April 30, 2015

Van Houtte Mocaccino Specialty Collection K-Cups Review

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While it’s no secret that Canadians have had an ok but rather, shall we say… limited selection of K-Cup brands and flavors when compared to USA over the past several years and that we’ve seen some rather bizarre attempts at making Canadianized versions of existing American flavors such as:

  • Kraft’s option to use UpShot Single Cups for their Gevalia Single Cups vs. using their own custom expanding corrugated plastic Single Cups
  • McDonalds Canada remaining an unlicensed Single Cup and using UpShot Single Cups instead of being a licensed Keurig K-Cup
  • Keurig Canada renaming some Coffee People flavors when the coffees were introduced to Canada (i.e. Jet Fuel became Turbo Caffeine)
  • Many more odd changes we won’t get into (trust us, the list goes on and on)

It’s still nowhere as bad as competing single serve coffee choices for machines such as the Tassimo or the now all but dead Nescafe Dolce Gusto (dwindling capsule retail supplies have all but vanished off store shelves and the machines aren’t even sold in most retail stores anymore). Out of all the different single serve coffee machines, Keurig is the only one which regularly releases more than 1 new flavor every few months and when flavors are released, they tend to arrive in batches where you’ll get upwards of 3 or 6 choices at times. The update frequency is also much greater than competing machines (every 3-5 months vs. every 6-10 months or longer).

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April 28, 2015

Emeril's Big Easy Bold Coffee K-Cups Keurig Brewers

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Emeril's Big Easy Bold Coffee K-Cups Keurig Brewers is Parisian roasted for a deep intense flavor. This delicious dark roast coffee K-Cup perfect for Keurig Single Cup Brewers K-cups is also compatible with new Keurig 2.0 Brewer. You can also purchase these K-Cups in 24 to 96 count quantities.

Emeril's Big Easy Bold Coffee K-Cups will work in K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.

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April 27, 2015

Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll K-Cups for Keurig Brewers

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Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll K-Cups for Keurig Brewers produce light-roast coffee swirled with the taste of Cinnabon cinnamon, brown sugar, and frosting. We reviewed these K-Cups not that long ago, and we loved them. If you’re looking for a delicious cup of coffee that takes you to the yummy center of a cinnamon roll then these are the K-Cups you need. Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll K-Cups for Keurig Brewers will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.

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April 23, 2015

Starbucks Iced Coffees - Vanilla and Regular K-Cups

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On a recent trip to Target in Bangor AB came across 2 new offerings from Starbucks - Sweetened Iced Coffee Vanilla and Sweetened Iced Coffee. These blends were specially crafted to brew over ice so you can re-create the same rich iced coffee experience at home on your Keurig machine that you enjoy in Starbucks stores. The coffee produced is smooth, refreshing, and tastefully sweet. They run $12.99 for a box of 16. These K-Cups will work in K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.

At Starbucks.

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April 20, 2015

China Mist Iced Tea Now Available in RealCup Capsules

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The latest addition to the RealCup Capsule portfolio, China Mist Iced Teas have arrived just in time for Spring. Bursting with refreshment these iced teas can be brewed over ice or brewed with hot water. Both will provide a satisfying and invigorating cup of tea.

Available in four blends:

  • Watermelon Marula (flavored black tea)
  • Passion Fruit (flavored black tea)
  • Triberry Delight (flavored herbal tea)
  • Blackberry Jasmine (flavored green tea).

The China Mist Iced Teas Realcups will work in K-Cup Brewers and Keurig 2.0.

At RealCup.com

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April 14, 2015

Stash Mango Passionfruit Herbal Tea Single Cups Review

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We continue our look at some recent Stash tea single cups by checking out the Stash Mango Passionfruit Herbal Tea Single Cups. We rather enjoyed their Pomegranate Raspberry Green Tea Single Cups and are hoping that this flavor will be on par with that experience. Let’s find out.

