June 5, 2015

Mad Monkey Swingin Bold Coffee Capsules for Keurig Brewers

Mad monkey swinging bold kcups

The Mad Monkey Swingin Bold Coffee Capsules for Keurig Brewers produce a complex bold cup of single serve coffee, and I also like the monkey twist. Monkey fun in my coffee? Yes please. The Mad Monkey capsules are from the RealCup folks, and that means each cup contains the Flavor Max filter, to give you maximum flavor in a single serve coffee. The Flavor Max filter uses non-woven fibers to make sure all the rich flavors, colors and aromas end up in your mug instead of locked away in the capsule.

The Mad Monkey Swingin Bold Coffee Capsules for Keurig Brewers will work in K-Cup Brewers BUT NOT Keurig 2.0.

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June 3, 2015

What's Happening at Target with Single Serve Coffee - June 2015

Keurig 20 target 2015 june

It's almost Summer and I decided to stop by our local target in Watertown, MA and see what the state of single serve coffee. I found lots of Keurig 2.0 and some other assorted brewers. I missed capturing an end cap of the Nespresso Vertuoline, but it was there. It seems the state of Target is lots of Keurig 2.0 with a bit of Nespresso sprinkled in.

Keurig mini target 2015 juneLots of Keurig mini brewers and stock of non-Keurig brewers seems to be less than the Keurig 2.0 brewers. I wonder why? 

Target 2015 june mrcoffee

If you need a Mr. Coffee Keurig K-Cup brewer it's going to set you back a sweet sweet $87.99.

So there you have it. Not that much going on but not that much not going on either. I think it's safe to say Keurig is still ruling the roost at Target, but it's nice to see all the other brewer options as well. The coffee selection here and in the grocery section was pretty decent, with not a lot of new stuff. I'll try and get a detailed round up of that in the coming weeks.

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May 28, 2015

Coffee Time Single Serve Capsules for Keurig Brewers Review

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Coffee Time is any time, and we're pretty excited we got some Coffee Time single serve capsules to review. We recently received a few 12 packs of their medium roast Coffee Time blend, and though these capsules aren't available in the US, they are available in Canada so get driving.

Coffee Time if you are unfamiliar is a chain of coffee shops that feature pretty amazing breakfast sandwiches along with some really decent coffee. They've also recently added single serve coffee capsules to their offerings for anyone with a Keurig K-Cup Brewers but not Keurig 2.0.

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May 26, 2015

Puroast Low Acid Coffee French Roast K-Cups

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Puroast Low Acid Coffee French Roast K-Cups are perfect for those of us that want a darker coffee but not the amount of acid that might bring. Puroast coffees have 70-Percent less acidity compared to other leading coffees, which makes Puroast Coffee ideal for people with chronic heartburn, ulcers or acid reflux. Puroast coffee also has 7 times more antioxidants than green tea and 5 times more antioxidants than other leading coffees. Puroast Coffee is 100-Percent premium coffee, no additives, gluten free, certified kosher, and calorie free.

Puroast Low Acid Coffee French Roast K-Cups will work in K-Cup Brewers but not Keurig 2.0.

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May 22, 2015

Keurig 2.0 K250 Brewing System

Keurig 250 brewer

The Keurig 2.0 K250 brewing system is a more affordable Keurig 2.0 brewer at just $119. The Keurig 2.0 K250 brewer can use K-Cups, VUE Packs, and the larger K-Carafe coffee packs to make a 4 cup carafe of coffee (carafe sold separately). Through the brewer's touch display interface you can enjoy nine brew sizes including 4, 6, 8, or 10-ounce cup, or a full carafe.

Other features include a strength control setting for brewing bolder coffee, as well as a separate setting for hot cocoa and other specialty beverages like chais and mochas. The K250 also features a 40 oz Water Reservoir, Removable Drip Tray, and comes in seven colors to complement any decor: Black, White, Strawberry, Turquoise, Violet, Orange Zest and Sandy Pearl.

At Keurig® 2.0 K250 Brewing System | Home | Brewers | US B2C Catalog | Keurig

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May 21, 2015

10 Tips & Tricks to Make Better K-Cup Coffee

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There’s an interesting article over at Yahoo! that features various tips and tricks on making a perfect cup of single serve coffee from your Keurig coffee maker. One of the tricks to mellow out the coffee is to add a pinch of salt to you cup of coffee. This trick had us thinking about all the other ways you can make a cup of coffee better using a single serve coffee maker. Here’s their ten tricks and click here to get the details.

