August 9, 2013

Martinson Dark Roast Coffee Real Cups Review for Keurig K-Cup Brewers



We continue our Martinson Real Cup review series today with their Martinson Dark Roast Real Cups. So far we've been reviewing mostly light & medium roast flavors in the line-up, so we were interested to see how their darker roasted flavors would turn out.

Brewing these Real Cups resulted in strong smoky aromas that quickly filled the room and upon closer inspection, we also noticed scents of dark chocolate with an earthy background. Flavor was again a nice mix of smoky flavors blended with dark chocolate notes throughout along with mild cereal notes hiding underneath. Acidity was a lot better balanced than previous offerings in the line-up as you get a very mild sour note on first sip which quickly gives way to the main flavors of the coffee. As a result, the main flavors don't get covered-up by the acidity yet there's enough liveliness going on in the background to prevent things from falling flat.

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August 6, 2013

Melitta Café de Europa Single Serve Cups

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AB from Maine has spotted Melitta branded single cups for your Keurig K-Cup Brewer. Not only is Shaw's (a grocery chain in Maine and New England) carrying Melitta, but they are also now carrying Peets. We have detailed these K-Cups before as using the Upshot solution here.

For Melitta they have:

  • Café DE Europa
  • Classique – Medium Roast
  • Espresso Toscana – Extra Dark Roast
  • Blanc ET Noir – Light Dark Roast
  • Vienna Roast – Dark Roast

The They run $9.69 For 12 K-Cups and can be also purchased on

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August 5, 2013

Starbucks Coffee Vanilla and Caramel K-Cups


AB has spotted some new K-Cup offerings at Target from Starbucks. Starbucks is offering Vanilla and Caramel K-Cups for Keurig K-Cup Brewers and they'll set you back $12.00 for 16 cups. We've seen Dunkin' Donuts also offer a Caramel flavored K-Cup, and we're not sure what to expect except sweetness. We have sampled the Green Mountain Caramel Vanilla Cream and thought it was okay, but not something we would want as a daily drinker.  

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August 1, 2013

Urnex CleanCup - Clean Your Keurig K-Cup Brewer

Clean Cup - K-Cup Cleaner

Ever wanted to clean up that nasty left over residue from a cup of cocoa before having that next cup of sumatra in your Keurig K-Cup Brewer? Now you can with Urnex CleanCup.  The CleanCup is a simple way to clean and leave your brewer ready for your next beverage, and ensure the oily residue will be removed from the exit spout. You can use the CleanCup once a week or whenever changing between sweetened beverages and coffee or tea.

How does it work?

  1. Place CleanCup™ into brewer. 
  2. Brew largest cup size twice. 
  3. Remove CleanCup and brew twice to rinse.

We'll be getting some of the CleanCups to review soon. They are currently $7.99 for 5.

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July 30, 2013

Seattle's Best Coffee Medium & Balanced and Smooth Roasted K-Cups Review

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Thanks to AB from Maine we were able to get our hands on Seattle's Best Coffee K-Cups currently being served at Subway. We got to try both the level 1 - Smooth Roasted and the Level 3 - Medium and Balanced Seattle's Best Coffee K-Cups. These K-Cups are Keurig Brewed and licensed for use with any K-Cup Brewer. Both K-Cups were quite good with the Medium and Balanced being the clear winner for us more bold coffee drinkers. 

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July 26, 2013

Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll K-Cups


Keurig announced it will be bringing Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll K-Cups to Keurig K-Cup Brewers this fall. This K-Cup pack is inspired by the company's world-famous, "hot out-of-the-oven" cinnamon rolls so expect the decadent flavors of Cinnabon: cinnamon, brown sugar, and, of course, the legendary frosting. Cinnabon K-Cup packs will launch on during the 2013 holiday season. Why are we feeling so hungry?

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July 25, 2013

Peet's Coffee Single Cups Now at Walmart

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AB has found while traveling back to Maine that Wal-Mart in New Hampshire is carrying Peet’s Coffee in K-Cups. We are a little surprised that Walmart is carrying such a premium brand as Peet's, but Walmart continues to support non-licensed K-Cups and Peet's would be a great catch for them.

Peet's Coffee at Walmart in single cups include:

  • Major Dickason’s Blend
  • House Blend
  • House Blend Decaf
  • French Roast
  • Café. Domingo


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July 24, 2013

Martinson Flavored Coffees Now Available in Realcup Single Serve Coffee Capsules


Martinson has released a set of new Realcup Single Serve Coffee capsules of the Martinson line of Realcups. All of the Martinson line of single cup coffees will work in any Keurig K-Cup Brewers. it's nice to see Martinson continue to expand it's single serve coffee line to include some of our favorite flavors like Hazlenut and Irish Creme. We can't wait to try them and should have some to review soon.

Flavored coffees which include:

  • Joe’s Vanilla Velvet
  • Joe’s Caramel Crème
  • Joe’s Tiramisu Twist
  • Joe’s Irish Crème
  • Joe’s Mint n’ Mocha 
  • Joe’s Hazelnut Crème.

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July 23, 2013

Seattle's Best Coffee K-Cups Spotted at Subway


We've gotten another unique sighting of Seattle's Best Coffee K-Cups spotted in the wild today from AB:

"I went to lunch today with my wife and son at Subway in Carmel Maine. Subway is now offering Keurig Brewed coffee for $1.68 per cup. While there, I noticed that, they offered Seattle’s Best Coffee in K-Cups. They had in stock: Level 1 – Smooth Roast Level 3 – Medium & Balanced After checking SBC’s website I was unable to locate these. I do not know what else they offer or the price."

He then posted on their Facebook page and asked where he could buy their K-Cups. This is their response:

“Seattle's Best Coffee Hi Andrew - Thanks for asking! K-Cups are in the works but we don’t have details just yet. Stay tuned to our Facebook page – we’ll make sure that our fans are among the first to know when we have more information.”

So what did AB buy from Subway? We're thinking they're doing sampling of the K-Cups across various stores and other locations. In the days when Starbucks and Seattle's Best was on the Tassimo Brewer platform, they did all the experimenting with Seattle's Best and then Starbucks came to Tassimo. This time it looks like Seattle's Best is coming later and going to be the more commercial coffee brand. The K-Cups pictured above also have the Keurig brewed label so they must be official Seattle's Best K-Cups.

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July 19, 2013

Hell's Kitchen K-Cups


Not much is know about the Hell's Kitchen K-Cups, but it looks like Fox is putting a package of Hell's Kitchen K-Cups in a promotional bundle sent out to TV reviewers. The show Hell's Kitchen is one of our favorite, and the Hell's Kitchen better live up to Chef Ramsey's expectations. We're not sure if these K-Cups will ever be available outside of the promotional bundle, but we'd love to try them even if we had to travel to Hell and back.


They offer:

  • Hell's Roast - Dark roast Rich, smoky and fiery
  • Executive Chef's Blend - Dark roast Deep and flavorful
  • Three Star Blend - Medium roast Bold and smooth

On their website, they offer a two pack of ground coffee for $17.98. No mention of Hell's Kitchen K-cups.

However they do offer the following K-cups:

French Roast, Hazelnut, Mexican High Grown, French Vanilla, Peruvian, Sea Salt Carmel, Rainforest Blend, Chocolate Morsel, Breakfast Blend, and Full City Roast.

They come 10 to a box and use a recyclable filter. I could not find a price for ordering the kcups. It appears they are only available for retailers.
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