Do you know how wasteful coffee pods are? Well, Keurig does, and the company just made a big announcement: “100-percent of K-Cup®pods will be recyclable by 2020.” Only four more years of senseless waste!
According to some people (our esteemed editor-in-chief) the biggest problem with wine is that eventually you have to go buy more wine because you killed the bottle. For others (like myself) the biggest problem is that you don’t always kill the $30+ bottle of wine in a night. The wine’s flavor changes over the next few…
It’s time! This week, news that Hamburg banned coffee pods from government buildings set off a larger conversation about why we’re still giving our money to companies like Keurig and Nespresso. Let’s be honest: It’s time for the whole world to stop buying coffee pods.
Keurig, the company that stole all your money with its annoyingly convenient coffee machines, has just announced a machine that might do the same thing for soda.
When Keurig's K-Cup patent expired back in 2012, instead of embracing the hundreds of companies producing instant beverages for the popular pod-based coffee brewing machine (who helped boost its popularity), it introduced a form of coffee DRM on its new Keurig 2.0 machines. Not cool, but fortunately, the digital locks…
You can complain about the quality of the coffee they produce all you want, but now that those pod-based Keurig hot beverage machines come built right in to GE's new Café French Door refrigerator, they aren't going to disappear anytime soon. And if you think the Keurig machine is the greatest thing since sliced bread,…
Instant coffee machine manufacturer Keurig is recalling some 7 million crappy coffee makers because they're burning people with scalding water.
Say what you will about Keurig-style pod coffee machines, but they are a godsend for lazy people. And now Nespresso—purveyor of pod-based espresso—is selling a machine called the VertuoLine that makes you a full cup o' joe.
A Keurig is great when you want a single, solitary cup of coffee, but how many caffeine fiends do you know who stop after the first cup? Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' newest Keurig finally acknowledges the serving size most of us are used to, with a machine that brews a 30 ounce carafe.
From the department of Innovations That Really Aren't That Innovative comes a robotic arm that's been customized and programmed to make a fresh pot of coffee—using a Keurig machine. That's like building a robot designed to clean floors—by turning on a Roomba.
Not content with only enraging coffee connoisseurs, Keurig will soon be expanding its K-cup empire with a new line of instant soups that are sure to have foodies shaking their heads in disgust too. First to the market will be an instant version of Campbell's chicken and noodle soup, using a combination of a K-cup for…
If you've ever worked in an office you probably know the ubiquitous K-Cup machine, made by Keurig. It quickly and painlessly dispenses single-servings of the hot beverage of your choice. Even, it turns out, if that beverage is 100-proof.
Everyone except coffee snobs who hate themselves appreciate the convenience and enormous carbon footprint of the Keurig coffee machine. Just press a button—it's like Star Trek, sort of! But more importantly, it's perfect for ramen. Everything changes.
So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
I'm drinking coffee made by a K-Cup machine right now and it sucks. A lot. But alas, I'm too lazy to get a much better cup at the cafe around the corner. That said, after learning that all of those K-Cups are piling up in landfills—and not being recycled—I may have to reconsider.
I think the coffee that comes out of single-serving coffee pod machines is not very good. But, putting that aside, it can be obscenely expensive, as Oliver Strand points out in the NYT:
Friend-of-Gizmodo Tonx.org has a cute little comic today bemoaning Keurig K-Cups—the little coffee pods designed to brew single servings of coffee. They're convenient, but they're ridiculously overpriced, and don't make very good coffee. You can do better.