January 7, 2015

Prospect Tea Single Serve Tea K-Cups

 

Prospect tea singles serve tea cups

From the company that does Brooklyn Beans Roastery coffee K-Cups comes Prospect Tea. These single serve tea K-Cups come in a variety of flavors, and we’ve been sampling many of them over the past few days. Prospect teas feature gourmet blends not found in other single serve cups like Darjeeling, Chai, White tea, Oolong, and more.

There are a ton of familiar and not so familiar flavors for any single serve tea situation:

  • Brooklyn Breakfast - Type: Black Ceylon
  • Duke of Earl Grey - Type: Earl Grey
  • Golden Dragon - Type: Yunnan Gold
  • Graffiti Burst - Type: Pomegranate Infused White Tea
  • Himalayan Spring - Type: Oolong
  • White Bengal - Type: Black
  • Chamomile Chill - Type: Chamomile
  • Lemon Taxi - Type: Lemon
  • Peppermint Heights - Type: Peppermint
  • Vanilla Chai - Type: Black
  • Green Power - Type: Green
  • Prospect Park Decaf - Type: Green
  • Variety - Type: Choose your adventure

Prospect Tea Single Serve Tea K-Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers but NOT Keurig 2.0. All flavors are also available now.

At Prospect Tea

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January 6, 2015

Boston Cream Donut Coffee K-Cups

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AB on a recent trip to Wal-Mart in Bangor, Maine found:  Donut House Collection Boston Cream Donut K-Cups. Boston Cream and coffee is an interesting mix, and we are interested in seeing what this K-Cup fresh-from-the-minds of Keurig Green Mountain is all about. Donut House Collection serves up a smooth, medium roast coffee paired with the rich taste of overflowing custard and a glaze of sweet chocolate. We can imagine eating at least a dozen - we mean drinking at least a dozen of these K-Cups.

Made with 100% Arabica coffee, the Donut House Collection Boston Cream Donut K-Cups retail for $11.99 for a box of 18, and will work in all K-Cup brewers.

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January 5, 2015

Lipton Lemon Ginseng Green Tea K-Cups Review

  

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Lipton has been steadily forging ahead with new varieties of teas lately & the same can be said about their single serve offerings as well. 2014 saw a slow but continued growth of new flavors with the latest one being the Lipton Lemon Ginseng Green Tea K-Cups. We were curious to have a go at these but should have paid closer attention to the ingredients list since, for whatever reason, we thought these K-Cups had honey included as part of the initial flavor. We could not have been more wrong. 

While panax ginseng is known as a form of natural energy supplement, it’s not exactly the best tasting ingredient in the world and despite its various health benefits, it has a very unique and somewhat off-putting taste which can only be described as chemical-like. That’s why most teas which feature this ingredient usually add honey as a sweetener to help mask the taste. This time around, Lipton opted not to do that and only left natural lemon flavoring (which is apparently soy-based… wait, what?) & lemon grass as the main flavor ingredients. So, what are the final brewed results like? Let’s have a look & find out. As noted above, there’s soy in this product (and even an allergen warning right on the K-Cup lids), so be forewarned if you’ve got any soy allergies.

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January 2, 2015

Starbucks Guatemala Casi Cielo K-Cup Packs

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This is one of the first offering from Starbucks for 2015, and one of our favorite K-Cup coffees. The Starbucks Guatemala Casi Cielo K-Cup Packs use only the best beans to make Casi Cielo.  Spanish for “almost heaven.”, we do think this is heaven in a coffee cup. This coffee is both smooth, and has a rich set of flavors to produce what we think is also a great cup of coffee for the morning or late afternoon.

The Starbucks Guatemala Casi Cielo K-Cup Packs will work in all Keurig K-Cup brewers. You’re best bet to get the Starbucks Guatemala Casi Cielo K-Cup Packs is to walk down to a local Starbucks Cafe and pick some up.

At Starbucks

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December 26, 2014

Peet's Coffee Colombia Luminosa K-Cup Packs

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Peet’s Coffee has introduced a light coffee to it’s lineup of K-Cups - Colombia Luminosa K-Cup® Packs. This coffee is a light roast with exceptional flavor that has a pleasantly mild, smooth flavor with delicately sweet aromas. It’s also for use Keurig K-Cup brewers.

