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IKEA Recall: Forsta Coffee / Tea Makers

IKEA has announced a recall of one of their Forsta coffeefor/tea makers in an effort to avoid possible injuries from breaking glass.  They fear people will be burned or cut on the glass if the pot were to break.  They are concerned about the pressure from the metal pot holder against the coffee maker. 

Around 94,000 pots have been sold in the US and approximately 34,000 in Canada.

Coffee/tea makers included in this recall have supplier number 20325 and ‘IKEA’ and ‘Made in China’ is printed on the bottom of the metal holder.

IKEA stores are recalling these products with full refund and they have urged the users to return the machines to an IKEA store. The coffee/tea maker is a press pot comprising a handmade clear glass pot, metal holder and black plastic top and handle.

The firm has also issued its toll-free number (888) 966-4532 for any further assistance in this issue.

New York Women Attracted To The Smell of Coffee

A study has shown that New York women are attracted to the smell of coffee, according to a report by NBC New York

The study was conducted by the  Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation and sponsored by Ax Men’s Grooming Products.

The study also noted that women around the US prefer different smells.  In Philadelphia they like the smell of clean laundry, in Los Angeles the prefer lavender and the ladies of Dallas like campfire smoke.

Tea Set Recalled by International Coffee & Tea and US Consumer Product Safety Commission

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a voluntary recall of approximately 1600 Tea Sets sold by  International Coffee & Tea, LLC, dba The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, of Los Angeles, Calif.  They were also sold in their stores in  California, Arizona and Nevada.  They were sold online at www.coffeebean.com.  The sales took place from from March 2010 through August 2010.

This recall involves the Tea for One “Flourish” design tea pot set, which includes a stackable teapot and cup. The teapot and cup are white ceramic with matching metallic foil decorations on each. The tea cup is marked “Dishwasher and microwave safe” and “Made in China” on the bottom, in English and French.

The tea sets pose a risk of fire when placed in the microwave because of sparks from the metallic decorations. Only one incident has been reported of the product sparking in the microwave and no injuries have been reported.

Seattle’s Best Coffee Contest: FREE TRIP TO SEATTLE

Coffeesage.com readers have been invited to participate in a Seattle’s Best Coffee contest.  First prize is an all expenses paid trip to the coffee capital of the US……….. Seattle!!!!

Seattle’s Best is celebrating their fan’s love of great coffee.  They are now looking for their BIGGEST fan to join them for a first class coffee lover’s experience in Seattle.  You can compete to win the free trip that will be the “ultimate coffee immersion” and a chance to become a Seattle’s Best Coffee Ambassador.  The Ambassadors get the “low-down” on coffee news, prizes and other free stuff.

The contest runs through September 3rd.  To enter, visit the Seattle’s Best Coffee Facebook fan-page and tell them why Seattle’s Best Coffee is the “bright spot in your day”.

Good luck and may the coffee be with you!!!

Coffee Prices Increase in NY

Coffee prices are at a 12 year high in New York due to the weak dollar.  The US dollar dropped against the six other major currencies, even after gaining in the last five sessions.

The Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index of 19 raw materials gained as much as 0.5 percent before a plunge in wheat prices dragged the index down. Coffee climbed 6.1 percent last week on speculation that too much rain will hurt crops in Brazil and Colombia, the world’s largest producers of arabica beans.  “The lower dollar is giving coffee a little bit of bid,” said Hector Galvan, a senior trading adviser at RJO Futures in Chicago. “There’s also some speculative buying” following last week’s increases, he said. 

Bloomberg reported that Coffee has gained 33% this year in te global market.

Starbuck’s Via Instant Coffee Flops in NY

Starbucks failed  to impress New Yorkers with their new instant coffee during its launch this week.  Starbucks launched their Via Ready Brew, which is instant coffee in single packets, across the United States and Canada.  It was price pointed at $1 per pack.

According to CEO Howard Schultz , “It took a lot of courage to say that even though instant coffee is the worst cup of coffee you can have, we are going to reinvent it.”  One New Yorker told the Daily News that, “It’s bad,” while another observed, “You can get a cup of coffee for $1 on every corner of New York City that tastes better than this. Maybe it’s a product for people in other cities. I don’t see it selling here.”

So how will Via Ready Brew do in the rest of the United States and Canada?  Time will tell.