Brewing these Single Cups resulted in tropical aromas of sweet mangos and exotic passionfruit filling the room with a rather pleasant, almost floral scent which reminded us (oddly enough) of a Glade Hawaiian Breeze Plug-In. Flavor was pretty much identical as we detected some mildly tart passionfruit notes up front quickly followed by sweeter mango notes on the back end. We suspect that since this is billed as an herbal tea that it’s likely a tisane of the primary ingredients mixed into a brew without the inclusion of any actual teas since we didn’t detect any green or black tea notes whatsoever. If we had to declare a primary flavor in the mix, we’d give the upper hand to the passionfruit notes as they emerge as the stronger of the 2 compared to the mango. Again, much like last time, there’s no mistaking the primary ingredients as you get a strong flavor vs. something weak or watery. 

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April 9, 2015

Joey Kramer Rockin’ & Roastin’ K-Cups

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AB on a recent trip to Shaw’s in Bangor Maine came across Joey Kramer Rockin’ & Roastin’ K-Cups.

Shaw’s had in stock:

  • Ethiopia Organic Medium-Dark Roast - the taste of this coffee as a strong, earthy woodiness with hints of clove, chocolate and a great variety of fruit and citrus notes.
  • The Guatemala Organic Medium Roast -  the taste of this coffee as a mix of bright citrus with dark chocolate and dark char that has a pleasant woodiness, free of any bitterness.
  • Sumatra Whole Bean -  the taste of this coffee as earthy at the start, then evoking tones of chocolate, citrus and sweetness.

They run $7.99 for a box of 12. 

At Rockin’ and Roastin’ K-Cups

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April 7, 2015

Stash Pomegranate Raspberry Green Tea Single Cups Review

 

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Stash is a brand of tea we’ve seen slowly yet steadily expand with its retail presence over the past few years. It seems that every few weeks when we do a grocery run, we notice a new Stash flavor or packaging redesign. A quick look on their website shows that Stash got their start in Tigard, Oregon (a suburb of Portland) back in 1972 and were even operated out of a Portland Victorian style house supplying loose herbals teas and bulk herbs to local natural food stores in their early years. 

This privately-held company then broadened their offerings in 1975 to include bagged teas as well as a full offering of traditional, specialty blend and herbal teas directly to restaurants and through mail order catalogues to consumers. We’ll allow anyone 20 or younger to Google the term mail order catalog for a minute. Stash tea products can now be found in many countries around the world and they’ve entered the single serve market recently with the introduction of Keurig-compatible (1.0 only, not 2.0) single cups.  Today we take a look at 1 of their newer flavors to pop up on store shelves… Stash Pomegranate Raspberry Green Tea Single Cups.

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April 3, 2015

Harmony Bay Coffee K-Cups

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On a recent trip to Shaw’s in Bangor Maine AB came across Harmony Bay K-Cups. These are the same great flavors and options you're used to with Harmony Bay, but conveniently packaged in a Single Serving Cup. Compatible for use with most K-Cup Brewers BUT NOT Keurig 2.0.

Shaw’s had in stock of the following coffee blends:

  • Hazelnut
  • French Vanilla
  • Decaf Hazelnut

They run $6.99 for a box of 12.

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March 31, 2015

Panera Coffee K-Cups for Keurig K-Cup Brewers

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Panera K-Cups are starting to show up at store shelves including Shaw’s grocery stores and other places according to AB. We haven’t tried their coffee yet, but we do know a few people who say Panera’s coffee is pretty solid.

Flavors include:

  • Hazelnut Crème - A nutty, creamy and rich flavored coffee with a light hazelnut aroma.
  • Colombia - A rich, nutty flavor with a smooth finish.
  • Dark Roast - Rich, bold and full-bodied with balanced layers of flavor.
  • Light Roast - Lightly roasted for a bright, smooth and lively flavor.

Panera K-Cups run $6.99 for a box of 12, and will work in all K-Cup Brewers BUT NOT Keurig 2.0.

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