Single Cup Coffees-Keurig K-Cups
Brew a great cup of coffee or tea (including flavors and decaf) with the push of a button within 60 seconds. See the new Keurig Single Cup Brewers— and simply choose, brew and enjoy! Who says it isn't easy being perfect? Our Keurig Single-Cup Brewers offer an unparalleled coffee experience at the touch of a button. The patented K-Cup® design protects our coffee from moisture, oxygen and light so you get a consistently excellent cup — every time. It sure beats paying $3-4 dollars a cup through a drive through window!
Each K-Cup® portion pack is an air-tight, mini-brewer that locks out oxygen, light and humidity while locking in freshness and flavor.
Keurig “Rules” Keurig Brewing Systems is owned by the Green Mountain Coffee Company. Because of its growing popularity, Keurig is enforcing their own “Keurig rules”. Please understand that we have to abide by their rules to continue being an operator in good standing with Keurig. Basically, their rules are, they allow websites like CoffeeIcon.com to sell the Keurig branded brewers and “K-Cups” (the coffee that is made exclusively to brew only in these Keurig brewers) to the home consumer. If it’s a “Business”, then we are “not allowed” to sell any Keurig brewers or K-Cups to them through this website. They make us have a different website that is set up for “businesses” with a log-on and password protected site. You can always send in an e-mail or try the old fashioned way, make a phone call, to discuss the commercial side of your business. We can sell K-cups to any business in the State of Texas. So Keurig actually makes us put a check-out box that states that when you order, you need to check the box that states you are not a “business” and that it is for home consumption. BUT, all other products on this site, CoffeeIcon.com , are available to anyone, whether its home or commercial use. There are absolutely no restrictions on any product on our website other than Keurigs “rules”. Again, please feel free to call us in person to discuss any opportunities you may have for us. It is called the “Keurig B130 In-Room Hotel Brewer”, and we will be a distributor for them. Please contact our parent company for information on this brewer for your hotel chain, or for a full line coffee service in the Houston Texas areas. Southern Refreshment Services, Inc., 1-866-377-2962, or visit our website www.SouthernRefreshment.com
Raw coffee has no taste; roasting is what gives the beans their characteristic flavor. During this process, raw coffees from various countries of origin and of different types and qualities are mixed together and roasted at temperatures of over 200° Celsius. Sugar and other carbohydrates are caramelized, the beans change color from green to golden brown and their weight decreases 15% to 20% while their volume increases by approximately 60%. Many known substances in the beans – and even more unknown substances – are destroyed, converted or created during roasting process. Our “House Blends” are roasted fresh every week. Why buy “Retail” coffees at a higher price that have been on a shelf for months when you can buy the fresh roasted coffees made every week? Check out our “House Blends” today!
The main importers of coffee are the United States (approximately 1.2 million tons) and Germany (568,000 tons). Finland is the country with the highest per capita consumption, however. On average, each Finn consumes twelve kilograms of coffee per year. In terms of total volume, Germany has the second-highest coffee consumption rate worldwide, topped only by the United States. On average, each German drinks nearly four cups of coffee per day. Germany thus ranks eighth in per capita consumption of coffee.
Caffeine is a Purina alkaloid and an energizing component of foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, cola drinks, mate, Guarani, energy drinks and chocolate. It is one of the oldest and most effective stimulants, and one of the most compatible with the human body. 200 milliliters of drip coffee contains about 140 milligrams of caffeine, while the same amount of tea contains approximately 80. Caffeine is just one of 1,000 different substances found in coffee.
Here's the approximate caffeine content in your average 8 oz mug of coffee and other beverages
|Regular Brewed coffee
|Instant Decaf Coffee
|Espresso Shot ( 1 oz )
Global supply and demand
Demand rose by 43 percent between 1980 and 2004. Supply fluctuated dramatically: Years of excess harvests were followed by years of undersupply. Harvests have been unable to keep up with demand since 2003.
Coffee was once the drink of the middle classes. Coffee drinkers were level-headed thinkers – a state of mind compatible with bourgeois virtues such as industriousness and abstinence. In contrast, the nobility preferred a life of sweet idleness – better suited to drinking cocoa. Today, however, coffee is enjoyed by all social classes.
The coffee bean’s most important constituents include carbohydrates, fat, water, proteins, plant acids and alkaloids such as caffeine, minerals and aromatic substances. The proportions of these substances vary, depending on whether they are measured in the raw beans, roasted coffee or finished drink. The composition and amounts of the individual substances also vary according to the type and variety of Coffee plant. In addition, their characteristics are influenced by growing factors such as soil quality, climate and type of cultivation, as well as processing methods and, in particular, by roasting.
The stomach is irritated by the acids in coffee, not the caffeine. The acid content can be reduced significantly by roasting the beans as slowly as possible. Italian espresso is roasted at an unhurried pace (for up to 24 minutes), but most of the coffees available today are the result of a three- to five-minute shock-roasting process with hot air.
Experts have categorized 80 different types of plants, although only two of them are of commercial importance. 75 percent of all coffee produced comes from Coffee Arabica bushes (highland coffee), the rest from Coffee Robusta plants (lowland coffee). On average, one plant produces five kilograms of fruit per year. Less than one kilogram of coffee remains after processing, however.
Nutritionally speaking, brewed coffee is pretty much inert.
Coffee has virtually no calories or fats, no carbohydrates, no sodium, no cholesterol… if it were required to carry a nutritional product label, that label would consist mostly of a lot of zeros. (In fact, coffee is exempt from federal food label programs precisely because it has zero nutritive value.) That said, coffee does offer a number of trace minerals (Thiamin, Niacin, Folate, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese) and is a good source of Potassium, Pantothenic Acid and Riboflavin. A 6 ounce cup of brewed coffee may contain 2 to 4 milligrams of Sodium… most from the water used to brew the coffee and not the coffee, itself.
Our flavored coffees are likewise free of calories and carbs. Our flavored coffees have no additional nutritional impact. We add no sugars or sweeteners of any kind. So while our flavors may taste indulgent, they're absolutely guilt-free.