October 19, 2009

Pumpkin Spice K-Cups and Coffee Pods Round-Up

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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...

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October 15, 2009

Gloria Jean's Holiday Traditions K-Cups for Keurig

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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.

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October 12, 2009

Review: Timothy's Kahlua Original K-Cups for Keurig

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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

Cowboy Coffee - Coffee People K-Cups

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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.

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October 5, 2009

Green Mountain Donut House Collection K-Cups For Keurig

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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.

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October 2, 2009

Review: Van Houtte Macadamia Nut K-Cups for Keurig

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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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September 29, 2009

Timothy's Kahlua Original Coffee K-Cups for Keurig

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The world's number one coffee liqueur, presents the new Kahlúa Original Coffee K-Cup. The Kahlua Original Coffee K-Cups for Keurig offers a distinctive coffee tasting experience that it is sure to stimulate the palate in an unforgettable way (we're hoping for a touch of something naughty here when drinking). Timothy's Kahlúa Original is the first ever liqueur branded K-Cup available in the market.

The Timothy's Kahula Original Coffee K-Cups for Keurig will work in any Keurig brewer.

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September 14, 2009

Review: Bellaccino Blueberry Cobbler Extra Bold K-Cups from Tully's

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As was reported in the past, Tully’s was acquired by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and in the process, Green Mountain also obtained any other brands which were under Tully’s lineup. One of these brands was Bellaccino which Tully’s had introduced last year. Unfortunately, Green Mountain decided to discontinue the brand a few months ago in an effort to “replace slow sellers”. We’ve yet to see a decent selection of flavored extra-bolds from other manufacturers, so Green Mountain’s decision came as quite the disappointment. We can only hope more flavored extra-bolds are introduced in the future.

We realize that we’re reviewing something which our readers may not be able to easily purchase, however, there may still be some online coffee retailers that still have some back-stock available. As a matter of fact, we noticed Amazon was still selling 2-box packs of this flavor (48 K-Cups total) but at a rather steep price (more on that further below). May this review serve as a guide in your purchasing decision should you decide to go ahead with an order.

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September 4, 2009

Review: Cafe Escapes Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa K-Cups

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One of the things that always bugged us about Keurig brewers was the lack of selection when it came to hot chocolate/cocoa choices. We guess our gripes (and yours) have been heard by the powers that be since we recently saw the introduction of the Cafe Escapes hot beverage line-up on the K-Cup scene. A quick look around the Cafe Escapes K-Cups for Keurig website reveals that they've sourced their various ingredients from Europe (the companies/suppliers in question are not named), so this might reveal why these K-Cups appear creamier/richer than what's currently on the market.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is distributing this brand, so there shouldn't be any problems getting your hands on a box whenever you so desire. For the purpose of this review, we decided to try the 2 main flavors which are currently available: Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa and Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa. We also decided not to bother with our usual scoring system since these are hot cocoa drinks which don't have acidity or some of the other characteristics we base points on. Instead, we'll describe tasting notes and whether or not we recommend these selections or not.

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August 24, 2009

Tully's French Roast K-Cups - One of Our Favorites

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Sometimes you get that K-Cup in your life that is very special. Each morning you wish you could drink 3-5 cups instead of just 2 cups of it - for us it's Tully's French Roast. The flavor and profile fits the bill of a robust interesting cup of french roast coffee, and we love the sweet finish we get every time.

Tully's French Roast 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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