The original Frank Frazetta Death Dealer painting at the Robert Rodriguez museum!
Robert Rodriguez’s interests are relevant to my interests.
In order to protect their dominant market share, Keurig makers Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has been on a bit of an aggressive tear of late. As with computer printers, getting the device in the home is simply a gateway to where the real money is: refills. But Keurig has faced the “problem” in recent years of third-party pod refills that often retail for 5-25% less than what Keurig charges. As people look to cut costs, there has also been a growing market for reusable pods that generally run anywhere from five to fifteen dollars.
Keurig’s solution to this problem? In a lawsuit (pdf) filed against Keurig by TreeHouse Foods, they claim Keurig has been busy striking exclusionary agreements with suppliers and distributors to lock competing products out of the market. What’s more, TreeHouse points out that Keurig is now developing a new version of their coffee maker that will incorporate the java-bean equivalent of DRM — so that only Keurig’s own coffee pods can be used in it.
Friends don’t let friends use pod coffee makers.
FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS USE POD COFFEE MAKERS.
Hey Zo, long-time follower here. Your food posts always look so healthy and yet delicious, & I'm trying to improve my diet. Any tips? And have you ever considered doing a cookbook? Because I would totally buy it ~ love, Nina
Hi Nina - glad you’ve enjoyed my food posts! I have not considered a cookbook and I’m not putting food stuff on tumblr anymore, but I do intend to keep up my cooking-adventure-posts on Instagram. Honestly, I don’t have much in the way of tips you haven’t heard before, but here they are:
- Vegetables and proteins are your friends, excessive starch and sugar are not.
- Avoid deep-fried foods - at least most of the time
- Always have breakfast.
- Don’t eat late at night - allow 3+ hours between your last meal and sleep.
- Drink lots of water! DO IT.