Ever heard of “if it’s too good to be true, it’s not”? Yeah, free coffee is too good to be true. Do you know how expensive coffee is, especially in the Philippines? What’s that? It’s not as expensive as the Phone I’m using? Have you never heard of scale?
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.
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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I’ve been thinking about the topic for this post since late 2019. I’ve even drafted something, but reading through that now it doesn’t capture the message I really want to put out to everyone who reads this blog. So this is an entirely new draft of an idea I have been thinking about for a long time: Your coffee is loud not strong.
It’s been two days since Kobe Bryant’s sudden death, tragically also involving his 13 year old daughter Gianna ‘Mambacita’, and here I am writing something connected to a Sport entirely different from Basketball: American Football. Specifically, arguably the most dominant figure in the NFL for the past two decades: Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. or simply Tom Brady.
Let me explain this new series. If you haven’t noticed yet, although this blog is coffee themed, not a whole lot of its content is actually about coffee. I’m looking to change that but I also have this actual job that I have to consider (take note; ‘consider’ not ‘prioritize’). For the meantime, and I’m taking a page out of that actual job in doing so, I’ll be publishing these newsletter types of articles every week. These will round up coffee news from anywhere in the internet, with me writing a short summary. Of course the links to the actual articles are provided, if you want to read more about it (also, so I won’t get sued).
If you have any news stories that you think are interesting, please feel free to send it to me at email@example.com or tell me about it on the comments section below. Local news about coffee is absolutely welcome! Continue reading “Kapihan”
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