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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February 15, 2012

Keurig VUE Brewer V700 and V-Cups Announced

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Keurig has officially announced the new Keurig VUE Brewing System and V-Cups. The Vue system supports stronger bolder coffee, and the V-Cups are able to be recycled unlike the older K-Cup format. As of today there are over 33 V-Cups available for the VUE brewer which retails at $249. Also, the Keurig Vue can brew "frothy" drinks including Barista Prima Coffeehouse Café Mochas, Barista Prima Coffeehouse Sweetened Cappuccinos, and Barista Prima Coffeehouse Vanilla Lattes. It appears there will be both a milk V-Cup and a coffee V-Cup to make such milk based coffee drinks possible.

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February 14, 2012

Keurig VUE Brewer V700 [Was B80V] and V-Cups Rumor Round-Up

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Is this the Keurig Vue Brewer? We're not sure but you may like this web comic from Scott Kurtz called The Trenches.

We've been getting lots of reader send ins of information regarding the rumored Keurig Vue and new V-Cup format for the new VUE brewer. Over at New Keurig "Vue" brewer [B80V] in the Single Serve Coffee there's much discussion regarding the VUE brewer, and whether or not it's going to use an RFID reader for anything, and what this new keurig VUE brewer and V-Cup format could be.

Here's what we know so far, and all of this is just wild speculation until tomorrow February 15th when Keurig may or may not reveal the VUE brewer and V-Cup format at their event in New York.

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February 3, 2012

Keurig RFID-Enabled V-Cup Coffee Brewer at FCC

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We've been patiently following the entire RFID K-Cup/V-Cup brewer story at Single Serve Coffee Forums, and comments on earlier posts here at Single Serve Coffee. According to an FCC filing Keurig plans to release an RFID-enabled coffee brewer with the FCC ID YMSKAEFUHRVI1G200. This reveals vey little about the brewer itself, and we're unsure if this brewer(s) would be for consumer or business use.

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July 30, 2010

Rumor: Keurig Testing RFID Reader and Chips in Next Generation Single-Cup Brewers?

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A picture from the FCC filing of a Keurig brewer with a
RFID chip reader in it.

Chris over at Engadget has sent word that Keurig may be planning to use RFID chips in their brewers given a recent FCC filing. While the FCC filing is just that - hey we're using RFID chips and just experimenting, it does make us think about the purpose of an RFID reader and RFID chips in a Keurig single serve coffee brewer that uses K-Cups.

  1. If they're using it to read something about each K-Cup - they could use this for brew temperature, length of brew, amount of water etc. much like the Tassimo system uses bar codes to tell the brewer how to prepare each beverage.
  2. An RFID reader might also mean making sure any K-Cup used with the brewer also has an RFID chip. This would make it very difficult to use after market devices that allow for use of your own coffee or even K-Cups not made and sold by Keurig partners. This seems more likely given the patents on K-Cups running out in the coming years, and Keurig would want to protect the K-Cup system.
  3. An RFID reader and chip would also be great for the commercial brewers allowing for employees with a chip to use the Keurig brewer in their office.
  4. An RFID reader and chip given to each household member might be able to remember the coffee preference of each coffee drinker if you could also program the RFID chips for each member of your coffee household.


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Whatever the use the RFID reader is going to be used for in the future is unknown, but it does show Keurig is going to continually innovate and move forward into the single serve coffee future with new technology. We'll have more details as we find them on this story, but for now it's just a rumor on next gen use and a FCC filing mixed with speculation on the intended use as the filing omits the company secrets it doesn't want the filing to disclose.

Full filing at OET List Exhibits Report

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