May 19, 2014
When you think of coffee, you usually associate it with something that keeps you awake, right? What if we were to tell you that there’s coffee which can put you to sleep? Before you think we’ve finally gone off the deep end, hear us out. We recently found out about a new startup company named Counting Sheep Coffee. They’re based out of Vancouver BC in Canada and they’ve created the world’s first sleep aid coffee. You’re familiar with the dozens of sleep aid teas on the market and there’s even Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Herbal Tea K-Cups & Vue Packs which have been out for years. We’ve never seen (until now) a coffee which supposedly does the same trick. The company recently gained fame when they appeared on Dragon’s Den* (the Canadian predecessor to ABC’s Shark Tank). We were a bit surprised to learn that the deal didn’t close* after the show aired, but it doesn’t seem to have hindered sales since our local Bed Bath & Beyond was almost sold-out when we visited.
Continue reading: "Counting Sheep Coffee Lights Out! Single Cups Review"
May 13, 2014
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe '63 Roast Coffee Keurig K-Cups will take you back to a time when coffee was the catalyst of an entire generation, and the birth of the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe. The Cafe '63 Roast presents the smooth, light-bodied taste and fruity aroma that Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf has been known for since opening their first cafe in 1963.
Hand-selected for the quality of their brightness and flavor, the beans are roasted to perfection to bring you a delicious and satisfying cup. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe '63 Roast Coffee Keurig K-Cups will work in all Keurig K-Cup Brewers.
May 7, 2014
The Keurig K60/K65 Special Edition Single Serve Coffee Maker uses K-Cups to brew perfect cups of coffee. What you probably don’t know? The Keurig B60 is the updated Keurig B60. We’ve been using our Keurig K65 for just over a year now, and have had no issues. You can brew coffee, tea, and other hot and brew over iced drinks with a Keurig K-Cup brewer.
Some key features of the Keurig K60/K65:
- One-touch control panel; blue backlit LCD display
- digital clock
- programmable on/off 3 brew-size options (6 oz., 8 oz. and 10 oz.)
- adjustable brew temperature
- removable drip tray
- Blue-lit removable 60-ounce water reservoir
- descale indicator
- dishwasher-safe parts
- Includes bonus 12-count K-Cup variety pack and Water Filter Kit
This is a killer deal as it does include the water filter kit which can save you on descaling.
May 1, 2014
It’s Spring here in New England, and sure it might not be amazingly warm but we do know it’s time for some brew over ice drinks to hit our Keurig K-Cup Brewer. The Vitamin Burst Strawberry Pomegranate Vitamin Water Energy Drinks K-Cups are refreshing and pack a punch of goodness. Feeling like you’re drinking sun-warmed strawberries paired with sweet pomegranates, you can sit back and create a delicious fruit brew high in antioxidant vitamin C to ward off any Spring cold that lingers.
Made with all natural ingredients the fruit is gently dried to retain its active ingredients. All of this goodness unlocks into your cup when you brew it over ice.
April 30, 2014
Signature Blend by Wolfgang Puck is now available in Keurig Brewed K-Cups. This coffee is inspired by the coffee served in Wolfgang Puck's celebrated dining establishments.
Signature Blend offers a bold, extra dark brew with smooth notes of bittersweet chocolate, and is made with 100% Arabica coffee. Signature Blend K-Cups from Wolfgang Puck will work in all Keurig K-Cup Brewers. You can also find his own private label Signature Blend K-Cups at Amazon.com while they last.
April 29, 2014
What do you buy the single serve coffee drinker that has everything? What a out an Everything Variety Unique 35-Count Variety Pack? Coming in both 35 and 70 count options, these variety packs contain unique K-Cups for Keurig K-Cup Brewers. Now you can try new varieties of single-serve beverages for the Keurig brewer without having to buy a whole box Just about every kind of K-Cup comes in one - flavored coffees, extra bolds, teas, decafs, etc.