  1. Double up your cup - use two K-cups on the lowest setting
  2. Add a pinch of salt - yep - this will mellow out the acid in the coffee
  3. Use your own beans - use a My K-Cup reusable filter or Eco-Fill
  4. Hack the K-Cup - reuse the guts of a K-Cup to make double strength coffee 
  5. Let freedom ring - get  freedom clip and use any K-Cup you want in a 2.0 coffee maker
  6. Keep it clean - use vinegar to get the Keurig brewer brewing better
  7. Heat things up - run a cycle before you make a cup 
  8. Always pull out - don’t let it brew to the end and put in some watery coffee
  9. Go bold or go home - use only the Dark roast K-Cups to get stronger coffee
  10. Save your money, skip the tea - use tea bags instead of K-Cup tea - always better
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May 19, 2015

Green Mountain Coffee Caramel Vanilla Cream K-Cups

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Green Mountain Coffee Caramel Vanilla Cream K-Cups bring back memories of my first caramel vanilla latte I had on a trip to Rome. We love this light roast coffee, and the drizzles of sweet, buttery caramel and brown sugar, with swirls of vanilla cream can sit on my tongue any time. Green Mountain Coffee Caramel Vanilla Cream K-Cups will work with all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0. 24 of the Green Mountain Coffee Caramel Vanilla Cream K-Cups will set you back $13. 

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May 18, 2015

Keurig Kold Will Use Carbonation Beads in Soda Pods - Machine Costs $300

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According to an article over at the Boston Glove, the Keurig Cold machines will cost around $300 or more and will be rolled out slowly over the next year and a half. The Keurig Kold counter-top machine will sell for between $299 and $369, which makes it much more than a Keurig 2.0 coffee brewer. The Keurig Kold pods will retail for $.99 to $1.29 each, which makes them also much more expensive than K-Cups and other current hot offerings or iced coffee offerings. 

The machine has its own chilling mechanism, and can make six to eight drinks in a row before it needs to recharge. The Kold technology includes ‘carbonation beads’ in the pods that eliminate the need for bulky carbon dioxide canisters. Apparently the Keurig Kold carbonation beads took over 5 years to develop.

Via The Boston Globe

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May 15, 2015

Keurig Kold Delayed - Online Ordering Fall 2015 and Retail 2016

Keurig kold brewer

Keurig Kold is coming just don’t expect it at the same places you see Keurig brewers in stores this year. The Keurig Kold will be sold online only this Fall, and next year the Keurig Kold the single-serve brewer for cold beverages like iced coffee, sodas, sports drinks, and iced tea will be on store shelves for the holiday season of 2016. Keurig is denying the machine is delayed, but given the problems with the Keurig 2.0 brewer - we’re not surprised. Cold brew coffee is also a growing trend, with Starbucks recently adding it to the menu. 

Via Business Insider

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May 14, 2015

Keurig Admits It Was Wrong about DRM and Taking Away My K-Cup


My kcup 20 comingThe My K-Cup reusable filter is coming to Keurig 2.0 this Fall.

Keurig was wrong. Wrong about trying to get it’s consumers to want to only use licensed K-Cups and also wrong about consumers not wanting to use the My K-Cup reusable coffee filter for Keurig 2.0. Sales of brewers and accessories are down - way down and Keurig is scrambling to fix the problem. Brian Kelley the President of Keurig has now stated they are rushing to incorporate formerly unlicensed pod brands so that the coffee makers would work with ‘more than 500 varieties across more than 70 brands’ rather than just Keurig Green Mountain coffee.

This also means the My K-Cup reusable filter is coming back this Fall. 'We underestimated the passion that consumers had for this... We shouldn’t have taken it away, we did. We are bringing it back.’  ‘I would tell you the other thing we heard loud and clear from the consumer, while a very small percent of consumers, a very vocal and intense, passionate consumer who really wanted the My K-cup back, what we learned is... that we want consumers to be able to brew every brand, any brand of coffee in their machine and bringing the My K-cup back allows that,’ Kelley said on the call. ‘We took the My K-cup away and quite honestly we’re wrong.’

It’s nice to see we are returning to the 2004 state of single serve coffee, and the only thing left to do is turn off the DRM on the Keurig 2.0 and we’ll all be happy. In the mean time while you wait for more brands the the My K-Cup remember you can use any coffee you want in the Keurig 2.0 by using the Eco-Fill line of products.

Via Ars Technica

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