February 26, 2015
The J.M. Smucker Company and Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. today expanded their partnership by signing agreements for the manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of Dunkin' K-Cup packs at retailers nationwide in the U.S. and Canada, and online. Dunkin' K-Cup packs are presently available in Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the U.S only.
Under the new, multi-year agreement, Smucker will distribute and market Dunkin' K-Cup packs exclusively to grocery chains, mass merchandisers, club stores, drug stores, dollar stores and home improvement stores. Keurig will distribute and market Dunkin' K-Cup packs to specialty stores and office superstores.
Concurrent with its expanded partnership with Smucker and Keurig, Dunkin' Brands also announced today details of a new franchisee profit-sharing program as part of a long-term deal under which Dunkin' Brands will equally share with qualified U.S. Dunkin' Donuts franchisees its net profits from the sale of its K-Cup packs and packaged coffee from outlets outside of its restaurants.
February 25, 2015
Eight O'Clock Coffee K-Cups are now available, and it’s a welcome surprise to a brand that’s over 100 years old. Eight O'Clock Coffee was created by The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company in 1859, which is also that company's founding year. Despite selling off the brand in 2003, A&P continues to sell Eight O'Clock Coffee today throughout its own family of stores.
This is a medium roast coffee that is certified Kosher, and the Eight O'Clock Coffee K-Cups produce a sweet, fruity and well balanced cup of single serve coffee. These K-Cups will work in K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.
February 23, 2015
The Barrie House Hawaiian Kona Hapa Single Cup Capsules will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0. These K-Cups produce a balanced, spicy, rich, cocoa tasting coffee, and come packed in two boxes of 48 capsules. The The Barrie House Hawaiian Kona Hapa Single Cup Capsules are also recyclable along with the box they come in.
February 20, 2015
The Folgers Hazelnut Cream Keurig K-Cup Portion Packs look pretty tasty, and AB while at Wal-Mart in Bangor, ME came across a them at Walmart. These K-Cups have a buttery hazelnut flavor and sweet, nutty aroma that will warm up any morning. They run $9.98 for a box of 18 K-Cup portion packs and will work in K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.
February 19, 2015
If you can’t recycle those K-Cups perhaps you can burn them? That’s right a cement plant in British Columbia is using spent Keurig K-Cups as part of the company's push to move from fossil fuels to alternative fuels. Since the K-Cups are not recyclable because, and they are a mixture of materials — coffee grounds, a paper filter, plastic cup, and foil top — that cannot be efficiently separated. Solution? The cement plant dries them out, grinds them up, and uses the spent ash as part of the cement mixture. Imagine - if you get your concrete from this plant you could have a house made of K-Cups.
One very cool thing - there is no change to the plant's emissions. The plant burned 32,682 kg (80,000 pounds) of K-Cups last year, which is millions of individual cups diverted from landfill sites.
February 17, 2015
We recently posted about this brewer meets refrigerator concept, and now have more pictures thanks to the Appliancist. The Café French door refrigerator with single-serve Keurig K-Cup brewing system will be available in stainless steel with an MSRP of $3,300 in Q3 of this year. More pictures after the jump...
Continue reading: "GE Café Refrigerator with Keurig K-Cup Brewing System - Pictures"
February 16, 2015
While we weren’t aware of the Numi brand before this review, we were a bit surprised to see how much popularity it had apparently gained in certain parts of USA & Canada over the past several years without our knowledge. It seems almost every week we’re hearing of a new brand making its way to the single serve world in one form or another, so we set about trying to find more info about the brand itself and these new Real Cups. While we couldn’t find much mention of the Real Cups except for this press release from early last year (the company’s own website makes no mention of them at all), we did find out that Numi got its start in Oakland California back in 1999 when brother (Ahmed Rahim) & sister (Reem Rahim) decided to start up their own tea company after noticing little difference in consistency & selection within competing tea brands already on the market.
Ahmed had already owned & operated tea houses abroad while Reem had been studying art in Northern California. They wanted to create a company that would encompass both their passions and so Numi Organic Tea was born. The hallmark of the company has since become known as super-premium, organic and Fair Trade Certified teas and herbal teas made with 100% real ingredients. They also make a point to ensure no natural flavorings or perfumes are used to flavor the teas… all the flavor comes from the natural ingredients themselves, nothing else.
Continue reading: "Numi Moroccan Mint Tea Real Cups Review"
February 12, 2015
We recently received Martinson French Vanilla, Martinson Wild Cherry Dark Cocoa and Martinson Cocoa powder single cups and have been enjoying them all over the past 4 snowstorms. We really love the Wild Cherry Dark Cocoa, and have found it our go to after shoveling and digging out single cup. All of the Martinson French Vanilla, Martinson Wild Cherry Dark Cocoa and Martinson Cocoa will work all K-Cup Brewers BUT NOT Keurig 2.0 just yet. We do know Martinson is working on getting 2.0 compatible single cups.
These single cups should be rolling out to retailers now, and you can currently get them at Coffee Icon. Also Martinson has a pretty nifty set of displays they are rolling out at retail to promote the new flavors.
February 10, 2015
We’ve been enjoying the Brooklyn Bean Roastery Red Velvet Single Cups over the past few snow storms, and can safely say they’re one of our favorite flavored K-Cups of 2015. Made from 100% Arabica coffee each single cup uses their revolutionary tension based filter system for an amazing cup of coffee. These are a Limited Edition Holiday Seasonal Flavor so get them while they last. The Brooklyn Bean Roastery Red Velvet Single Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers but NOT Keurig 2.0.
January 29, 2015
Over at the Winnipeg Free Press there’s an interesting snippet on how Keurig Cold will work.
Unlike his competitor, Glorieux said Keurig Cold simplifies the process by cooling down the water as it pumps it through the machine, while it combines the syrup and carbonation that pour into the glass.
The process will be much more like a Nespresso or Tassimo that uses heat coils to instantly heat water as it's brewing. Keurig Cold will use cooling coils to instantly chill water as it's brewing. It’s like a pod-based single serve mini fridge of sorts. What’s interesting is the fact you’ll need to plug in Keurig Cold, and this makes us think Sodastream fans will likely object to doing so (even though the premium top of the line electronic Sodastream does in fact require a power source too).
Everything will become much more crystal clear (or Coke colored) this fall in 2015 when Keurig Cold finally launches.