October 7, 2008
It's that time of year again, and the pumpkin madness in the coffee world is upon us. Each year we really do enjoy the two seasonal coffees from Green Mountain - Autumn Harvest K Cups and the Pumpkin Spice K Cups. Both have a ton of flavor, and we find the Autumn Harvest Blend to be a very interesting morning cup of coffee, and the Pumpkin Spice K Cups to be the flavor of choice for later in the day.
- Autumn Harvest Blend - Boasting a palette of light and dark roasted coffees nearly as colorful as the Autumn leaves, this special blend offers brisk and smoky flavors perfectly attuned to the season.
- Pumpkin Spice - A delicious coffee enhanced by the creamy pumpkin spice flavors of autumn.
These seasonal K Cups will work in your Keurig Mini B30, Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and other Keurig K Cup brewers. Also when order online, these K Cups come packed 24 K Cups in a box.
At Pumpkin Spice and Autumn Harvest K Cups from Green Mountain Coffee
October 2, 2008
Dan C. has written in to tell us Van Houtte is now shipping Apple Crumble K Cups. We're not sure what to think, but you can expect this blend to be medium/light, and to have a Fall classic flavour: baked apple with a touch of cinnamon and the sweetness of crumble topping.
The Apple Crumble K Cups from Van Houtte will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and other Keurig K Cup brewers.
At Van Houtte
September 29, 2008
Right now if you refer a friend to Green Mountain Coffee using their refer a friend program, and if they purchase a Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, or the Keurig B70 Brewer you'll receive 2 regular variety K Cup samplers.
This is a great way to get a little something back for yourself, and also spread the magic of single serve coffee to your friends and family.
At Green Mountain Coffee Refer a Friend Program
September 10, 2008
If you're a Costco member you may be interested in the amazing deal that is the Keurig B66 Single Serve Gourmet Coffee and Tea Brewing System. Priced at $139.99, the Keurig B66 is essentially an enhanced Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60. The aesthetics have changed a bit with a chrome top and handle, and you'll also get a bundle that includes 72 K Cups and the My K Cup Reusable filter.
If you don't have a Costco membership, and can't get this deal you can always buy the Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, or other Keurig K Cup brewer.
- Color: Silver/Black
- Removable 48oz. Water Reservoir w/ blue light
- 1-touch brewing: 3 sizes - 5.25 oz. brew, 7.25 oz. brew, and 9.25 oz. brew
- Chrome handle
- Includes: My K-cup Reuseable Coffee Filter: allows you to use your own ground coffee, 18 K-Cup variety pack + 72 K-Cup bonus pack (90 total K-Cups included)
At Costco - Keurig Single Serve Gourmet Coffee & Tea Brewing System
August 29, 2008
One question we get all the time is, "What Keurig K Cup Single Serve Coffee Brewer is right for me?" Well, one way to answer that question is on price and features. It's really hard to beat the Keurig B40 Single Serve Coffee brewer at $99 on price, and the features on the Keurig B40 won't turn you away either.
Basically as you go up in price with the Keurig line with the Keurig B60 and B70 you get auto-on, a clock, different brew sizes, and some blue LED and stainless steel accents on the Keurig brewers. If you aren't looking for any of those bells and whistles, then the Keurig B40 is perfect for you (please read our thoughts and impressions on the Keurig B40 and B60 to get even more details).
The only exception to the upcoming Keurig B40 is the Keurig Mini B30. We love the Keurig Mini B30, but we think it's perfect for your office, camp, or if you really only drink one cup of single serve coffee per day. We think refilling the water reservoir on the Mini makes for the extra $20 bucks - the B40 a better bet.
The Keurig B40 produces the same quality cup of single serve coffee that the Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and other Keurig K Cup brewers do.
Here's the list of features of the Keurig B40:
- Two brew sizes: 7.25 and 9.25-oz. cups
- Removable 48-oz. water reservoir
- Easy-clean plastic drip tray
- Automatic shut-off option
- Water level sensor.
We can't but recommend the Keurig B40 for it's value and price. You'll get into the world of single serve coffee for only $99, and you'll have the ability to use over 200+ K Cups and the Reusable My K Cup coffee filter as well.
Want even more info? You can read our review of the Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single K Cup Brewer, and the high end Keurig B70 single serve coffee brewer. You may also want to compare all the features of the Keurig single serve K Cup brewers as well.