April 28, 2014
We all know that folks who enjoy decaf coffees (or those who are required to drink it due to caffeine sensitivity/headaches) are unfortunately a target demographic which has been ignored for far too long. Just because you can drink regular coffee doesn't mean you should have to suffer with bland offerings and unflavored choices. Well, our friends at ECS Coffee Inc. thought so as well and decided to fix the problem with the first specialty flavored DECAF Single Cup on the market. They even created their own cheeky commercial for the flavor (check the video at the bottom of the product page on their site, link at end of review)
Sure, there may be a few flavored decafs on the market, but they're mostly staple flavors like French Vanilla or Hazelnut... they're ok, but... well, kind of meh. Where's the sense of adventure? Where's the innovative combination of various flavors? Why aren't limited edition K-Cups also sold in decaf versions? How about Maple Cinnamon French Toast? Is that adventurous enough of a decaf flavor for ya? Now that we've got your attention, let's put this flavor through its paces and see if ECS have created something worthy of celebration for decaf fans.
Continue reading: "ECS Coffee Maple Cinnamon French Toast Decaf Single Cups Review"
April 22, 2014
It’s been a while since we’ve seen any new K-Cups from Folgers, so we were caught a bit off guard recently when when stumbled across this new flavor on Keurig’s site a few days ago. While it may not be a flavored variety this time around and while it may seem a bit redundant given their Black Silk flavor is already a pretty strong dark roast coffee, we were curious to see what these new Folgers Gourmet Selections French Roast K-Cups would be like. Let’s find out.
Brewing these K-Cups resulted in strong smoky hickory notes with some very mild peppery notes lurking underneath. Oddly enough though, aroma didn’t seem as strong as what we’re used to with typical French Roast coffees. This carried through in the flavor as we also got smoky notes up front blended with dark cocoa and some faint citrus notes as things faded into a peppery finish near the end of each sip. It’s been a while since we had the Black Silk K-Cups but we’re a bit surprised that this flavor is turning out to be a bit lighter than that. Definitely not what we were expecting. Give us a second while we check the packaging again… nope, it says French Roast. Hmmm… strange.
Continue reading: "Folgers Gourmet Selections French Roast K-Cups Review"
April 15, 2014
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf K-Cups have been spotted in the wild by AB at Walmart recently in Bangor, Maine. We've been waiting for the CBTL K-Cups to become widely available and it looks like it's happening. Right now there's 4 blends to choose from, and all of them will work in all K-Cup Brewers. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf K-Cups are also Keurig brewed and will work in Keurig 2.0 brewers this fall as well.
- Costa Rica Blend: Medium Roast. Our Costa Rica coffee comes from the finest high-altitude farms, where the unique climate and rich soils produce coffees that exhibit a bright, clean taste. With its balanced, crisp flavor and fragrant aroma, this medium-bodied coffee is a customer favorite in our cafés.
- Toasted Amaretto: Medium Roast. Make your day even better with this Toasted Amaretto flavored coffee. Rich and fragrant with almond and a creamy liqueur flavor, it is sure to make for a special cup of coffee, day or night.
- Viennesse Blend: Dark Roast. Vienna-style roasting creates a deep brown, medium dark roast. Mellow, smooth and delicately nuanced with hints of chocolate, our Viennese Blend draws on a unique Vienna-style of roasting that dates back to 1683 when the country’s first coffee house opened.
- Café 63 Roast: Light Roast. Our Café ’63 Roast presents the smooth, light-bodied taste and fruity aroma which we’ve been known for since we opened our first café in 1963. Hand-selected for the quality of their brightness and flavor, the beans are roasted to perfection to bring you a deliciously cheerful and refreshing cup. For a box of 18 it will run you $9.98."
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April 14, 2014
Mother Parkers Coffee has created the EcoCup - a recyclable single-use coffee and tea pod for Keurig K-Cup brewers. Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee says the EcoCup is available with various loose-leaf teas, including the Higgins & Burke brand, while pods containing coffee will be out in early 2015.
How does the EcoCup work? After brewing a beverage, the user can detach the filter from the pod, discard the tea leaves or coffee grounds in a compost, and throw the pod into the blue bin. It works much the same way as the Keurig VUE recyclable VUE packs.
Mother Parkers has been on the pursuit of making a zero waste single serve coffee product for quite some time, and though the EcoCup is not zero waste they hope it will be in coming years. The environmental impact of the single-serve coffee habit is known to even Keurig Green Mountain. It’s surprising how many companies have beaten them to getting a greener K-Cup to market. We can only hope all K-Cups will be recyclable in the future.
Via CTV News