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2015 Coffee Trends – The Year of the Single Cup and Gourmet Coffee

February 11, 2015
2015 Coffee Trends

A new year indicates inevitable change. Thankfully, there’s one constant we can count on to get us through the trenches of transition — coffee. There’s no doubt that the worshiped cup of joe is here to stay, but even in the world of caffeine, there are new-and-improved trends on the horizon that are sure to excite even the most traditional of coffee lovers.


American’s love their coffee. So much, that many are developing an acquired taste for the gourmet experience. According to the National Coffee Association, of the 61% of people who drink coffee daily, 34% prefer their coffee to be gourmet or in single k-cups. Why the hype over fancy java? The NCA largely credits espresso for inspiring the increased demand for artisan coffee in America.

The K-Cuppers

Another trend to watch is the growing number of K-cup coffee drinkers, comprising of almost 40% of the coffee community. Roughly 15% of American households own a single cup brewing system, and additionally 25% of other households plan to buy one in the next six months. Like we said, coffee is here to stay. The good news for the coffee subculture is that the coffee aficionados are keeping up with the times and putting forth an effort to get coffee drinkers and caffeine connoisseurs quality products.

The Butter Effect

Some people are going as far as putting butter — yes, butter — in their morning cup. Though it seems counter intuitive, drinking bulletproof coffee (coffee with butter) is believed to curb hunger cravings and increase metabolism. According to American technology entrepreneur Dave Asprey, this trend is designed to boost energy levels, brain power, and burn fat. Asprey claims to have lost over 100 pounds on a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. For best results, it is preferred the coffee be organic and the butter come from grass-fed cows. Some people additionally add a dash of organic coconut oil. Too extreme for extra taste? We’ll let you be the judge of the butter effect!

Bottom line, regular coffee drinkers and coffee enthusiasts alike are no longer satisfied with a simple cup of black coffee. Now that Americans have had a taste of the good stuff, artisan varieties, coffee bean farming, and quality roasts are of the utmost importance to consumers. To indulge in quality cup of coffee yourself, check out Coffee Cargo’s premium roasts and order a selection today to be delivered directly to your door.

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Gift Guide for the Coffee Lovers

December 3, 2014

Gift Guide for the coffee lover

The holiday season is in full swing, but sometimes part of the stress is deciding what to get for your friends and family. You want it to be thoughtful, something that they’ll love. If you know someone who loves coffee, we’ve got some great gift ideas for you!

Coffee Cargo Subscription

To celebrate the launch of our site and Cyber Monday, we have a couple holiday promotions. You can use them for yourself too! Sign-up for a six-month subscription, receive $5. Sign-up for a year’s subscription of great coffee, you will receive your first month free. It’s time to discover a better cup.

Cafejo My French-Press $40

K-cup french press coffee

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Who says you can’t have both French-Press and K-Cup® coffee? Cafejo is a French-Press for all. It comes with adaptors for both single-serve and ground coffee and allows you more control over the brew for a better cup of coffee, regardless of what packaging it comes in.

Chefman My Barista Personal Single Serve Brewing Machine $150

K-cup coffee brewer

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Not sure which K-Cup® coffees your friends and family prefer? The Chefman Single-Serve Brewing Machine has two different sizes to support all K-Cup® brands. Not only that, but it heats your water in just 6-seconds! This small-but-mighty machine also won’t take up too much counter or desk space, making it a great gift for the home or office.

 Freedom Clip by Rogers Family Company- FREE

Want to try new K-Cup® coffee blends but worried you machine might not accept them? The Rogers Family Company has developed the Freedom Clip just for that. This small plastic ring allows for any K-Cup® to be used with any single-serve coffee machine. The best part? They’re free to anyone in the continental US!

The Birth of Coffee by Daniel Lorenzetti $13

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If you ever wanted to know the full journey you coffee takes before it ends up in your cup, then take a look at The Birth of Coffee by Daniel Lorenzetti. Lorenzetti realized that coffee is more than just a drink; it’s steeped in history and tradition. As he set out to visit major coffee exporting countries, he discovered that harvesting coffee is not just a job but a way of life.

Hario Woodneck Drip Coffee Pot $51

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For the patient, meticulous coffee lover in your life, the Hario Woodneck Drip Coffee Pot doesn’t just brew a great cup, it’s also nice to look at. The reusable flannel filter allows for the full extraction of your coffee’s flavor notes. This is the perfect gift for anyone who takes time to make their coffee and enjoys the ritual of it all.

Falcon Enamelware Mug $12.50

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Every great coffee needs a great mug. The Falcon Enamelware Mug features a classic design and is made from porcelain fused onto heavy-gauge steel. It’s smooth, it’s durable and dishwasher safe.

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