May 3, 2012

Eight O'Clock Coffee, Tetley Tea, and Good Earth Tea Coming to Keurig Single Cup Brewing Systems

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The Eight O'Clock Coffee Company (a member of the Tata Global Beverages family of brands), have announced a multiyear agreement to make Eight O'Clock coffee, Tetley tea, and Good Earth tea available in K-Cup and Vue packs for Keurig Single Cup Brewing systems. This new relationship will provide Keurig brewer owners with additional choices by having Eight O'Clock coffee, Tetley tea, and Good Earth tea readily available for their brewers and we think more choices is a good thing.

Eight O'Clock Coffee Company and GMCR plan to make a select offering of Eight O'Clock coffee K-Cup packs available throughout the U.S. and Canada beginning in fall 2012. In the U.S, Tetley teas, and in the U.S. and Canada, Good Earth teas intend to join the K-Cup pack collection in 2013. There's no word on the exact dates for Vue Packs to be available for the Keurig Vue system for any of these brands.

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April 30, 2012

Review: The Original Donut Shop Coffee Vue Pack from Coffee People

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We often wonder how much coffee can be improved when you brew it with a new system or different method. Back in 2007 we had our first cup of The Original Donut Shop Coffee in K-Cup form from Coffee People and thought it was good - but not great. Oh how things have changed with this medium roast coffee using the new Vue system from Keurig and Vue pack.

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April 6, 2012

How to Recycle Keurig Vue Packs

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Make sure and wait for the Vue pack to cool before peeling the lid off.

We've put together an overview of how to recycle the Keurig Vue Packs. Recycling for us here at Single Serve Coffee is really important, and knowing which single serve coffee products can be recycled will help put your environmental mind at ease. The Keurg Vue packs have a peel off lid that allows you to recycle the plastic cup or V-Cup, and you can also recycle the cardboard box the Vue packs come in.

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March 22, 2012

Starbucks Coffee and Tazo Tea for Keurig Vue Brewer


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Starbucks Coffee Company and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. have announced the expansion of their strategic relationship for the manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of Starbucks-branded Vue packs for use in GMCR's recently introduced Keurig Vue Brewer (you can read our review here of the new VUE V700 System).

Starbucks and GMCR expect GMCR to distribute Starbucks Vue packs initially in specialty, department store, and mass retailers in the U.S. as well as on GMCR's consumer direct websites by fall 2012.

Full release after the jump.

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March 16, 2012

What Will You Call the Keurig Vue Packs? V-Packs? V-Cups? or Vue Packs?

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What are you going to call the Vue packs from Keurig? We have been calling them V-Cups here at Single Serve Coffee, but others we've chatted with are calling them V-Packs? And, we're unsure if we'd ever call them just Vue packs in a casual single serve coffee conversation. What are you going to call them? Sound off in the comments and let us know your thoughts.

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March 13, 2012

Keurig Office Vue V1200 Brewing System with Vue Pack RFID Reader

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The Keurig Office Vue V1200 Brewing System is designed to meet the needs of the office coffee market. The brewer integrates RFID technology into the Keurig Vue Packs to make sure only office Vue packs are used in the V1200, and to communicate with the brewer what type of coffee or hot beverage is being prepared.

The Keurig Office Vue V1200 Brewing System with RFID Reader also uses Vue packs exclusively. The office Vue packs are also recyclable just like the consumer Vue packs. No word on what varieties of coffees, teas, and other beverages will be available with integrated RFID Vue packs when the brewer launches later this year.

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March 7, 2012

Review: Keurig VUE V700 Single Cup Brewing System Makes Amazing Coffee, Tea, and Café Style Drinks

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The Keurig Vue V700 Single Cup Brewing System uses Keurig's Vue Packs, and is a single cup brewing system capable of making coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and even lattes and cappuccinos. The Keurig VUE brewer can only use Keurig Vue Packs, and not K-Cups, which are meant for older Keurig systems. Also unlike the older K-Cups, pulling off the top of the foil lid with the filter attached to a VUE Pack one can recycle the cup part of a VUE pack.

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March 1, 2012

Keurig VUE V700 Single Cup Brewing System Arrives for Review

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We decided after hearing about the Keurig Vue V700 Single Cup Brewing System and Keurig Vue Packs were at retail to venture out this morning to find one to bring home for review. We found that our local Bed, Bath, and Beyond in Burlington, MA has the VUE Brewer and VUE Cups for sale so we picked a brewer, carousel, and VUE cups up. There's quite a few flavors of coffee, tea, and even a barista VUE Cup pack of the Vanilla Latte available which surprised us on the initial launch variety.

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February 17, 2012

Will the Keurig Vue Single Cup Brewing System fit a Travel Mug?

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Why yes - in fact the Vue Brewer will fit a travel mug. The drip tray can be pulled forward to make room for a large sized travel mug in the Keurig Vue Brewer. You can also brew full strength in a travel mug with Vue packs specially formulated to brew a bigger cup with the strength you would want in a large travel mug.

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February 16, 2012

How are Keurig VUE Packs AKA V-Cups Different than K-Cups?

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The Keurig Vue Brewer works only with the patented Vue packs or V-Cups. Each portion pack contains exactly the right amount of coffee, tea or other beverage. Also the Vue packs can only be used with Vue Brewers. They are not interchangeable with K-Cup Brewers and K-Cup packs.

We expected this to be the case when Keurig announced the new VUE Brewer, and to solve all the problems of different beverages, recycled K-Cups, and brew strength a new brew system was invented. One of the big innovations we're most excited to try is the latte or cappuccino drinks that come with a coffee and a milk portion vue pack.

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