November 3, 2009
Green Mountain has introduced two new Cafe Escapes flavors - Chai Latte (a web exclusive), and Cafe Mocha. We have sampled both of these K-Cups as a result of Green Mountain sending us a few boxes to try out and have the following thoughts:
- Cafe Escapes Chai Latte K-Cups - Very sweet, so if you're going to get the most Chai flavor we found making it on the smaller setting and then using a milk frother to get some balance. We did find several of the staff also liked it on the larger setting in a travel mug to sip and enjoy.
- Cafe Escapes Cafe Mocha K-Cups - Solid. It's a nice chocolate meets coffee experience with a bit more chocolate than coffee. We think this is one of the best of the Cafe Escapes so far.
There's a mini-site for Cafe Escapes as well, and it's very pleasant with ethereal background music. It's nice to see Green Mountain Coffee continue to expand the Cafe Escapes line - now where is my Caramel Macchiato?
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 Gourmet Single Cup Brewer , and other Keurig K Cup brewers including the Keurig Mini B30.
At Cafe Escapes
October 29, 2009
To promote their new Donut House K-Cups, Green Mountain Coffee is running a "Drop A Donut House" promotion. Have fun uploading an image of a friend or family member. Then "drop a donut house" on them, which looks like a fun virtual break for both you and your friend. Plus, both of you will receive a code to save $1 per box off of their new Donut House k-cups.
Check out the whacky Donut House K-Cups site at Donut House Collection
October 28, 2009
Breville has updated their K-Cup brewer with the ultra quiet brew technology. This has to be our only complaint about the previous model - it was loud. The Breville Gourmet Single Serve Coffee Maker also features a powerful 1,500-watt heating element brews coffee efficiently fast to five different brew sizes. It has a Sleek stainless-steel design. Also new is the iced beverage function which dispenses a concentrated 3-1/2-ounce shot of tea or coffee. Dilute with ice and add water, milk or sweeteners for an iced tea or coffee.
Accessories include charcoal water filter, My K-CUP for your own roast, measuring scoop, 18 K-Cup variety pack. One of the best features about the Breville Gourmet Single Serve Coffee maker is the integrated My K-Cup and spoon - it's just too cool to pop open the top and store it away.
At Breville BKC700XL Gourmet Single Serve Coffee Maker with Iced Beverage Function
October 23, 2009
A new brand of k-cups, The Donut House Collection, is now available from Green Mountain Coffee. Four new k-cups are being offered, fresh from the roaster, and you can buy them directly from Green Mountain Coffee by clicking here. Green Mountain Coffee was kind enough send us a set of K-Cups of each of the new types - here's our thoughts on these new coffees from Green Mountain Coffee:
- Cinnamon Roll K-Cups - yummy and not too much cinnamon
- Chocolate Glazed Donut K-Cups - our favorite of the bunch. Lots of chocolate and lots of flavor.
- Donut House Coffee K-Cups - what you'd expect yet a little more bold in flavor. We like it - especially with some cream and sugar
- Donut House Decaf K-Cups - This is a good decaf if ever there was a good decaf.
October 19, 2009
Fall is upon us and so is a ton of different Pumpkin Spice single serve coffees to pick from. Each year we kick back and sample in the best, and make sure to stock up on a few extra boxes for the winter months as well. If you're looking for some advice on what's good for pumpkin spice k-cups or coffee pods then look no further then this review and news round-up.
Now - where is that whipped cream for my pumpkin spice single serve coffee latte...hmmm...
October 15, 2009
The weather is cold and frightful - wonderfully delightful here in Boston, and it makes us think about the upcoming holidays post Halloween. Gloria Jean has a very tasty Holiday Traditions K-Cup, and we think we're ready for it despite it being October. The Holiday Traditions K-Cups will produce a flavorful coffee with undertones of milk chocolate fudge and caramel. Now - these aren't available yet - but will be released around October 21st, so pre-order and then kick back for the holidays.
Gloria Jean's Holiday Traditions K-Cups for Keurig will work in any Keurig models.
At Gloria Jean's Holiday Traditions K-Cups for Keurig
October 12, 2009
A sector which had only casually been explored in the past by other manufacturers has now seen full-fledged acceptance in the single serve coffee scene with the introduction of Timothy's Kahlua Original K-Cups. The sector in question is of course liquor-flavored coffees and this marks the first time a brand-name liquor flavor is introduced on the K-Cup market (previous versions only alluded to the brand, but never had its logo displayed). Seeing as how Kahlua is coffee-flavored liquor, it only makes sense to add it to coffee itself. For those of you who are still wondering, no... there's no alcohol content in this product.
Timothy's was kind enough to send us these K-Cups for our review, but despite them describing this as a K-Cup that combines "delicious notes of rum, vanilla and caramel", we were hard pressed to find any presence of vanilla and only noticed faint traces of rum in the aroma. It reminded us somewhat of Kahlua's scent, but the one note which stuck out above all else was the strong & unexpected scent of toffee. It filled the room and was quite pleasant. The same could be said of the taste which once again, yielded strong toffee & caramel flavors rather than the namesake taste of Kahlua coffee liquor.
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October 7, 2009
Back by popular demand for a limited time, and available exclusively from Coffee People - Cowboy Coffee K-Cups. Cowboy Coffee K-Cups are just like a good campfire – intense and smoky. This deep, bittersweet dark roast could be your next favorite fall brew. Cowboy Coffee K-Cups will work in any Keurig models.
At Cowboy Coffee - Coffee People K-Cups
October 5, 2009
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has announced their Donut House collection K-Cups. The Donut Shop Collection K-Cups will come in the following 4 flavors:
- Extra Bold Donut House Regular
- Extra Bold Donut House Decaf
- Donut House Chocolate Glazed Donut
- Donut House Cinnamon Roll
We're really excited about the Extra Bold part of the equation. Initially we didn't think Extra-Bold was the right pairing - given most people think of Donut Shop blend as more mild to medium. But upon further reflection, we're thinking these Extra-Bold K-Cups will mean extra flavor and not just extra dark coffee. Expect to see these K-Cups available later this month.
October 2, 2009
We've been going through quite a few flavors in Van Houtte's flavored K-Cup line-up the past few weeks and decided it was time to review their Macadamia Nut K-Cups. A quick look at the Wikipedia entry reveals that macadamias are native mostly to Eastern Australia, an area which is typically warm year-round. As a result, we figured we'd take one last shot at something which reminded us of warmer climates before Summer completely fades away & the cool chilly nights of Fall start to appear.
Upon brewing, an exotic scent of macadamias along with hints of coconut & hazelnut filled the room. Taste was on-par with aroma as we immediately noticed macadamia nut flavoring throughout although there were still notes of hazelnut lingering underneath. Come to think of it, the taste of macadamias & hazelnuts aren't too different to begin with, so perhaps it wouldn't be too far of a stretch to wonder if Van Houtte modified their basic hazelnut flavoring in order to create this more exotic variety. Regardless, they succeeded in achieving the namesake flavor and the results are rather good.
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