May 18, 2015
According to an article over at the Boston Glove, the Keurig Cold machines will cost around $300 or more and will be rolled out slowly over the next year and a half. The Keurig Kold counter-top machine will sell for between $299 and $369, which makes it much more than a Keurig 2.0 coffee brewer. The Keurig Kold pods will retail for $.99 to $1.29 each, which makes them also much more expensive than K-Cups and other current hot offerings or iced coffee offerings.
The machine has its own chilling mechanism, and can make six to eight drinks in a row before it needs to recharge. The Kold technology includes ‘carbonation beads’ in the pods that eliminate the need for bulky carbon dioxide canisters. Apparently the Keurig Kold carbonation beads took over 5 years to develop.
Via The Boston Globe
May 15, 2015
Keurig Kold is coming just don’t expect it at the same places you see Keurig brewers in stores this year. The Keurig Kold will be sold online only this Fall, and next year the Keurig Kold the single-serve brewer for cold beverages like iced coffee, sodas, sports drinks, and iced tea will be on store shelves for the holiday season of 2016. Keurig is denying the machine is delayed, but given the problems with the Keurig 2.0 brewer - we’re not surprised. Cold brew coffee is also a growing trend, with Starbucks recently adding it to the menu.
Via Business Insider
May 14, 2015
The My K-Cup reusable filter is coming to Keurig 2.0 this Fall.
Keurig was wrong. Wrong about trying to get it’s consumers to want to only use licensed K-Cups and also wrong about consumers not wanting to use the My K-Cup reusable coffee filter for Keurig 2.0. Sales of brewers and accessories are down - way down and Keurig is scrambling to fix the problem. Brian Kelley the President of Keurig has now stated they are rushing to incorporate formerly unlicensed pod brands so that the coffee makers would work with ‘more than 500 varieties across more than 70 brands’ rather than just Keurig Green Mountain coffee.
This also means the My K-Cup reusable filter is coming back this Fall. 'We underestimated the passion that consumers had for this... We shouldn’t have taken it away, we did. We are bringing it back.’ ‘I would tell you the other thing we heard loud and clear from the consumer, while a very small percent of consumers, a very vocal and intense, passionate consumer who really wanted the My K-cup back, what we learned is... that we want consumers to be able to brew every brand, any brand of coffee in their machine and bringing the My K-cup back allows that,’ Kelley said on the call. ‘We took the My K-cup away and quite honestly we’re wrong.’
It’s nice to see we are returning to the 2004 state of single serve coffee, and the only thing left to do is turn off the DRM on the Keurig 2.0 and we’ll all be happy. In the mean time while you wait for more brands the the My K-Cup remember you can use any coffee you want in the Keurig 2.0 by using the Eco-Fill line of products.
Via Ars Technica
May 13, 2015
Jolt of Joe RealCups are shipping, and we’re excited to try them out. Why are we so excited? The Jolt of Joe RealCups are designed to make 16oz of coffee in one brewing session.
Jolt Of Joe Now RealCups will work in K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0. Expect to see them on store shelves and for order online in the coming weeks.
May 12, 2015
If you like music and you like Rock and Roll you’ve perhaps heard of Aerosmith. One of the founding and current members of Aerosmith is Joey Kramer. We all know there are celebrity chefs in the coffee K-Cup game, but did you know that Joey Kramer has his own line of whole bean and single serve coffee K-Cups?
We received a set of the Joey Kramer's Rockin' & Roastin' Ethiopian Coffee K-Cups along with two other flavors - Guatemala and Sumatra. We decided on the Ethiopian K-Cups to review but would like to say - all of the roasts were quite good.
Continue reading: "Joey Kramer's Rockin' & Roastin' Ethiopian Coffee K-Cups Review"
May 11, 2015
One of our readers ran into Victor Allen Donut Shop Coffee K-Cups in a Big Lots store in Oklahoma City. His impressions of the Donut Shop coffee is EXCELLENT. The sticker is $15.00 for a box of 42, putting the price per cup at an incredible thirty-five cents.
Victor Allen Donut Shop Coffee K-Cups will work in K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0
May 8, 2015
The Original Donut Shop Coffee K-Cups: are one of our favorite morning blend coffees. We love the full-bodied, bold, and flavorful coffee, andthis is a Medium Roast Coffee is certified Kosher. It brings us back to morning coffee with friends growing up and asserting our teenager years by drinking cup after cup of diner coffee that was really good with a little cream and sugar.
The Original Donut Shop Coffee K-Cups will work in K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.
May 7, 2015
Tully's Coffee Breakfast Blend K-Cups for Keurig Brewers is mellow enough to drink anytime of day, and perfect for the morning. These K-Cups feature crisp aromas of citrus and flower with a bright acidity followed by toasty nut flavors. The medium body cup is perfect for those morning coffee drinkers, and also nice to offer guests who want something medium but also like a lighter cup of coffee.
Tully's Coffee Breakfast Blend K-Cups for Keurig Brewers will work in K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.
May 5, 2015
Joe Tall, Dark and Handsome Dark Roast K-Cup Coffee Pods are made from 100% Arabica Coffee, and filter brewed for better taste. If you like French Roast or Dark Roast coffee then these pods are for you. You can let the aroma take you away as you stare into the dark-roasted perfection before you. Indulge your senses with Joe coffee and you won't regret a sip. The Joe Tall, Dark and Handsome Dark Roast K-Cup Coffee Pods will work in K-Cup Brewers BUT NOT Keurig 2.0. Thanks to AB for finding these on a recent trip to TJ Maxx in Bangor, ME.
Joe also makes Wake Up Joe Coffee Pods that was inspired by great restaurant coffee. This blend is a medium roast with a full flavor, what a great way to start your day.
April 30, 2015
While it’s no secret that Canadians have had an ok but rather, shall we say… limited selection of K-Cup brands and flavors when compared to USA over the past several years and that we’ve seen some rather bizarre attempts at making Canadianized versions of existing American flavors such as:
- Kraft’s option to use UpShot Single Cups for their Gevalia Single Cups vs. using their own custom expanding corrugated plastic Single Cups
- McDonalds Canada remaining an unlicensed Single Cup and using UpShot Single Cups instead of being a licensed Keurig K-Cup
- Keurig Canada renaming some Coffee People flavors when the coffees were introduced to Canada (i.e. Jet Fuel became Turbo Caffeine)
- Many more odd changes we won’t get into (trust us, the list goes on and on)
It’s still nowhere as bad as competing single serve coffee choices for machines such as the Tassimo or the now all but dead Nescafe Dolce Gusto (dwindling capsule retail supplies have all but vanished off store shelves and the machines aren’t even sold in most retail stores anymore). Out of all the different single serve coffee machines, Keurig is the only one which regularly releases more than 1 new flavor every few months and when flavors are released, they tend to arrive in batches where you’ll get upwards of 3 or 6 choices at times. The update frequency is also much greater than competing machines (every 3-5 months vs. every 6-10 months or longer).
Continue reading: "Van Houtte Mocaccino Specialty Collection K-Cups Review"