Keurig VUE Brewer V700 [Was B80V] and V-Cups Rumor Round-Up
Is this the Keurig Vue Brewer? We're not sure but you may like this web comic from Scott Kurtz called The Trenches.
We've been getting lots of reader send ins of information regarding the rumored Keurig Vue and new V-Cup format for the new VUE brewer. Over at New Keurig "Vue" brewer [B80V] in the Single Serve Coffee there's much discussion regarding the VUE brewer, and whether or not it's going to use an RFID reader for anything, and what this new keurig VUE brewer and V-Cup format could be.
Here's what we know so far, and all of this is just wild speculation until tomorrow February 15th when Keurig may or may not reveal the VUE brewer and V-Cup format at their event in New York.
Here's the rumor run down of the Keurig VUE Brewer and the V-Cup portion packs:
- The patent on K-Cups is expiring later in the year, and it makes sense for Keurig to take it's coffee roasters to a new better platform that allows for stronger brew preferences and different coffee drinks that is patented.
- The V-Cup lids may peel off so that the plastic cup can be recycled. The lid may takes the filter out with it.
- The coffee flavors may be pretty similar to the traditional K-Cup version.
- There may be new flavors that are like what the Tassimo brewer produces - it can froth milk and produce iced drinks.
- The symbol on the edge of the V-Cup that looks like a little coffee cup is actually the designation that tells you which of the three modes to use on the brewer.
- There are roughly 20 flavors that will be released with the machine.
- There will be no accessories for the new machine for about a year.
- Starbucks flavors will be out in about 6 months.
- The brewer will be $249 and the V-Cups are allegedly going to be about the same price and quantity per pack.
- The V-Cups do not use RFID tags, at least it isn't mentioned in the manual.
- And the biggest one - K-cups are not compatible with the new machine
- There is a function for "strong" that slows the brew for any of the three menus as well. It use w a piston-type system that can vary the brew speed. No bars of pressure.
We'll let you know more as we find it out tomorrow from the Keurig event in New York what Keurig is really announcing.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at February 14, 2012 6:07 AM
You are missing a big one:
The unrefrigerated V-cups will have two chambers, one for concentrated milk. The machines will operate at higher temps and pressures and will be capable of producing espresso, and via the concentrated milk be able to produce latte and cappuccino.
And yes there will be RFID. It isn't mentioned in the manual because it's not relevant to the end user experience.