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Drink makers giving people ways to ditch the can (Coca-Cola vs. SodaStream: aha)
Associated Press ^ | Feb. 7, 2014 4:27 PM EST | Candice Choi

Posted on 02/08/2014 12:52:47 PM PST by Olog-hai

It keeps getting easier to ditch the soda can.

When Coca-Cola said this week that it would let people make its drinks at home using a beverage machine, it became the latest company to take advantage of a growing trend: People turning to flavored drops or at-home carbonation machines that do away with the need to haul home bulky cans and bottles from the supermarket. […]

Options that do away with cans and bottles are faring far better.

Revenue for the Americas region at SodaStream, which makes at-home carbonation machines, surged 88 percent in 2012 from the previous year, the latest figures available. And Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, which makes single-serve coffee machines and is partnering with Coca-Cola to make a cold beverage machine, saw revenue climb 13 percent. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: antisemitism; bds; cocacola; israel; rop; scarlettjohansson; sodastream
Coca-Cola: The Real Jihad.
1 posted on 02/08/2014 12:52:48 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Holey Molar!


2 posted on 02/08/2014 12:54:24 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Olog-hai

plus sodastream is an israeli company that provides jobs to arabs.


3 posted on 02/08/2014 12:54:59 PM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: Olog-hai
I think Coca-Cola is TERRIFIED of the very idea that Pepsi-Cola has expressed interest in offering pre-made Pepsi cola syrup to Sodastream users. Imagine Pepsi offering unsweetened syrup, end users adding whatever amount of real cane or beet sugar they wanted, and making homemade Pepsi cola....
4 posted on 02/08/2014 1:01:58 PM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Olog-hai

With these things I am always afraid I’ll invest in the machine and it will go all Sony Beta on me and I won’t be able to get supplies.


5 posted on 02/08/2014 1:02:29 PM PST by Persevero (Come on 2016)
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To: Persevero

It’s funny but this Christmas someone gave me a Keurig machine. Real popular items these days. Well, I drink instant coffee so the machine was useless to me since it only added extra time to each cup of coffee. I returned it.

They’re offering cold drink makers now.


6 posted on 02/08/2014 1:11:39 PM PST by FAA
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To: FAA

that so called coffee you drink has killed your taste buds


7 posted on 02/08/2014 1:17:54 PM PST by Nifster
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To: FAA

I keep instant coffee in my survival supplies for the apocalypse, but I drink real coffee from fresh ground beans, for real life.


8 posted on 02/08/2014 1:20:31 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Olog-hai

Been making my own seltzer for quite some time. Easy enough to add simple syrup and flavorings.
Do a web search and you can find all the hardware you’ll need, from coldplates to stainless valves and high pressure hoses, to make your own system for a very fair price.
Much less than a McCann carbonator and other required components.
Sodastream is really quite lame, and not cheap.
Not enough bubbles and goes flat right away.
Some basic plumbing hardware and a CO2 canister and your good to go.
As someone who enjoyed fountain “RC” cola from Bob’s Lunch & Fountain back in the day, I really groove on maximum bubbles.


9 posted on 02/08/2014 1:29:36 PM PST by Macoozie (1) Win the Senate 2) Repeal Obamacare 3) Impeach Roberts)
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To: bigheadfred

IF IT’S DELICIOUS COFFEE YOU WANT JUST GET A SACK OF ‘BARNEYS SANTAS WHITE CHRISTMAS’

AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND IT’S THEIR BEST SELLER..ONCE YOU TASTE THIS STUFF BELIEVE ME YOU’LL BE HOOKED...WHENEVER I HAVE VISITORS THEY FILL THEIR SUITCASES WITH THE STUFF..

A WORD TO THE UNINITIATED....


10 posted on 02/08/2014 1:31:16 PM PST by jimsin
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To: jimsin
If this is the stuff you are shouting about, I’ll have to say sorry, but I prefer unflavored coffee.
11 posted on 02/08/2014 1:43:57 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It’s hard to believe there isn’t anybody growing coffee shrubs in America. Can it be that hard?


12 posted on 02/08/2014 1:55:55 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Persevero

funny thing is, Soda Stream didn’t invent anything. The process of carbonating liquids with CO2 cartridges has been around since 1903.

SodaStream is the maker of a consumer home carbonation product based on the principles of making a carbonated drink as originally invented by Guy Gilbey in 1903.


13 posted on 02/08/2014 2:01:18 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: txhurl
They grow coffee in America (the continents), but there are few locations in the USA that are within the so-called coffee belt, Hawaii being the only US state producing it commercially in viable quantities. It’s not impossible to grow it in the contiguous 48 states, but the flavor may not be the same and it may be hard to get the plant to produce fruit. (The coffee “cherry” is edible too.)
14 posted on 02/08/2014 2:20:11 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Do you know if you mix Kahlúa with club soda, it tastes just like Coca-Cola? Only bettah.


15 posted on 02/08/2014 2:38:48 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: RayChuang88

Unsweetened syrup? How is that possible?


16 posted on 02/08/2014 4:34:09 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: txhurl
It’s hard to believe there isn’t anybody growing coffee shrubs in America. Can it be that hard?

Ya think geography might have something to do with it? There aren't a lot of banana plantations in the U.S., either.

17 posted on 02/08/2014 4:36:17 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: Olog-hai
We need a rule for SodaStream threads. Yes, I know she's a liberal, but she's a hot liberal.


18 posted on 02/08/2014 4:57:22 PM PST by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: Olog-hai

All right! Diabetes on tap!


19 posted on 02/08/2014 5:00:42 PM PST by EricT. (ARBEIT MACHT FREI- now get back to work you taxpaying peasant!)
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To: BfloGuy

The US contains every microclimate that can be found on earth. And every mineral soil solution. It should be possible to grow coffee *somewhere* here.


20 posted on 02/08/2014 5:26:21 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Can’t wait to try that...


21 posted on 02/09/2014 1:15:42 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Olog-hai

Yep that is the stuff O/H.... and you are right it is a matter of preference, I know a lot of people who just won’t drink flavored coffee. It’s just that this stuff has just the right blend of caramel and vanilla and whatever else they put in it to make it a very delicious drink... Anyone reading this post should most definitely give it a try lots of times they hand out free samples at Barney’s it’s a cheap way to discover what it tastes like... SANTAS WHITE CHRISTMAS... They sell it all year round.


22 posted on 02/09/2014 1:25:17 AM PST by jimsin
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To: RayChuang88

Don’t overthink things.

I’ve got the SodaStream. It’s fun! It makes cool noises and is a decent way to mesmerize your dinner guests while mixing their drinks.

Besides entertainment value, it lets you store large quantities of soft drinks in a small area.

What it does *not* do is save you any money. The co2 canister is $50 new or $35 to refill your old one. The large pump syrup flavors are $12 each and make 50 to 60 liters.

So because it doesn’t save you any money, that means that it isn’t a threat to Coke or Pepsi.

They can still profit by selling the syrup. You supply the water, labor, carbonation, and containers.

...or you buy your soft drinks in their cans already made.

When the dust settles, it’s all a wash.


23 posted on 02/09/2014 1:29:54 AM PST by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: Macoozie

I bought a sodastream years ago and gave it to the grandkids for the reasons you stated. Just wasn’t carbonated enough and even if you could get it carbonated it fell flat almost immediately. Plus the mixes tasted like crap to me.
Bleh!


24 posted on 02/09/2014 8:51:24 AM PST by sheana
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To: Southack

Interesting comments.
I read in the WSJ that the system Coke is getting from Green Mountain will generate its own carbonation via chem reaction.


25 posted on 02/09/2014 8:55:36 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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