A very Happy New Year to everyone. I hope 2015 is a great year for you.
The trend over past few years, has been to move toward single-serve coffee brewers, becoming a part of many people's homes as well as offices.
Their primary appeal is purely convenience which, I understand. However, there's more to the picture than convenience. I read an interesting article, one of several I've seen lately from various sources and they're all saying similar things.
Considering the purchase of one of these brewers? I would suggest you check out the following link:
To summarize the article:
- The pods are much more expensive than purchasing other gourmet coffee.
- Only a small percentage of the pods are recyclable and end up adding to what goes into our landfills. Check out the graphic to the upper left.
- The pods are made of plastic which produce toxins during the brewing process.
If you're really interested in a single-serve brewing method that doesn't add to the waste in our landfills, doesn't involve using plastic and is cost effective, talk to us about the pour-over brewing method.
As I've said before, the pour-over brewing method is my favorite way to brew coffee and one which we useextensively here at the shop. Not only does it result in one of the most flavorful cups of coffee but it also allows one to experience the aroma of the coffee as it's brewing.
If you haven't tried it, I would invite you to participate in one of our Saturday tastings. Each Saturday at 1pm, we sample a variety of coffees from various regions of the world. Tomorrow we'll be sampling coffees from Africa.
Last Sunday, my son and I visited GiGi's Cafe for brunch. It was our first visit since their opening and after having tasted their waffles previously, I was anxious to try something from their full menu.
It was AMAZING! If you're looking for a great place for breakfast or brunch, I suggest you check it out. Expertly prepared fresh ingredients, reasonable prices AND, they serve St. Johns Coffee Roasters coffee. What more could one want?