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POSTS BY:  MICHAEL SZYLIOWICZ

Hospitality: Wake up guests with custom coffee

Coffee in the hospitality industry is evolving and increasingly viewed as a differentiating amenity. A few years ago, small four-cup coffee makers with glass carafes were the norm. But glass presents problems in hotel rooms when it breaks and does not allow brewing flexibility for multiple flavors. Single-serve systems have changed how coffee is presented … Continue reading Hospitality: Wake up guests with custom coffee

In Office Coffee Service, Bigger is Better

In the 1950s and 1960s, coffee consumption in the United States peaked. Coffee was a lower grade robusta with a harsher flavor. People drank their coffee black. And the average coffee serving was six ounces. Things have changes since then. Today’s coffee is milder and made with the more nuanced Arabica bean. The majority of … Continue reading In Office Coffee Service, Bigger is Better

Kold and Single Serve Beverage Expansion

Green Mountain Keurig has been one of the hottest performing stocks of the last few years. Keurig and its K-Cup system have sold millions of brewers and billions of capsules to consumers seeking the consistency, variety and ease of preparation that come with pushing a button to make a cup of coffee or tea. While … Continue reading Single Serve Beverage Expands with Kold

Waste Less. Demand More.

An interesting – and wonderful – trend has taken root over the past several years: everyday people are becoming increasingly concerned about the environment. Let’s face it, green is in. From recycling plastics to composting to minimizing water waste, consumers are always in search of a new way to minimize their consumption footprint and – … Continue reading Waste Less. Demand More.

A different path for single serve coffee roasters

It might surprise you to learn that many specialty coffee roasters remain reluctant to jump on the Keurig bandwagon even though the expiration of K-Cup patents has made it easier than ever before. At first glance, choosing not to use K-Cups seems a missed opportunity. It’s not an overstatement to say that single-serve has transformed … Continue reading A different path for single serve coffee roasters

Happy Anniversary

Walking out of the Washington Convention Center as the 2015 Specialty Coffee Association of America show ended marked a personal milestone. I had just attended my 25th consecutive SCAA trade show and conference. Twenty-five… wow. Over the years, I have attended the show in every possible capacity – retailer, manufacturer, supplier, speaker, exhibitor, and even … Continue reading Happy Anniversary

Mug-Sized Single Serve

Keurig just announced the new K-Mug, a larger capsule designed to work in a Keurig 2.0 brewer and make up to a 16 oz. mug of coffee. This is good news for coffee lovers who desire more coffee from a single capsule, which is not a small percentage of the coffee-drinking market. I recently introduced … Continue reading Mug-Sized Single Serve

SolaBev is Perfecting the Cafe Experience

As we look back on the many reasons we wanted to create SolaBev, they all boiled down to making single serve beverages better. But, one reason in particular kept us up at night. For today’s single serve beverage drinkers, if you want a big cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate, you have to use … Continue reading SolaBev is Perfecting the Cafe Experience

Single Serve Recyclability

The ubiquity of K-Cups has caused many to question their environmental impact. Though millions enjoy using them daily for making a myriad of different beverages, what gets thrown away is a massive amount of plastic. The K-Cup itself is not recyclable because it is made from a blend of plastics. As a result, every day, … Continue reading Single Serve Recyclability

The Power of C

Single serve has taken the coffee world by storm. What began more than 20 years ago as a niche product has exploded, embraced by both consumers and businesses alike. As a part of this, much has been written about the industry leaders – the ubiquitous K-Cup – strengths and deficiencies. The findings: sales are immense, … Continue reading The Power of C

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