Category Archives: Beverages

July 9, 2016

Sudden Coffee

Sudden Coffee is ready-to-brew instant coffee made from awesome beans. Each tube contains enough coffee for one 8oz / 240ml cup. Just add water or milk!

This new type of instant coffee has been getting a lot of press lately. I subscribed for a month; I’ll post some impressions once I get my shipment.

October 5, 2015

The Decline of 'Big Soda'

Over the last 20 years, sales of full-calorie soda in the United States have plummeted by more than 25 percent. Soda consumption, which rocketed from the 1960s through 1990s, is now experiencing a serious and sustained decline.

Meanwhile, bottled water sales are rising.

May 8, 2015

Keurig says it was wrong to force users to buy single-serving pods

Last year, Keurig drew the ire of the Internet by incorporating a scheme similar to the Digital Rights Management (DRM) you see on e-books and video games into its Keurig 2.0 coffee maker. The next-generation machine forced users to brew with Keurig-approved coffee pods exclusively, using a digital scanner that looks for an ink marker on authorized K-cups. The company also discontinued its “My K-Cup” reusable pod, which meant that customers could no longer use their own coffee in a Keurig.

Good to see them finally acknowledge what a shitty idea this was.

January 1, 2015

Just purchased a Zojirushi water boiler. I have been thinking about getting one for a long time; I enjoy pour-over coffee and eat lots of instant noodles, so having boiling water available at all times is an appealing thought.

I’ll probably make a more detailed write-up once I get the unit.

November 1, 2014
January 2, 2013