UK-based Sandwich Empire Pret a Manger (or simply Pret) has rolled-out a new monthly coffee subscription service. This coffee subscription, from a sandwich shop, allows members to get cups of coffee everyday (capped at a certain number per day) by just paying an upfront amount once every month. American Sandwich shop, Panera bread, also came up with something like this only difference was that it was rolled out before the pandemic we are currently going through. Heck, now even Leon (healthy food shop also based in the UK) has also rolled out a coffee subscription service – reportedly even cheaper than Pret’s.
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).
Things you can now do with your smartphone: Book a ride; Order Food; Borrow a coffee cup – wait, what?
- 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.
Paying upfront to enjoy what you love to your hearts content? Movies, TV shows, Music, and now Coffee?
- 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.
That coffee you drink every morning, that “expensive” cup of coffee? Yeah, it can apparently reduce the risk of some Cancers.
- 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.
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