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

At Keurig Platinum B70 Single-Cup Brewer

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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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June 17, 2009

Coffee People K-Cup Extra Bold Donut Shop Coffee for Keurig Brewers

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It's funny how you revisit a coffee and really start to enjoy it all over again, and recently we've been drinking a ton of Coffee People's Donut Shop Coffee. The Coffee People Donut Shop Coffee is more on the medium to mild side (read our full review here), with a hint of extra bold flavor. It's very low in acid, and the raspy throat often accompanied by other Donut Shop Coffees is not present here. There is a nice flavor in the mouth after having a few sips, and the caffeine amount seems spot on.

The Coffee People Donut Shop Extra Bold 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.

At Coffee People K-Cup Extra Bold Donut Shop Coffee for Keurig Brewers

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June 11, 2009

Keurig Mini B30 Now Priced at $89.99

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The Keurig Mini B30 has increased in price from $79.95 to $89.95. We're not sure why Keurig has raised the price on the Keurig Mini B30, but it may be due to the popularity and ever increasing prices in manufacturing we've been seeing here at Single Serve Coffee, and our sister site Single Serve Espresso. We still think the Keurig Mini B30 is the perfect little Keurig for your home or office, but at only $10 more - it's hard to pass up on the Keurig B40 single serve brewer as an option now.

At Keurig Brewers and Keurig Mini B30

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June 8, 2009

Making Iced Coffee and Tea with the Keurig Platinum B70

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Whether it's gathering round the patio after a hearty BBQ or heading out for a drive on a lazy Summer week-end, those of you who purchased the new Keurig Platinum B70 this past year can cool off by taking advantage of a neat little feature which has yet to appear on other Keurig models: you can now make iced coffees/teas which you can customize to your own flavor preferences.

Why pay upwards of $2.50 for an iced coffee or iced tea at a coffee shop or fast food restaurant when you can make your own at home? Over the past few weeks, we've been testing various K-Cups to see which ones were best suited to be "iced" vs. prepared in their usual manner. Let's take a quick look at some of our favorite varieties along with flavoring suggestions for each.

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It should be noted that we used unflavored 10% blend cream and all-natural Stevia sugar substitute to achieve some of the sweeter iced latte drinks. We realize most of our readers may not have easy access to specialty coffee flavoring syrups, so we decided not to use any during our testing. Feel free to use half & half or 1% skim milk and whatever sweeteners/flavorings you prefer.

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May 27, 2009

Fair Trade Summer Safari and The Perfect Peach K-Cups

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Green Mountain has announced their Summer 2009 set of K-Cups - The Perfect Peach and Summer Safari. Both of these K-Cups use Fair Trade coffees, and we're pretty excited about a cup of iced peach coffee using our Platinum B70 Keurig Brewer.

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.

At Fair Trade Summer K-Cups

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May 14, 2009

Fair Trade Spring Revival Blend K-Cups

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It's Spring and time for some K-Cup revival. The Fair Trade Spring Revival Blend K-Cups are back, and with an amazing story. The origins of the Spring Revival Blend is the Unión Regional de Pequeños Productores de Café, in Huatusco, Mexico. The cooperative was formed in 1992 by a group of small-scale family farmers who decided to take responsibility for lifting their community out of the extreme poverty they faced. Their success has been remarkable, and today the coop boasts more than 1,908 small farmers among its members, including 600 women.

These K-Cups make a balanced and sweetly aromatic blend with a sparkling finish. The Fair Trade Spring Revival Blend 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.

At Fair Trade Spring Revival Blend K-Cups

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May 8, 2009

Review: Keurig Water Filter Kit - Filter Water for Keurig Single-Cup K-Cup Brewers

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Following up on our earlier article - Better Water = Better Single Serve Coffee, we wanted to let Keurig owners in on how they can make their water better. Did you know you can add a charcoal water filter to just about any Keurig single serve coffee maker K-Cup brewing system? We didn't until last month, when we saw you could order a filter pack and filter holder for any Keurig home model made after August 2007.

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We installed the water filter in our Keurig Platinum B70 in less than 2 minutes.

So how does it work? Well - for us it works great. We have town water that always has a tinge of treated taste to it, and after using the charcoal filter the coffee taste is much better. Now you combine this filter with filtered water - and bam - it's a double treat. The coffee is even crisper with more flavor. Whatever your situation is, it's probably a good idea to run a filter in your Keurig to reduce build up and the need to de-scale.

The kit comes with 1 water filter adapter and 2 filter cartridges, and is compatible with Keurig Single-Cup Brewers purchased after August 2007. Each filter lasts approx. 2 months, so you're going to need to eventually get Keurig Water Filter Cartridge Refills. Note that filter lifespan will vary depending on the hardness of your water, and we found ours lasted about 3 months instead of the two.

At Keurig Water Filter Starter Kit and Keurig Water Filter Cartridge Refills

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