Kento Senior Member Joined: 3 May 2012 Posts: 4 Location: Burlington Expertise: Just starting
Posted Thu May 3, 2012, 5:14am Subject: Good or Bad Idea?
Looking to offer a mobile k cup coffee service at the hotspots of downtown TO - front street, Union Station, subway terminals, etc. It will be curbside with very fast service with a wide variety of k cup coffee and tea brands (just like home). Pricing will be comparable to Tims, Coffee Time etc. The focus will be on the pedestrian community going to or leaving work each day.
We need your input!
Weak idea or Great concept?
What time of day would you use the service? In morning. At lunch. On my way home
diggi Senior Member Joined: 28 Nov 2011 Posts: 382 Location: Halifax, NS Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Thu May 3, 2012, 5:41am Subject: Re: Good or Bad Idea?
I'm sure that business would do quite well, but don't think many here would be buying from you. Finding a properly prepared cup isn't something we'd expect on a street corner and would need to seek out good shops or make it ourselves. K-cups definitely don't get the nod. But most buy from Tim's (Canada) or Dunkin' Doughnuts and think its great stuff.....so that is your target market; not us. So our input really isn't valid for your market research.
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 5,684 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Thu May 3, 2012, 6:59am Subject: Re: Good or Bad Idea?
HI, it isn't a matter of which forum, rather as a whole website, we are devoted to great coffee, this is something that is not within reach of a Kcup. That is not to say that a Kcup is swill, I prefer it over everything else in a motel room (and I do not have my travel coffee setup with me) but it does not make my list of coffee I would like to drink, let alone pay someone to make for me.
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Posted Thu May 3, 2012, 7:59am Subject: Re: Good or Bad Idea?
OP, I'd suggest soliciting input over at http://www.singleservecoffeeforums.com/. Personally, I think that consumers already invested in the k-cup format (e.g. with a brewer at home) might enjoy the chance to try out a variety of k-cups without having to buy entire boxes of each.
JDHarding Senior Member Joined: 31 Aug 2007 Posts: 1,099 Location: WA, USA Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Sat May 5, 2012, 1:34pm Subject: Re: Good or Bad Idea?
I used to own a Keurig brewer. Problem is those little k-cups don't hold enough ground coffee in them to make a good cup of coffee, not to mention they're usually stale. The only thing that made them better was using the My K-Cup accessory, which let me put my own freshly ground coffee in the machine. Basically, the measurement for great coffee is 7 grams of coffee to 4 ounces of water. The Keurig brewer can hold the 7 grams of coffee, and I think it'll do 4 ounces of water, so I recommend freshly grinding coffee, using the My K-Cup accessory, and making 4 oz cups of coffee. The grind needs to be adjusted accordingly because the water shoots through so quickly, so open a new K-cup and check the grind of the coffee inside it and try to match that grind.
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