At Keurig B40 Single Cup Brewer
July 30, 2008
Keurig, Incorporated, a subsidiary of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. has received a Silver Excellence in Design Award from appliance DESIGN magazine. for the B3000 Single Cup Coffee brewer. We've always been impressed with the designs of any of the Keurig commercial models, as well as the home models. Perhaps the new Keurig Mini B30 will win an award later this year for the home sector?
Keurig's B3000 brewer was recognized in the Commercial/Vending Appliances category of appliance DESIGN's 21st Annual Excellence in Design competition. An independent panel of industrial design experts evaluated entries based on aesthetics, human factors, innovation, and technical merits. Award-winning products exhibited sophisticated technology, intuitive features, an eye-catching appearance, and a focus on consumer convenience.
Looking for a Keurig for you home? You can get the Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig B70 Brewer, or the Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer for brewing single serve coffee in your kitchen.
Full release after the jump...
Continue reading: "Keurig B3000 Single-Cup Brewer Recognized for Outstanding Design"
July 28, 2008
Green Mountain Coffee is now offering 5 different variety packs of it's K-Cups for your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and other Keurig K Cup brewers. The Variety Box K-Cup Samplers are a great way to sample all of the coffees Green Mountain offers, and also a great way to offer guests over for coffee a really large variety of K-Cup coffees to choose from.
You can now get the following K-Cup Variety packs:
- Flavored Variety K-Cup Sampler - A collection of rich flavors to match the different moods and moments of your day...
- Regular Variety K-Cup Sampler - An assortment of Signature favorites, carefully roasted to bring out the best taste...
- Decaf Variety K-Cup Sampler - An assortment of favorites to suit every taste. There's nothing missing from this...
- Extra Bold Variety K-Cup Sampler - New! A special collection for coffee lovers who prefer something a little more robust...
- Tea Variety K-Cup Sampler - New! Now you can try a variety of Celestial Seasonings teas for your Keurig brewer...
At Variety Box K-Cup Samplers
July 15, 2008
Looking for a taste of New Orleans in your single serve coffee cup? Emeril's Big Easy Bold K-Cups are packed with a little extra coffee to give them a big, bold rich taste. Do we like them? Yes we do. We gave these K-Cups a score of 86 recently, and are still drinking a cup or two many months later. This coffee is truly a dark coffee, so expect only medium to dark roast coffee drinkers to really enjoy it's depths.
The Emeril's Big Easy Bold K-cups will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and other Keurig K Cup brewers.
At Emeril's K-cups, Big Easy Bold
June 26, 2008
The Keurig Mini B30 will come in white, black, and red.
Keurig recently introduced the Keurig B130 commercial hotel and office coffee brewer, and we were disappointed it would not be available for consumers to purchase. We are disappointed no longer, as Keurig has revealed the Keurig Mini B30 designed for home and commercial use. The Keurig Mini B30 is very much like the Keurig B130, but it comes in red, black, and white colored casings, and also is My K Cup compatible.
We received a red Keurig Mini B30 - can you say hot!
Besides having the smallest footprint of all the Keurig brewers, the Keurig Mini B30 single serve coffee maker is also very quiet. And yes - it's compatible with all K Cup coffees, teas, and other hot beverages including hot cocoa. So are there any issues? Is this brewer priced at $79 for everyone, or should one purchase a larger Keurig brewer?
Continue reading: "Review: Keurig Mini B30 K-Cup Single Serve Coffee Maker"
June 23, 2008
It could be the ferrari red styling, but the Keurig B30
does in fact have the same brew temperature as it's larger coffee cousins.
In a word - hot. We were under the impression that the brew temperature was about 10 degrees cooler on the Keurig Mini B30 we have in the test kitchen for review. However, we've found after extensive testing the brew temperature is the same as the Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and other Keurig K Cup brewers.
So how hot is the brew temperature exactly? With a K Cup in the brewer you get a coffee exit temperature from the brew head of 187 F, and with no K Cup in the Keurig Mini B30 brewer you get a solid 192 F to 193.5 F.
We'll have a full review soon of the Keurig Mini B30, but we thought we'd clear up this misconception before we post our final review.
You can read our earlier coverage of the Keurig Mini B30 here, and also our review of the commercial Keurig B130 here.