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(MSN)   Forget soda, Coca-Cola is trying their hand in the coffee industry   (msn.com) divider line
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423 clicks; posted to Food » on 09 Aug 2022 at 11:35 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-09 11:29:11 AM  
They both have caffeine, so....
 
2022-08-09 11:43:57 AM  
Costa is Keurig in a store.
 
2022-08-09 12:19:57 PM  
"The coffee industry is barbaric and exploitative. Who can possibly make it worse than it already is?"
 
2022-08-09 12:54:50 PM  
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/this is a coffee brand owned by Coca Cola, mostly sold in Japan
 
2022-08-09 1:28:20 PM  
FTFA:

BeverageDaily.com reports that Costa's U.S. expansion will involve Costa Smart Coffee and Costa Proud to Serve. The first is a machine that will automatically produce drinks as requested.

So basically they bought a chain of coffee shops and will use a self-service machine to brew the coffee?

I'm kinda surprised Starbucks didn't think of this first, especially given that they already have the machines.
 
2022-08-09 1:34:52 PM  

thornhill: FTFA:

BeverageDaily.com reports that Costa's U.S. expansion will involve Costa Smart Coffee and Costa Proud to Serve. The first is a machine that will automatically produce drinks as requested.

So basically they bought a chain of coffee shops and will use a self-service machine to brew the coffee?

I'm kinda surprised Starbucks didn't think of this first, especially given that they already have the machines.


By far the worst cup of coffee I ever had in my life was a vending machine at a rest stop on the 5 just north of the Grapevine. Stop making coffee vending machines, it doesn't work.
 
2022-08-09 1:40:26 PM  

Trocadero: thornhill: FTFA:

BeverageDaily.com reports that Costa's U.S. expansion will involve Costa Smart Coffee and Costa Proud to Serve. The first is a machine that will automatically produce drinks as requested.

So basically they bought a chain of coffee shops and will use a self-service machine to brew the coffee?

I'm kinda surprised Starbucks didn't think of this first, especially given that they already have the machines.

By far the worst cup of coffee I ever had in my life was a vending machine at a rest stop on the 5 just north of the Grapevine. Stop making coffee vending machines, it doesn't work.


Not that I think this makes great coffee, but it's going to be machines like this which are a step up from vending machines:


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2022-08-09 1:43:00 PM  
Coke and Nestle and any major coffee producer could team up and create a vortex of liquid suck so bad it would drain and kill from thirst the population of a third world nation in a couple years. Literally, not metaphorically. They are toxic companies in all the ways they can be.
 
2022-08-09 5:21:51 PM  

thornhill: Trocadero: thornhill: FTFA:

BeverageDaily.com reports that Costa's U.S. expansion will involve Costa Smart Coffee and Costa Proud to Serve. The first is a machine that will automatically produce drinks as requested.

So basically they bought a chain of coffee shops and will use a self-service machine to brew the coffee?

I'm kinda surprised Starbucks didn't think of this first, especially given that they already have the machines.

By far the worst cup of coffee I ever had in my life was a vending machine at a rest stop on the 5 just north of the Grapevine. Stop making coffee vending machines, it doesn't work.

Not that I think this makes great coffee, but it's going to be machines like this which are a step up from vending machines:


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So that's interesting, the key to that game is going to be balancing supply of beans, labor, and quality. IE a bigger hopper would mean less chance of a machine running out, fewer trips to refill it, but more chance of a bad experience with stale beans. I wonder if you could have a large freezer compartment with a day hopper sized big enough to handle say 120% of your daily rush, as the beans get used the hopper gets refilled from the freezer. It would up your utility cost and maintenance cost vs a simple hopper but probably not so much that it offsets the labor savings. I'm thinking a Coke Freestyle sized machine with the ice hopper holding the beans. Actually that would be a great cost savings, use like 90% common components with the Freestyle machine.
 
2022-08-09 8:50:26 PM  

robodog: thornhill: Trocadero: thornhill: FTFA:

BeverageDaily.com reports that Costa's U.S. expansion will involve Costa Smart Coffee and Costa Proud to Serve. The first is a machine that will automatically produce drinks as requested.

So basically they bought a chain of coffee shops and will use a self-service machine to brew the coffee?

I'm kinda surprised Starbucks didn't think of this first, especially given that they already have the machines.

By far the worst cup of coffee I ever had in my life was a vending machine at a rest stop on the 5 just north of the Grapevine. Stop making coffee vending machines, it doesn't work.

Not that I think this makes great coffee, but it's going to be machines like this which are a step up from vending machines:


[fej-aws-media.s3-accelerate.amazonaws.com image 800x550]

So that's interesting, the key to that game is going to be balancing supply of beans, labor, and quality. IE a bigger hopper would mean less chance of a machine running out, fewer trips to refill it, but more chance of a bad experience with stale beans. I wonder if you could have a large freezer compartment with a day hopper sized big enough to handle say 120% of your daily rush, as the beans get used the hopper gets refilled from the freezer. It would up your utility cost and maintenance cost vs a simple hopper but probably not so much that it offsets the labor savings. I'm thinking a Coke Freestyle sized machine with the ice hopper holding the beans. Actually that would be a great cost savings, use like 90% common components with the Freestyle machine.


If you're targeting Starbucks... what does stale beans mean on your venti white mocha frappi?
 
2022-08-10 1:14:41 AM  
TAB was just cold carbonated coffee. and it tasted like shiat.
 
2022-08-10 3:10:07 AM  

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/this is a coffee brand owned by Coca Cola, mostly sold in Japan


And it's so sweet it makes my teeth hurt
 
2022-08-10 12:19:01 PM  
Didn't they try a brewed coffee back in the 90s. There were a few and I thought Coke had a version.
 
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