Working from home during quarantine, don’t forget your coffee

I have my complaints, but I am grateful I have an opportunity to work from home and even more grateful I am living in a home that makes it relatively easy to just #stayathome to help #flattenthecurve. Having said that, it’s not my dream job, but it’s what I have now and it helps pay the bills.

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This may seem nice at first, but it’s not good for the long-term/ pexels via Pixabay.com

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Imagine a perfectly cooked, juicy piece of steak. Now smother that with ketchup

Most people are scared of black coffee because they think it’s (absolutely) bitter.  Most people first tried coffee in its instant form. Therefore most people associate sugar and creamer as essential ingredients for a proper cup of coffee. Sugar, aside from the cons of consuming too much, I can understand. Creamers, and I’m talking about non-dairy creamers here, I just cannot.

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Kapihan issue 3

ShareYourKape weekly coffee news Kapihan

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).

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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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Am I rich because I coffee? No. Am I successful because I coffee? Absolutely!

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Everyone has their own definition of success. Most of these involve money. Everyone needs money. Money makes our lives comfortable; Money enables us to enjoy the things we love; Money makes the world go round.  “I’m successful because I have an iPhone 11 Pro Max”; “I’m successful because I drive an SUV” (or a luxury car but SUV is more relatable); “I’m successful because I can travel wherever I want” – you get the point.

#shareyourkape Flat White Satchmi Store Megamall Coffee

Stopping for a few minutes on my way to work to enjoy a flat white from Satchmi, what does that mean? Read on

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