December 1, 2014
This holiday season New England Coffee has entered the market with three limited edition flavors. AB found these at his local Shaw’s in Bangor, ME. They run $5.99 for a box of 12.
- Eggnog – Rich, smooth and creamy with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Mocha Mint – Smooth, rich chocolate flavor with a hint of mint.
- Gingerbread Cookie – It’s like eating a homemade gingerbread cookie, baked in the holiday tradition.
New England Coffee Holiday K-Cups will work K-Cup Brewers, but not Keurig 2.0.
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November 25, 2014
We want to wish everyone a safe Thanksgiving. We also want to thank our readers, advertisers, and everyone who has made Single Serve Coffee a success this year - we're very thankful to all of you.We'll return after the holiday week with lots of reviews, news, and deals for your holiday shopping.
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Again - have a safe and thankful holiday.
-- Jay Brewer
-- Editor, Single Serve Coffee
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November 24, 2014
While our friends up North got a chance to try these Starbucks Thanksgiving Blend K-Cups since early October, we thought it would be fitting to test things out ourselves now that Thanksgiving is only a few days away this side of the border. It would seem that Starbucks has a blend for just about every major seasonal holiday on the calendar and you have to wonder just how different each blend is considering that Starbucks keep using the same source regions & varietals for most of their coffees. You can only mix the same varietals around for so long before they all start tasting the same, right? Being familiar with their Christmas Blend, Anniversary Blend, Tribute Blend and so on, we figured we’d give this Thanksgiving Blend a try rather than a pass and see if we can detect any of the tasting notes Starbucks have advertised on their packaging. Continue reading: " Starbucks Thanksgiving Blend K-Cups Review"
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November 21, 2014
It was just a matter of time before the Keurig 2.0 DRM was broken, and it looks like in the coming weeks you'll be able to purchase Rogers Family Company OneCups / San Francisco Bay OneCups and each pack will come with a Keurig 2.0 DRM Freedom Clip which allows you to choose any K-Cup type portion pack you want in your Keurig 2.0 brewer.
As you know the new Keurig 2.0 uses an ink technology to optically read if there is an "authorized K-Cup" present before it will brew. Many "non-authorized" companies are working to add this "special ink" to the lids of their current product (as well as OneCups), but OneCup has developed a clip that easily fits into the optical hole in a Keurig 2.0 and shows this "special ink" to the brewer so that it will brew "non-authorized" k-cup type pods. This includes pre-2.0 k-cups, other "non-authorized" companies cups and of course OneCups.
Since the folks at OneCup think that freedom is essential, they have named this clip the "Freedom Clip". They'll be including this clip in every box of OneCups AND will be offering it for free on their website to everyone who wants one (no purchase necessary).
We should have one of these Freedom Clip to review soon, and we'll let you know how much freedom it gives us on our K-Cup choice.
Read More in: Coffee Concentrates & Extracts | Keurig & K-Cups
November 20, 2014
We've received a large selection of Gourmesso Espresso and Lungo capsules to review. Gourmesso capsules are compatible with all Nespresso machines that use the 1.0 capsule format or OriginalLine Nespresso machines. They also come packaged in a two pack enclosures at 10 capsules per box.
Gourmesso espresso is available from only $0.45 per capsule, while other brands sell their alternative Nespresso capsules around $0.65 or more. Their coffee comes from some of the best regions of the world, and each espresso capsule is made up of beans that have been roasted, ground, measured and packaged with extreme care.
Some great features of Gourmesso include:
- Free shipping on orders of $50 or more
- Compatible with all OriginalLine Nespresso®* machines
- Production of high quality coffee beans
- A Nespresso alternative available in 20 different varieties
- Great offers and deals every month!
We've sampled many of the Gourmesso varieties, and so far one of our favorite is the Hazelnut. We'll have a full review soon.
Read More in: Nespresso
November 19, 2014
The Ez-cup for Keurig 2.0 allows you to use any coffee you want in Keurig 2.0 single serve coffee makers. It’s uses paper filters to put your choice of ground coffee in, and they are then compostable or you can throw them away with ease.
If you want a reusable coffee filter then we suggest the Eco-Fill 2.0 which also allows you to use any coffee you want in Keurig 2.0 brewers. The EZ-Cup 2.0 works with all Keurig 2.0 brewers including K350, K450, K550, and with all K-Cup Brewers. We’ve received both products to review and they work great in 1.0 and 2.0 Keurig K-Cup brewers. We’ll have a full review soon.
Read More in: Coffee Gadgets & Accessories | Keurig & K-Cups
November 18, 2014
The Philips SENSEO Up coffee maker isn’t available in the US any longer, but world wide it’s still a phenomenon. The Philips Up uses more of recycled plastics than probably any other coffee machine on the market today, and keeps environment healthy by using compostable coffee pods.
The SENSEO Up features include:
- Strength Select - Choose between Strong Short and Mild Long coffee
- One cup is brewed in just 30 seconds.
- Direct Start button - turn it on and brew the coffee at one touch.
- SENSEO coffee machine switches off automatically right after brewing to save electricity.
- SENSEO Up+ coffee maker with memory function - Program the coffee maker to brew the exact amount of coffee you prefer and adjust the coffee quantity up to 145 ml.
Via Appliancist at Philips SENSEO Up
Read More in: Senseo | Single Serve Coffee Machines
November 17, 2014
We received a set of BrewKups from GanoD Coffee Tea, and found the Toasted Hazelnut BrewKups quite good. The GanoD Coffee Tea BrewKups offer a single-serve, efficient, convenient and quality cup of freshly brewed coffee in under a minute, and each coffee BrewKup contains Organic Ganoderma Lucidum Powder.
What is Organic Ganoderma Lucidum Powder? It’s a powder made from the spores of mushrooms that has claims of major health benefits. Some of those include:
- Liver Protection & Detoxification
- Effect on Cardiovascular
- Aging Prevention
So far we’re not feeling any younger, but we can safely say the BrewKup coffee produced was quite good. So far they have 3 different options:
- Black Gold
- Chocolate Almond
- Toasted Hazelnut
Thanks again for GanoD Coffee Tea for sending them. The GanoD Coffee Tea BrewKups will work in Keurig K-Cup Brewers but not Keurig 2.0.
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November 14, 2014
The Caribou Coffee Caribou Blend K-Cup Packs are one of our favorite medium roast blend with a smooth & classic coffee taste. This blend is 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified and Kosher. The Caribou Coffee Caribou Blend K-Cup Packs will work in K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.
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November 13, 2014
We had high hopes and dreams for the Nespresso Variations 2014 flavors. It seems like most things that come to pass the 2014 Nespresso variations are a bit of a mixed bag. Have you tried them? What do you think of them?
- Apple Crumble = Meh... doesn't smell like apple, barely tastes like apple. Major disappointment. Why is it the unlikeliest of flavors are always the ones that fail to deliver? Barely smells or tastes anything apple.
- Chocolate Mint = As expected, best of the bunch. It has a choco-mint aroma and choco-mint taste. This is the one of the bunch that MOST matches its description. Not sure why, but Nespresso seem to excel at making chocolate-flavored coffees.
- Hazelnut Cookie = I only ordered 1 sleeve, just to see what it'd be like. Surprise, surprise, it's identical to the past 3 or 4 hazelnut flavored Variations releases over the past several years. Same old chemical hazelnut flavor.
So there ya have it... I didn't try any of these with cream yet, so who knows if that'll help, but I'm again left disappointed.
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