March 17, 2016

Is Keurig KOLD Kaput?

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KOLD doesn’t seem to be getting met with warm feelings from potential buyers, and the latest ad from Bed Bath and Beyond has it at $170 off the list price. We think KOLD was overpriced and too large to begin with anyways, but it’s interesting to see how steep a discount the new machine is already getting.

Is this to make way for a better KOLD or have consumers with their wallets and interest told Keurig - KOLD is kaput and to not even bother. We should know in the coming months if KOLD continues, but we do expect Keurig to give it one more go with a smaller KOLD machine.

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March 15, 2016

Starbucks Pike Place Roast K-Cups for Keurig Brewers

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Starbucks Pike Place Roast K-Cups are one of our favorite medium roast K-Cups, and we always enjoy a cup in the morning and mid-afternoon. Pike Place is the market near the original Starbucks where the coffee giant started.

Starbucks Pike Place Roast K-Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.

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March 8, 2016

Eight O'Clock Coffee Dark Italian Roast K-Cups

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Eight O'Clock Coffee Dark Italian Roast K-Cups are perfect for the coffee drinker in your life that needs a bold cup in the morning. This bold, chocolatey and full bodied coffee is one of Eight O’Clock’s best single serve coffees. These K-Cups are Kosher certified as well.

Eight O'Clock Coffee Dark Italian Roast K-Cups will work in K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.

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February 9, 2016

Green Mountain 72 Count K-Cup Variety Pack

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The Green Mountain 72 Count K-Cup Variety Pack will save you on having to shop for the variety your guests or household members want. The variety pack includes:

  • Green mountain coffee breakfast blend
  • French vanilla cream
  • Caribou blend
  • The Original Donut Shop
  • Newman's own organic
  • Tully's French roast

Green Mountain 72 Count K-Cup Variety Pack K-Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.

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January 22, 2016

Guatemala Casi Cielo K-Cup Packs are Back for 2016

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Guatemala Casi Cielo K-Cups are back for 2016 and continue to be one of the K-Cups we look forward to each and every year. AB from Maine also agrees, and has found them at his local Starbucks and we’ve seen them throughout the Boston area as well.

Casi Cielo, Spanish for ‘almost heaven,’ comes from the lush Antigua region of Guatemala—a coffee-growing paradise. This fertile valley, surrounded by volcanoes, provides exceptional conditions for showcasing subtle floral aromas, an alluring brightness and a smooth cocoa finish. 

Guatemala Casi Cielo K-Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.

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January 14, 2016

New England Coffee K-Cups

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New England Coffee had joined the Keurig family and is now producing K-Cups for K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0. We’ve had several of New England Coffee’s blends including their Donut Shop and Breakfast Blend coffees and always enjoyed them. 

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December 28, 2015

Café Escapes Chai Latte K-Cups for Keurig Brewers

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Café Escapes Chai Latte K-Cups for Keurig Brewers make a very rich yummy cup of chai tea goodness. The tempting flavors of black tea and exotic spices, smoothed by a splash of milk and sugar, make these K-Cups a must have for any chai tea drinker. This product contains milk, soy and tree nuts and highly refined coconut oil so if you have any of those food allergies these are not for yo. 

Café Escapes Chai Latte K-Cups for Keurig Brewers will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.

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December 22, 2015

Are Unfixable Keurig Machines Adding to Keurig's Troubles?

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Over at iFixit they’ve pulled together a post based on a post from a Washington-state coffee machine repairman, Joe Young. Joe has been making the rounds on Facebook—racking up nearly 30,000 shares in a few days about how unfixable Keurig single serve coffee makers are. Young posted a photo of a van stacked wall-to-wall with Keurig coffeemakers. All of them destined for the dump, because they cannot be repaired.

We do know however most of these coffee makers have lots of parts inside that can be recycled, so we don’t think you have to just throw a Keurig maker away. Our local elementary school recycles small appliances each spring and over the years we’ve donated many older single serve coffee makers to get recycled. 

But it does beg the question of how sustainable the Keurig business model is with K-Cups that are not recyclable and machines that are impossible or nearly impossible to repair. We’ll just have to see if Keurig responds to Joe Young’s claim of unfixable. We also know that many of the office Keurig machines of old were repaired all the time - so maybe it’s just the newer more electronic models that are unfixable.

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December 8, 2015

Keurig Green Mountain to be Acquired by JAB Holding Company

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We have some surprising news - Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. and JAB Holding Company announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which a JAB-led investor group will acquire Keurig Green Mountain for $92.00 per share in cash, or a total equity value of approximately $13.9 billion. The agreement, which has been unanimously approved by Keurig Green Mountain's Board of Directors, represents a premium of approximately 77.9% over Keurig Green Mountain's closing stock price on December 4, 2015.

JAB is acquiring Keurig Green Mountain in partnership with strategic minority investors who are already shareholders in Jacobs Douwe Egberts B.V., ('JDE'), including Mondelēz International and entities affiliated with BDT Capital Partners. At the close of the transaction, Keurig Green Mountain will be privately owned and will continue to be operated independently by the company's management team and employees. Keurig Green Mountain will remain headquartered in Waterbury, VT.

What can we say? Well - Coke is backing the deal and it’s not surprising. They have taken a bath on their investment with the Keurig Green Mountain stock trading well below their initial investment. With the stock buyout of $92 they’ll get back 2.5 billion on their investment. We do wonder how this will affect the Starbucks agreement, and also if KOLD continues to be developed moving forward.

Maybe this means we’ll get some ECO-FRIENDLY K-Cups? Maybe that’s just too much to ask. 

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December 2, 2015

Laughing Man Coffee K-Cups from Keurig and Hugh Jackman

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AB on a recent trip to Shaw's in Bangor came across Laughing Man Coffee K-Cups by Keurig and Hugh Jackman. That's right Wolverine himself now has an entire line of K-Cups. They will not however require a reinforced Adamantium K-Cup brewer. Currently Shaw's has two blends - Duke's Blend and Colombia Huilu.They Run $9.99 for a box of 10, and will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.

Here's a description of the entire Hugh Jackman Laughing Man Coffee Line of K-Cups:

  • 184 DUANE ST. BLEND - Balanced. Bright. Sweet. Hints of green appleand toasted graham cracker.
  • COLOMBIA HUILA - Dark. Smoky. Sweet. Black cherry and darkchocolate finish.
  • DUKALE'S BLEND - Rich. Fruity. Full-Bodied. Chocolatey body and notes of ripe plum.
  • ETHIOPIA SIDAMA - Aromatic. Complex. Elegant. Bright citrus notes of bergamot and lime.
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