December 23, 2014
The RealCup brand is going to grow really big in 2015, and part of it is making more and more partnerships happen. Also RealCups will be compatible moving forward with all Keurig K-Cup brewers including 2.0. Beginning in January, Corporate Essentials will be expanding its offering to include more than 60 different products from the RealCup portfolio. This includes Martinson coffees, cocoas and cappuccinos, Tim Hortons coffee, Marley Coffee, Higgins & Burke teas and Brown Gold coffees.
Corporate Essentials will offer new and existing clients the RC400 RealCup brewer from Mother Parkers. The dependable, commercial grade office brewer delivers maximum flexibility and performance with both a water reservoir AND plumbed-in capabilities, as well as brew sizes from 4–16 oz. Beginning in 2015, coffee brands in the RealCup portfolio will be available in the more environmentally friendly EcoCup format, which makes it easy for users to dissemble the capsule components for recycling.
Corporate Essentials also reaches beyond their extensive client list in the OCS Channel, with more than 50,000 individual online shoppers in the U.S. who have connected with the company’s at-home ordering website at Shoffee.com. Individual buyers will have the opportunity to purchase RealCup brand offerings with more than 60 SKUs soon to be available for on-line purchase.
This means that Corporate Essentials is essentially shedding any ties to Keurig Green Mountain, and will be using RealCup and their coffees and brewers exclusively next year. Pretty exciting times in the single serve coffee world, and we can’t wait to check out all the coffee offerings that will grow out of these partnerships and brewers as well.
More at Corporate Essentials Offers Keurig Compatible RealCups
December 18, 2014
AB on a recent trip to Shaw’s in Bangor, Maine was surprised to see McCafe coffee in K-Cup form. Shaw’s offered both ground coffee and K-cups, and the K-cups come in the following varieties:
- Medium Roast
- Dark Roast
They are produced by Kraft foods and are fully licensed with Keurig. They run $7.99 for a box of 12, and since they are fully licensed the McCafe K-Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.
December 16, 2014
It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything that truly piqued our interest in the single serve market and when we noticed the recent appearance of various chocolate candy inspired hot cocoas from brands such as Sugar Babies, Charleston Chew, Tootsie Roll & Junior Mints, we at first thought this was a severely early April Fools joke. That is until we started noticing more and more online retailers starting to carry them. Holy cow… these were actually REAL products! We immediately set about trying to procure various flavors only to find out that they were sold out almost everywhere (argh! why didn’t we believe these were real when they were announced?!?). We did however manage to secure a few samples of the Tootsie Roll & Junior Mint Hot Cocoa Single Cups and that’s what we’ll be checking out today.
Continue reading: "Tootsie Roll & Junior Mints Hot Cocoa Single Cups Review"
December 15, 2014
The Eco Fill Max Single Serve Coffee Filter allows you to pack 2x the amount of coffee to brew a perfect 6-8 oz cup of coffee. The Eco-Fill Max holds almost twice as much coffee as a single serve capsule allowing you to make, big, bold, full flavored, tumbler sized beverages in your single serve Keurig Brewer. Just replace the standard- K-cup holder with the Eco Fill max holder.
Eco Fill-Max Single Serve Coffee Filter Deluxe Features:
- 2 X capacity of a K cup with your own ground coffee
- Replaces standard k-cup holder
- Accepts all standard K-cups
The Eco Fill Max Single Serve Coffee Filter works with all Keurig 1.0 K-Cup Brewers.
December 12, 2014
You can get a Freedom Clip to hack your Keurig 2.0 and use any K-Cups you want. We’ve put together a quick video showing how easy it is to use it, and that it works flawlessly. Make sure and sign up and get a Freedom Clip sent to you. Video is after the jump.
Continue reading: "Use Any K-Cups in Keurig 2.0 with the Freedom Clip"
December 10, 2014
The HiLine Coffee Company sent us a entire set of their coffee packs and pods (K-Cups) this past week, and we've been enjoying the various roasts with a huge smile on our face. You can choose the packs which are 15 ounces of ground coffee and use it with a reusable filter such as the Eco-Fill, or you can buy the pods (K-Cups) and use them with any Keurig K-Cup brewer but not Keurig 2.0 unless you have you lucky hands on a Freedom clip.
HiLine Coffee Pods for K-Cup brewers include:
- DONUT TRUCK MEDIUM - Nutty, chocolate, citrus
- STOCK EXCHANGE DARK - Raspberry, nutty, bold
- FIFTH AVE MEDIUM- Honey, creamy, radiant
HiLine Coffee Packs for use in French Press, AeroPress or Reusable Filters for K-Cup brewers (learn more here):
- TRIBECA MEDIUM- Fruity, creamy, balanced
- PARK AVE DARK - Chocolate, caramel, robust
- EMPIRE STATE MEDIUM- Blueberry, nectar, full-bodied
December 9, 2014
It's been an interesting year for the entire single serve coffee industry, and especially with the introduction of the Keurig 2.0. The problem has been with the Keurig 2.0 - it only brews compatible Keurig 2.0 Keurig brewed K-Cups. If you have an older K-Cup brewer you're in luck, but what if that older brewer has stopped working and you don't want a Keurig 2.0 with the DRM to lock you in to only what Keurig Green Mountain has to offer in K-Cups? We think you're going to be just fine with the iCoffee Opus K-Compatible single serve coffee brewer.
Continue reading: "iCoffee Opus Single Serve K-Compatible Cup Brewer Review"
December 8, 2014
As anyone North of the border knows, Tim Hortons is to Canada what Dunkin Donuts is to America. It’s the largest coffee chain in Canada started by a hockey player bearing the same name (how à-propos) and throughout the decades, they’ve forced out many competitors from Canada including, much to our Canadian Correspondent’s dismay, Dunkins themselves. While they’re not as popular in America, they’ve rebranded themselves Tim Hortons Bake Shop in USA and have a small presence mostly throughout a few States in New England. Tims (as most Canucks refer to it) is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary in Canada and they’ve decided to do something rather unique.
Continue reading: "Tim Hortons Dark Roast Real Cups"
December 5, 2014
The Green Mountain Coffee Wicked Winter Blend Keurig 2.0 K-Cup Pack is a new Holiday offering from Green Mountain Coffee. The Wicked Winter Blend is a limited edition and it’s bold, complex, and wicked good. Like a stormy Nor’easter, it features hearty spiced and dark chocolate notes, with a good kick in the pants.
AB found these at a local Shaw’s supermarket in Bangor, ME. Green Mountain Coffee Wicked Winter Blend Keurig 2.0 K-Cup Pack will work in K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0
December 4, 2014
Another great coffee has joined Keurig Green Mountain for licensed K-Cups and other portion packs. Community Coffee Company, the largest family owned and operated retail coffee brand in America, announced a multi-year licensing, manufacturing, and distribution agreement to bring Community coffee to Keurig portion pack formats for consumer and commercial Keurig hot brewing systems.
With this agreement consumers in the U.S. will soon enjoy their favorite Community coffee varieties with Keurig 2.0. The new, licensed Community coffee K-Cup packs plan to launch in spring 2015 for in home and away from home use, with extensions into K-Carafe packs for the Keurig 2.0 brewing system and Bolt packs for the Keurig BOLT Carafe Brewing System in the future. All Community coffee K-Cup packs will be marked with the Keurig Brewed seal indicating the product has passed rigorous testing, assuring the quality, taste, and integrity consumers expect from the Keurig brand.
That means in 2015 all of your Community Coffee will work in K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.