November 17, 2010

Barista Prima Coffeehouse K-Cup Portion Packs for Keurig

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Barista Prima Coffeehouse part of the Specialty Coffee business unit of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. has launched a line of dark and medium-dark roast K-Cups. A rare combination of European coffee tradition and advanced brewing technology, Barista Prima Coffeehouse K-Cups reflect the consummate artistry and handcrafted care of the world’s most skilled baristas. Using technology that allows more room for more coffee, each Barista Prima Coffeehouse K-Cup is filled with select, hand-picked Arabica beans from the world’s premier coffee growing regions.

The current lineup includes four different specialty K-Cup coffees and is available to order now. All of the coffees are either a dark roast or medium-dark roast. We can't wait to try all of the Barista Prima K-Cups.

  • French Roast (darkest roast): This intensely bold yet gracefully-bodied cup provides indisputable proof of our roast masters' artistry. The absolute finest Arabica beans are heated to the very edge of noir - then meticulously eased back to reveal their rich, full-flavored complexity. The result? A daringly dark, smoky-sweet brew with a surprisingly light mouthfeel.
  • Italian Roast (dark roast): This rich, heavy-bodied cup with its ripe fruit and berry notes epitomizes the time-honored Italian tradition of dark-roasted coffeehouse brews. Bold yet ideally balanced, with a subtle hint of smokiness and a sweet, clean finish, Italian Roast is a hearty and flavorful testament to the art of dark roasting.
  • Colombia (medium-dark roast): A prized coffee, born of the mountains in a land steeped in the coffee-growing tradition. Accented by bright, bold fruit notes and a distinctive hint of walnut, this deep-roasted cup possesses a sweet, full-bodied finish that elevates satisfaction into a realm all its own.
  • House Blend (medium-dark roast): Classically balanced, with a lively splash of citrus, subtle hints of bittersweet chocolate and a well rounded, toasted-nut finish. Its roasty sweet, supremely satisfying taste evokes all the familiar comforts of a favorite coffeehouse.

The Barista Prima Coffeehouse K-Cups will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL/BKC700XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and other Keurig K Cup brewers including the Keurig Mini Plus and Keurig Mini B30.

At Barista Prima Coffeehouse K-Cups

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November 16, 2010

Review: Wolfgang Puck Chef's Reserve Colombian Decaf K-Cups for Keurig

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We continue our series of Wolfgang Puck K-Cup reviews with the Wolfgang Puck Chef's Reserve Colombian Decaf K-Cups in today's review. It should be noted that there's actually one major difference between the regular & decaf versions of the Chef Reserve Colombian flavor (no, it's not the obvious lack of caffeine)... the decaf is a medium roast while the regular is a dark roast. We can't recall the last time we saw a K-Cup manufacturer use a different roast for their decaf version, so this should make for some interesting nuances.

Upon brewing, we got a small waft of your typical medium roasts but then it quickly disappeared. We had to stop and check that our Keurig hadn't crapped-out half way through the brew... that's how bizarre it was. Once the brewing was over, we took our time to try and discern any outstanding scents but couldn't really smell anything other than a rather weak standard Arabica scent. There were no dark chocolate notes of the regular Colombian version here, nor any of the earthiness. A really weak & lacking aroma overall.

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November 15, 2010

Van Houtte Dessert Coffee K-Cups - Vanilla Cupcake, Belgian Chocolate, Butterscotch, and Donut Shop

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Looks like Van Houtte is moving into the dessert coffee K-Cups with the introduction of 4 very yummy K-Cups a little on the sweet side.

  • Vanilla Cupcake - As you sip this lovely little coffee flavor, imagine yourself enjoying a light vanilla cupcake topped off with creamy vanilla icing. You don't have to crash a kid's birthday party to get it or hunt down a local bakery, just plop your JavaNation by Van Houtte K-cup into your Keurig and enjoy a fresh cup of Vanilla Cupcake flavored coffee in no time. Yum!
  • Belgian Chocolate - Indulge in the luscious decadence of premium Belgian chocolate - a rich smooth flavor that will melt in your mouth. With JavaNation by Van Houtte's Belgian Chocolate K-cups, you'll experience the satisfaction of a high quality chocolate in every cup of coffee.
  • Butterscotch - Brown sugar, vanilla and butter...the classic combination that make up the luscious dessert and candy flavor known as butterscotch. What could be better than candy in your coffee cup? How about candy in your K-cup, minus 111 calories?
  • Donut Shop - This sweet, full-bodied coffee will remind you of your favorite classic Donut Shop brew but without having to jump in the car to get it. Van Houtte Donut Shop K-cups promise you a perfect cup every time.

These K-Cups will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL/BKC700XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and other Keurig K Cup brewers including the Keurig Mini Plus and Keurig Mini B30.

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November 9, 2010

Folgers and Millstone Coffee K-Cups for Keurig Available in Stores Nationwide

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One of our readers Dan just found Folgers brand K-Cups at his local Market Basket which means they're available now for your Keurig brewer.

Just went to Market Basket (Rochester NH) and saw these. I picked them up -- $6.99 for 12 (ouch) but I figured I had to. The vanilla biscotti is surprisingly good - haven't tried the other two yet. Just thought you'd like to see!

Folgers Coffee K-Cups will work with any Keurig brewer including the Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL/BKC700XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and other Keurig K Cup brewers including the Keurig Mini Plus and Keurig Mini B30.

