November 8, 2013
We had the pleasure to attend the launch of the first Keurig single serve coffee boutique last night in Burlington, MA. The Keurig Store features all of the Keurig single serve coffee offerings - Keurig K-Cups, Keurig VUE Packs, and the Keurig RIVO espresso system. There's a section in the store dedicated to each.
Our impression of the store is that it's a Nespresso Boutique level design with the lighting and flair of a great Apple store. You will simply be amazing at how many products Keurig has to offer and the selection of coffee and tea and other hot drinks is vast. If you were on the fence about single serve coffee you won't be after visiting the store.
At the opening event we also got to talk with various members of the Keurig team from marketing, to R&D, to sales and consumer packaging. There was an entire area which showed all of the various Keurig prototypes over the years. Many questions were asked about Keurig 2.0 - coming in the next year or so with few answers.
It's amazing to us that in the 10 years we've been blogging (coming up next May) about single serve coffee, that in the end Keurig would reach retail with it's own store. Pictures after the bump with our thoughts and impressions on the store and event.
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November 6, 2013
It's nice to see even more local offerings in the single cup format for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, and now we have word Stephens has a Mint Truffle Single Cup that has our mouth watering. Stephens Mint Truffle Hot Cocoa Single Cups are smooth and buttery with a hint of mint and truffle for your K-Cup brewer.
At my local QFC, I picked these up today. They had them on sale for 9.99. Haven't had a chance to try them yet but it's good to see another hot cocoa offering.
We've yet to try anything at a QFC in single cup format, but we expect they're pretty good given truffle is in the name.
November 5, 2013
McDonalds have entered into a partnership with Kraft & will start testing retail sales of whole bean, ground and K-Cup varieties of their McCafé coffee next year in US supermarkets. Canadians can currently buy whole bean versions of the McCafé coffee at local McDonalds locations, so this evolution and tested strategy should be welcomed by US customers. We've never been a huge fan of McCafe coffee, but given the McDonald's brand we think regardless of the quality of the coffee McDonald's and Kraft are going to have some success.
November 4, 2013
Rich, creamy, buttery--this caramel coffee has everything you could want in a cup of giddyup.
We like how this coffee compares to other Folgers Gourmet Selection K-Cups like our earlier review of their Mocha Swirl K-Cups
. It's definitely buttery and delicious. These K-Cups are also Keurig Brewed making them a perfect fit for your K-Cup brewer.
More at Folgers Gourmet Selections
November 1, 2013
AB spotted at a local Tim Horton's T-Discs and K-Cups in store. Tim Horton's is now carrying both and they had K-Cups Regular Decaf $8.99 for a box of 14, and Tassimo Regular Decaf Latte $10.99 for a pack of 10. Both the Tassimo and Keurig single serve coffees are non-flavored coffees. We're hoping over time they do start to carry the full line of various coffees in single serve coffee formats.
Have you tried the Tim Horton's T-Discs or K-Cups? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or check out the Single Serve Coffee Forums and start a discussion.
October 31, 2013
Green Mountain has announced two new special reserve coffees for your Keurig K-Cup Brewer - Jamaica Blue Mountain and Kona blends. Both are here for only a limited time, and both coffees will are available direct from Green Mountain. These coffees are not cheap at $32.99 for a box of 16, but we expect they are well worth it.
- Special Reserve Jamaica Blue Mountain - This complex coffee presents a cup of well-rounded contrasts. You’ll find rich notes of chocolate, cherry, and plum, while hints of melon, lemon, and lime also shine through. The body is heavy with a silky, smooth finish.
- Special Reserve 100% Kona - This cheerfully bright, but delicate coffee expresses dry, Chardonnay-like notes while presenting refreshing hints of tropical fruit, tart green apple, and dried citrus. The aroma is pleasantly floral with an almond sweetness.
October 29, 2013
We come to an end of our Martinson Real Cup review series today with the last flavor in their current line-up… Martinson French Roast Real Cups. We really enjoyed their Dark Roast Real Cups so much so that they earned a perfect score. Will lightning strike twice or will it be a one-time only experience?
Continue reading: "Martinson French Roast Real Cups for K-Cup Brewers Review"
October 24, 2013
We come to the end of our Marley Coffee Real Cup series with what is likely the most anticipated flavor to ever hit the Real Cup format and a flavor which many K-Cup fans thought they’d NEVER see - Marley Coffee Talkin Blues Coffee, 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain, Single Serve RealCup for Keurig K-cup Brewers. People asked, begged and demanded that Keurig & Green Mountain release this flavor but such never came to pass and people were starting to give up hope. Just what was this much sought-after flavor? Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. Billed as one of the World’s finest coffee varietals it has even been considered to surpass the ever-popular Kona coffee in taste & quality (although we’re sure that could be debatable).
Continue reading: "Marley Coffee Talkin’ Blues 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain RealCups Review"
October 17, 2013
For all of us who are waiting on more coffees, teas, and other drinks for the VUE brewer we think we've found the solution - the Solofill V2 GOLDCUP. This 3-1 refillable filter cup for Keurig VUE brewers allows you to use K-Cups, ground coffee, and coffee pods in your VUE brewer. Now when that new K-Cup flavor comes out you can use it right away in your VUE brewer.
K-Cups are trending to be cheaper than VUE cups, and this can also save you money. Plus if you love a micro-roasted coffee at your local coffee house you can now use it with your VUE brewer by using the refillable filter that comes with the Solofill V2 Goldcup. The Solofill V2 Goldcup is also easy to use and easy to clean if you use ground coffee.
Continue reading: "Use K-Cups in Your VUE Brewer - Solofill V2 GOLDCUP 3-1 Refillable Filter Cup"
October 16, 2013
We continue our Marley Coffee Real Cup series today with the strongest roast they current have available by checking out the Marley Coffee Lively Up! Real Cups. After outstandingly stellar performance of the past 2 flavors, we had high hopes for this flavor. We thought the Blue Mountain flavor would be the overall winner (and it might still be since we haven’t reviewed it yet) but the fact that the first 2 intro flavors blew our minds both scoring Excellentscores, could only mean this flavor was right on-par with what we’ve seen so far, right? Let’s find out.
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