April 25, 2013
AB has spotted Don Francisco’s K-Cups in their local Shaw’s in Bangor Maine. These K-Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers.
Coffee blends include:
- Breakfast Blend - A get-up cup with a rich aroma, deep roast, hearty taste and medium-high body.
- French Roast - A deep, dark roasted cup in classic French style. Strong, dark and somewhat tart but always satisfying.
- Vanilla Nut - A mellow coffee with tantalizing aromas of creamy vanilla and freshly roasted nuts.
- Kona - A blend of big island Hawaiian and high-grown Mexican coffee. It is an excellent cup of coffee with floral aroma and rich flavor.
Don Francisco’s K-Cups are priced at $7.99 for a box of 12. If you go to their website you can print off a $2.00 coupon.
April 24, 2013
AB from Maine came across the Distinctively Yours K-cups in Walmart yesterday. The only type they are currently carrying is Colombian. The box contains 44 K-Cups for $19.98. Like so many of the cheaper K-Cup offerings hitting the market, we have never heard of this brand nor could I locate a website. Distinctively Yours K-Cups should work in most K-Cup Brewers.
Have you tried these Walmart brand K-Cups?
Update: This appears to be a Mother Parker's coffee branded for Walmart.
April 23, 2013
Fiber is heart healthy and also good to keep things moving in your daily life. These Salada Fiber Boost Green Tea K-Cups start with premium green tea and with blended in natural lemon flavor for a great taste and natural fiber to help give your body the added boost that it needs.
NOTE: Ingredients: sugar, soluble corn fiber, soluble green tea, natural lemon flavour, tricalcium phosphate, reb a, citric acid. GLUTEN FREE FOOD. contains caffeine.
April 19, 2013
We've received several sets of photos from various readers regarding Peet's K-Cup prototypes. We're not sure if these are Green Mountain approved (we doubt it because we don't see a Keurig seal in any of the photos), but given they are calling them - Peet's Single Cups - we don't think so. We have noticed that on Peet's twitter feed that several people have written in regarding the prototype Peet's Single Cups. They seem to like them.
Roasts included in the prototype box of Peet's Single Cups:
- Major Dickason's Blend
- French Roast
- House Blend
- Decaf House Blend
Update: Peet's Single Cups will be available through Peet's retail stores and Home Delivery starting May 1st.
Continue reading: "Peet's Coffee and Tea Single Serve K-Cups Coming Soon"
April 18, 2013
The Wall Street Journal gives us their take on the success of the K-Cup. With Americans now getting more than 25% of their coffee from K-Cups, it's no wonder Green Mountain Coffee and their associated roasters also continue to grow and dominate the ground coffee market.
But there is a cost - an environmental one. Green Mountain hoped to change this with the VUE system, and it's recyclable VUE cups. It seems now like it may never happen given all the after market K-Cup knock offs adding to the problem of more Americans drinking K-Cup knockoffs along with the real deal.
Total K-Cup brewers are in the 12.5 million range with Green Mountain expecting to make that number 16-17 million K-Cup brewers by the end of 2013. More brewers = more K-Cups sold and that means more coffee market share and more environmental impact. We'd really like to see some solution to the K-Cup in the land fill problem, but with the after market doing their own thing along with no real solution from Green Mountain - we believe we're on a one way streak to throwaway-ville.
April 10, 2013
We just got word that Hamilton Mills is making their own line of K-Cup compatible coffee packs. They call them single serve coffee cups and they'll work with any Keurig K-Cup brewers. We'll try and get a set to review soon.
- Hamilton Mills Cape Cod Roast Single Serve Coffee Cups
- Hamilton Mills Morning Roast Decaf Single Serve Coffee Cups
- Hamilton Mills Mocha Swirl Single Serve Coffee Cups
- Hamilton Mills Toasted Cinnamon Single Serve Coffee Cups
- Hamilton Mills Vanilla Bean Single Serve Coffee Cups
April 3, 2013
AB from Maine came across Gloria Jean's Carmel Almond Torte K-Cups and Snapple Lemon Ice tea K-Cups on a resent visit to Bed Bath & Beyond in Bangor. We're excited by all of the Snapple offerings, and the Caramel Almond Torte also looks pretty darn yummy. These K-Cups will work with all Keurig K-Cup brewers.
April 2, 2013
Community Coffee is now offering Single Serve Cups for Keurig K-Cup brewers. We enjoyed their coffee pods so long ago, and it's nice to see them in a K-Cup format.
- Dark Roast Single Serve Cups 12 count $7.99
- Cafe Special Single Serve Cups 12 count $7.99
- Breakfast Blend Single Serve Cups 12 count $7.99
A special thanks to Cory for sending this in.
March 29, 2013
The Melitta E-Filter Reusable Coffee Filters for K-Cup brewers allow you to use any kind of ground coffee you want. The Melitta E-Filter Reusable Coffee Filters package contains 5 reusable filters each designed to last up to 20 uses per filter. Each E-Filter is also recyclable unlike outer reusable filters.
- Simple to use. Ready in seconds
- Reusable. Reduces environmental impact
- BPA free
Check out the informative video after the jump.
Continue reading: "Melitta E-Filter Reusable Coffee Filters for K-Cup Brewers"
March 27, 2013
Once Marley Coffee decided to release a rare single-origin coffee with their Jamaican Blue Mountain Real Cups, Green Mountain realized they had missed their chance at being the first company/brand to release a rare single-origin coffee in Keurig K-Cup compatible format. It didn't take them long to fix that oversight as they decided to start releasing their Special Reserve series in K-Cup format soon afterwards. The first flavor in the series is what we're reviewing today... GMCR Special Reserve Colombia Geisha K-Cups.
Hailing from the Cerro Azul region in Valle del Cauca, Colombia Geisha coffee is considered to be amongst the rarest varietals in the World due to it being difficult to grow which makes it produced in specially crafted small batches. It is renowned for its complex flavors which have been described as changing with every sip and it's such a highly-regarded crop that pickers must endure 4 to 12 months of training just to be certified to pick Geisha cherries as such requires a fine touch to preserve all the flavor's subtle notes during the cultivation process. This varietal is also considered to be one of the most sought-after coffees as was evidenced last year by Starbucks when they decided to start selling it in limited runs at an astronomical price of $7 per cup. Thankfully, if you calculate the price per serving of these K-Cups, it works out to a much more reasonable $1.77 instead.
Continue reading: "Review: GMCR Special Reserve Colombia Geisha K-Cups"