October 9, 2006

Review: Pumpkin Spice Coffee Pods and K Cup Madness!

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Yes. It's a mad mad mad world. We have received from our good friend Jim Evans at CoffeeWhiz.com - not one - not two - but six different pumpkin spice coffees to try. Three of the coffees are for your single serve coffee maker that uses coffee pods and will work in your Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, and Krups Home Cafesingle serve coffee pod brewers. The pumpkin spice coffee pods are from: Baronet Coffee, Reunion Island Coffee Pods, and Melitta's One: One JavaPods.

The other three are for your Keurig single serve coffee maker in K-Cup form and will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the newly released Keurig B70 Brewer. The k cup coffees are: Timothy's Pumpkin Spice K Cups, Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice K Cups, and Gloria Jean's Pumpkin Spice K Cups.

What did we ultimately think of each coffee? How did each of them taste?

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October 6, 2006

Review: Keurig Platinum B70 K Cup Single-Cup Brewer

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We've been testing the Keurig Platinum B70 K Cup Single-Cup Brewer along side it's older cousin the Keurig B60 brewer for over 2 weeks and find the two cousins to be refreshingly different. What's different from the Keurig Platinum B70 K Cup Single-Cup Brewer compared with the B40, B50, and comparable B60? Basically, a smaller footprint, larger reservoir and reduced noise during brewing. It also features 4 programmable cup sizes versus 3 on the Keurig B60, the largest topping out at a whopping 11.25 oz, which is enough to fill just about any travel mug with lots of coffee.

So readers had a bunch of questions we needed to answer:

  • Is it really more quiet than the older models?
  • How much of a difference does the larger reservoir make?
  • Were there other changes you like or didn't like?
  • How is the coffee compared to the B60 or B50?
  • Did you like the larger brew size option of 11.25 oz?

We answer all your questions and if you'd like to see how we rated the other Keurig brewers - for a full run down of our impressions of the B40 and B60, you can read a full review here. For a full review of the Keurig B50, you can read our full review here.

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October 5, 2006

Timothy's Perfectly Pumpkin K-Cup Coffee

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It's fall, and we always like a brisk morning and spicy cup of pumpkin induced coffee. They come packed in a 24 count box, and we think a little cream and sugar will bring out the best flavor. These K-Cups will work will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, and the newly released Keurig B70 Brewer.

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October 4, 2006

Keurig B200 Commercial Brewer for Small to Mid Size Offices

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We recently visited the Keurig offices and had the pleasure of getting to use the new Keurig B200 commercial brewer. We really like the clear controls and think this would look excellent in any small to mid size office. It's got a slew of new features including back to back brewing and a new LED screen. It really looks like a much larger Keurig B70. You won't be able to order this for your home, it's available for offices only, but we can all dream our boss will pick this coffee system over some crazy drip coffee maker or service.


Features include:

  • A sleek, upscale and modern design that will grace any office
  • Pourover or direct water line plumbed capability
  • An attractive LCD user interface that walks first-time users through the brew process--programmable in English (default), French, or Spanish!
  • Choice of two brew options: regular 8 oz. or a more robust 6 oz.
  • Unlimited back to back brewing every 60 seconds. In pourover mode, the brewer will brew back to back until the 64 oz. water tank is empty. In plumbed mode users get unlimited back to back brewing every minute with no lengthy reheat delay.
  • A modular vending accessory kit -- converts to a vend unit with a simple panel change
  • Distributor menu controls -- Distributors can set service phone number, vending options, and obtain important diagnostic information.
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Tasting Tully's French Roast K-Cups for Keurig

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On our recent visit to Keurig, several of the team members turned us back onto the new Tully's French Roast K-cups for your Keurig single serve coffee maker. We reviewed the Tully's French Roast coffee when it was in pre-release, and didn't get to have more than a few cups.

We can say now, after getting two packs of the K-Cups - they're still excellent. The Tully's French roast has a very smokey and interesting flavor and perhaps one of the best tasting french roast coffee's we've had in K-Cup form. The roast produces an almost chocolate like flavor, and when milk and sugar are added, it really lives up to anything you'd get at Starbuck's for a darker roast.

