August 15, 2014

Lots of New K-Cups at the Keurig Store Summer 2014

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We recently stopped by the Keurig Retail Store in Burlington, MA and found lots of new K-Cups for Summer 2014. From Krispy Creme to CBTL there was a variety of K-Cups we’d never seen anywhere else. We’ve got a whole set of shots and pictures of the K-Cups we found.

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August 14, 2014

Keurig Green Mountain Announces 9% Price Increase in K-Cups and Coffees

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Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. announced today a price increase of up to 9% on all portion packs sold by Keurig for use in its Keurig brewing systems and on all its traditional bagged, fractional packs, and bulk coffee products. This price increase will be effective beginning November 3, 2014.

Coffee prices have been on the rise over the past year, and this price increase reflects a sustained increase in the price of green coffee and cocoa, along with increases in packaging materials, energy, and transportation costs. Over the past year, green coffee prices, alone, have increased approximately fifty-five percent.

From Keurig Green Mountain:

"We have been closely monitoring increasing costs, including the cost of green coffee," said John Whoriskey, President of U.S. Sales and Marketing at Keurig. "Many of our competitors already have implemented price increases in light of the reality of sustained input cost increases. After careful review, we determined that it is necessary for us to adopt a small price increase in light of these higher costs. We understand that consumers have many beverage options, and we will continue to innovate and price competitively to win consumers' business."

Will this price increase effect your buying of single serve coffee K-Cups and other coffees from Green Mountain? Does this also mean all of it’s partners and Keurig brewed K-Cups are on the rise as well? We’ll just have to see on November 3rd.

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August 13, 2014

Lavazza Perfetto Espresso Roast K-Cups for Keurig Brewers

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Lavazza Perfetto Espresso Roast K-Cups are out, along with 3 other coffees from Lavazza. Perfetto coffee is bold with lingering caramel notes, and the coffee is roasted a bit longer to produce a ‘perfect’ and characteristically Italian dark flavor profile. If you like an espresso note in your cup of single serve coffee, Perfetto is perfect for you. 

Other Lavazza K-Cups include:

  • Classico - Medium Roast
  • Gran Selezione - Medium Roast
  • Gran Aroma - Dark Roast

Lavazza kcupsA shot of the Lavazza K-Cups at the Keurig store.

We are drinking a cup right now as we sit here and share the news of Perfetto with you. We picked up a box to try yesterday at the Keurig store in Burlington, MA. It’s a a medium dark roast cup of coffee, and we added a bit of cream and sugar to make the caramel notes pop out a bit more. Perfetto is a really delicious cup of coffee.

Perfetto K-Cups will work in all Keurig K-Cup Brewers.

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August 12, 2014

Bosch Tassimo Suny Coffee Maker

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The Bosch Tassimo Suny coffee maker is the compact coffee maker that follows Tassimo Vivy and is available in Autumn Red, Midnight Black and Pacific Blue. Suny comes with the Smart Start function and designed for the coffee drinkers with a wide taste in beverages.

  • No warm up time and your first cup is ready immediately. 
  • Patented IntelliBrew system ensures that every drink is made with the proper amount of water at perfect temperature
  • The coffee maker scans the necessary input from the optical bar code of the inserted T Disc scans. 
  • To change your coffee strength and intensity, you can manually shorten the brewing process.

The Tassimo Suny can make more than 40 hot and cold drinks, including many types of coffees and espressos, chocolates, teas and milk drinks. Price is around € 100.

At Bosch via Appliancist

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August 11, 2014

Nespresso VertuoLine Stormio Capsules Review

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We’ve been working our way through Nespresso’s VertuoLine capsule line-up for the past several weeks and while we tried to find meaning behind the capsule names, we just kept thinking in the back of our minds that they were named after would-be Italian X-Men characters. From the strongest espresso in the line-up (Diavolitto) to the strongest coffee in the line-up (Stormio), the names seem to invoke a sense of darkness & intrigue. Whatever the inspiration for the naming may be, we decided to forge ahead with today’s review of Nespresso's VertuoLine Stormio Capsules. Would the strongest coffee be as strong as the strongest espresso on the VertuoLine system? Let’s find out.

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August 8, 2014

Home-it 42 K-Cup Holder Storage Drawer

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Storing all of you K-Cups within brewer reach can be daunting and messy. Home-It K-Cup storage drawers removes the mess and holds 42 K-Cup Pods. It’s easy to clean if you get coffee spills on top, and there are rubber mat feet to absorb nasty brewing vibrations.

At Home-it 42 K-Cup Holder Storage Drawer.

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August 7, 2014

This Coffee Mug Melts Into the Table

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To us this Ceramic Treasure Coffee Mug looks like it’s melting into the table or at least phasing into it. This mug is definitely different and sure to get some looks around the office or at your house when guests are over. It comes in black or white ceramic.

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August 6, 2014

Krups Latt'Espress Automatic Espresso Maker

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Krups is at it again with another small footprint super-automatic espresso maker called the Latt’Espress. The Latt'Espress key feature is an integrated, removable 0.6 liter milk container and you can store in the fridge. The container is connected to the steam wand and the steamed milk is transported directly to the coffee spout. With the single push of the button the EA8298 can make a cappuccino with deliciously creamy milk froth.

Like all Krups automatic coffee machines, the compact EA8298 Latt'Espress is equipped with Advanced Thermoblock System. The stainless steel brewing chamber and hydraulic tamping system ensure the optimal processing and extraction of coffee grounds.

Via Appliancist

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August 5, 2014

Can Keurig Stop You from Buying Knockoff K-Cups?

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Over at The Verge they’ve done a pretty good job summing up the answer to this articles headline. Will Keurig Green Mountain be able to stop you from buying knockoff K-Cups with the upcoming Keurig 2.0 DRM?Given the rise of aftermarket knockoff K-Cups the Keurig 2.0 DRM better work. In the second half of last year alone, private-label cups went from 7 percent of the market to 14 percent. A report from Credit Suisse published in June found that sales of private-label cups grew by 203 percent over the last year, while Keurig’s Green Mountain cups grew by only 12 percent. Ouch.

How does the DRM work in the new Keurig 2.0 brewer? An infrared light shines on the ink marking and registers the wavelength of the light reflected back on the top of Keurig Brewed K-Cups. If the Keurig 2.0 maker likes what it sees then the brewer will brew. We’re betting this DRM in Keurig 2.0 won’t last long but it will probably last long enough to launch the brewer and have Keurig Green Mountain grant licenses to the major knockoff K-Cup makers.

Read the rest over at The Verge. It’s nice to see the larger press starting to pick up on single serve coffee.

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August 4, 2014

Instant Coffee Is Taking Over the World

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Nescafé is taking over the cups and mugs of people all over the world with instant coffee. Keurig Green Mountain, accounted for just 5 percent of the global market in terms of value in 2014, Nescafé accounted for 44 percent of the instant coffee market in terms of value, and 40 percent of retail volume.  

That’s an amazing number, and we are surprised the single serve coffee market isn’t bigger world wide, but it does show the opportunity Keurig Green Mountain has with “fresh” coffee.

Here are some other tidbits on instant coffee around the world:

  • Britons consumption of instant coffee ‘continues to record strong growth in the UK. In fact, British consumers account for nearly a third of the instant coffee sold in all of Western Europe:
  • Wholebean instant?A kind of instant coffee called Kenco Milicano, which is a mixture of actual coffee and soluble powder that the company oddly describes as the world’s first ‘wholebean instant.’
  • Hybrid instant drinks like lattes and cappuccinos will lead the instant category’s market growth in the UK and beyond.

Via Daily Coffee News

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