January 23, 2014
AB on a trip to Starbucks yesterday found Guatemala Casi Cielo K-Cup Packs. They have returned for the 2014 season, and run $12.99 for a box of 12. Why are we excited about these K-Cups? The words casi cielo mean ‘almost heaven.’, and this coffee is a little cup of heaven in every sip.
This coffee was originally developed to be the ultimate ‘fine-dining’ experience, working with the chefs at Seattle’s legendary Canlis restaurant. The coffee was designed to pair perfectly with a variety of gourmet entrees and desserts – particularly those with savory herbs or cheeses, rich chocolate or berries.
This coffee For years was only available to a few, choice establishments. But the clamor for Guatemala Casi Cielo has been so relentless, and the coffee so good, that eventually it’s been made available for everyone with a K-Cup Brewer to enjoy.
January 21, 2014
Gloria Jeans is a brand that has stuck around and endured the years with Keurig ever since the company first started creating K-Cup brewers and for the longest time, we hadn't seen any new flavors emerge under the brand for just as long. Then a few years ago, we started getting tips from our readers that the brand was releasing new flavors but that they could only be purchased at select retailers. The same holds true today as we check out a flavor that was originally only available at Target stores across USA... Gloria Jeans Caramel Almond Torte K-Cups.
Continue reading: "Gloria Jeans Caramel Almond Torte K-Cups Review"
January 15, 2014
So you got a shiny new Keurig brewer over the holidays or you’ve simply never registered your Keurig brewer. We encourage you to do so because if you do you can get two free boxes of K-Cups when you buy two boxes. So head on over to Register Your New Brewer Today at Keurig.com. There’s also information on how to join Club Keurig so you can get additional savings on K-Cups, Vue Packs, and other single serve coffee products.
When you join Club Keurig your first purchase qualifies you for an immediate 10% savings on Keurig Brewed beverages and you earn 1 point for every pack you purchase. Your available points are redeemable for 50% off a selection of fun accessories and brewers.
You can work your way up from Gold status which gets you 10% off all the way up to 15% off at Platinum status.
January 13, 2014
Archer Farms is Target's own in-house brand for food products and we decided to continue checking out their single serve coffee line-up today by reviewing their Archer Farms Caramel Macchiato Single Cups. As we've noted in previous reviews, there's no indication or branding anywhere on the packaging to indicate that Real Cups are being used for Archer Farms single serve products, but given the similarities, we wouldn't be surprised if that turned out to be the case.
Typically a milk-based frothy drink, a conventional caramel macchiato this is not. We were wondering just what goal Archer Farms were trying to aim for here and could only come to the conclusion that they wanted to produce a regular coffee that had a similar taste as a macchiato. This would seem rather difficult given the fact that there's no milk ingredients present in these Single Cups and for the sake of not altering the final flavor, we decided not to add any milk creamer for this review although we can see how that might help move things more in line with the actual flavor of a macchiato-style drink.
Continue reading: "Archer Farms Caramel Macchiato Single Cups Review"
January 6, 2014
Now that the patent is expired and we’ve been seeing just about every company imaginable get into the aftermarket knock-off K-Cup scene, it should come as no surprise that grocery stores and big box department stores would want their own in-house brand of coffee to be offered in Keurig-compatible single cup format as well. Such is the case this time around as Target decided to introduce the item we’re reviewing today… Archer Farms Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée Single Cups.
As noted above, Archer Farms is Target’s own primary in-house food brand and you can get anything from Archer Farms cereals to salsas. While their coffees have always been available in whole bean & ground format before, this marks the first time they’ve made the transition to a single serve format. Although we couldn’t find any indication on the packaging, we’re going to take a guess and say that Target is using the Real Cup format or something very similar but since there’s no official branding anywhere, we’ll continue referring to them as Single Cups.
Continue reading: "Archer Farms Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee Single Cups Review"
January 3, 2014
The Organic Coffee Company Java Love OneCup Single Serve Cups are compatible with Keurig K-Cup Brewers and other brands of single serve K-Cup brewers. Java Love OneCups produce an exotic and syrupy blend of Indonesian and Latin American coffee. All of the Organic Coffee Company coffees are grown responsibly without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides and Fairly Traded USDA certified 100% organic.
OneCups are also 97% bio-degradable , and you can tear off the bottom of the OneCup and compost it.
Other coffee blends include:
- Breakfast Blend
- French Roast
- Gorilla Decaf
December 31, 2013
The K-Cups keep getting sweeter and sweeter this year, and the king of sweet has to be Gloria Jean's Brown Sugar Cake Coffee Keurig K-Cups. Sweetly aromatic and well-balanced with a warm, lingering finish, Gloria Jean's Brown Sugar Cake is a gourmet coffee that invites you to indulge your dessert craving any time of day. Gloria Jean's Brown Sugar Cake blend, with its flavor reminiscent of a rich buttery slice of coffee cake.
We’re not sure how much coffee cake in a cup of coffee we need, but for those of you out there with a sweet tooth this K-Cup is for you. Gloria Jean's Brown Sugar Cake Coffee Keurig K-Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers
December 19, 2013
Chock Full O' Nuts K-Cups have started to appear on US shelves for Keurig K-Cup brewers. Single Serve Coffee correspondent AB while shopping today at Shaw’s in Bangor came across Chock Full O’ Nuts K-Cups. As soon as he saw these he started to laugh and told his wife that they named a coffee in honor of her last family reunion. Hehehe. We think we’ve all got some relatives this coffee is a perfect match for.
They were priced $7.49 for a box and 12 and offered:
- Midtown Manhattan Medium Roast
- SoHo Morning Light Roast
- Upper West Side Dark Roast
- Colombian Medium Roast
The varieties above are not yet listed on their website and AB could not find a description of the different blends. He was able to locate there other brand Hills Bros. in K-Cups but only on a Japanese website. Not sure if they will be coming to the US anytime soon.
December 13, 2013
Maxwell House has 2 new offerings for K-Cup Brewers in their Cafe Collection line - Maxwell House Café Collection Vanilla Hazelnut K-Cups and Maxwell House Café Collection Mocha K-Cups.
- Maxwell House Café Collection Vanilla Hazelnut - A delicious blend of smooth vanilla flavor and nutty-sweet aroma, made from 100% Arabica beans. Roast: Mild Available in: 12 Single Serve Cup Package and 18 Single Serve Cup Package
- Maxwell House Café Collection Mocha - Lightly roasted with the perfect balance of coffee and chocolate flavor for a rich, flavorful experience made from 100% Arabica beans. Roast: Mild Available in: 12 Single Serve Cup Package and 18 Single Serve Cup Package
Thanks to AB for sending this in, and we hope to sample these in the future.
At Maxwell House Café Collection Vanilla Hazelnut K-Cups and Maxwell House Café Collection Mocha K-Cups
December 12, 2013
Long time reader SC has sent in word that Trader Joe’s has single cups that will work in any K-Cup Brewer.
From SC: Yesterday, visiting the Trader Joe's store in Hyannis, MA I came across 'Trader Joe's single serve coffee cups' on their new product shelves. The box is marked medium roast 100% arabica coffee. A box of 7 individually foil wrapped units was $ 2.99. The unit itself is a thin, see through plastic film topped, plastic open framed basket lined with filter material. I have not yet tried the coffee but upon opening the foil wrapper I was rewarded with a nice, bright coffee aroma which got my mouth watering.
SC later tried the medium roast coffee and was not that impressed. Have you tried the Trader Joe’s single cups? What do you think?