May 8, 2014

Happy 10th Birthday Single Serve Coffee!

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Happy Birthday Single Serve Coffee! That’s right SingleServeCoffee.com is 10 years old, and it’s kinda unbelievable it’s been that long. We’ve written over 2700+ posts, and there’s more than 10,000 comments on our articles.

We want to thank all of our readers who've been enjoying all the Single Serve Coffee news and reviews over the past 10 years since May 2004. We also want to thank all of our sponsors who have kept the lights on. They do in fact keep the lights on and the pages serving to you.

We never would have imagined back in May 2004 after buying and reviewing the Senseo single serve coffee maker that we'd be here 10 years later bringing you even more news and reviews of K-Cups, T-Discs, Coffee Pods, and even portable and instant single serve coffees.

We enjoy every morning we get to be here and we really enjoy sharing single serve coffee with all of you.

So raise your coffee mug and cheer - Happy 10th Birthday Single Serve Coffee!

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May 7, 2014

Keurig K60 - K65 Special Edition Single Serve Coffee Maker

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The Keurig K60/K65 Special Edition Single Serve Coffee Maker uses K-Cups to brew perfect cups of coffee. What you probably don’t know? The Keurig B60 is the updated Keurig B60. We’ve been using our Keurig K65 for just over a year now, and have had no issues. You can brew coffee, tea, and other hot and brew over iced drinks with a Keurig K-Cup brewer.

Some key features of the Keurig K60/K65:

  • One-touch control panel; blue backlit LCD display
  • digital clock
  • programmable on/off 3 brew-size options (6 oz., 8 oz. and 10 oz.) 
  • adjustable brew temperature
  • removable drip tray 
  • Blue-lit removable 60-ounce water reservoir
  • descale indicator
  • dishwasher-safe parts 
  • Includes bonus 12-count K-Cup variety pack and Water Filter Kit

This is a killer deal as it does include the water filter kit which can save you on descaling. 

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May 6, 2014

Single Serve Coffee Cups Are Producing Tons of Trash

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There’s a lot of waste in single serve coffee, and we all know it. There’s a ton of trash and other waste being produced from the industry, and there’s only a few more eco-friendly options within the single serve coffee product offerings. Sure some of the K-Cups from non-licensed coffee roasters can be recycled, but it’s simply not enough.

The East Bay Express has a rather extensive article on the Dark Side of Single Serve Coffee, and many of the points about the waste within the single serve coffee category is hard to refute. So where does all this waste come from? 12 percent of US households now have a single-cup brewer, and for example Peet’s coffee just started making K-Cups. With just one roaster added like Peets it equals hundreds of millions of pounds of unrecyclable trash for the nation's landfills each year.

So what do we do? One thing we can do is use more reusable filters with our single serve coffee brewers. Another option is to try and only buy K-cups that are recyclable or biodegradable, or compostable. 

What we really want is recyclable K-Cups from Green Mountain, and maybe with Keurig 2.0 and new offerings in the future this will happen and the waste will stop.

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May 5, 2014

Tetley Orange Pekoe Tea T-Discs Review

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Canada recently experience something it hadn’t seen for quite a while in the retail scene… a deluge of new T-Disc flavors for the Tassimo system. Today we take a look at the 1st of 2 new flavors that were introduced, namely the Tetley Orange Pekoe Tea T-Discs.

Tetley got its start as a tea merchant business founded in Yorkshire, England back in 1837 by brothers Joseph & Edward Tetley. They later relocated to London and by 1953, the company became the first to sell their tea in tea-bag format in the UK. Fast forward to present day and Tetley is now owned by Tata Global Beverages of India, the 2nd largest tea-producing company world-wide. This has ensured that Tetley has become a household name in many countries.

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May 2, 2014

What is Non-Dairy Creamer Made Of? Nothing Good.

