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Kapihan issue 3

Hello Kape Drinkers, how are you all? Seen a lot of coffee news online lately? No? Well I’m here to dole out some of the intriguing ones I’ve seen come upon this week (or today, it was a busy week).

ShareYourKape weekly coffee news Kapihan

Things you can now do with your smartphone: Book a ride; Order Food; Borrow a coffee cup – wait, what?

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Photo not related to Muuse or NextGen Cup – credit: FirmBee/pixabay.com

  • Muuse is an app that allows consumers to borrow their reusable cups, available inside the shop, when ordering their coffee
  • Each cup has a QR code that consumers scan with their phones (using the app).
  • The cups need to be returned within 5 days. If users lose the cup, the user will be charged an amount via the credit card information they used to register in the app.
  • The app is part of the NextGen Cup Challenge, a competition aimed to reduce single-use packaging waste. This challenge is backed by Starbucks and McDonald’s, among others.
  • It is currently being tested in select shops in San Francisco, none of which is a Starbucks.
  • It has some cons, but I’m actually excited for this app.

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/can-app-solve-our-coffee-cup-problem

https://sf.eater.com/2020/2/19/21144113/starbucks-mcdonalds-muuse-andytown-wendys-blue-bottle

https://www.nextgenconsortium.com/

Paying upfront to enjoy what you love to your hearts content? Movies, TV shows, Music, and now Coffee?

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Photo not related to Panera Bread – credit: Free-Photos/pixabay.com

  • Panera just launched a coffee subscription program in within its loyalty program.
  • Panera is a big brand in the US, more commonly called Panera Bread, a brand Starbucks actually views as a direct rival.
  • Customers get one refillable cup every two hours, all for $8.99 per month.
  • Panera did this because they saw a rise in fast-food breakfast visits in the last five years as more people are now eating breakfast on the go.
  • It’s still a sustainable model for them since subscribers in test markets visited Panera every other day, most of whom also bought food which is not part of the subscription – yet.
  • Lord knows how Panera, technically a second waver, treats its coffee but at least it’s a step for getting people away from instant coffee.

https://www.businessinsider.sg/panera-unlimited-coffee-subscription-cost-how-to-sign-up-2020-2?r=US&IR=T

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/02/27/business/netflix-coffee-panera-offers-an-899-month-coffee-subscription/

That coffee you drink every morning, that “expensive” cup of coffee? Yeah, it can apparently reduce the risk of some Cancers.

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Not related to IARC or its 2020 report, you get the point – credit: Engin_Akyurt via pixabay.com

 

  • The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has noted that coffee may reduce the risk of certain cancers in its World Cancer Report 2020
  • The IARC actually claimed that coffee may actually cause certain types of cancers, so the 2020 reports is a major positive for the coffee industry.
  • This just adds to many health benefits of drinking coffee.

https://www.insider.com/world-cancer-report-suggests-coffee-reduces-risk-of-certain-cancers-2020-2

https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-study-finds-coffee-drinkers-have-lower-risk-death

https://www.iarc.fr/cards_page/world-cancer-report/


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