Keurig & K-Cups
July 31, 2015
The Keurig 2.0 K200 Brewer has been rolling out to store shelves over the past few weeks, and we got this picture at our local Target in Watertown, MA. The K200 features 9 brew sizes (including carafe sizes), and a large 40 oz. Water Reservoir. There’s even strength control, and a Black and White Touch Display. We also really love this brewer’s compact size. Given the price point of ~$120 (we’ve seen it as low as $109) we expect this to be a big seller for Green Mountain. We just wish they’d get rid of the DRM.
July 30, 2015
The title kind of says it all but in reality a Vancouver-based company has come up with 100 per cent compostable coffee pods. They’ve also patented the process.
Why? K-Cups right now are not compostable and are piling up in land fills. A Mother Jones report said the number of K-Cups produced in in 2013 was enough to wrap around the planet 10.5 times. ERG.
G-Kups are held together with a bamboo and sugar cane sleeve, with a biodegradable polymer lining that can withstand boiling water. The sleeve has always been the issue - not being able to hold up to the temperature of the water so the brewing process holds up.
G-Kups aren’t out on the market yet, but let’s hope they get to market soon.
Via The Huffington Post
July 27, 2015
AB on a recent trip to Shaw’s in Bangor Maine came across 4 new offerings from Hills Bros. Coffee. All of these new offerings from Hills Bros. are flavored Cappuccinos and seem pretty sweet. They run $7.99 for a box of 12.
Hills Bros. Flavored K-Cups include:
- Salted Caramel - Enjoy the perfect combination of sweet, creamy caramel with a touch of salt.
- English Toffee - Enjoy the sweet, buttery flavor of English Toffee in single-serve cups.
- Double Mocha - Enjoy the intense chocolate flavor of Double Mocha in single-serve cups
- French Vanilla - The rich, creamy flavor of French Vanilla is now available in single-serve cups.
Hills Bros. Coffee Cappuccino single cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers BUT NOT Keurig 2.0.
July 22, 2015
Crazy Cups has launched a set of flavored variety packs that pack a punch. If you love flavored coffee, and you love the idea of drinking some Pumpkin Vanilla Creme or Caramel Truffle Sundae coffee you’re going to be pretty excited.
Each pack contains 24 cups and 6 flavors. One of our favorites (thanks for sending us some Crazy Cups) is the pack that contains the Banana Foster Flambe. Who knew banana infused coffee could taste so yummy. It’s almost like eating the famouse dessert itself.
Flavored Coffee Variety pack by Crazy Cups contains:
- Pumpkin Vanilla Creme
- Banana Foster Flambe
- Frosted Oatmeal Cookie
- Cinnamon Churro
- Caramel Truffle Sundae
- Salted Caramel.
All of the Crazy Cups contain 13 grams of coffee which is 35% more coffee than other K-Cups .Crazy Cups are good for the environment with a recyclable cups using a very cool peel-recycle technology. You simply dump them out and remove the filter and the #2 plastic can be recycled.
These Crazy Cups are also compatible with Keurig K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.
July 21, 2015
The Kauai Coffee Variety Pack Single Serve Cups come packed in 5 individual boxes holding 12 cups each. Thanks to AB from Maine, we are now aware of the many varieties these K-Cups come in. They’re also work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.
The variety pack includes:
- Garden Isle - Medium Roast
- Island Sunrise - Mild Roast
- Na Pali Coast - Dark Roast
- Coconut Caramel Crunch
- Vanilla Macadamia Nut - Sweet vanilla with a tropical nutty finish
July 20, 2015
The Kauai Coffee Garden Isle Medium Roast Single Serve Cups are one of a variety of K-Cups from this Kauai. The medium roasted coffee has a smooth finish. These single cups also feature an easy-flow filter design, allowing you to enjoy more coffee aroma and richer flavor every time you brew. The design also uses less plastic, making it the smarter choice for the environment.
Kauai Coffee Garden Isle Medium Roast Single Serve Cups will work in K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.
