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.
August 9, 2013
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.
Continue reading: "Martinson Dark Roast Coffee Real Cups Review for Keurig K-Cup Brewers"
August 6, 2013
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 Melitta.com.
August 5, 2013
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.
August 1, 2013
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?
- Place CleanCup™ into brewer.
- Brew largest cup size twice.
- 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.
July 30, 2013
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.
Continue reading: "Seattle's Best Coffee Medium & Balanced and Smooth Roasted K-Cups Review"
July 26, 2013
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 www.Keurig.com during the 2013 holiday season. Why are we feeling so hungry?
July 25, 2013
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
Continue reading: "Peet's Coffee Single Cups Now at Walmart"
July 24, 2013
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.
Full release after the jump.
Continue reading: "Martinson Flavored Coffees Now Available in Realcup Single Serve Coffee Capsules"