The Tassimo Hot Beverage System is a consumer coffee machine that prepares one-cup servings of espresso, regular coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and various other coffee drinks, notably those including milk such as latte or cappuccino.
Starbucks Corporation is an American global coffee company and coffee house chain based in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 20,891 stores in 62 countries, including 13,279 in the United States, 1,324 in Canada, 989 in Japan, 851 in China, 806 in the United Kingdom, 556 in South Korea, 377 in Mexico, 291 in Taiwan, 206 in the Philippines, 171 in Thailand and 10 in India.
Nescafé is a brand of instant coffee made by Nestlé. It comes in many different product forms. The name is a portmanteau of the words “Nestlé” and “café“. Nestlé‘s flagship powdered coffee product was introduced in Switzerland on April 1, 1938 after being developed for seven or eight years by Max Morgenthaler.
Nestlé S.A. is a Swiss multinational nutritional, snack food, and health-related consumer goods company headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world measured by revenues. Nestlé’s products include baby food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, coffee, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream, pet foods and snacks.
Nestlé owns the coffee brand Nescafé.
The National Coffee Association (NCA) or (National Coffee Association of U.S.A. , Inc. ), is the main market research, consumer information, and lobbying association for the coffee industry in the United States. Surveys produced by the NCA are widely cited in mainstream media.
Beko is a domestic appliance and consumer electronics brand of Arçelik A. Ş.. Beko Elektronik A. Ş. (later Grundig Elektronik A. Ş. ) was a Turkish consumer electronics manufacturer, owned by Arçelik.
The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), founded in 1982, is a non-profit trade organization for the specialty coffee industry. With members located in more than 40 countries, SCAA represents every segment of the specialty coffee industry, including producers, coffee roasters, importers/exporters, retailers,coffee brewing equipment manufacturers, baristas and other industry professionals.
Mark Prince is an active member in the online coffee and espresso world. He created and maintains CoffeeGeek and CoffeeKid websites. He has been interviewed by newspapers, magazines and radio stations for his coffee and espresso knowledge and passion.