July 28, 2009

Review: Van Houtte Pecan Praline K-Cups for Keurig

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Visit any Canadian grocery store and you're bound to see a huge Van Houtte display full of various flavored coffees where you can select the whole beans and grind them yourself right there in the store. They even have flavors which have yet to appear in K-Cup format and our past experience has shown that their flavored coffees usually have a decent, strong flavoring to them. We were hoping this would follow through to their K-Cups (their Apple Crumble K-Cup was rather good) but such was not to be the case.

We chose the 5.25oz brew size to extract the full flavors on our Keurig B70 and were wondering if perhaps we had forgotten to hit the brew button. Hmm... nope, the coffee's dispensing. Maybe we put in one of their unflavored K-Cups by mistake? Nope... so what the heck was going on here? We tried again with another K-Cup and soon realized that there was barely any scent coming from this flavored variety. Weird indeed. Using the "wine swirl" technique, we tried to uncover any hidden scents in the bottom of the glass but all we could detect was a very faint hint of pecans.

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July 16, 2009

Timothy's Original Donut Shop Blend Keurig K-Cups

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There's another Donut Shop K-Cup in town - Timothys Original Donut Shop Blend Keurig K-Cups are coming mid-August, and we can only hope there as good as the Coffee People Donut Shop K-Cups. This coffee is expected to be smooth and mild - conjuring up images of donut shop goodness. We can't wait. Timothy's Original Donut Shop Blend K-Cups will work in any Keurig brewer.

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July 14, 2009

Jet Fuel K-Cups from Coffee People - Take Off with Coffee

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VROOOM!!!! Attention ground control. This full-bodied XX bold coffee packs a punch, and we do mean a punch. We've been sipping Coffee People Jet Fuel K-Cup coffee over the past two days, and it's intense, bold, and gets your day moving. We love the punchy drive of this coffee, and find the dark roast to have sweet notes as well. We can't wait for some Rocket Fuel K-Cups from Coffee People. Perhaps we'll have lift off into low orbit with coffee in our hands.

The Jet Fuel K-Cups from Coffee People 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.

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July 7, 2009

Perfect Iced Tea K-Cups from Celestial Seasonings

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Green Mountain has just launched a entire set of Perfect Iced Tea K-Cups under the Celestial Seasonings brand, and it's a perfect time given the hot Summer weather finally starting to show up. There are 4 flavors to start - Raspberry, Lemon, Peach, and Unsweetened. 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. The Perfect Iced Tea K-Cups site has instructions on how to make the perfect cup of iced tea as well.

  • Raspberry Iced Tea K-Cup - Our Sweet Raspberry Black Tea combines full-bodied black tea with luscious fruit...
  • Lemon Iced Tea K-Cup - Our Sweet Lemon Black Tea combines full-bodied black tea with all natural fruit ...
  • Peach Iced Tea K-Cup - Our Sweet Peach Tea combines full-bodied black tea with luscious fruit flavor and...
  • Unsweetened Black Iced Tea K-Cup - Our Unsweetened Black Tea is as simple as it gets - the classic full-bodied iced...

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July 2, 2009

80 Count K-Cup Boxes at Green Mountain Coffee - Bigger is Better

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Green Mountain Coffee is offering an 80 Count K-Cup Boxes, and shipping is free. You won't run out of your favorite blends as fast, and right now they're offering the 80 count box in three K-Cup Flavors:

  • Newman's Special Blend - 80 ct. - A hearty, full-bodied blend of medium and dark roasts. Bold yet refined. Strong, ...
  • Caribou Blend K-Cup - 80 ct. - This signature blend balances a big-bodied, syrupy taste with a clean, snappy finish...
  • Tullys French Roast - 80 ct. - Tully's most popular roast. Powerful and intense with a smoky, decadent finish. ...

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.

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June 29, 2009

Vending Solution for Single-Cup Brewing - K-Cup Vending Machine and Brewer

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There's a new giant single serve coffee maker in town that uses K-Cups - a giant Keurig Vending Machine. The Specialty Coffee Business Unit of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), is offering a new full-line vending machine designed for single-cup brewing in high-traffic commercial and manufacturing environments.

The Green Mountain Coffee branded vending machine dispenses K-Cup portion packs and is used in conjunction with a Keurig Single-Cup Brewer. The Green Mountain Coffee vending unit holds more than 1,000 K-Cup portion packs. Operators can choose to offer up to 12 product selections from more than 60 coffees, teas, and hot cocoa in K-Cups from GMCR’s family of brands, including Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s Coffee, Newman’s Own® Organics Coffee, Caribou Coffee®, Celestial Seasonings Teas, and Café Escapes. The machines are paired with Keurig’s proprietary brewing system, which delivers the proper amount, temperature and pressure of water to ensure a perfect cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa, in under one minute.

We want one of these for the Single Serve Coffee headquarters - we're not sure where will put it, but we think we can work it out.

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June 24, 2009

Review: Fair Trade The Perfect Peach K-Cups for Keurig

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There's something truly amazing about a coffee that has a peachy flavor, and a warm coffee finish. Sure we were skeptical at first when we thought about drinking the Fair Trade The Perfect Peach K-Cups coffee from Green Mountain, but after our second and third cup the skepticism turned into delight. This is a very interesting, and complex flavored coffee, and refreshing in both hot and iced coffee formats.

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June 22, 2009

Price Reduction on Keurig Platinum B70 Single-Cup Brewer

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The Platinum Keurig B70 Single-Cup K-Cup Brewer has been reduced in price from $199.99 to $169.99. We really love the ultra-quiet brewing from the Keurig B70, and you can read our full review here. We'll keep you posted on price reductions and new models when it happens.

  • Includes 1 box of free K-Cups.
  • Brews a single cup with the press of a button.
  • No grinding, no measuring, no mess.
  • Compatible with the My K-Cup Reusable Filter
  • Works with all K-Cups
  • Iced Coffee Setting

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June 18, 2009

Mr. Coffee and Keurig Create New Line of K-Cup Single-Cup Coffeemakers

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No you are not seeing double, both Cuisinart and Mr. Coffee are going to be making their version of the Keurig single-cup and one cup coffee makers. Jarden Consumer Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), and Keurig, Incorporated, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), announced a new agreement to jointly develop Mr. Coffee single-cup coffeemakers. These will feature Keurig’s branded, patented single-cup brewing technology for the more than 200 varieties of gourmet coffees, teas and hot cocoa packaged in Keurig’s patented K-Cup® portion packs.

Jarden Consumer Solutions (JCS) intends to commercialize the new coffeemakers in the U.S. and Canada under the Mr. Coffee® brand featuring Keurig®-branded brewing technology to be sold to JCS’s retail customers alongside its other products.

We'll have more details as we find them, but having Keurig, Breville, Cuisinart, and now Mr. Coffee make K-Cup single serve coffee makers is really exciting news, and should lead to lots of new K-Cups as well.

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Cuisinart K-Cup Brewers On the Way - Keurig Announces Coffeemaker Partnership

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It looks like we're going to be see Cuisinart branded single serve and one cup coffee makers in the future that won't be using coffee pods. Cuisinart and Keurig today announced they are entering into a licensing and distribution agreement that will enable Conair (Cuisinart's parente company) to develop, market and sell, in the United States and Canada, single-cup coffeemakers under the Cuisinart brand. The launch is currently planned for spring 2010. The products will be co-branded Cuisinart and Keurig and will be designed to work with the 200+ varieties of gourmet coffees, teas and hot cocoa packaged in Keurig’s patented K-Cup portion packs.

We'll have more details as we get them, but this is very exciting news indeed.

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