The Folgers K-Cup Portion Packs are available in 12, 18, and 24 counts. Flavors include the following:
  • Folgers Black Silk
  • Folgers Lively Colombian
  • Folgers Lively Colombian Decaf
  • Folgers Vanilla Biscotti
  • Millstone Hazelnut Creme
  • Millstone Breakfast Blend
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November 3, 2010

Pumpkin Spice and Autumn Harvest Blend K-Cups Going Fast

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You need to get moving and get your Pumpkin Spice and Autumn Harvest Blend K-Cups before they're gone. Fall is still here but soon Green Mountain will update they're Fall seasonal blends with the winter seasonals. Why the urgency? Simply put these are two of our favorite seasonal K-Cups and we stock up on them every year.

These K-Cups will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL/BKC700XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and other Keurig K Cup brewers including the Keurig Mini Plus and Keurig Mini B30.

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October 29, 2010

Mr. Coffee Keurig K-Cup Brewer Arrives for Review

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We recently featured the new Mr. Coffee Keurig K-Cup brewer here at Single Serve Coffee, and our excitement for this new brewer was truly felt. Not only does the Mr. Coffee brewer have an amazing industrial design, it features the Keurig brewing system allowing you to use any K-Cup you want for a perfect cup of coffee. That's right the Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1 Single Serve Brewing System is powered by Keurig brewing technology for coffee house quality at home. We've been waiting a long time for this brewer to debut, and the $79.99 price point is a welcome addition to the Keurig lineup of single serve and one cup coffee brewers.

The Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1 Single Serve Brewing System is compatible with Keurig K-Cup portion packs, and features a single cup 8-Ounce brewing capacity much like the Keurig Mini Plus. To make a cup of coffee with the Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1 Single Serve Brewing System you simply pour over from your coffee mug the 8 oz of water into the back, close the water area, and put a K-Cup in the brewing slot. Next push the button, and the brewer will heat the water and brew you a cup of single serve coffee.

Other features of the Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1 Single Serve Brewing System include a removable drip tray, and a on and off indicator light. We'll have a full review very soon of the Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG1 Single Serve Brewing System.

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October 25, 2010

Hot Apple Cider K-Cups from Green Mountain Naturals

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Hot Apple Cider from Green Mountain Naturals helps to bring Fall into your living room with the smell of fresh apple cider. After you pop these into your Keurig brewer within seconds, you get a warm, comforting mug of cider with a hint of brown sugar and just a touch of cinnamon.

Now check out the ingredient list for Green Mountain Naturals Hot Apple Cider K-Cups. No artificial flavors or preservatives. Nothing unpronounceable. Just a new way to enjoy an old favorite, and a crisp clean flavor your whole family will love. Ingredients: Dried Apples, Brown Sugar, Natural Flavors, Organic Malic Acid, Reb A (Stevia Extract)

Green Mountain Naturals Hot Apple Cider K-Cups will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL/BKC700XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and other Keurig K Cup brewers including the Keurig Mini Plus and Keurig Mini B30.

At Green Mountain Naturals Hot Apple Cider K-Cups

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October 22, 2010

Review: Wolfgang Puck Breakfast In Bed K-Cups for Keurig

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Next up in our series of Wolfgang Puck K-Cup reviews are the Wolfgang Puck Breakfast In Bed K-Cups for today's review. Labeled as a medium roast, we wondered if Van Houtte decided to name this flavor based on the comforting qualities one finds in their own bed when they wake up each morning. While that remains to be seen, let's just hope this flavor doesn't make us want to hit the snooze button and go back to sleep like their Colombian Decaf did recently.

Upon brewing, typical aromas of Arabica were present, but appeared to border on a light dark roast in regards to earthiness. Flavor was surprisingly the same... which led us to believe this was more of a medium-bold blend than a lighter medium. Will be interesting to see how some of the other K-Cups in the Wolfgang Puck line-up turn out as there's some which are in fact listed as medium-bolds. We detected faint nutty notes in the background along with some mild earthy notes found in the regular Chef's Reserve Colombian we reviewed a while back.

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October 21, 2010

Van Houtte and Wofgang Puck K-Cups 25% Off at Amazon Grocery

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We've got an amazing single serve coffee deal for you today - you can save save up to 25% on Wolfgang Puck and Van Houtte K-Cups at Amazon through October 31. Save 10% when you enter code KCUP2525 at checkout. Plus, save an additional 15% when you combine the instant rebate with your Subscribe & Save order--bringing your total savings to 25%.

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October 19, 2010

Boston Market to Use K-Cup Brewers at Locations Nationwide


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Keurig, Incorporated, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. and the fast casual chain Boston Market have announced the new distribution of Keurig's gourmet single-cup coffee brewing systems in more than 400 Boston Market locations nationwide. The restaurant-wide roll-out, featuring the Keurig B140 Brewer and premium Green Mountain Coffee selections, begins this October and will be completed in early 2011.

The decision was made after a successful test pilot in 10 restaurant locations in Florida over three months. The Keurig test proved so successful that some Boston Market locations increased coffee sales by 200 percent. Boston Market's coffee program is part of the company's new branding and service format and will be communicated via menu boards and point-of-sale creative in the upcoming months.

At Keurig, Green Mountain Coffee and Boston Market Announce Move to Bring Gourmet, Single-Serve Coffee Brewing to Restaurant Locations Nationwide

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