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For those of us that love a little cream and sugar we might want to consider not making our coffee with non-dairy creamer. Gizmodo has done a little research and found chemicals and yucky stuff galore. The chemicals, oils, sugars and milk products - yes you read that right - MILK PRODUCTS in NON-DAIRY creamer is alarming. Check out the full list below and also remember Coconut and Almond milk are great alternatives along with Rice and Soy milk.

Here are some of the ingredients in Non-Dairy Creamer...

  • Carrageenan
  • Corn Syrup
  • Dipotassium Phosphate
  • Mono- and Diglycerides
  • Natural Flavors
  • Palm Oil
  • Sodium Caseinate
  • Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate

Full read over at Gizmodo

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May 1, 2014

Vitamin Burst Strawberry Pomegranate Vitamin Water K-Cups

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It’s Spring here in New England, and sure it might not be amazingly warm but we do know it’s time for some brew over ice drinks to hit our Keurig K-Cup Brewer. The Vitamin Burst Strawberry Pomegranate Vitamin Water Energy Drinks K-Cups are refreshing and pack a punch of goodness. Feeling like you’re drinking sun-warmed strawberries paired with sweet pomegranates, you can sit back and create a delicious fruit brew high in antioxidant vitamin C to ward off any Spring cold that lingers.

Made with all natural ingredients the fruit is gently dried to retain its active ingredients. All of this goodness unlocks into your cup when you brew it over ice.

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April 30, 2014

Signature Blend by Wolfgang Puck Keurig Brewed K-Cups

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Signature Blend by Wolfgang Puck is now available in Keurig Brewed K-Cups. This coffee is inspired by the coffee served in Wolfgang Puck's celebrated dining establishments.

Signature Blend offers a bold, extra dark brew with smooth notes of bittersweet chocolate, and is made with 100% Arabica coffee. Signature Blend K-Cups from Wolfgang Puck will work in all Keurig K-Cup Brewers. You can also find his own private label Signature Blend K-Cups at Amazon.com while they last.

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April 29, 2014

Everything Variety 35 and 70 Count Single Cup Coffee Variety Packs for Keurig Brewers

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What do you buy the single serve coffee drinker that has everything? What a out an Everything Variety Unique 35-Count Variety Pack? Coming in both 35 and 70 count options, these variety packs contain unique K-Cups for Keurig K-Cup Brewers. Now you can try new varieties of single-serve beverages for the Keurig brewer without having to buy a whole box Just about every kind of K-Cup comes in one - flavored coffees, extra bolds, teas, decafs, etc. 

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April 28, 2014

ECS Coffee Maple Cinnamon French Toast Decaf Single Cups Review

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We all know that folks who enjoy decaf coffees (or those who are required to drink it due to caffeine sensitivity/headaches) are unfortunately a target demographic which has been ignored for far too long. Just because you can drink regular coffee doesn't mean you should have to suffer with bland offerings and unflavored choices. Well, our friends at ECS Coffee Inc. thought so as well and decided to fix the problem with the first specialty flavored DECAF Single Cup on the market. They even created their own cheeky commercial for the flavor (check the video at the bottom of the product page on their site, link at end of review)

Sure, there may be a few flavored decafs on the market, but they're mostly staple flavors like French Vanilla or Hazelnut... they're ok, but... well, kind of meh. Where's the sense of adventure? Where's the innovative combination of various flavors? Why aren't limited edition K-Cups also sold in decaf versions? How about Maple Cinnamon French Toast? Is that adventurous enough of a decaf flavor for ya? Now that we've got your attention, let's put this flavor through its paces and see if ECS have created something worthy of celebration for decaf fans.

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April 25, 2014

Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffeemaker - Use K-Cups or Ground Coffee

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The Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Single-Serve Coffeemaker can brew coffee using single-serve packs, coffee grounds or soft pods. It’s also compatible with K-cup packs, and other single serve coffee packs you use with use with your Keurig K-Cup brewer.

Featuring better coffee extraction than the leading competitor, the brewer also has an adjustable cup rest that allows for standard-size cups or travel mugs. All removable parts are dishwasher safe.

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