāk (no, I am not making this up) is scheduled to hit U.S. store shelves April 3: Meet Coke Blak: Soda with a coffee kick. According […]

Coca-Cola may take on Starbucks

Posted by TheShot on 31 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Consumer Trends

The Atlanta Business Chronicle reported today that “Coca-Cola may take on Starbucks.” I used quotes here because the overlap of both businesses isn’t significant enough to warrant their headline — or at least what it leads you to believe. The story is this: Coca-Cola is always looking for growth opportunities (read: cash flow) in anything […]