October 14, 2014
We continue our series of Lavazza K-Cup reviews today with the next flavor in the line-up… Lavazza Gran Selezione K-Cups. This is billed as dark roast and is supposed to be Rainforest Alliance Certified while having intense flavor and chocolate undertones. Let’s see how things go, shall we?
Brewing these K-Cups resulted in mild smoky & earthy aromas which weren’t anywhere as strong as what we were expecting given the fact that this is a dark roast. Flavor was a mix of astringent smoky notes up front followed by some hits of smoke, very mild hints of molasses and mild chocolate notes in the background. Things were rounded-off with some faint berry notes hiding underneath near the end of each sip. Continue reading: "Lavazza Gran Selezione Coffee K-Cups Review"
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October 13, 2014
The Kikkerland Nesting Measuring Cups aren’t just measuring cups - they're nested measuring coffee cups. These measuring cups look like a cup of joe to go, and have a unique 1 lid design fits all the different measuring cups. Made with food safe ABS plastic, these cups are easy to store. Measurements include: 1/4, 1/3, 1/2 and 1 cup.
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October 10, 2014
AB has found evidence it's really Fall again in the US - Archer Farms Kettle Corn Coffee is available for a limited time at Target. We love a good handful of kettle corn, but we're unsure the flavor was destined for coffee. Have you tried it? If you did - did it try you instead? Sound off in the comments if you know of other crazy Fall coffees we should know about.
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October 9, 2014
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. announced a multi-year agreement to offer W.B. Mason's SHAZAM coffee in K-Cup packs for the Keurig hot brewing system in away from home channels. SHAZAM will be the first brand to come into the Keurig family from a Keurig Authorized Distributor. The name Shazam fills the entire staff with nostalgia about a certain superhero, and for some a music listening app, but for K-Cuppers it’s coffee that will come to mind.
The companies plan to launch the new SHAZAM coffee K-Cup packs later in the month of October 2014 with Light, Medium, and Dark Roast blends exclusively to W.B. Mason customers. SHAZAM coffee promotes that it will ‘Make Your Day Magical,’ at a competitive price. All SHAZAM coffee K-Cup packs will be marked with the Keurig Brewed seal indicating the product has passed rigorous testing, assuring the quality, taste and integrity consumers expect from the Keurig brand. It also means the SHAZAM coffee K-Cup packs will work in your Keurig 2.0.
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October 8, 2014
Green Mountain has released their Autumn Harvest K-Cups and since picking up a box at Target we can’t stop drinking this coffee. The coffee uses a set of lighter and darker roasted coffees to produce a very mild medium roast coffee. The Autumn Harvest Blend offers the clean, bright flavors of exceptional Central American coffees, and the sweet smoke and caramel of our French Roast.
We think you’ll enjoy this coffee all Fall and Winter long. Green Mountain Coffee Autumn Harvest Blend K-Cups are available in the US at Target and other online retailers like Amazon. Green Mountain Coffee Autumn Harvest Blend K-Cups will work in all K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.
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October 7, 2014
The Pink Octopus Ceramic 3D Coffee Mug with Tentacle Handle will drag you out of bed in the morning and fill your belly with single serve coffee. Though hand washing is recommended, and the tentacle mug is not for use in the microwave, we still think you’ll enjoy this beast of a mug. The mug measures 4.5' high x 5' deep and 2.50' in diameter, and is made of ceramic.
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October 6, 2014
We continue our series of Lavazza K-Cup reviews today with the next flavor in the line-up… Lavazza Classico K-Cups. This is billed as medium roast and is supposed to be suited as an everyday coffee which can be enjoyed at any time. Let’s see how this one turns out, shall we?
Brewing these K-Cups resulted in light aromas of smoky hickory tinged with very mild hints of dates & raisins as the coffee cools off. Keurig & Lavazza describe the coffee as having an aroma of dried fruits and while it may not have been evident at first, we did eventually start getting some mild notes after a while. Continue reading: "Lavazza Classico K-Cups Review"
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October 3, 2014
It’s time for a little Friday fun - how about a Starbucks coffee cup makeover? We quite like the superhero slant, and if you click through to Nerdalicious you can see even more.
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October 2, 2014
If you've got some older Vue packs and a Keurig 2.0 brewer you will find there's something missing on those older Vue packs - a green dot. The green dot tells the Keurig 2.0 brewer you can use the Vue or K-Carafe pack with your new Keurig 2.0. SH had some fun recently getting the older Vue packs to work in the Keurig 2.0 brewer, and in the end had success when using a dot from the current K-Carafe cups to trick the brewer into thinking it was a new Vue pack.
No matter what I tried, couldn't find tape or post-it notes in the correct shade of pastel green to match the dots on K-Carafe packs (the pics below might look like I found the right shade, but it was still darker than what appears in photo & didn't work).
Decided to do like k-cups and cut as much of the dot as I could off a used K-Carafe pack. Stuck some masking tape underneath & aligned it in the same position on top of an old Vue Pack.
Popped everything in K2.0 and sure enough, it worked. Picked option 4, 8oz, strong. Perfect cup of Gloria Jean's Hazelnut. Was surprised it still worked despite left edge of dot missing. I'm also thinking that the laser reads reflectivity and since the tape wasn't shiny like foil dot, that's why it didn't work?
Anyway, now I've got a "reusable dot" for all my old Vue Packs
Currently Vue packs are being changed over to the Vue pack format with the green dot so all Vue packs will work with Keurig 2.0 in the future.
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October 1, 2014
Did you know you had some type of data port in the bottom of your Keurig 2.0? We found it tucked away underneath the Keurig 2.0 (read our article here) waiting to be used at some later point. Is it going to connect to the Keurig Cold coming out soon? Is it going to be used to connect to AOL by dialing out using a modem? :-) Keurig Green Mountain had provided us the answer on what this mystery port is...
The “port" on the bottom of the system is similar to the port you would plug a landline phone into in your home. This was included in the new Keurig 2.0 brewers to give the future ability to connect an accessory to give the brewer internet connectivity, should consumers opt in and wish to do so. This port is not currently in use and any future uses are still in the early stages of innovation.
So there you have it. It’s to future proof the Keurig 2.0 and perhaps give us recipes to download or to be able to connect to the Keurig 2.0 over our smartphone for smart home uses. Who knows? What do you think they’ll use the port for in the future?
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