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2014-02-10 10:11:13 AM
400 cans of coke a year?
Is it that hard to just drink water people. Don't get me wrong I love a can of Cherry Coke about once a week but the obscene amounts of soda my coworkers drink makes me feel bad for their kidneys.
 
2014-02-10 10:24:46 AM

great_tigers: 400 cans of coke a year?
Is it that hard to just drink water people. Don't get me wrong I love a can of Cherry Coke about once a week but the obscene amounts of soda my coworkers drink makes me feel bad for their kidneys.


Just over 1 can a day, i don't see that as an absurd amount, in fact that is probably where I fall in. One in the afternoon as a pick me up during the week and maybe a couple a day when I am not working.
 
2014-02-10 10:29:04 AM

great_tigers: 400 cans of coke a year?
Is it that hard to just drink water people. Don't get me wrong I love a can of Cherry Coke about once a week but the obscene amounts of soda my coworkers drink makes me feel bad for their kidneys.


One of my former employers used to stock the fridges full of soda.  I went through at least two cans a day back then until I realized how much weight I was gaining.

//it wasn't a pretty sight when those sodas started freezing and exploding...
 
2014-02-10 10:44:42 AM

Tom_Slick: great_tigers: 400 cans of coke a year?
Is it that hard to just drink water people. Don't get me wrong I love a can of Cherry Coke about once a week but the obscene amounts of soda my coworkers drink makes me feel bad for their kidneys.

Just over 1 can a day, i don't see that as an absurd amount, in fact that is probably where I fall in. One in the afternoon as a pick me up during the week and maybe a couple a day when I am not working.


If they were talking about all brands/flavors, that would be one thing, but supposedly that's just Coke. I wonder what that number jumps to if you add in all of the others? Or did the article misrepresent the statistic? If it's accurate, there are some people out there drinking a shiatload of Coke. I enjoy a pop (soda, for you heathens) as much as the next guy, but holy crap that's a lot of Coca Cola.
 
2014-02-10 11:06:00 AM

mod3072: Tom_Slick: great_tigers: 400 cans of coke a year?
Is it that hard to just drink water people. Don't get me wrong I love a can of Cherry Coke about once a week but the obscene amounts of soda my coworkers drink makes me feel bad for their kidneys.

Just over 1 can a day, i don't see that as an absurd amount, in fact that is probably where I fall in. One in the afternoon as a pick me up during the week and maybe a couple a day when I am not working.

If they were talking about all brands/flavors, that would be one thing, but supposedly that's just Coke. I wonder what that number jumps to if you add in all of the others? Or did the article misrepresent the statistic? If it's accurate, there are some people out there drinking a shiatload of Coke. I enjoy a pop (soda, for you heathens) as much as the next guy, but holy crap that's a lot of Coca Cola.


I assumed it was for all flavors produced by Coca Cola.
 
2014-02-10 11:53:01 AM

Tom_Slick: I assumed it was for all flavors produced by Coca Cola.


it is. I assume people realize the the study is linked from TFA. It's per-capita consumption of Coca-Cola products in terms of 8-oz servings, which is less than a can, btw. It's 267 cans of Coke per year.

//Mexico is almost double the US??? That explains a lot....
 
2014-02-10 12:20:07 PM
I want a liter of cola.
 
2014-02-10 12:31:25 PM

sendtodave: I want a liter of cola.



Fark you Farva...
 
2014-02-10 12:31:54 PM
A pod per soda? Coke is going to lose so much money on this. Unless the pods are refillable. But they'll only be selling machines then.

It's New Coke all over again!!1!
 
2014-02-10 12:46:04 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-10 02:52:33 PM
It's amazing how quickly your body acclimates to *not* drinking stuff like Coke or Pepsi. I gave it up several years ago as a daily thing, now  I have about one a month, and even then my first thought is no longer "Mmmm," it's "Man, that's too sweet" and I don't even finish it.

/ Water or seltzer fo' life!
 
2014-02-10 02:55:57 PM
Not that I think Americans should drink more soda, but this at least would have environmental benefits by reducing transportation costs.

I drink a diet soda maybe once or twice a month, opting for water or tea (or Pelligrino) for the most part. If this machine has a reasonable price I may just be interested.
 
2014-02-10 03:54:49 PM

Tom_Slick: Just over 1 can a day, i don't see that as an absurd amount


I do. It's a friggin' can of candy. I feel the same way about this as I would about someone saying "I eat a full-size Snickers bar every day." I can understand it as an occasional indulgence, but once it reaches the more-than-one-per-day level, it starts to seem weird.

