May 6, 2009
It's official, and a pretty quick addition after the recent acquisition of Tully's Coffee by Green Mountain Coffee. Tully's Coffee K-Cups can be purchased at Green Mountain Coffee's web site, and if you're an existing Cafe Express Member, you can also add these to your K-Cup orders each month from Green Mountain Coffee. Given our obsession with the French Roast Tully's K-Cups, we'll just have to pick some up this week, and perhaps the Kona Blend as well.
Tully's K-Cup Coffees 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.
May 4, 2009
This past Winter yielded the seasonal Fair Trade Golden French Toast K-Cup from Green Mountain and after several hectic weeks around the single serve coffee office, we finally got a chance to give this flavor a try. Green Mountain describes this K-Cup as having the flavors of “warm, buttered French Toast drizzled with sweet maple syrup”. After reading that, we couldn’t wait any longer to do a review.
We chose the 5.25oz brew size to extract the full flavors and were greeted with the pleasant scents of maple with an added hint of cinnamon lying underneath. First impressions when tasting this coffee are surprisingly enough quite the opposite of its scent… you taste the cinnamon first, then you taste the maple afterwards. The flavoring is right up there with the real thing and we’re sure this K-Cup would be great paired with it.
Continue reading: " Review: Green Mountain Fair Trade Golden French Toast K-Cups for Keurig"
April 30, 2009
Big news on the single serve coffee maker K-Cup front. Walmart and the Keurig business unit of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) have announced a new distribution of Keurig’s gourmet single-cup coffee brewers and patented K-Cup portion packs in over 3,000 Walmart stores, just in time for the gift-giving Mother’s Day holiday.
Walmart will carry Keurig’s Elite B40 Single-Cup Brewer and a variety of K-Cups® from Green Mountain Coffee, Gloria Jean’s, Timothy’s, Tully’s Coffee and Newman’s Own® Organics. This means lots of options for Walmart shoppers, and if your run out of K-Cups and can't wait for an order online, you can run down and pick up a few K-Cups to tide you over.
Continue reading: "Green Mountain Coffee and Keurig Brewers to Appear in Walmart Stores Nationwide"
April 29, 2009
Shawn writes in that he's noticed 2 occurrences of Keurig machines appearing in primetime TV series this past week. We've noticed them as well - Fringe and Southland. Even members in the Single Serve Coffee Forums have noticed one of our favorite single serve coffee makers making guest appearances on these shows.
- Fringe - Walter Bishop tries using a Keurig at FBI headquarters and claims it's "broken" when he can't figure out how to close the brewing chamber. We think the model was the B60 or B70... couldn't quite tell.
- Southland = When Dewey calls his ex asking for help after a night of boozing gone wrong at a movie star's house, we see a Keurig in the background while she's talking to him on the phone, although it's not in focus. Think it was the same model as Fringe was using.
We have also learned that Walter from Fringe in the episode above likes a little cinnamon in his coffee. We're not big fans of it in ours, but it's a nice touch and makes it seem like he's really drinking some coffee.
April 23, 2009
Green Mountain Coffee has a new level for any member of their Café EXPRESS program and it's called Platinum. After placing your tenth order with Green Mountain Coffee®, as a Café EXPRESS Member, members will automatically advance to their new “Café EXPRESS Platinum” level and receive even greater discounts on coffee every time they order as long as they are a member of Café EXPRESS.
Café EXPRESS Platinum Level Benefits
- $2.50 off every box of K-Cups
- $1.25 off every bag of coffee
- Extended Warranty on Keurig Brewer
- FREE STANDARD SHIPPING when you purchase 4 or more boxes of K-Cups (within Continental U.S.)
- 10% off all non-coffee items
At Cafe Express Platinum
April 14, 2009
It's official. Caribou Coffee K-Cups can be purchased at Green Mountain Coffee's web site. If you are an existing Cafe Express Member, you can also add these to your K-Cup orders each month from Green Mountain Coffee. We really like Caribou Coffee's French Roast and Sumatra K-Cups, and we noticed they now have a Mahogany blend. We'll have to try that soon.
Caribou Coffee 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.
April 10, 2009
With the sheer multitude of K-Cup varieties on the market today, it’s almost impossible for us to review every single one (despite our best efforts), so we decided to follow-up our recent GMCR Wild Mountain Blueberry review with another one of Green Mountain’s classic flavored K-Cups... Southern Pecan.
We chose the 5.25oz brew size to extract the full flavors and it didn’t take long for the room to fill up with a strong scent of sweet buttered praline pecans. We could almost taste the real thing just by inhaling the scent, amazing. This was by far one of the best scented coffees we’d tried in a while and it had us wishing that Glade would make this scent as one of their scented candles or plug-ins. Hmm… maybe that’s a market GMCR could explore?
Continue reading: "Review: Southern Pecan K-Cups from Green Mountain Coffee"
April 9, 2009
We love the flavor of this Mexican Organic coffee from Timothy's. Each cup of Timothy's Mexican Organic K-Cup Coffee is sweet and spicy, with a surprisingly smoky and smooth finish. We've been drinking this for the past few weeks, and find it to work as a wake up cup of single serve coffee. It has a little zing with the provided zang that gets your morning going.
Timothy's Mexican Organic K-Cups will work in any Keurig single serve coffee machines. Priced $9.99 at Timothy's Mexican Organic K-Cup Coffee for a 24 count box and $21 for 48 at Timothy's Mexican Organic K-Cup Coffee.
March 27, 2009
We decided to give some of our old favorites another try as we wait for newer seasonal varieties to arrive, so our first pick was Green Mountain’s Fair Trade Wild Blueberry K-Cups. A quick look on Green Mountain’s website reveals that the company got its start in 1981 when they opened a small café in Waitsfield, Vermont and roasted their coffee on-site. Some of their first commercial clients were restaurants & inns within the area, but shortly thereafter, skiers from neighboring states started asking the café if they could have its coffee shipped to their homes. This growing demand would eventually give birth to the company’s first mail-order business. As of 1993, the company has been publicly traded on NASDAQ and has quickly established itself as one of the nation’s leading specialty coffee companies not to mention the pioneering force partnering behind the introduction of the Keurig single serve coffee system. Today the company also sells many other coffee & tea brands including Newman’s Own, Caribou and Celestial Seasonings.
Continue reading: "Review: Green Mountain Fair Trade Wild Mountain Blueberry K-Cups"
March 18, 2009
Island Coconut K-Cups from Green Mountain are simply one of our favorite seasonal K-Cups. The sweet smell of coconut combined with a smooth blend of coffee makes for a morning treat each year it arrives. And since Spring vacation is coming up, and you may or may not be traveling to an exotic beach given the economy, we think indulging in a little coconut treat for yourself is just what the doctor ordered.
The Island Coconut 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 any other Keurig brewer.
At Island Coconut K-Cups