Sunday, November 25, 2007

New trend in Coffee

I think this is a CS-related post, or may be, it is just research-related. Coffee craze has worked though the phase of novel beans, their terroir, then fresh-roasted ones, and now it is the Clover machine. Uses vacuum tech, brews single cup individually and has just started a market all of its own with $3.50 - $6 - $9 for a cup. In NY, go to Cafe Grumpy.

7 Comments:

Anonymous D. Eppstein said...

$11K for a coffee machine? And it doesn't even say whether it makes decent espresso. I think I'll pass, and stay at the much lower stage of buying beans from Starbucks and grinding them myself (one step above letting them grind it, and two above letting them brew it).

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coffee puts the system under the strain of metabolizing a deadly acid-forming drug, depositing its insoluble cellulose, which cements the wall of the liver, causing this vital organ to swell to twice its proper size. In addition, coffee is heavily sprayed. (Ninety-two pesticides are applied to its leaves.) Diuretic properties of caffeine cause potassium and other minerals to be flushed from the body.

All this fear went away when I quit, and it was a book that inspired me to do it called The Truth About Caffeine by Marina Kushner. There are five things I liked about this book:

1) It details--thoroughly--the ways in which caffeine may damage your health.

2) It reveals the damage that coffee does to the environment. Specifically, coffee was once grown in the shade, so that trees were left in place. Then sun coffee was introduced, allowing greater yields but contributing to the destruction of rain forests. I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere else.

3) It explains how best to go off coffee. This is important. If you try cold turkey, as most people probably do, the withdrawal symptoms will likely drive you right back to coffee.

4) Helped me find a great resource for the latest studies at CaffeineAwareness.org

5) Also, if you drink decaf you won’t want to miss this special free report on the dangers of decaf available at www.soyfee.com

1:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that's probably the most sophisticated piece of spam I've seen!

2:05 AM  
Blogger artoo said...

After the Economist article I was wondering where to try this... thanks.

David -- no, it does not make espresso.

4:30 AM  
Blogger jack said...

Also available in Seattle at Trabant, and in San Francisco at Ritual.

8:44 AM  
Blogger daryoush said...

Zoka coffee company in Green Lake, Seattle also uses this machine.

It is great.

1:21 PM  
Anonymous viagra online said...

This is good so I was waiting for something different when I saw the title, I thought you were to talk about coffee itself and cafeterias so it wasn't like that.m10m

10:40 AM  

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