Category Archives: TNBT

Waterproof MP3 player vending machine

Waterproof MP3 players. In water-filled bottles. In a vending machine.  Great idea from Sony to promote the launch of its waterproof  MP3 player – selling them in vending machines at swimming pools and gyms, packaged inside water bottles filled with … Continue reading

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One to watch: camel milk

Coffee made with camel milk will go on sale at Taylor House Baristas tomorrow. It’s part of a fundraising campaign for Farm Africa, the agricultural development charity. The camel milk comes from Emirates Industry for Camel & Milk & Products … Continue reading

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2014 food trends

Insects, chicken and waffles, the explosion of street food and of course, the cronut. There were all sorts of food fads and trends in 2013. Here are coffee.paper.trend’s ones to watch for 2014: 3D printed food will get a step … Continue reading

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Word of the day: mok-bang (#BRICKwatch)

Mok-bang is a mashup of the words for ‘eating’ and ‘broadcast’ in Korean and is the name for a strange new trend in South Korea. It’s basically live-streaming yourself eating your evening meal. And people actually watch this. Mok-bangers(?) spend … Continue reading

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Wearable tech: Smarty Ring

The latest in what will be a long line of wearable technology is the Smarty smart ring. Chennai-based Ashok Kumar wanted to raise $40,000 through Indiegogo for his Smarty Ring product and he’s already raised more than $300,000. The stainless … Continue reading

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Bubble tea >> bubble latte

We’ve seen lots on bubble tea already (first mentioned here in June 2011) and now the next step looks like it could be bubble latte. Arla’s Bubble Latte has been very successful in Denmark and will be sold across Scandinavia … Continue reading

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2014: Brazil (BRICKwatch)

Mintel’s 2014 shopping trends for food, drink and grocery have been revealed and top of the list is the influence of Brazil (as predicted by coffee.paper.trend in October 2012). Look out for it in everything from food to fashion. Here’s … Continue reading

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One to watch: Rotimatic

Rotis, the humble staple of the Indian diet, eaten by generations, could be entering a major new revolutionary stage. They’ve been lovingly made by hand for basically forever – a time-consuming, technical process that women in India have practiced and … Continue reading

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Food news: non-melting chocolate and superfood burgers

Two great food innovation stories on The Grocer’s website at the moment: Chocolate that doesn’t melt Cadbury/Mondelez invited journalists to a really hot room to see and try their chocolate which doesn’t melt at 35 degrees C. Apparently, it tastes … Continue reading

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3D printing: ASDA brings it (to the masses)

Props to ASDA for giving peeps the chance to use a 3D printer without having to fork out £1,500 for one. Still pretty expensive (and limited?), but as with a lot of technology, it should just get cheaper and more … Continue reading

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