September 30, 2013
It's been a while since we've seen any new K-Cups from Folgers, so you can image our surprise when we happened to stumble across not only a new Folgers K-Cup on a recent trip to a Target in NH, but we were a bit taken aback that it was a flavored variety since the last new offerings were unflavored only (Morning Café & Classic Roast). With a name like Mocha Swirl depicting a chocolate cupcake on the box and undoubtedly artificial flavoring present, we had our doubts that we'd get anything out of the ordinary (their Caramel Drizzle K-Cups were a bit lackluster in the flavor department if we recall correctly), but we figured we'd give them a try anyway. Will these new K-Cups be a hit or miss? Let's find out.
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September 26, 2013
Are you worried about getting some cocoa in your next cup of coffee? Did you just try some K-Cup that has left a mess in your brewer head? Are you worried your hard water has left your K-Cup brewer full of bad stuff to clog it? We have these problems monthly with all of our testing here at Single Serve Coffee, and Urnex has developed the CleanCup Single Cup Brewer Cleaning Cups and their CleanCup Descaling Liquid for K-Cup brewers to solve these problem.
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September 24, 2013
Fall is officially here as of Sunday, and we're celebrating it by drinking Starbucks Coffee Caramel and Vanilla K-Cups. We received a box of each of the K-Cups (thanks Starbucks) in honor of the first official day of fall (September 22), and we've been drinking them since Sunday enjoying every sip. Details on how you can win a set of these K-Cups after the jump...
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September 23, 2013
Gevalia is offering a unique 2 step solution to make a Mocha Latte with your K-Cup brewer. Each 9 count box comes with a K-Cup to brew espresso roast and then combine a Mocha Latte froth packet to create your Mocha Latte. Gevalia is offering not only the Mocha Lattes, but they are also offering Cappuccino, and Caramel Macchiatos. All of these K-Cup feature 100% Arabica Coffee.
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September 19, 2013
An extra bold coffee from three continents to warm up our cooler Fall nights? Yes please. Three Continent Blend K-Cup Packs feature Sumatran beans that lay down the base notes with lush, hearty body in this cup of single serve coffee. South America occupies the midrange with sweet smoothness and balanced fruity notes. The delicate floral finish is unmistakably Ethiopian. Together, they create a symphony of taste while helping farmers around the world.
Three Continent Blend K-Cup Packs are Fair Trade certified which means this coffee benefits the farmers that grow the coffee beans. It's also Keurig brewed which means it's going to be fresh and ready to go in your Keurig K-Cup Brewer.
We can sum it up for you - Three Continents. One Coffee. The flavors and aromas of three different continents come together in this harmonious, Extra Bold blend of Fair Trade Certified coffees. We can't wait to visit all three in one sip.
September 18, 2013
We are pleased to announce the first Keurig single serve coffee store will open this November 2013 not too far from the Single Serve Coffee headquarters. We called it this May, when we heard rumors Keurig might open a store at their headquarters, but it looks like the store will be located in Burlington, MA at the Burlington Mall.
Rendering of the Keurig Store to open November 2013 this Fall in Burlington, MA.
The Keurig Store is just in time for the holiday season, and will provide a unique retail destination offering consumers the opportunity to experience the leading single cup system like never before. Keurig Store shoppers will be able to interact with Keurig brewers and beverages from Keurig K-Cup, Keurig Vue, and Keurig Rivo systems, to determine the brewer and beverages that best match their lifestyle or gifting needs. In addition to providing the full line of Keurig® brewers, the Keurig Store will offer on-site demonstrations, special promotions, new product offerings, and unique Keurig accessories.
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September 17, 2013
UpShot Solution, recently had Red Diamond Coffee based in Alabama, come on board their ever growing single cup platform that is compatible with Keurig K-Cup brewers. Powered by UpShot Filter Technology which is recyclable, Red Diamond's new single-serve program is now being sold online and through various grocery stores. Upshot's "K-Cup" has flow through technology, and is packed to the max with delicious coffee.
Red Diamond Inc. is a coffee, tea, and food service company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Red Diamond, founded in 1906, is one of the three oldest coffee and teas companies in the United States and has continuously been operated by members of the same family. It's really amazing to see all of these coffee brands coming into the single serve coffee age.
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September 16, 2013
Earlier this year, Dunkin Donuts revealed a new flavor to their K-Cup line-up after last year’s new Mocha K-Cups were introduced… Dunkin Donuts Caramel K-Cups. Even though it’s been available for several months, we are just now getting the chance to review it. Better late than never, right? Oddly enough, even though Dunkins advertise these flavors as limited editions, they seem to always be available at various shops whenever we stop by, so we’re not exactly sure what the story is behind that, but hey… all the better (for example, last year’s Mocha K-Cups are STILL currently available at some shops).
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September 13, 2013
Whole Foods K-Cups which are non-affiliated with Green Mountain Coffee have launched in Whole Foods Markets under their 365 brand of coffees. Pictured above, the Vienna Roast Columbian Organic Cup K-Cups are the first of many single cups Whole Foods plans to offer. We are surprised Whole Foods didn't go the recyclable route using the Upshot Solution, but our sources say these are produced in Canada and then shipped to the US markets. That leads us to believe Mother Parker's Coffee or another roaster is producing these K-Cups for Whole Foods under the 365 brand.
Given this development we can safely say - there doesn't seem to be a major grocery retailer that doesn't have their own in house single cup brand. Al of these in-house brands are going after the established K-Cup brewers from Keurig. It's simply amazing in one year to see 1-2 non-affiliated GMCR single cups, and now we can't even keep track of all the after market products for Keurig K-Cup brewers.
It's a great time to own a Keurig K-cup brewer with all of these choices, and we hope to try the Whole Foods single cups in the coming weeks.
September 12, 2013
AB has found one of our favorite K-Cups while shopping at Target today. Over at the Starbucks counter he found Starbucks Anniversary Blend K-Cup Packs for $14.99 for a 12 cup box. If you've never had Starbucks Anniversary blend it's a complex, full-bodied coffee blend with spicy flavor notes. Starbucks recommends enjoying a cup with a bowl of buttery popcorn and a flip through the photo album. We recommend enjoying it any time.
You can currently get the Starbucks Anniversary blend at Target, online at Amazon.com, and we can imagine Starbucks might be smart enough to celebrate their anniversary by having it in their cafes. Wherever you decided to purchase it you will be happy with this amazing dark rich coffee that's only out once in a great while. Starbucks Anniversary K-Cups will work in any Keurig K-Cup Brewers.