Keurig & K-Cups
March 31, 2015
Panera K-Cups are starting to show up at store shelves including Shaw’s grocery stores and other places according to AB. We haven’t tried their coffee yet, but we do know a few people who say Panera’s coffee is pretty solid.
- Hazelnut Crème - A nutty, creamy and rich flavored coffee with a light hazelnut aroma.
- Colombia - A rich, nutty flavor with a smooth finish.
- Dark Roast - Rich, bold and full-bodied with balanced layers of flavor.
- Light Roast - Lightly roasted for a bright, smooth and lively flavor.
Panera K-Cups run $6.99 for a box of 12, and will work in all K-Cup Brewers BUT NOT Keurig 2.0.
March 30, 2015
Robin’s Donuts may not be a brand many of you are familiar with and given the fact that the brand is a privately-owned corporation which is sparsely located throughout Canada, many of our readers up north may not be too familiar with them either. Despite this fact, a quick look on their website shows that Robin’s got their start in Thunder Bay, Ontario back in 1975 and have since expanded to over 130 locations across Canada. The chain is in direct competition with Canada’s coffee juggernaut, Tim Hortons and to a lesser extent, Starbucks. Their locations offer a variety of breakfast/lunch sandwich items and the obvious fare such as donuts and regular/iced coffee drinks as well as a variety of other menu items. They recently entered the single serve market and today we’re checking out their Robin’s Coffee Real Cups.
Continue reading: "Robin’s Coffee Real Cups Review"
March 27, 2015
Peet's Coffee & Tea Anniversary Blend 2015 K-Cup Packs are out at your local retailers including Target according to DH. For every box you buy 25¢ goes to Las Nubes School in Guatemala. Flavor notes for the Anniversary blend include: Full-bodied and intriguingly savory with bright, exotic layers of tropical fruits. The Peet's Coffee & Tea Anniversary Blend 2015 K-Cup Packs will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.
March 25, 2015
AB on a recent trip to Target found a new offering from Caribou Coffee - Real Inspiration Blend. It's supposed to be a sweet & thought-provoking coffee, but we'll have to wait and see until we try it. Caribou Coffee Real Inspiration Blend K-Cups run $11.99 for 18 cups, and will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0. You can order them online at the Keurig.com site but they are a little higher priced. You can also get these K-Cups as part of a multi-pack at Amazon.com.
March 24, 2015
Keurig Green Mountain has announced the addition of Keurig K-Mug pods: pods that brew a large travel mug-size of your favorite beverage, offering even more brewing options within the Keurig 2.0 brewing system. Available exclusively on Keurig.com, the new K-Mug pods are specially formulated to deliver the quality and strength of flavor that Keurig 2.0 brewer users expect when brewing 12, 14, and 16-ounce coffee and other beverages.
Similar to K-Carafe and Vue pods, K-Mug pods are recyclable. The pod's plastic cup is made from polypropylene (#5) plastic, and can be quickly and easily separated from the lid and filter for recycling. As a recyclable pod, the K-Mug pod is another important step that shows Keurig's continued progress to reduce the environmental footprint of the Keurig brewing system and its progress toward achieving its broader 2020 sustainability targets.
K-Mug pods join the current line-up of over 400 different beverage varieties from 60+ brands available in the Keurig 2.0 system, including all of the top ten best-selling coffee brands in the U.S. K-Mug pods will launch with the following hot beverage favorites:
- Green Mountain Coffee Breakfast Blend
- Green Mountain Coffee Dark Magic
- Green Mountain Coffee French Vanilla
- The Original Donut Shop Regular
- Donut House Collection Donut House Coffee
With the introduction of the K-Mug travel-size pod, Keurig 2.0 users now have nine brew settings to choose from, ranging in size from four ounces to four-cup carafe. K-Mug pods, which are also compatible with Keurig Vue brewing systems, include the Keurig 2.0 Brewing Technology.
March 23, 2015
On a recent trip to Target AB found a new offering from Green Mountain Coffee - Summer Sunrise Blend. Summer Sunrise Blend is a limited edition K-Cup, and if drinking just one of these brings a little more warmth to the Northeast we’ll do it. A bright and cheerful blend whose light floral and citrus notes and sweet, clean finish lend a sunny start to your day. They are priced at $10.99 for 18 K-Cups and will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0
March 20, 2015
The Keurig 2.0 450 brewer now comes in white, red, and black. AB has spotted the white and red variants at Kohl’s. The Keurig 2.0 brewers allow you to use K-Cups, VUE Packs, and K-Carafe packs for larger multi-cup pots of coffee. You can read about our thoughts and impressions on the Keurig 2.0 brewer here.
