Meet the Team at SCAA Exposition in Anaheim, CA

Meet Us in Anaheim, CA

Meet the SmartCup team at the 22nd Annual SCAA Exposition in Anaheim, CA on April 15-18, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center. We are excited to be attending the Specialty Coffee Association of America Expo and sharing our latest XPress lid success.

Meet us at out booth or call 530-889-1754 to schedule an appointment.


Fri, April 16th – 12:00 – 5:30pm

Sat, April 17th – 12:00 – 5:30pm

Sun, April 18th – 12:00 – 4:00pm

Hellbilly Brew Available from Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie French Roast Organic Whole Bean CoffeeThe illustrious man of horror — both in film and rock — is known for many things, but now Rob Zombie wants to add coffee to his repertoire. As such, he’s selling his own Hellbilly line of beans.

“What can I say? I f—ing love coffee,” Zombie told Noisecreep. “I started drinking this magic drink when I was a little kid and never stopped. So that’s the reason I now have my own Hellbilly brew; 24/7, cranked on black gold! Hell yeah, let’s go!” With green coffee beans now at a value higher than ever before, we can all call our morning cups liquid gold.

Right now, Hellbilly’s whole roasted beans can be ordered through Zombie’s websitewith two different styles available: a French blend and a Peruvian. Both are certified 100 percent organic.

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XPress in the Garage

Enjoying XPress in the Shop

XPress Lid… Fresh, Pressed and Custom

Since I am the only coffee drinker at the shop I appreciate the convenience of the XPress from Smartcup. French press coffee is the best way to enjoy coffee and I use a glass press at home but here at the shop the convenience of the single use cup can’t be beat. I am also impressed with the design and quality of the product. I wish I had come up with it!

Something Very Nice in Venice

Remembrance of Espresso Past

Remembrance of Espresso Past


The tricked-out 1972 La Marzocco GS2 espresso machine that Intelligentsia has had restored for the Venice, Calif., cafe is a dazzler. With its polished walnut, glass panels and laser-engraved knobs, it’s part vintage amp, part Apple Cube and not like any other machine out there.

That’s because it also has a pedigree: it’s the first La Marzocco, from the original Starbucks cafe.

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Meet Us at Coffee Fest This Weekend

Caffinated in Seattle

We are sleepless in Seattle because we are showcasing the XPress lid by SmartCup at Coffee Fest Seattle 2010 located at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center from October 29 – 31, 2010.

Meet the entire team at booth 200. We’ll keep our XPress lid french pressed coffee hot and fresh for you!

It’s A Grind Coffee House

XPress Tea Lattes

It’s A Grind Coffee House Spices Up Tea Latte’s with XPress Lid by SmartCup, Inc.

November 2, 2010 – SmartCup, Inc., announced today that It’s A Grind Coffee House is introducing and launching nationwide, in all locations, the Tea Latte Press and the Coffee Press, two new categories of hot drinks made exclusively with the XPress lid. By utilizing SmartCup’s Xpress lid, the world’s first disposable, portable, recyclable French press in a lid, enthusiasts now will experience increased flavor, freshness and aroma in their tea lattes and coffees.

It’s A Grind Coffee House was established in 1994 with the purpose of providing the highest quality whole-bean specialty coffees and teas in a comfortable, community-focused environment.

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Operators Are Getting Press with XPress

Bob Grissinger, owner of Bennett’s Fresh Roast, now offers a French press cup of coffee to go. KAREN FELDMAN/ FLORIDA WEEKLY

Operators are getting press about their decision to serve XPress by Smart Cup. The single-serve, portable and disposable French press serves a premium cup of coffee. The following is the article from Ft. Myers Florida Weekly…

Just when you think Bennett’s Fresh Roast is as good as it can get, owner Bob Grissinger (aka former morning DJ C. David Bennett) finds something new to excite and amaze coffee lovers.
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Meet Us At SCAA

Meet Us at SCAA

Meet Us at SCAA

Meet the SmartCup team at the upcoming SCAA trade association in Anaheim, Ca on April 15 – 18, 2010.


We will be located at booth 2187.

This event is undoubtedly the place to be, consistently well attended and populated, featuring a wide range of exhibits, new product and service introductions from across the industry, lectures and labs conducted by qualified professionals, competitions, special events and networking opportunities.

SCAA was established in 1982 by a small group of coffee professionals seeking a common forum to discuss issues and set quality standards for the specialty coffee trade, the SCAA is now the world’s largest coffee trade association with nearly 3,000 company members. SCAA members can rightfully be credited for much of the growth and success the specialty coffee industry has experienced over the past twenty-five years.

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Top Twitter Publishers

2011 Top Coffee Publishers on Twitter

Good Content @ 140 Characters

Need a quick fix on caffeinated news. There are many knowledgeable sources providing news that you can uae. Listed below are 20 coffee people you should be following on twitter. There are many amazing people on Twitter and a few coffee bloggers located there as well… good quick reading!


  • @ShotOfCoffee
  • @dearcoffeeiluvu
  • @DailyDemitasse

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Which City Is the No. 1 Coffee-loving Town?

Where Are The Biggest Drinkers?

In the Northwest, they love their coffee. That’s why its no surprise that Seattle has been ranked as one of the top cities for buying coffee, especially big name coffee like Starbucks.

New information released by on coffee-buying trends reveals that on average Seattleites spent $36 a month at their favorite coffee shops, topping out the list of caffeine-addicted cities. San Jose, Calif. and Portland trailed just behind at $34 and $33.
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