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June 12, 2014

CBTL Variety Pack K-Cups By The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

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The CBTL Variety Pack K-Cups By The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf features 16 K-Cups for your Keurig K-Cup brewer. You'll get 4 flavors, 4 K-Cups per flavor from the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf including: Costa Rica, Viennese, Cafe 63 Roast, Toasted Amaretto. We love variety packs because they let you try before you buy.

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May 13, 2014

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe '63 Roast Coffee Keurig K-Cups

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The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe '63 Roast Coffee Keurig K-Cups will take you back to a time when coffee was the catalyst of an entire generation, and the birth of the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe. The Cafe '63 Roast presents the smooth, light-bodied taste and fruity aroma that Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has been known for since opening their first cafe in 1963.

Hand-selected for the quality of their brightness and flavor, the beans are roasted to perfection to bring you a delicious and satisfying cup. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe '63 Roast Coffee Keurig K-Cups will work in all Keurig K-Cup Brewers.

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April 15, 2014

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf K-Cups

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf K-Cups have been spotted in the wild by AB at Walmart recently in Bangor, Maine. We've been waiting for the CBTL K-Cups to become widely available and it looks like it's happening. Right now there's 4 blends to choose from, and all of them will work in all K-Cup Brewers. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf K-Cups are also Keurig brewed and will work in Keurig 2.0 brewers this fall as well.

  • Costa Rica Blend: Medium Roast. Our Costa Rica coffee comes from the finest high-altitude farms, where the unique climate and rich soils produce coffees that exhibit a bright, clean taste. With its balanced, crisp flavor and fragrant aroma, this medium-bodied coffee is a customer favorite in our cafés.
  • Toasted Amaretto: Medium Roast. Make your day even better with this Toasted Amaretto flavored coffee. Rich and fragrant with almond and a creamy liqueur flavor, it is sure to make for a special cup of coffee, day or night.
  • Viennesse Blend: Dark Roast. Vienna-style roasting creates a deep brown, medium dark roast. Mellow, smooth and delicately nuanced with hints of chocolate, our Viennese Blend draws on a unique Vienna-style of roasting that dates back to 1683 when the country’s first coffee house opened.
  • Café 63 Roast: Light Roast. Our Café ’63 Roast presents the smooth, light-bodied taste and fruity aroma which we’ve been known for since we opened our first café in 1963. Hand-selected for the quality of their brightness and flavor, the beans are roasted to perfection to bring you a deliciously cheerful and refreshing cup. For a box of 18 it will run you $9.98."

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June 5, 2013

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Joins the Keurig Family

 

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf has joined the Keurig Family. That's right the same company that makes the CBTL Kaldi (check out our CBTL section for more info) and other single serve coffee and espresso machines will be adding K-Cups to their line up in Spring 2014. We're not sure if this affects CBTL's own line of single serve coffee makers and coffees, but the Keurig K-Cup line up just got stronger regardless. Green Mountain continues to be able to get premium roasters into the K-Cup line up, and we are a bit confused on why they can't sign up CBTL for VUE packs for the VUE brewer, but perhaps that news will follow in 2014. Full release after the jump.

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March 2, 2012

CBTL Kaldi Single Serve Coffee Maker+Frother+60caps = $103

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The Single Serve Coffee Forums has news on an amazing deal that includes a machine, frother, and coffee capsules from CBTL. The CBTL Americano, frother, and 60 capsules is only $103.98 (UPDATED) right now as they appear to be trying to get this single serve coffee maker into more hands as they roll out new models.

Only the white & black are available in the bundle, but for us that's not a deal breaker. You can read our review of the CBTL Americano here which is similar and both machines will prepare all of the hot beverages offered by CBTL.

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February 15, 2012

CBTL Now at Target, Macy's and Dillard's with New Briosa Espresso Brewer

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Over at SingleServeEspresso.com there's news Coffee Bean, Tea and Leaf has rolled out their line of single serve coffee and espresso machines at Target, Macy's and Dillard's with the moniker - "One Touch. One Perfect Cup". We recently featured a review of the CBTL Americano and really liked it, so it's good news another single serve coffee maker of it's caliber is more widely available.

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January 18, 2012

Review: CBTL Americano Single Serve Coffee, Espresso, and Hot Beverage System

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CBTL has introduced the Americano single serve coffee, espresso, and hot beverage system recently, and it's packed with features you'll love in a single serve coffee maker. We received the CBTL system from them (thanks for sending) a few weeks ago and have been using it daily since. The machine look and feel is modern, and there's even an adjustable cup stand that just makes sense when you make coffee, espresso, and also hot chocolate with such a machine. We also really love the fact you can use a really tall travel mug to make coffee to go.

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January 11, 2012

CBTL Americano Single Serve Coffee Maker Arrives for Review

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We're very excited that CBTL has sent over their Americano single serve coffee and espresso maker to review. We've had it out of the box for just over a few hours and so far - awesome. We've received a sampler box of flavors to try out, and we'll also compare it to the other Kaldi CBTL machine we've been using over the past 3-4 months.

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December 16, 2011

CBTL Americano Single Serve Coffee and Espresso Machine

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s latest addition to its line of single-serve beverage systems is the CBTL Americano machine. The CBTL Americano machine lets you recreate your favorite espresso, coffee, tea and specialty beverages from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf easily, at the touch of a button, at home.

