August 29, 2008

Keurig B40 Single Cup Brewer - The $99 Keurig K Cup Brewer

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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

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July 30, 2008

Keurig B3000 Single-Cup Brewer Recognized for Outstanding Design

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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...

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July 28, 2008

Green Mountain Coffee K Cup Variety Packs

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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

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July 15, 2008

Emeril's Big Easy Bold K-cups - New Orleans In Your Coffee Cup

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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.

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June 26, 2008

Review: Keurig Mini B30 K-Cup Single Serve Coffee Maker

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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.

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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?

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June 23, 2008

How Hot is the Brew Temp on the Keurig Mini B30?

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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.

keurigb30temp.jpg 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.

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June 16, 2008

Green Mountain Fair Trade Organic Summer Symphony K-Cups

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We've been looking for a K-Cup to sound off our summer mornings, and Fair Trade Organic Summer Symphony Blend has just the right notes. It has a crisp acidity and overall balance. The aroma is slightly nutty with a citrus twist, while its flavors offer dark chocolate with a touch of tropical fruit. Yum!

The Green Mountain Fair Trade Organic Summer Symphony K-Cups for Keurig 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 Seasonal K-Cup Coffees from Green Mountain
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June 10, 2008

Keurig Mini B30 K Cup Coffee Brewer Arrives for Review

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We've received a pre-release Keurig Mini B30 to review here at Single Serve Coffee, and it's in RED! We'll be running this new Keurig Mini B30 single serve coffee maker through the single serve coffee test kitchen with all the K Cups we can throw at it. Remember - it's only June, and the Keurig Mini B30 won't be available until August, so we hope to have the oohs and aahs worked out for you ahead of time, so you'll know what single serve k cup coffee brewer is right for you or that special coffee drinker you'd like to impress.

Keurig Mini B30 Features:

  • Cup Sensors - they won't work with glass mugs
  • My K Cup Compatible
  • Heats and brews in under 3 minutes
  • Brews and 8 oz cup
  • Add fresh water for each cup you make
  • Update:Brew temperature is nearly the same as the larger B40, B50, B60 or B70 brewers. We'll have final temps after testing.
  • Comes in Red, Black, and White - Red online only at Keurig.com
  • Available in August for $79
  • Travel Bag will be made available and will hold the brewer and some K Cups
  • Certified for home and office use - BIG BONUS
  • Very Quiet - doesn't feature Quiet Brew Technology, but uses a quieter method than the current set of brewers to make your cup of single serve coffee
  • 10 K Cups included with purchase

Want a K Cup coffee brewer now? The current list of available models include:

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June 6, 2008

Green Mountain Coffee to Open 3rd K Cup Plant in Tennessee

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More K Cups are on the way for your Keurig brewer.

Pretty soon the wait will be even less on those hard to get K Cup varieties from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 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.

On June 2, 2008, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (the "Company") entered into an agreement to buy property in Knoxville, Tennessee (the "Property") for a purchase price of $10,500,000.00. The Property consists of an approximately 334,000 square foot facility on approximately thirty-one acres of land. The Company anticipates that the Property will be used as a new plant with packaging lines for K-Cup portion packs installed in the months after closing and then roasting and other packaging lines in the future.

It's nice to see in this "down economy" single serve coffee on the rise, and Green Mountain providing more jobs and futures for American single serve coffee workers and drinkers everywhere.

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June 3, 2008

Keurig Mini B30 Brewer Details Confirmed - Red is the New Black

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On our recent trip to Keurig we were able to get a sneak preview of the new Keurig Mini B30, and confirm the features on the single serve coffee maker. From brewing your cup of coffee in just under 3 minutes, to being My K Cup Compatible, the Keurig Mini B30 has a few features it's cousin the Keurig B130 doesn't have, and some they share.

Keurig Mini B30 Features:

  • Cup Sensors - Placing your cup on the stand activates the brewer. Note: they won't work with glass mugs,. only opaque mugs
  • My K Cup Compatible
  • Heats and brews in under 3 minutes
  • Brews and 8 oz cup
  • Add fresh water for each cup you make
  • Slightly Lower Temperature ~10 degrees F than the larger B40, B50, B60 or B70 brewers
  • Comes in Red, Black, and White - Red online only at Keurig.com
  • Available in August for $79
  • Travel Bag will be made available and will hold the brewer and some K Cups
  • Certified for home and office use - BIG BONUS
  • Very Quiet - doesn't feature Quiet Brew Technology, but uses a quieter method than the current set of brewers to make your cup of single serve coffee
  • 10 K Cups included with purchase


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Who doesn't want a Ferrari Red single serve coffee maker?
Wowser.

That's all we know for now, and we're pretty excited for this little single serve coffee wonder to join the ranks of the larger Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig B70 Brewer, and the Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer.

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