So anyway I thought the news I just saw was kind of interesting, even though it is not today's groundbreaking headlines. If K-Cup patents expire, will everybody be offering K-Cups, or is it going to be a passing craze as people who want convenience switch en-masse to the lower-cost pods? Nobody is too happy or guilt-free about wasting a little cup of plastic with each short cup of coffee, now of course if a K-Cup would be capable of giving me a nice, strong, 16-oz cup of non-burnt coffee I would probably continue to buy them for the office, but as it is, enough is enough.
When I was using both pods and K-Cups I really stayed more with K-Cups because the light to medium roast pods I bought never quite made it to that 'just-right taste' that I get from a few of my favorite K-Cups. I quit pod-shopping completely for the time being.
Just my rambling thoughts on my Saturday-morning-with-no-K-Cups .... (sigh)
“Capital spending is growing much faster than the business,” Einhorn reportedly said.
There are more problems for Green Mountain, though, as its product didn’t escape Einhorn’s criticism either. The company will face the expiration of the patent for its widely used K-cups, possibly losing pricing monopoly in September 2012, the hedgie said according to Trade the News.