Tassimo has a system out in Germany we hadn't seen until recently called the Tassimo Joy. The Tassimo Joy makes one button preparation of latte macchiatos, espressos, cappuccinos, chai lattes, fruit or green teas a total joy. The Tassimo Joy coffee machine, available in Clear White, Intenso Black and Passion Purple finishes, boasts the huge T DISC variety of coffee, cocoa and tea based drinks.
Pennsylvania-based Wawa is joining the growing list of retailers offering single-serve K-cup store brand coffee. The convenience store chain, known for its fresh-brewed private label coffee, has introduced Wawa Single Cup Coffee compatible with the Keurig brewing system. The coffee cups are now available in Original and 100% Colombian.They run $9.99 for a box of 12. They can be purchased in store or online. A special thanks to AB for sending this in.
When Starbucks started releasing some of their seasonal coffees in K-Cup format last year, it got our hopes up that they’d eventually release ALL of their seasonal coffees as K-Cups. First came the excellent Anniversary Blend K-Cups quickly followed a few months later by the equally magnificent Christmas Blend K-Cups and our recent discovery during an in-shop visit proves that Starbucks Seasonals are going to be a common occurrence in the land of Keurig. This past week (Jan 14-18, 2013) saw the release of what we’re reviewing today: Starbucks Guatemala Casi Cielo K-Cups.
This is great news for Starbucks K-Cups fans and we couldn’t be happier. With a total of 3 seasonals within the past 4 or 5 months, it truly appears that Starbucks have decided to make their entire seasonal series in K-Cup format which means we’re in for some cups of awesome in the coming months ahead. Spanish for almost heaven, Casi Cielo has remained a favorite amongst fans and is a premium coffee harvested from the Antigua region of Guatemala. Billed by Starbucks as a medium roast & having hints of lemon with satisfying dark cocoa notes, we couldn’t wait to give this one a try. Lemon & dark cocoa? Not exactly 2 flavors you’d expect would pair well together, but Starbucks claims it’ll work for virtually any dish from the main meal to desserts.
More great finds at Target from our Maine correspondent AB. Looks like more Vue packs from Folgers and others are showing up at Target. You can use these in any Vue brewing system. We have tried the K-Cup versions of these Vue packs and they're quite good. Have you seen any interesting Vue packs appearing at your local retailers?
Say what you want about Starbucks and their dark roast charbucks coffees - at least they're trying to not completely destroy the planet. This past week Starbucks introduced a $1 plastic cup that can be reused for drink purchases at a discount of 10 cents. The cups also have fill lines inside of tall, grande, and venti sized drinks. Baristas at Starbucks will also wash out the cups so you're not drinking a little bit of that last latte you ordered.
With so much consumer criticism over waste, it's nice to see a big company like Starbucks actually do something. Starbucks has also introduced a portion of their web site on the growing trend of recycling in their stores.
Tassimo users have been making their own for ages via using Suchards & various espresso T-Discs, but now there’s finally a dedicated mocha flavor in the Tassimo line-up. Today we review the Gevalia Mocha T-Discs. Have they found caffeinated chocolaty bliss or created something similar to soaking a Hershey bar in a glass of instant coffee? Let’s find out.
Brewing these T-Discs resulted in mild cocoa aromas when brewing the syrup followed by smoky aromas with hints of molasses when brewing the espresso. The combined aroma of both was mostly light cocoa with very faint oily notes of the espresso. A neat aroma morphing effect occurred as we got to the bottom of the cup as we started with light cocoa, then stronger espresso notes, then stronger cocoa notes again.
We've gotten a bunch of write ins and this picture from AB regarding the Walmart Great Value K-Cups exploding in a K-Cup brewer when used. Have you had these issues? When you see pictures like above it makes us think the Keurig brewed seal is probably a bit more important than you thought.
AB from Bangor, Maine has spotted some new Maxwell House and Gevalia branded Portion Packs AKA K-Cups on store shelves at Walmart. Both of these K-Cups are made by Kraft and not licensed by Keurig. We first heard tale of these fabled K-Cups in 2012.
Maxwell House - 7.99 per 12 K-Cups.
Gevalia - 8.49 for 12 K-Cups
Dark Royal Blend
We've not tried these, but they should work in any Keurig K-Cup brewing system.
Designed by Sardi Innovation, the single serve coffee cookie cup is a coffee cup you can eat. The cookie cup is made of pastry that is covered with a special icing sugar that works as an insulator making the cup waterproof and sweetening at the same time. The icing in the center is going to melt away in your espresso or single serve cup of coffee, and when you're done drinking you can eat the cup. This makes the single serve coffee cup the bread bowl of coffee cups and mugs. Imagine pairing the coffee cup cookie and the coffee together - french toast cookie with french toast coffee etc. We want one or two or ten of these right now.
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