November 24, 2014
While our friends up North got a chance to try these Starbucks Thanksgiving Blend K-Cups since early October, we thought it would be fitting to test things out ourselves now that Thanksgiving is only a few days away this side of the border. It would seem that Starbucks has a blend for just about every major seasonal holiday on the calendar and you have to wonder just how different each blend is considering that Starbucks keep using the same source regions & varietals for most of their coffees. You can only mix the same varietals around for so long before they all start tasting the same, right? Being familiar with their Christmas Blend, Anniversary Blend, Tribute Blend and so on, we figured we’d give this Thanksgiving Blend a try rather than a pass and see if we can detect any of the tasting notes Starbucks have advertised on their packaging.
Continue reading: " Starbucks Thanksgiving Blend K-Cups Review"
November 21, 2014
It was just a matter of time before the Keurig 2.0 DRM was broken, and it looks like in the coming weeks you'll be able to purchase Rogers Family Company OneCups / San Francisco Bay OneCups and each pack will come with a Keurig 2.0 DRM Freedom Clip which allows you to choose any K-Cup type portion pack you want in your Keurig 2.0 brewer.
As you know the new Keurig 2.0 uses an ink technology to optically read if there is an "authorized K-Cup" present before it will brew. Many "non-authorized" companies are working to add this "special ink" to the lids of their current product (as well as OneCups), but OneCup has developed a clip that easily fits into the optical hole in a Keurig 2.0 and shows this "special ink" to the brewer so that it will brew "non-authorized" k-cup type pods. This includes pre-2.0 k-cups, other "non-authorized" companies cups and of course OneCups.
Since the folks at OneCup think that freedom is essential, they have named this clip the "Freedom Clip". They'll be including this clip in every box of OneCups AND will be offering it for free on their website to everyone who wants one (no purchase necessary).
We should have one of these Freedom Clip to review soon, and we'll let you know how much freedom it gives us on our K-Cup choice.
November 19, 2014
The Ez-cup for Keurig 2.0 allows you to use any coffee you want in Keurig 2.0 single serve coffee makers. It’s uses paper filters to put your choice of ground coffee in, and they are then compostable or you can throw them away with ease.
If you want a reusable coffee filter then we suggest the Eco-Fill 2.0 which also allows you to use any coffee you want in Keurig 2.0 brewers. The EZ-Cup 2.0 works with all Keurig 2.0 brewers including K350, K450, K550, and with all K-Cup Brewers. We’ve received both products to review and they work great in 1.0 and 2.0 Keurig K-Cup brewers. We’ll have a full review soon.
November 17, 2014
We received a set of BrewKups from GanoD Coffee Tea, and found the Toasted Hazelnut BrewKups quite good. The GanoD Coffee Tea BrewKups offer a single-serve, efficient, convenient and quality cup of freshly brewed coffee in under a minute, and each coffee BrewKup contains Organic Ganoderma Lucidum Powder.
What is Organic Ganoderma Lucidum Powder? It’s a powder made from the spores of mushrooms that has claims of major health benefits. Some of those include:
- Liver Protection & Detoxification
- Effect on Cardiovascular
- Aging Prevention
So far we’re not feeling any younger, but we can safely say the BrewKup coffee produced was quite good. So far they have 3 different options:
- Black Gold
- Chocolate Almond
- Toasted Hazelnut
Thanks again for GanoD Coffee Tea for sending them. The GanoD Coffee Tea BrewKups will work in Keurig K-Cup Brewers but not Keurig 2.0.
November 14, 2014
The Caribou Coffee Caribou Blend K-Cup Packs are one of our favorite medium roast blend with a smooth & classic coffee taste. This blend is 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified and Kosher. The Caribou Coffee Caribou Blend K-Cup Packs will work in K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.
November 11, 2014
The Eco-Fill 2.0 Deluxe for Keurig 2.0 is compatible with Keurig 2.0 Brewers, and allows you to use any coffee in your Keurig Coffee Machines. Works with Keurig K350, K450, K550. The EZ-Cup 2.0 is not compatible with the Keurig VUE, but it is backwards compatible with all the other traditional K-Cup Brewers.
We haven't had the chance to try the Eco-Fill 2.0 Deluxe for Keurig 2.0 yet, but should have one to review soon.
November 10, 2014
A few years ago, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) decided to release a new line-up of products which they dubbed their Wellness Collection. The collection was made up of coffees, teas and Brew Over Ice drinks which had vitamins added in. We already reviewed the 2 Vitamin Burst K-Cup flavors and unfortunately, the 2 Celestial Seasonings teas which were part of the collection have now been discontinued. The 2 coffees are still being sold and have even been made Keurig 2.0-compatible, but we never really got a chance to review them until now. As a result, today we're checking out GMCR's Focus Blend K-Cups and their Defend Blend K-Cups.
Continue reading: "GMCR Wellness Collection Coffee K-Cups Review"
November 7, 2014
Keurig K2.0 Water Filter Starter Kit is designed to work with the new Keurig 2.0 brewer. The handle is designed exclusively for Keurig 2.0 brewers, and after installation you'll have better tasting water for all of your favorite Keurig beverages. It uses Keurig Replacement Water Filters, and includes one water filter and 2 replacement filters.
November 6, 2014
AB found MoonPie Single Serve Coffee K-Cups at Big Lots in Bangor, ME. They run $4.99 for 10, and come in classic MoonPie flavors of banana, chocolate, and vanilla. We typically think of MoonPIe as being chocolate, and had no idea the cookies ever came in other flavors.
We look forward to trying a MoonPie in any form, but our hopes are not that high they'll be amazing. Has anyone tried any of these? MoonPie Single Cups should work with any K-Cup Brewers but not Keurig 2.0 due to being non-Keurig brewed.
November 3, 2014
The Prospect Tea Variety Pack Single Cup Tea for Keurig Brewers is from the same people who brought you Brooklyn Bean Roastery single cups. The 40 single cup variety pack includes:
- White Bengal
- Chamomile Chill
- Himalayan Spring
- Vanilla Chai
- Duke of Earl Grey
- Green Power
- Lemon Taxi
- Peppermint heights
- Prospect Park Decaf
- Golden Dragon
These teas are artisanal blends and they create the perfect brew with rich aromas. The Prospect Tea Variety Pack Single Cup Tea for Keurig Brewers and will work in K-Cup Brewers. These tea single cups are not Keurig 2.0 compatible.