June 17, 2014
Over at Engadget TreeHouse Foods is estimating it will only take a couple of months to crack the DRM protection making brewing non-licensed K-Cups in the Keurig 2.0 impossible. The upcoming Keurig 2.0 will have cameras that read tags and limit what you brew to official brews only.The discovery should keep TreeHouse selling and others selling unofficial pods that cost less than Keurig's, and it could lead to making other brewers copy protection useless as well.
Our analysis indicates that under any circumstance that it will be a matter of months, not years, before we replicate the technology for the cups or the pods. And we expect that of the five new single-serve coffee brand-name appliances that are coming to the market in the fourth quarter, at least some of those will replicate the technology as well.
Quartz also has some more details regarding the lawsuit from TreeHouse Foods, and their take on cracking the DRM.
June 12, 2014
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.
June 11, 2014
The Keurig Mini Banana Yellow K-Cup Brewer is the perfect accent to your kitchen. Not only can it make a great cup of single serve coffee, but the color will make a splash amongst your not so interesting appliances. The brewer includes a 6 count K-Cup variety pack, and can make a 6, 8, or 10 ounce cup of tea or coffee. Brews in under two minutes, and since there’s no reservoir the coffee is fresh every time you pour new water into the brewer. You can read our full review of the Keurig Mini K-Cup brewer here.
June 9, 2014
In a move that only serves to reinforce the idea that they’re after just about every coffee chain & coffee manufacturer on the market, KGM decided to form a partnership with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) chain of coffee shops to introduce some of their signature coffees into the K-Cup format several months ago. Now that those flavors are starting to trickle through the retail market, we decided to try their first flavored variety: CBTL Toasted Ameretto K-Cups.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (for brevity sake, we’ll just call them CBTL) got their start in 1963 when they opened their first coffee shop/cafe in Brentwood, California. Billing themselves as the oldest & largest privately held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States, the company has since opened stores in many different states and internationally as well. While they may not be that well known on the East Coast, they’re popular on the West Coast and have gained quite the fan following over the years.
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June 5, 2014
Barnie's CoffeeKitchen Santa's White Christmas Single Serve Coffee Cups are just want Santa ordered for the Summer. No seriously if you want to have a shot of Christmas right into your coffee these K-Cups will do the trick. Having Christmas 365 days a year can now be had with this coffee blend. This coffee combines the flavors of coconut, nuts, sweet caramel and vanilla to satisfy your craving for something smooth, rich and wonderful.
Barnie's CoffeeKitchen Santa's White Christmas Single Serve Coffee Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers.
June 4, 2014
We were pretty sure K-Cup hell had frozen over when we found out about the Guy Fieri's K-Cups, but now it looks like Winter is coming yet again. The popular TLC show Cake Boss now has it’s own entire line of K-Cups for your Keurig K-Cup brewer. Cake Boss Coffee K-Cups come in a variety of cake inspired flavors, and we're thinking some of them look a bit too yummy.
- Buddys Blend
- Italian Rum cake
- Vanilla Buttercream
- Chocolate Cannoli
- Chocolate Fudge Cake
- Dulce De Leche in regular and decaf,
- Hazelnut Biscotti
- Raspberry Truffle
Pretty amazing line up and we’ll just have to see if we can scare up some samples.
June 3, 2014
Coffee Blenders is going to change the way you think about K-Cups. Coffee Blenders has several coffee blends that provide different benefits from weight loss to stress relief.
For example their Coffee Blenders Escape comes with L-Tea Active which is more commonly know as L-Theanine, a predominant amino acid found in green tea leaves. L-Tea Active is clinically proven to induce relaxation without drowsiness while improving mental clarity.
So if you’re looking for a great way to combine coffee and other benefits Coffee Blenders has the K-Cups for you and your Keurig K-Cup Brewer.
Coffee Blenders sent us over a set of samples to try and we did really love the blends. We can’t attest to the various benefits, but given we wrote this post drinking a cup of FOCUS, and we felt very focused is probably a good indication these coffees work.
June 2, 2014
From time to time, we stumble across K-Cup flavors which either aren’t widely advertised or were never announced on the Keurig or GMCR/KGM websites, flavors which appear out of nowhere or are only retailer exclusives (i.e. Only sold at one specific retailer) and other odd situations similar to the above. Such was the case with a flavor we first discovered about a year ago. It appeared briefly at Target & Wal-Mart stores then disappeared soon after. We eventually managed to track a box down at a local Target several months ago and are only getting around to reviewing things today. What is this elusive flavor? Newman’s Own Organics Cafe Almond Biscotti K-Cups. Let’s have at ‘er and see if this flavor was worth the hunt.
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May 28, 2014
You can get 80 Tully's French Roast K-cups for just $41.50 right now making each cup of nearly perfect french roast coffee just $.51 cents. Tullys French Roast K-Cup portion packs are certified kosher by the Orthodox Union, and they are designed for use in in all Keurig K-Cup Brewers. You can read our full review of Tully’s French Roast K-Cup Packs here.
May 27, 2014
When Starbucks promised to expand their line-up a few months ago, they opted to go different routes and one of those routes was to introduce 2 new Blonde Roast K-Cup flavors which would be sold only at select retailers & various grocery stores. We already reviewed the first flavor, Starbucks Willow/Aria Blend, and today we managed to finally track down the 2nd… Starbucks Bright Sky Blend K-Cups. Will these be any different than the 1st flavor? Let’s find out.
Continue reading: "Starbucks Bright Sky Blend K-Cups Review"