March 18, 2015
AB on a recent trip to T.J. Maxx in Bangor found Ara Azure Coffee K-Cups. They are made using only the finest Arabica beans available and then roasting and blending them to perfection. Each cup delivers a rich, smooth and flavourful coffee with no bitter after-taste.
- Morning Mist
- World Class Espresso
- Exotic Hawaiian Hazelnut
- Bold Carmel
- Exquisite French Vanilla
They run $7.99 for a box of 18.
Ara Azzurro Morning Mist K-cups and Ara Azzurro World Class Espresso Single Serve K-Cups will work in K-Cup Brewers BUT NOT Keurig 2.0.
March 17, 2015
We hadn’t heard of Williams Fresh Cafe before and that’s because it’s a Canadian cafe chain which appears to be operating solely out of Ontario. A big of digging around on the company’s website revealed that Williams got its start in 1993 when the company opened their first location in Stratford, Ontario and named it Williams Coffee Pub. After several years of growth, they decided to rebrand in 2009 as Williams Fresh Cafe and started offering freshly made menu items & coffee in a warm & inviting fast casual cafeatmosphere. The chain now has 35 locations across Ontario and recently decided to enter the single serve market by introducing their coffee in Real Cup format in their cafes and having it distributed throughout the rest of Canada by ECS Coffee. As a result, today we’re checking out their Williams Fresh Cafe Signature Blend Real Cups.
Continue reading: "Williams Fresh Cafe Signature Blend Real Cups Review"
March 12, 2015
The Brewooze Smart Reusable K-Cups for Keurig & Other Single Cup Brewers comes in a kit with 3 reusable smart cups, so you can tell your blends apart. The kit includes 20 paper filters, and includes a water charcoal filter for your machine. The filter works with most Keurig single cup brewing systems, and is not suitable for VUE and 2.0 brewers.
The reusable filter features a BPA-free construction, stainless steel micro mesh filter, lid with silicone O-Ring for a snug fit and excellent water dispersion system, and it means you no longer need to buy K-Cups. You can save up to 80% of the cost of regular K-Cups, and be more Eco-friendly.
March 11, 2015
RealCup is continuing to add to their great line of RealCup coffee products with the introduction of the Tim Hortons Variety Pack. The Tim Hortons Variety Pack includes 12 RealCup capsules of each great blend.... Original, Dark, and French Vanilla. RealCup will be at the upcoming NAMA show in Las Vegas, and if you visit them you can try any of their RealCup capsule products.
RealCup capsules will work in all Keurig K-Cup brewers and Keurig 2.0.
March 10, 2015
We continue our review of the Numi Organic Teas Real Cups today by checking out the 2nd flavor in the line-up… Numi Rooibos Chai Real Cups. Normally we associate chai tea as having a traditional black tea base, so to have one with a rooibos base was an interesting change of pace. We always found that taking a chai tea black rendered the spices way too potent and created an intoxicatingly over-spiced cup which was to the point of being sickening, hence why most chai teas are usually transformed into chai lattes via the addition of milk. Would the lighter bodied rooibos tea make any difference this time around? Would it allow us to finally drink a chai tea au natural (i.e. sans milk)? Read on to find out.
Continue reading: "Numi Rooibos Chai Real Cups Review"
March 9, 2015
You will most likely forget about drinking other Dark Roast coffees after you have a cup or two of Brooklyn Beans Fuhgeddaboutit Coffee. This tasty, full-bodied, smoky blend is packed extra fresh, and made with 100% Arabica coffee.
The Brooklyn Beans Fuhgeddaboutit Coffee Single Cups will work in K-Cup Brewers BUT NOT Keurig 2.0.
March 3, 2015
Keurig Green Mountain has announced the addition of the Keurig 2.0 K200 series to its family of Keurig 2.0 brewers.At a suggested retail price of $119.99-$129.99, the new Keurig 2.0 K200 has the ability to brew both a single cup and a four-cup carafe, and is available in a variety of classic and trend-forward colors. It also has a very small footprint compared to the current lineup of Keurig 2.0 brewers.
The new K200, offers the ability to brew both a single cup using a K-Cup pack, as well as a carafe using the new K-Carafe pack. The brewer will be available beginning May 12, 2015 on Keurig.com, and nationwide this summer at major retailers.
The new Keurig 2.0 K200 brewer features:
- Available in an array of colors, including Black, White, Strawberry, Sandy Pearl, Turquoise, Violet and Orange Zest
- Nine brew sizes ranging from four oz. to 30 oz. 40 oz. water reservoir
- Strength control
- Black and white touch display
- Consumers looking to enjoy carafe brewing capabilities with the new K200 system have the option to purchase either a Keurig 2.0 Carafe or stainless steel Keurig 2.0 Thermal Carafe as accessories ($19.99 and $29.99 SRP, respectively).