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Secret to Homemade Coke: Instant Cold, No Canisters
Yahoo/WSJ ^ | 2-7-14 | Annie Gasparro and Mike Esterl

Posted on 02/07/2014 1:04:44 PM PST by kingattax

For a century, the executives of Coca-Cola Co. have done everything possible to put their famed cola "within arm's reach of desire," to the point that one chief executive frequently pondered an extra tap at the kitchen sink—with Coke flowing from it.

The company's plan to team up with the maker of the Keurig single-serve coffee brewers to develop a do-it-yourself countertop Coke machine comes pretty close.

The new cold drink machine won't look anything like SodaStream, the leading home soda maker, says Coke's new partner, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. It will have a similar design to Green Mountain's boxy coffee maker, and keep the Keurig name.

"You put a pod in, push a button, and get a drink," Brian Kelley, chief executive of Green Mountain said in an interview Thursday, one day after Coke said it will pay $1.25 billion for a 10% stake in its new partner.

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bds; cokemachine; greenmountain; israel; scarlettjohansson; sodamachine; sodastream

1 posted on 02/07/2014 1:04:44 PM PST by kingattax
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To: kingattax

I’m not Colombian.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 1:05:24 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: kingattax

How about putting some cane sugar in it so that has some real taste?


3 posted on 02/07/2014 1:08:04 PM PST by DeFault User
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To: kingattax

Oops! Wrong ‘Coke’.......................


4 posted on 02/07/2014 1:09:00 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: kingattax

Oh, soda, nevermind...


5 posted on 02/07/2014 1:09:19 PM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Red Badger

“bump” to the top


6 posted on 02/07/2014 1:10:08 PM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: kingattax
[ For a century, the executives of Coca-Cola Co. have done everything possible to put their famed cola "within arm's reach of desire," to the point that one chief executive frequently pondered an extra tap at the kitchen sink—with Coke flowing from it. ]


7 posted on 02/07/2014 1:10:51 PM PST by GraceG
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To: kingattax
The flash-chilling and pre-measured doses of drink syrup are what differentiates the new Keurig soda maker from SodaStream and are probably why quality-obsessive Coke is willing to take such an unusual step.

The more complicated the system, the more expensive it is and the more likely to break. And I just don't believe that things go better with coke any more.

8 posted on 02/07/2014 1:11:40 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: kingattax
"You put a pod in, push a button, and get a drink,"


9 posted on 02/07/2014 1:11:46 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: kingattax; TADSLOS; Norm Lenhart; GraceG

Quick someone post the Nuka Grenade recipe from fallout.

I am at work. :-\


10 posted on 02/07/2014 1:11:56 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: GraceG

LOL. I had that same thought.

I have to say this will be something else we won’t have at my house. We’re fat enough already thankyouverymuch.


11 posted on 02/07/2014 1:12:27 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: kingattax; zot; SeraphimApprentice

Reminds me of when I was a kid in Indiana. The local resturant/pizza place had Coca-Cola syrup that they mixed with ‘fizz’ water (carbonated water) to make the Cokes they served. We had a Coca-Cola bottling plant in town that served the local area, until a tornado disassembled it one spring.


12 posted on 02/07/2014 1:13:02 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: KC_Lion

http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Schematics_-_Nuka_grenade


13 posted on 02/07/2014 1:16:11 PM PST by GraceG
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To: kingattax

If it’s adjustable so the syrup content can be boosted to make the Coke taste like it did years ago in the little 8 oz. glass bottles (the kind that came out of old fashioned mechanical lever arm vending machines) they could have a winner. When Coke really was “The Real Thing” it was one delicious and addictive drink.


14 posted on 02/07/2014 1:16:26 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: kingattax

Years ago, I got carsick. Coke syrup calmed my gut. Think I got it from the pharmacy.


15 posted on 02/07/2014 1:17:18 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: kingattax

Will this type of soda dispenser be illegal in New York City? Pop in a couple of pods and you can easily crank out a half gallon of Coke. lol


16 posted on 02/07/2014 1:19:10 PM PST by Starboard
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To: humblegunner

The loving couple. In stark contrast to pictures of him with Moochelle.


17 posted on 02/07/2014 1:20:15 PM PST by Starboard
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To: DeFault User

i only drink soda made with real sugar.


18 posted on 02/07/2014 1:23:31 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: humblegunner

Zero only seems happy with Reggie. I wish them the best of luck as Moosh sues for half of what zero’s scammed over the last ten years.


19 posted on 02/07/2014 1:24:16 PM PST by txhurl
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To: KC_Lion

Now why was it I thought of you when I saw this thread title? We both need a new Hobby...

...I suggest Fallout 4 ;)


20 posted on 02/07/2014 1:29:43 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: kingattax

So what? How is it different from Soda Stream?


21 posted on 02/07/2014 1:32:26 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: GraceG

Whats-a-matta da Mooch? Rope break on her favorite tire swing?


22 posted on 02/07/2014 1:34:15 PM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: GreyFriar

“Fountain Coke” (Coca-Cola syrup + carbonated water) is what one gets at all kinds of places, including McDonald’s. It isn’t as highly carbonated as bottled Coke or Coke-in-a-can. I don’t want to have a fountain Coke dispenser at home.


23 posted on 02/07/2014 1:52:16 PM PST by zot
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To: zot

How about a ‘fountain’ beer dispenser?


24 posted on 02/07/2014 3:08:48 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Sacajaweau

Coca cola syrup is very good for nausea, We used it years ago when sick to calm a stomach. Pharmacies used to have the syrup in prescription style bottles just for nausea.

I rarely drink soda anymore, but when I have an upset stomach, a coke is what I drink.


25 posted on 02/07/2014 3:11:05 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Coca cola syrup is very good for nausea,

If you can't get the syrup, just use flat coke. That was Grandma's remedy.

26 posted on 02/07/2014 3:47:54 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Coca cola syrup is very good for nausea, We used it off and on for years when sick to calm a stomach. Pharmacies used to have the syrup in prescription style bottles just for nausea.

That is so true. I have found over the years that nothing works quite as well.

When on a vacation in Leningrad (earlier and later, St. Petersburg) in 1991, I came ghastly ill after accidentally ingesting some tap water. I felt that just one Coke or Pepsi would give me relief, but, alas, none could be found in the neighborhood. I can remember just thinking about a cold cola drink. That's all I could think about.

27 posted on 02/07/2014 4:05:10 PM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: OldPossum

***I came ghastly ill after accidentally ingesting some tap water.***

Years ago the US news media had a program on Leningrad water. It seems the commies installed the tap water intake downstream from the sewer outlets.


28 posted on 02/07/2014 4:45:36 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Norm Lenhart; GraceG; TADSLOS
Thank You for the Link Grace :)

Maybe Fallout 4 will be multilayer and we can all play together some time :)


29 posted on 02/07/2014 5:43:30 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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