August 11, 2015
— Bloomberg News
Coca-Cola spent $2.4 billion between February 2014 and February 2015 building a 16% stake in Keurig Green Mountain Inc. That makes the 25.9 million shares of Keurig that Coke purchased are worth just under $1.4 billion after Keurig’s stock has plummeted in recent weeks.
Keurig needs its KOLD machine to be a hit or Keurig’s market cap will continue to fall. KOLD is due to hit shelves next month, and everyone's holding their breath to see if consumers will want it or it might be another VUE or Keurig 2.0.
August 10, 2015
Given the recent news of disappointing earnings with a 27 percent drop in sales this quarter, Keurig Green Mountain is going to compensate the loss by cutting 330 jobs. 200 of those jobs will be in their Vermont location with another 130 jobs at other offices.
We would never have imagined that Keurig would ever need to layoff anyone given the success in the single serve coffee world. Keurig simply dominates the single serve coffee market, but if you expect profits to keep going up and up and up then it’s no surprise this is happening. Our hearts go out to those possible affected by these cuts, and hopefully it’s a temporary bump in an otherwise non-bumpy road.
August 6, 2015
AB on a recent trip to Shaw’s in Bangor Maine came across a new offerings from The Original Donut Shop Coffee line of Keurig HOT K-Cups. What did he find? How about The Original Donut Shop Vanilla Cream Puff Coffee Keurig K-Cups. These K-Cups feature a bold vanilla custard flavor with a hint of golden pastry flavor that take the lead in this medium roast coffee for an any-time-of-day treat. They run $7.99 for a box of 12.
Donut Shop Vanilla Cream Puff Coffee Keurig K-Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.
August 5, 2015
Actually coffee sales are up in the United States, but with over 25% of consumers in the US owning a Keurig single serve coffee maker coffee consumption is down. The reason is the “sink” is no longer consuming large amounts of coffee brewed in drip makers. Consumers are using the single serve coffee they drink, and quite honestly the amount of the decline isn’t that much - coffee consumption will drop in 2015-16 from 24 million 60kg bags to 23.7 million.
So wasting less coffee is a great thing, and with single serve coffee being a bit more expensive it makes sense that coffee sales are up. It’s interesting to see this tipping point in consumption around the 25% mark as well.
Via Albuquerque Business First
August 4, 2015
Green Mountain Coffee Brown Sugar Crumble Donut K-Cups help call to mind a perfect Sunday morning, cozied up at home with a freshly brewed cup and a warm, homemade donut that's loaded with sweet, buttery, brown sugar crumbles and just a touch of cinnamon. This is a coffee to simply enjoy, and start your day with.
Green Mountain Coffee Brown Sugar Crumble Donut K-Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0. A special thanks to AB for finding these on a recent trip Shaw’s in Bangor, ME.
July 31, 2015
The Keurig 2.0 K200 Brewer has been rolling out to store shelves over the past few weeks, and we got this picture at our local Target in Watertown, MA. The K200 features 9 brew sizes (including carafe sizes), and a large 40 oz. Water Reservoir. There’s even strength control, and a Black and White Touch Display. We also really love this brewer’s compact size. Given the price point of ~$120 (we’ve seen it as low as $109) we expect this to be a big seller for Green Mountain. We just wish they’d get rid of the DRM.
July 30, 2015
The title kind of says it all but in reality a Vancouver-based company has come up with 100 per cent compostable coffee pods. They’ve also patented the process.
Why? K-Cups right now are not compostable and are piling up in land fills. A Mother Jones report said the number of K-Cups produced in in 2013 was enough to wrap around the planet 10.5 times. ERG.
G-Kups are held together with a bamboo and sugar cane sleeve, with a biodegradable polymer lining that can withstand boiling water. The sleeve has always been the issue - not being able to hold up to the temperature of the water so the brewing process holds up.
G-Kups aren’t out on the market yet, but let’s hope they get to market soon.
Via The Huffington Post
July 27, 2015
AB on a recent trip to Shaw’s in Bangor Maine came across 4 new offerings from Hills Bros. Coffee. All of these new offerings from Hills Bros. are flavored Cappuccinos and seem pretty sweet. They run $7.99 for a box of 12.
Hills Bros. Flavored K-Cups include:
- Salted Caramel - Enjoy the perfect combination of sweet, creamy caramel with a touch of salt.
- English Toffee - Enjoy the sweet, buttery flavor of English Toffee in single-serve cups.
- Double Mocha - Enjoy the intense chocolate flavor of Double Mocha in single-serve cups
- French Vanilla - The rich, creamy flavor of French Vanilla is now available in single-serve cups.
Hills Bros. Coffee Cappuccino single cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers BUT NOT Keurig 2.0.
July 22, 2015
Crazy Cups has launched a set of flavored variety packs that pack a punch. If you love flavored coffee, and you love the idea of drinking some Pumpkin Vanilla Creme or Caramel Truffle Sundae coffee you’re going to be pretty excited.
Each pack contains 24 cups and 6 flavors. One of our favorites (thanks for sending us some Crazy Cups) is the pack that contains the Banana Foster Flambe. Who knew banana infused coffee could taste so yummy. It’s almost like eating the famouse dessert itself.
Flavored Coffee Variety pack by Crazy Cups contains:
- Pumpkin Vanilla Creme
- Banana Foster Flambe
- Frosted Oatmeal Cookie
- Cinnamon Churro
- Caramel Truffle Sundae
- Salted Caramel.
All of the Crazy Cups contain 13 grams of coffee which is 35% more coffee than other K-Cups .Crazy Cups are good for the environment with a recyclable cups using a very cool peel-recycle technology. You simply dump them out and remove the filter and the #2 plastic can be recycled.
These Crazy Cups are also compatible with Keurig K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.
July 21, 2015
The Kauai Coffee Variety Pack Single Serve Cups come packed in 5 individual boxes holding 12 cups each. Thanks to AB from Maine, we are now aware of the many varieties these K-Cups come in. They’re also work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.
The variety pack includes:
- Garden Isle - Medium Roast
- Island Sunrise - Mild Roast
- Na Pali Coast - Dark Roast
- Coconut Caramel Crunch
- Vanilla Macadamia Nut - Sweet vanilla with a tropical nutty finish