September 11, 2013

Keurig 2.0 Is Coming. Are you Ready?

Keurig 2.0

Over at the ShoffeeBlog there's news from the investors call from CEO Brian Kelly of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters of many new products coming from the Keurig division. Keurig 2.0 is one of these new products along with Keurig Water, and Keurig Cold - a Sodastream competitor. Keurig is betting that anything that comes in a liquid (maybe sans Soap dispensing - see yesterday's story) will be coming out of a Keurig brewer.

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September 9, 2013

Mr. Coffee Single Serve Coffee Brewer Review - BVMC-KG2 Model

 

Mr Coffee BVMC KG2 KCup Brewer

As the only person in my household to enjoy a nice cup of Joe occasionally, I was on the hunt for a new K-Cup brewer that wouldn't take up much counter space, and also make a fresh cup of coffee each time I wanted one. The Mr. Coffee single serve coffee maker fit the bill.

I saw the Mr. coffee machine and it was smaller and more slim line for the counter top so I bought this as an upgrade for my coffee indulgence. A single serve brewer is ideal for me due to the fact that I want to enjoy the rich strong blends available without the hassle of learning where to get them and the correct way to make them.

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September 6, 2013

Death Wish Single Serve Coffee Cups

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Death in a K-Cup is finally here with Death Wish Coffee Single Serve Cups. The strongest most caffeinated cup of coffee in the world you can buy comes packed in 100% recyclable K-Cups. That's music to our ears - because when your heart gives out from drinking 10 cups of Death Wish Coffee in a row, you can safely compost your body making the entire experience 100% environmentally sound.

Seriously - THEY'RE FINALLY HERE! We know certain coffee snobs love to snub Death Wish but when you can drink a cup of coffee brewed from your Keurig single cup brewer with a skull on the top of it - we think you have to. Each pack contains 10 individual cups, and the the solid bottom on each cup ensures that your coffee is never over-extracted, but instead is evenly brewed. This guarantees that you get a perfectly brewed cup of coffee every time. 

Each cup contains 20% more coffee than your standard cup, and is compatible with most single serve brewers. 

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September 5, 2013

Single Serve Soup K-Cups Coming - Campbell's Fresh Brewed Soup

Campbell Soup K Cups

Single serve soup K-Cups are coming - Campbell's Fresh-Brewed Soup will offer Keurig K-Cup brewer owners a hot cup of soup from their coffee brewer. When we first saw the press release we thought it might be April 1st (remember this joke from last year?), but it's not April 1st and yes soup in a K-Cup is coming.

The agreement brings the number one single serve coffee maker and the number one soup maker together to bring you Campbell's Fresh-Brewed Soup. The convenient snack will be prepared at the touch of a button, and a mini-meal from a K-Cup will be produced.

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August 29, 2013

Dunkin Donuts Original Blend Iced Coffee K-Cups Review

 

Dunkin Iced Coffee K-Cups

A few months ago, Dunkin Donuts introduced a new iced version of their Original Blend by releasing Dunkin Donuts Original Blend Iced Coffee K-Cups. With the warmer weather of summer unfortunately coming to an end sooner than we'd like, we decided to check out these new K-Cups while they were still available during a recent stop at a local Dunkins shop.

Brewing these K-Cups resulted in the same strong earthy & smoky notes of Dunkins Original Blend which reminded us of walking into a Dunkins shop. Flavor (when taken black) was pretty much the same as well except things seemed slightly stronger than the Original Blend K-Cups. We got the earthy & smoky notes from the aroma and this even remained once cream & sugar were added. While it's not exactly 100% like what you'd get in a Dunkins shop, it's a pretty close runner-up.

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August 22, 2013

Tim Hortons Single Serve Coffee Cups

Tim Horton's K-Cups

Tim Hortons Single Serve Coffee Cups are out and finally available. We've been wondering when we could enjoy Tim Horton's coffee without going to one of their restaurants and now we know.  Tim Horton's Single Serve Coffee cups are available only at participating Tim Hortons restaurants and online. They are compatible for use in Keurig K-Cup Brewers.

Tim Hortons and this product have no affiliation with Keurig or K-cups, and they are made with 100% Arabica beans. Also available in Premium Blend Decaffeinated Coffee. Will someone pay it forward and send us some of these K-Cups?

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August 20, 2013

Woodshed Roasting Company Single Serve Cups Review

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At Single Serve Coffee HQ, we're always on the lookout for local roasters/companies that are getting into the single serve market and often, we're contacted by companies who want us to review their products either before or after they've hit retail shelves. We were recently contacted by a micro roaster based out of Laconia, NH named Woodshed Roasting Company and they sent us some samples of their recent Single Serve Cups for use in Keurig K-Cup brewers. Rather than go with Real Cups or Rogers Family style soft-bottomed cups, they decided to try the new LBP UpShot Solution Cups. These cups are made from 100% recyclable materials and unlike K-Cups or Real Cups, the bottom piercing needle doesn't actually pierce the bottom of the cup as instead, water flows through the coffee and out the sides of the mesh filter.

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August 16, 2013

Green Mountain Coffee English Toffee Light Roast K-Cups

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We've only seen this flavored single serve coffee at Walmart.com and it looks to be a winner. Featuring a smooth, creamy taste with a touch of caramel toffee, this English Toffee Coffee has a light overall roast, and should be sweet and delicious. We're seeing more toffee, caramel, and other naughty flavors as of late, and we're pretty sure the deep rich notes of candy is going to make this coffee hard to resist. What's next - ROLO coffee? Yes please.

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August 9, 2013

Martinson Dark Roast Coffee Real Cups Review for Keurig K-Cup Brewers

 

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We continue our Martinson Real Cup review series today with their Martinson Dark Roast Real Cups. So far we've been reviewing mostly light & medium roast flavors in the line-up, so we were interested to see how their darker roasted flavors would turn out.

Brewing these Real Cups resulted in strong smoky aromas that quickly filled the room and upon closer inspection, we also noticed scents of dark chocolate with an earthy background. Flavor was again a nice mix of smoky flavors blended with dark chocolate notes throughout along with mild cereal notes hiding underneath. Acidity was a lot better balanced than previous offerings in the line-up as you get a very mild sour note on first sip which quickly gives way to the main flavors of the coffee. As a result, the main flavors don't get covered-up by the acidity yet there's enough liveliness going on in the background to prevent things from falling flat.

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August 6, 2013

Melitta Café de Europa Single Serve Cups

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AB from Maine has spotted Melitta branded single cups for your Keurig K-Cup Brewer. Not only is Shaw's (a grocery chain in Maine and New England) carrying Melitta, but they are also now carrying Peets. We have detailed these K-Cups before as using the Upshot solution here.

For Melitta they have:

  • Café DE Europa
  • Classique – Medium Roast
  • Espresso Toscana – Extra Dark Roast
  • Blanc ET Noir – Light Dark Roast
  • Vienna Roast – Dark Roast

The They run $9.69 For 12 K-Cups and can be also purchased on Melitta.com.

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