July 17, 2015
AB On a recent trip to Shaw’s in Bangor Maine came across a new offerings from The Original Donut Shop Coffee - Vanilla Cream Puff anyone? These K-Cups produce a bold Vanilla custard flavored coffee with a hint of golden pastry. The coffee is a medium roast coffee and makes for a great any-time-of-day treat.
The Original Donut Shop Coffee Vanilla Cream Puff K-Cups run $7.99 for a box of 12, and will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0
July 16, 2015
We’re always looking for the perfect iced tumbler to use with our single serve coffee maker from Keurig. We think we’ve found the perfect one and of course it’s from Keurig themselves. This iced tumbler is double walled and hold up to 16 oz along with being Bpa free. It’s also top rack dishwasher safe, and best of all fits under all Keurig reservoir brewers. There’s also a claim it’s 100% leak proof. We’ll take 99% leak proof given how much we mess around with the lid and straw.
July 13, 2015
These are definitely on the “out there” of single serve coffee K-Cups. AB has sent in news on Taste of Inspiration single cups, and he’s not sure and we’re not sure we want to try them. Hehehe...
From AB: On a recent trip to Hannaford’s in Bangor Maine I came across three new summer offerings from Taste of Inspirations. They where:
- Orange Dreamsicle
- Root Beer
- Cherry Cola
They run $5.99 for a box of 12, and will work in your K-Cup Brewers BUT NOT Keurig 2.0.
July 10, 2015
We get questions all the time on how to clean your Keurig K-Cup Brewers. Keurig has an official video they’ve posted up a few years ago and it still holds up pretty well. There’s a few steps, a paper clip, and be careful of that nasty sharp puncture needle. If you want to clean your Keurig 2.0 - this video how to is not for you. You’ll need to use your Keurig Maintainence Tool.
Video after the jump...
Continue reading: "How To Clean Your Keurig K-Cup Brewer When It Won't Brew Coffee"
July 9, 2015
Tully's French Roast Extra Bold Coffee K-Cups are still one of our favorite coffees to grace the single serve coffee K-Cup platform. The smoky and bold French roast is a welcome addition to any of our mornings. These come packed in both 18 and 24 count boxes.
Tully's French Roast Extra Bold Coffee K-Cups will work all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0. Get some of these today, and your tomorrow will thank you.
June 26, 2015
Green Mountain Organic Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Coffee K-Cups produce coffee that has a sweet, floral aroma and delicate hints of spice. You'll experience clear notes of citrus and ginger together with crisp acidity for a coffee that is a cheerful escape from the everyday.
This coffee is Fair Trade Certified and carefully sourced, along with being organic. This is part of a larger set of coffees in the organic single origin line of Green Mountain coffees.
Green Mountain Organic Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Coffee K-Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers and Keurig 2.0.
June 19, 2015
We recently did a discovery on a mysterious new orange device that was shipping with Keurig 2.0 brewers. We found it was a cleaning tool for the brewers to help prevent clogging or fix a clog. We just got word Costco and Keurig are now sending notices to people about the cleaning tool and you can call and order one for yourself.
I received this letter from CostCo labeled ‘Product Information Notice’ on May 15th (i thought it was junk mail).
I have had problems with my 2.0 clogging but had just been using a paper clip on the nozzle. Apparently there is a problem and Keurig is providing a new cleaning tool. I just ordered mine over the phone and it will arrive next week. Thought you might want to let people know...
Check out the full letter here. You can call Keurig at 1-866-901-2736 to get yours.
June 18, 2015
Over at the Huffington Post stoners and pot smokers who own a K-Cup brewer are super happy. Cannabis single-serve pods are here to elevate your coffee cup wake and bake. There's a bunch of options but most of them are not available for sale.
One that is for sale - Catapult retails for $10 each, or $37 for a pack of 6. It contains 10 milligrams of THC, the compound in marijuana that produces a high. The weed-coffee combo 'seems to give a kick from the caffeine, but it isn't a jittery feeling because of the THC.
I'm not a big fan of mixing caffeine with anything in large amounts, but then you never know this could be a perfect zen state if executed perfectly. Perhaps Cannabis espresso or lattes are next? I'm afraid to do the search and find out they already exist.