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December 24, 2014

Keurig Mini-Plus Brewers Recalled for Too-Hot Coffee

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Keurig Green Mountain is recalling more than 7 million Keurig Mini Plus brewers after 90 reported burn-related injuries. The coffee produced by these brewers is too hot and can overheat during the brewing process, spraying out and burning coffee drinkers. Keurig has received about 200 reports of hot liquid escaping from the brewer, including 90 of those that said they suffered burn-related injuries.

Keurig serial number on bottom of brewerThis is how you find the serial number in your affected brewer.
More details on the CPSC site.

The company is recalling about 6.6 million units sold in the U.S. and 564,000 sold in Canada. The recalled units were produced between the end of 2009 and July 2014 and were sold at a handful of national retailers, as well as online on Keurig’s website. 

We think you should stop using your brewer immediately and call today for a repair on the brewer. 

Via Keurig's too-hot coffee and details on the CPSC site.

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December 23, 2014

Corporate Essentials and Shoffee.com Offer Keurig Compatible RealCups in 2015

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The RealCup brand is going to grow really big in 2015, and part of it is making more and more partnerships happen. Also RealCups will be compatible moving forward with all Keurig K-Cup brewers including 2.0. Beginning in January, Corporate Essentials will be expanding its offering to include more than 60 different products from the RealCup portfolio. This includes Martinson coffees, cocoas and cappuccinos, Tim Hortons coffee, Marley Coffee, Higgins & Burke teas and Brown Gold coffees.

Corporate Essentials will offer new and existing clients the RC400 RealCup brewer from Mother Parkers. The dependable, commercial grade office brewer delivers maximum flexibility and performance with both a water reservoir AND plumbed-in capabilities, as well as brew sizes from 4–16 oz. Beginning in 2015, coffee brands in the RealCup portfolio will be available in the more environmentally friendly EcoCup format, which makes it easy for users to dissemble the capsule components for recycling.

Corporate Essentials also reaches beyond their extensive client list in the OCS Channel, with more than 50,000 individual online shoppers in the U.S. who have connected with the company’s at-home ordering website at Shoffee.com. Individual buyers will have the opportunity to purchase RealCup brand offerings with more than 60 SKUs soon to be available for on-line purchase.

This means that Corporate Essentials is essentially shedding any ties to Keurig Green Mountain, and will be using RealCup and their coffees and brewers exclusively next year. Pretty exciting times in the single serve coffee world, and we can’t wait to check out all the coffee offerings that will grow out of these partnerships and brewers as well.

More at Corporate Essentials Offers Keurig Compatible RealCups

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December 18, 2014

McCafe K-Cups from McDonald's Now in Stores

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AB on a recent trip to Shaw’s in Bangor, Maine was surprised to see McCafe coffee in K-Cup form. Shaw’s offered both ground coffee and K-cups, and the K-cups come in the following varieties:

  • Medium Roast
  • Dark Roast
  • Decaf

They are produced by Kraft foods and are fully licensed with Keurig. They run $7.99 for a box of 12, and since they are fully licensed the McCafe K-Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.

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December 16, 2014

Tootsie Roll & Junior Mints Hot Cocoa Single Cups Review

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It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything that truly piqued our interest in the single serve market and when we noticed the recent appearance of various chocolate candy inspired hot cocoas from brands such as Sugar Babies, Charleston Chew, Tootsie Roll & Junior Mints, we at first thought this was a severely early April Fools joke. That is until we started noticing more and more online retailers starting to carry them. Holy cow… these were actually REAL products! We immediately set about trying to procure various flavors only to find out that they were sold out almost everywhere (argh! why didn’t we believe these were real when they were announced?!?). We did however manage to secure a few samples of the Tootsie Roll & Junior Mint Hot Cocoa Single Cups and that’s what we’ll be checking out today. 

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December 15, 2014

Eco Fill Max Single Serve Coffee Filter

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The Eco Fill Max Single Serve Coffee Filter allows you to pack 2x the amount of coffee to brew a perfect 6-8 oz cup of coffee. The Eco-Fill Max holds almost twice as much coffee as a single serve capsule allowing you to make, big, bold, full flavored, tumbler sized beverages in your single serve Keurig Brewer. Just replace the standard- K-cup holder with the Eco Fill max holder.

Eco Fill-Max Single Serve Coffee Filter Deluxe Features:

  • 2 X capacity of a K cup with your own ground coffee
  • Replaces standard k-cup holder
  • Accepts all standard K-cups

The Eco Fill Max Single Serve Coffee Filter works with all Keurig 1.0 K-Cup Brewers.

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