The CBTL Americano model features six cup sizes, automatic beverage proportioning for consistency cup after cup, a 50 oz water tank, adjustable drip tray, automatic capsule ejection, used capsule storage, and energy saving features and retails for $149.99. The Americano comes in red, black, white and silver, and is initially available only at Bed Bath & Beyond stores and online, and will soon be available at CBTL.com.

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May 31, 2011

Part VI: Conclusions on Comparing Single Serve Coffee Capsule Systems from Nespresso, Lavazza, FrancisFrancis X8, and CBTL

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All the systems worked flawlessly with one exception. The FrancisFrancis X8 developed a pump problem almost immediately. One email to Illy though and they immediately shipped out a replacement unit as well as a FedEx Return Label. It took two days for shipping and the FedEx delivery person picked up the old one. Service was fast, sure and the replacement machine has worked perfectly.

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Which one to chose depends on your individual priorities.

If counter space is the biggest issue, then the Nespresso machines have the smallest foot print, followed by the CBTL Caffitaly Contata, the Illy FrancisFrancis X8 and the Lavazza LB 1010 is the largest, about the same footprint as my cutting board. The Nespresso is also the lightest of all, by a considerable margin.

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May 27, 2011

Part V: The CBTL experience - Comparing Espresso and Single Serve Coffee Capsule Systems

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is one of the oldest of the California Specialty Coffee chains and may even be said to have been the one that started it all. It is a world wide franchise today but still reminds me of its California roots. As I mentioned in the introduction, it is based around the Caffitaly open standard capsule so that the coffees reflect the individual roasters, in this case the coffees and teas of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

I moved out to California not very long after the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf opened their first stores. Having grown up on the East Coast I had vision of California but it took a while for the reality to set in. One of my first hints that California might be more than expected was the nightly weather reports. Not report, but reports. There were five different and distinct weather reports every day, Beach, Valley, Low Desert, High Desert and Mountains.

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May 20, 2011

Contata and Kaldi Single Serve Coffee, Tea, and Espresso Machines from CBTL


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We recently received the Kalda single serve coffee, tea, and espresso machine from CBTL, but wanted to also tell you about the Contata machine that is a bit more compact and a bit different in the aesthetic design than Kaldi.

What's interesting is the the color difference and how the Contata which is only 1 inch less deep really does look different. Also if you prefer black over a bright blue coffee, tea, and espresso machine on your counter the Contata may be for you. The Contata is also $20 cheaper at $129 versus the Kaldi for $149.

Whichever you choose they both have the full feature set below. Personally we like the Kaldi because it's just so bright and round, and we do like the Contata but that sleek black smaller design is currently filled by our Nespresso Essenza.

Both the Kaldi and the Contata Single Serve Coffee, Tea, and Espresso Machines feature:

  • automatic proportioning
  • accommodates variety of cup sizes
  • easy capsule insertion & automatic ejection
  • used capsule drawer holds 10 spent capsules
  • removable water tank capacity
  • electronic temperature control
  • energy saving function
  • maximum pump pressure 15 bar
  • diagnostic lights

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May 6, 2011

CBTL Hot Tea, Espresso, and Coffee System Arrives for Review

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Coffee Bean Tea and Leaf has sent over their CBTL hot tea, coffee, and espresso system to review. The system features coffees from the CaffiItaly system, and the machine design is both modern and interesting. The CBTL system uses a twin pressure system that puts out 15 bars of pressure to make pre-portioned espresso, coffee and tea. The machine also will accommodate a variety of cup sizes, and the large capsule drawer will fit 10 used capsules.


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We also received their milk frother, which allows you to make cappuccinos and lattes paired with the various coffee and espresso offerings. They also offer a two flavored powders from vanilla to dutch chocolate to make a mocha or flavored drink.

Espresso and Coffee varieties of the CBTL CaffiItaly system include:

  • Italian Espresso
  • Continental Espresso
  • Premium Espresso
  • Premium Decaf Espresso
  • Viennese Brew Coffee
  • French Brew Coffee
  • House Brew Coffee
  • House Brew Decaf Coffee

Tea varieties of the CBTL CaffiItaly system include:

  • Chai Tea
  • English Breakfast Tea
  • Tropical Passion Tea
  • Moroccan Mint Tea

We'll have a full review soon. Thanks again to CBTL for sending us the CBTL system and beverages to review.

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January 21, 2011

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf CBTL Single Serve Beverage System for the Coffee, Tea, and Espresso

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We're very excited to tell you about a new player to the world of single serve coffee, tea, and espresso - The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Single serve beverage systems have arrived. The Contata and the Kaldi models, offer automatic beverage proportioning and a unique twin pressure system to ensure consistency of taste and to capture the aroma, texture and flavor of a perfect cup of espresso, coffee, or tea. There is also a detached frother available as well.

Both systems feature easy capsule insertion and automatic ejection, a large capsule drawer that holds up to 10 used capsules and an energy saving function. The Contata is available in Gray/Black and is priced at $129.95. The Kaldi, with an ultra-sleek design, is available in Metallic Red, Metallic Blue/Silver and Metallic White/Silver and priced at $149.95.

The single serve capsules are packaged 10 per box with a retail price of $5.50. Flavors include four espressos, four coffees and four teas: Italian Espresso; Continental Espresso; Premium Espresso; Premium Decaf Espresso; Viennese Brew; French Brew; House Brew; House Decaf Brew; Chai Tea; English Breakfast Tea; Tropical Passion Tea; and Moroccan Mint Tea. In addition, exclusive powders - the French Deluxe™ Vanilla and Special Dutch™ Chocolate - are sold in single serve sachets.

We'll be trying to wrangle one of these for a review soon.

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