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.
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May 21, 2014
The time for brewing iced coffee is at hand, and these Green Mountain Coffee French Vanilla Iced K-Cups will make your day complete. The iced coffee produced has a lusciously smooth flavor, a taste of crème brulee candy. There’s also a rich, custardy vanilla that’s deep, exotic, and geared for grownup tastes.
How to Brew Over Ice
- Step 1: Fill a 16-oz. cup (Do not use glass) to the top with ice and place a Brew Over Ice K-Cup® pack in your brewer.
- Step 2: Press the 6-oz. or 8-oz. brew button for optimal flavor.
- Step 3: Stir and enjoy!
We suggest you run a hot water brew cycle without a K-Cup pack before and after brewing the Brew Over Ice K-Cup pack.
The Green Mountain Coffee French Vanilla Iced K-Cups will work in any Keurig K-Cup Brewers.
May 19, 2014
When you think of coffee, you usually associate it with something that keeps you awake, right? What if we were to tell you that there’s coffee which can put you to sleep? Before you think we’ve finally gone off the deep end, hear us out. We recently found out about a new startup company named Counting Sheep Coffee. They’re based out of Vancouver BC in Canada and they’ve created the world’s first sleep aid coffee. You’re familiar with the dozens of sleep aid teas on the market and there’s even Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Herbal Tea K-Cups & Vue Packs which have been out for years. We’ve never seen (until now) a coffee which supposedly does the same trick. The company recently gained fame when they appeared on Dragon’s Den* (the Canadian predecessor to ABC’s Shark Tank). We were a bit surprised to learn that the deal didn’t close* after the show aired, but it doesn’t seem to have hindered sales since our local Bed Bath & Beyond was almost sold-out when we visited.
Continue reading: "Counting Sheep Coffee Lights Out! Single Cups Review"
May 13, 2014
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe '63 Roast Coffee Keurig K-Cups will take you back to a time when coffee was the catalyst of an entire generation, and the birth of the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe. The Cafe '63 Roast presents the smooth, light-bodied taste and fruity aroma that Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has been known for since opening their first cafe in 1963.
Hand-selected for the quality of their brightness and flavor, the beans are roasted to perfection to bring you a delicious and satisfying cup. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe '63 Roast Coffee Keurig K-Cups will work in all Keurig K-Cup Brewers.