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Single-serve coffee wars heat up


March 17, 2014
By Macleans.ca

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March 17, 2014 – Critics say the “intelligent extraction” technology, in which each
coffee pod has a bar code, is a clever, or ruthless, way to
protect what’s been a stranglehold on the booming market for
single-serve coffee pods, which were protected by patents. But those patents have
been expiring, and now a battle is underway to win back their
dominance.

March 17, 2014 – Critics say the “intelligent extraction” technology, in which each
coffee pod has a bar code, is a clever, or ruthless, way to
protect what’s been a stranglehold on the booming market for
single-serve coffee pods, which were protected by patents. But those patents have
been expiring, and now a battle is underway to win back their
dominance. | READ MORE