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.
September 11, 2013
Over at the ShoffeeBlog there's news from the investors call from CEO Brian Kelly of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters of many new products coming from the Keurig division. Keurig 2.0 is one of these new products along with Keurig Water, and Keurig Cold - a Sodastream competitor. Keurig is betting that anything that comes in a liquid (maybe sans Soap dispensing - see yesterday's story) will be coming out of a Keurig brewer.
Continue reading: "Keurig 2.0 Is Coming. Are you Ready?"
September 9, 2013
As the only person in my household to enjoy a nice cup of Joe occasionally, I was on the hunt for a new K-Cup brewer that wouldn't take up much counter space, and also make a fresh cup of coffee each time I wanted one. The Mr. Coffee single serve coffee maker fit the bill.
I saw the Mr. coffee machine and it was smaller and more slim line for the counter top so I bought this as an upgrade for my coffee indulgence. A single serve brewer is ideal for me due to the fact that I want to enjoy the rich strong blends available without the hassle of learning where to get them and the correct way to make them.
Continue reading: "Mr. Coffee Single Serve Coffee Brewer Review - BVMC-KG2 Model"
September 6, 2013
Death in a K-Cup is finally here with Death Wish Coffee Single Serve Cups. The strongest most caffeinated cup of coffee in the world you can buy comes packed in 100% recyclable K-Cups. That's music to our ears - because when your heart gives out from drinking 10 cups of Death Wish Coffee in a row, you can safely compost your body making the entire experience 100% environmentally sound.
Seriously - THEY'RE FINALLY HERE! We know certain coffee snobs love to snub Death Wish but when you can drink a cup of coffee brewed from your Keurig single cup brewer with a skull on the top of it - we think you have to. Each pack contains 10 individual cups, and the the solid bottom on each cup ensures that your coffee is never over-extracted, but instead is evenly brewed. This guarantees that you get a perfectly brewed cup of coffee every time.
Each cup contains 20% more coffee than your standard cup, and is compatible with most single serve brewers.
September 5, 2013
Single serve soup K-Cups are coming - Campbell's Fresh-Brewed Soup will offer Keurig K-Cup brewer owners a hot cup of soup from their coffee brewer. When we first saw the press release we thought it might be April 1st (remember this joke from last year?), but it's not April 1st and yes soup in a K-Cup is coming.
The agreement brings the number one single serve coffee maker and the number one soup maker together to bring you Campbell's Fresh-Brewed Soup. The convenient snack will be prepared at the touch of a button, and a mini-meal from a K-Cup will be produced.
Continue reading: "Single Serve Soup K-Cups Coming - Campbell's Fresh Brewed Soup"
August 29, 2013
A few months ago, Dunkin Donuts introduced a new iced version of their Original Blend by releasing Dunkin Donuts Original Blend Iced Coffee K-Cups. With the warmer weather of summer unfortunately coming to an end sooner than we'd like, we decided to check out these new K-Cups while they were still available during a recent stop at a local Dunkins shop.
Brewing these K-Cups resulted in the same strong earthy & smoky notes of Dunkins Original Blend which reminded us of walking into a Dunkins shop. Flavor (when taken black) was pretty much the same as well except things seemed slightly stronger than the Original Blend K-Cups. We got the earthy & smoky notes from the aroma and this even remained once cream & sugar were added. While it's not exactly 100% like what you'd get in a Dunkins shop, it's a pretty close runner-up.
Continue reading: "Dunkin Donuts Original Blend Iced Coffee K-Cups Review"
August 22, 2013
Tim Hortons Single Serve Coffee Cups are out and finally available. We've been wondering when we could enjoy Tim Horton's coffee without going to one of their restaurants and now we know. Tim Horton's Single Serve Coffee cups are available only at participating Tim Hortons restaurants and online. They are compatible for use in Keurig K-Cup Brewers.
Tim Hortons and this product have no affiliation with Keurig or K-cups, and they are made with 100% Arabica beans. Also available in Premium Blend Decaffeinated Coffee. Will someone pay it forward and send us some of these K-Cups?
August 20, 2013
At Single Serve Coffee HQ, we're always on the lookout for local roasters/companies that are getting into the single serve market and often, we're contacted by companies who want us to review their products either before or after they've hit retail shelves. We were recently contacted by a micro roaster based out of Laconia, NH named Woodshed Roasting Company and they sent us some samples of their recent Single Serve Cups for use in Keurig K-Cup brewers. Rather than go with Real Cups or Rogers Family style soft-bottomed cups, they decided to try the new LBP UpShot Solution Cups. These cups are made from 100% recyclable materials and unlike K-Cups or Real Cups, the bottom piercing needle doesn't actually pierce the bottom of the cup as instead, water flows through the coffee and out the sides of the mesh filter.
Continue reading: "Woodshed Roasting Company Single Serve Cups Review"
August 16, 2013
We've only seen this flavored single serve coffee at Walmart.com and it looks to be a winner. Featuring a smooth, creamy taste with a touch of caramel toffee, this English Toffee Coffee has a light overall roast, and should be sweet and delicious. We're seeing more toffee, caramel, and other naughty flavors as of late, and we're pretty sure the deep rich notes of candy is going to make this coffee hard to resist. What's next - ROLO coffee? Yes please.