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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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 Mint.com 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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Water Street Coffee Joint Brings in XPress Lid by SmartCup


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 23, 2010 – Auburn, CA – SmartCup, Inc. announced today that they are supplying Water Street Coffee Joint with the XPress lid, a single serve, recyclable and disposable French press in the lid. Water Street Coffee Joint provides the freshest, most unique and delicious brews and has decided to introduce XPress lid by SmartCup to their retail customers to enhance their customer’s coffee experience.

The Roast Master, Ben Angelo, brought in the XPress lid and was amazed at that flavor that was produced from his standard blends. XPress has become his personal go-to cup of coffee.

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The Huffington Post Reports on SmartCup

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Have Coffee will Surf

SmartCup XPress Lid

Brew Premium Coffee with SmartCup XPress Lid

Let’s Go Surfing Now with XPress Lid by SmartCup

Being in this industry, we see a lot of people enjoying their favorite coffee on-the-go. This is the first time we’ve seen our French press system used on the beach. But, we think it is a great idea.

Living the California lifestyle takes a lot of energy and enthusiasm. And what better way to keep the motor running than to take a perfect cup of coffee with you to the beach. The XPress lid is a French press in a lid. It fits all the popular hot cups and the “only” thing you need is hot water.

Britt sent us these pictures of herself before she heads out to find the big wave. She says that she likes to take her single origin coffee with her because she likes the taste and enjoys the convenience. We think she also likes to have a hot cup of Joe because the taste and the heat will keep her warm before she hits the SOCAL surf.

The XPress lid is for enthusiasts that want to take a good tasting coffee with them wherever they go. It’s a portable French press that extracts the most flavor out of the coffee bean. It’s easy to use… if you know how to put a lid on a cup of coffee then you really know how to use this. So if you are a surfer girl and want an outstanding cup of coffee, then you need to try the XPress lid by SmartCup. And if you are a coffee shop that caters to surfer girls, then you really need to try the XPress lid.

Okay… Does this happen to you?

Everytime I see the picture of the XPress Surfer, I start singing the Beach Boys song. I just can’t get it out of my head. How about you?

Lets go surfin now
Everybodys learning how
Come on and safari with me
(come on and safari with…)

Early in the morning well be startin out
Some honeys will be coming along
Were loading up our woody
With our boards inside
And headin out singing our song

Come on (surfin) baby wait and see (surfin safari)
Yes Im gonna (surfin) take you surfin (surfin safari)with me
Come along (surfin) baby wait and see (surfin safari)
Yes Im gonna (surfin) take you surfin (surfin safari)with me

Lets go surfin now…

Yum! Tea Lattes @ It’s A Grind

It's A Grind's skilled baristas convey the passion

Tea Lattes Served at It’s A Grind Coffee House

It’s A Grind Coffee House is providing Tea Lattes with SmartCup’s XPress lid. By utilizing XPress, the world’s first disposable, portable, recyclable French press in a lid, enthusiasts now will experience increased flavor, freshness and aroma with their tea lattes.

I stopped in for a black tea latte… The flavor is outstanding, I just love the whole leaf tea and spices. it’s a great way to start my Sunday morning.
– Keith “Bandit” Ball, Bikernet.com

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.

About It’s A Grind Coffee House
It’s A Grind has locations franchised throughout the United States, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada and Texas.

Each It’s A Grind Coffee House store has a large, comfortable seating area, an eclectic blend of music – and a wonderful sense of place that reflects the ambiance of the neighborhood.

Coffee Science Q&A

From Coffee of Science Information Center

Q: Is coffee bad for your health?

    A: No. Coffee can be part of a healthy balanced diet. There is no conclusive evidence to suggest that a moderate amount of coffee is bad for you.

Q: How do we know that coffee is ‘safe’?

    A: Coffee is one of the most heavily researched commodities in the world today with literally thousands of published studies covering a wide range of topics. The overall conclusion is that coffee drinking is perfectly safe.

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Suggested XPress Recipes

RECIPES FOR XPRESS BY SMARTCUP

RECIPES FOR XPRESS BY SMARTCUP


The following is a baseline for enthusiasts when they are deciding upon the amount of coffee or tea to use. XPress allows for individuals to custom craft their beverage experience based on material and brew time.

XPress Coffee

  • 12 oz Coffee – 11 grams or 1 rounded tablespoon (not heaping) medium ground coffee, fill with hot water to 1/2” from rim of cup, stir, wait 3 minutes, then press.
  • 16 oz Coffee – 22 grams or 2 rounded tablespoons (not heaping) medium ground coffee, fill with hot water to 1/2” from rim of cup, stir, wait 3 minutes, then press.
  • 20 oz Coffee – 33 gramps or 2 heaping tablespoons medium ground coffee, fill with hot water to 1/2” from rim of cup, stir, wait 3 minutes, then press.

XPress Teas

  • 12 oz Loose Leaf Tea – Add 1 slightly, rounded tablespoon of loose leaf tea into cup, pour hot water to 1/2” from rim of cup, add XPress lid, wait 3 minutes, then press.
  • 16 oz Loose Leaf Tea – Add 2 slightly rounded tablespoons of loose leaf tea into cup, pour hot water to 1/2” from rim of cup, add XPress lid, wait 3 minutes, then press.
  • 20 oz Loose Leaf Tea – Add 2 rounded tablespoons of loose leaf tea into cup, pour hot water to 1/2” from rim of cup, add XPress lid, wait 3 minutes, then press.

XPress Tea Lattes

  • Black Tea Latte 16 oz – Pour 18 grams loose leaf tea and 56 grams Zuma Vanilla Latte powder into cup, add hot water to 1” from rim of cup, stir to mix, add a splash of cold, whole milk, add XPress lid, wait 3 minutes, then press.
  • Green Tea Latte 16 oz – Pour 18 grams loose leaf tea and 56 grams Zuma Vanilla Latte powder into cup, add hot water to 1” from rim of cup, stir to mix, add a splash of cold, whole milk, add XPress lid, wait 3 minutes, then press.
  • Chai Latte 16 oz – Pour 18 grams loose leaf tea and 56 grams Zuma Vanilla Latte powder into cup, add hot water to 1” from rim of cup, stir to mix, add a splash of cold, whole milk, add XPress lid, wait 3 minutes, then press.