Since we don't have Tully's coffee stores here in the Northeast, we're all dying to try the Tully's French Roast right from a Tully's store, but for now will have to settle for drinking it at home with our new Keurig B70.

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September 29, 2006

How Quiet is the Keurig B70 Single Serve Coffee Maker?

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We've been testing the new Keurig Platinum B70 Single-Cup brewer over the past few days, and one of the claims of the new Keurig Platinum B70 Single-Cup brewer is that it's more quiet than the older Keurig B40, B50, and B60 brewers. How much quieter is it? Well - we've made two videos after the jump that can let you be the judge and jury.

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September 23, 2006

Save $50 on the Keurig B60 Single Serve Coffee Brewer

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We love our Keurig Special Edition B60 and think the price reduction from $199.95 to $149.95 makes it a total steal and a hot deal. Also, with the release of the Keurig B70 sometime in early October and at $50 dollars more, if you want to get a Keurig now and want to enjoy the price reduction in the Keurig B60, there's no better time than the present.

If you purchase the Keurig B60 now you can also get a free variety pack of 24-K-Cups. If you're looking for a good comparison of the B40, B50, and B60 brewers we've got a great article we put together last year. What we really like about the B60 over the B40 and B50 - the auto-on, clock, and blue LED lights. Yep - we love those lights and each morning seeing them over some harsh overhead lights makes getting a cup of single serve coffee even easier.

Keurig B60 Features:

Three brew sizes:
* 5.25-oz. more intense cup
* 7.25-oz. regular cup
* 9.25-oz. travel mug
* Adjustable brew temperature
* Blue backlit LCD display and water reservoir
* Digital clock, Programmable on/off timer
* Ready to brew three minutes after turned on
* Descale indicator for long life
* Removable 48-oz. water reservoir
* Removable stainless steel drip tray
* Chrome handle and faceplate
* 11" wide, 13" deep, 13.5" tall
* 16.5" tall when opened

At Green Mountain Coffee

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September 21, 2006

Keurig Platinum B70 Single-Cup Brewer Arrives for Review

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We've just received the new Keurig Platinum B70 Single-Cup brewer. Will it replace our trusted Keurig B60 in the Single Serve Coffee test kitchen? We sure hope so. With improvements over the B50 and B60, the Keurig B70 gives you a set of new features including a 60 oz water reservoir, and even a new cup size for brewing at 11.25 oz. We also like the new footprint of the Keurig Platinum B70 Single-Cup brewer and hope the smaller size fits even better under our kitchen cabinets. Expect a full review soon!

At Keurig and Green Mountain Coffee

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September 19, 2006

Single Serve Coffee Visits Keurig

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The staff at SingleServeCoffee.com visited Keurig - makers of the new Keurig Platinum B70 Single-Cup brewer and the Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Ultra Elite B60. We met with Kristin Cefalo - the product marketing manager for Keurig at Home who gave us several demos of their new products coming out this Fall.

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Not only did we get a demo of the new Keurig Platinum B70 Single-Cup brewer, but we got to sample a ton of different varieties of K-Cup coffees from Tully's, Diedrich, and others. We also got to try out the new B200 commercial brewer (pictured above) that gives you instructions on how to brew a cup of K-Cup coffee.

We'll have a full run down of different stories and interesting tidbits from Keurig over the next few weeks, including a full review of the new Keurig Platinum B70 Single-Cup brewer.

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September 13, 2006

Keurig Platinum B70 K Cup Single-Cup Brewer Now Available

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We're very excited to introduce the now available Keurig Platinum B70 Single-Cup brewer. You can purchase it at Green Mountain Coffee and other online retailers. An improvement over the B50 and B60, the Keurig B70 gives you a set of new features including a 60 oz water reservoir, and even a new cup size for brewing at 11.25 oz. We'll also be saying goodbye it looks like to the Keurig B50 as the Keurig B60 now moves down in price to $149.95 to replace the B50, with the new Keurig B70 coming in at $199.95. We're going to visit Keurig this week to see the new Keurig B70 single serve coffee maker in action, and should have full run down for you of the features this new Keurig single serve coffee maker has to offer.

Check out the full set of Keurig B70 Platinum Features after the jump...

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