/not judging, just giving you a different perspective
 
2014-02-10 03:56:14 PM

nocturnal001: Not that I think Americans should drink more soda, but this at least would have environmental benefits by reducing transportation costs.


I would disagree, because the individual cups still need to be transported, and now the waste is plastic, which is usually created using PETs, instead of recyclable aluminum.
 
2014-02-10 04:06:33 PM
Something else I wonder about how this will work is refrigeration. My wife was in a Coca-cola bottling plant and they bottle it all cold, to reduce over-carbonation. And fountain machines use chilled water too, but how will home users fare?
 
2014-02-10 04:38:13 PM

Gig103: nocturnal001: Not that I think Americans should drink more soda, but this at least would have environmental benefits by reducing transportation costs.

I would disagree, because the individual cups still need to be transported, and now the waste is plastic, which is usually created using PETs, instead of recyclable aluminum.


That plastic is still recyclable isn't it? Perhaps not as efficiently as aluminum I guess.

However, think about the cost of running bottle plants, moving those cans and two liters to stores, the cost of the floor space at the store (and heat/AC/lighting), then the cost of moving those containers to your house and then moving the cans and bottles back to the dump or recycling plant.

Basically you would be eliminating 95% of packaging costs while ending the shipment of water from regional plants to your house. There has to be a sizable net benefit to this system.
 
2014-02-10 05:46:42 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: A pod per soda? Coke is going to lose so much money on this. Unless the pods are refillable. But they'll only be selling machines then.

It's New Coke all over again!!1!


Yes, because if there's one thing they've learned from selling those coffee pods, it's that people won't pay way too much for something just because it's convenient and trendy.

/coke is going to make a mint
 
2014-02-10 06:54:23 PM
sendtodave:
Yes, because if there's one thing they've learned from selling those coffee pods, it's that people won't pay way too much for something just because it's convenient and trendy.

It is convenient but wow is it trendy?  It's a kitchen and small office appliance that make one cup of fresh coffee available with minimum waiting 24 hours a day.  I love mine and have a visitor about once a month so it is not to show off.
 
2014-02-10 06:55:02 PM
how not wow.
 
2014-02-10 09:10:06 PM
FTA:For our purposes here, we'll stick with the basic Keurig price for now, since that's what we know. A basic Keurig brewer today will cost you about $97 on Amazon, but unlike SodaStream, there are no extra parts to refill. You load the machine with tap water and the K-cups do the rest.  

So the machine is going to generate its own CO2? or are the pods going to be super carbonated syrup that you waterdown? Either way this is a retarded assumption. Would the author please DIAF so we dont need to read another article from them?
 
2014-02-11 12:08:55 AM

talkertopc: sendtodave:
Yes, because if there's one thing they've learned from selling those coffee pods, it's that people won't pay way too much for something just because it's convenient and trendy.

It is convenient but wow is it trendy?  It's a kitchen and small office appliance that make one cup of fresh coffee available with minimum waiting 24 hours a day.  I love mine and have a visitor about once a month so it is not to show off.


It sure seems trendy to me with the way everyone seems to be gushing about the machines all the time at work these last couple of years. We now have one at work it makes a very convenientAmericanoweak-as-hell coffee.
 
2014-02-11 12:53:39 AM

sat1va: We now have one at work it makes a very convenientAmericanoweak-as-hell coffee.


Aeropress / press pot are the best personal use office coffee, but for a group that isn't particular, the Keurigs do make sense. It keeps the theft down (everyone buys their own cups and nobody fills a 30oz mug for the "one cup $0.25" price), and nobody can be the douchebag and not make more coffee when they take the last  (or alternatively leaving a few sips so they feel justified in not making more).
 
2014-02-11 07:25:46 AM

talkertopc: sendtodave:
Yes, because if there's one thing they've learned from selling those coffee pods, it's that people won't pay way too much for something just because it's convenient and trendy.

It is convenient but wow is it trendy?  It's a kitchen and small office appliance that make one cup of fresh coffee available with minimum waiting 24 hours a day.  I love mine and have a visitor about once a month so it is not to show off.


French press. Small grinder. Good beans. That's all you need.
 
2014-02-11 10:32:37 PM

Gig103: sat1va: We now have one at work it makes a very convenientAmericanoweak-as-hell coffee.

Aeropress / press pot are the best personal use office coffee, but for a group that isn't particular, the Keurigs do make sense. It keeps the theft down (everyone buys their own cups and nobody fills a 30oz mug for the "one cup $0.25" price), and nobody can be the douchebag and not make more coffee when they take the last  (or alternatively leaving a few sips so they feel justified in not making more).


I have aeropress, and it can make a smooth cup of coffee, but I honestly still prefer the punch and mild bitterness of drip coffee.
 
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