July 5, 2016
Our intrepid contact from the north SH has noticed Keurig is not including carafes with it’s 2.0 brewers now renamed the Keurig Plus line.
Take a look at the 'new' 2.0 machines which have had nothing more than a model # change. Notice something missing in the 'what's included' section? Well, the carafes are now no longer included on the Canadian site and the US site.
Guess they want people buying the $25 CAD stainless steel carafe separately instead of leaving the plastic freebie version in the box. Ironically, they are selling the 'new' carafe-less K525 for $199 CAD... $10 more than the original K500 (which comes w/carafe) used to sell for back in the day.
I guess there's even a supreme K575 model which allows you to now change temperature levels in the menu and that one doesn't even come with a carafe.
Find it very odd that one of the key selling points when the 2.0 was first released has now been totally ignored for this new round of brewer rehashings.
From key selling point to no selling point. Keurig 2.0 key selling feature is going the way of the DODO.
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June 28, 2016
Nespresso has announced it will sell Cuban coffee in the U.S. for the first time in half a century. Citing recent regulatory changes in the U.S. that now allow independent Cuban entrepreneurs to export their coffee to the U.S., Nespresso says it will make coffee made from the Granma and Santiago de Cuba available at Nespresso retailers starting in the fall of 2016. Importantly, the Nespresso Cuban coffee, which is being called Cafecito de Cuba, will only be available to make in the company’s specialized Nespresso OriginalLine machines.
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June 22, 2016
Europe appears to be winning the variety/selection war against North America
Do you speak a foreign language and can easily read foreign text? Have you ever taken the time to browse the different global sites which a manufacturer might have in place? If so, chances are you’ve discovered an ugly truth when it comes to what is being offered over there compared to here… the truth that some countries have a MUCH better selection of drinks and an even nicer selection of machines vs. what is offered this side of the pond here in the US and Canada.
Why is this? Is it because a manufacturer has one of those countries as its home base of operations? Is it because sales are more robust in those countries than elsewhere in the world? Is it due to regional preferences? Quite possibly, yes to all of the above but there are likely other factors at play of which we’re unaware.
While it can seem unfair and is quite infuriating at times, especially when you have a very minuscule selection in your country and another country has a selection which would take months to try out, we have a feeling most of our readers probably aren’t even aware of just how crazy of a difference there can be from one country to the next. As a result, consider this a form of PSA if you will… just don’t blame us when you feel like going all Office Space on your single serve machine with a baseball bat after reading this.
Let’s have a look at some of the more common manufacturers who offer their machines/pods in North America, the difference in drinks & machines in some countries and what tactics they are using in such regards (be they positive or negative). For brands that aren’t widely sold in Europe, we’ll compare the selection between USA & Canada instead. Continue reading: "Geographical Differences Amongst Single Serve Coffee Manufacturers - What are we missing?"
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June 17, 2016
With Keurig KOLD being discontinued it looks like Sodastream is having the last laugh and also the last company that might replace your Keurig KOLD. You don’t have to buy a Sodastream to replace the KOLD - you can simply need to email the photo of you and the machine along with your name, address, phone number and the Kold machine's serial number to firstname.lastname@example.org. In exchange, former KOLD owners get a promo code for a free SodaStream and SodaStream gets a new customer.
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June 16, 2016
ˇKeurig has pulled the plug on Keurig KOLD and less than a year after it debuted at $370 bucks last fall. Discounting quickly ensued when it launched in Canada and other places, and consumers were not pleased with the price of the KOLD pods or the machine itself. We also noticed that most of the sodas we tried just weren’t that great given they would cost almost $1 a drink. Why pay a $1 when you can simply buy a case of Coke for much much less. The bad news is 130 people in Vermont will lose their job, but the glimmer of light is Keurig has supposedly learned for future beverage projects what to do and not do.
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June 8, 2016
AB on a resent trip to Shaw’s in Bangor Maine came across Panera Bread Salted Caramel Single Serve Cup. These single serve cups produce a lightly roasted and naturally flavored cup of coffee with the sweet taste of creamy caramel and a light touch of saltiness.
Panera Bread Salted Caramel Single Serve Cup run $7.99 for a box of 12 and will work in K-Cup Brewers including Keurig 2.0.
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June 6, 2016
Is the Senseo Original Coffee Pod brewer coming back to the US? We think it might happen. AC has written in with thoughts and finding regarding this interesting development.
So I'm sitting here and an e-mail just pops into my box from the Senseo Store. I gave them my e-mail address years ago but, as you could imagine, I haven't received an e-mail from them in a very long time. The title of the e-mail stated "NEW Machine + FREE Coffee". Intrigued, I opened it. Unfortunately the body of the e-mail is empty. However, I went to the website and found new content there. The machine is of familiar shape but is said to have improved parts. Although it's not like the cool machines that have been available in Europe for many years it's still interesting to see some movement in the product this side of the pond. They are calling it the "Original" so I wonder if there are other plans for the future.
We can expect the following for the improved Senseo coffee pod brewer:
- New boiler for a hotter first cup
- Brew-stop feature
- New premium machine finish for a better appearance
- 30 minute auto shut-off for energy saving and safety
- In partnership with Philips
Check it out at Senseo Original HD7810 and let us know if you hear anything or get any interesting emails.
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June 1, 2016
We’re all familiar with coffee pods, K-Cups, and other ways to brew single cups of coffee, but what do you do if you want a single dose of marijuana? With legal marijuana on the rise, there has to be a solution and Cannakorp was born. CannaKorop is the world's first single-serve, pod-based vaporizer system and it's coming to market in early 2017. Dubbed the CannaCloud, it's essentially the Keurig of cannabis.
Here's how CannaCloud works:
- The user inserts a pre-measured cup of marijuana into a travel mug-like canister.
- With the press of a button, the canister heats the marijuana and fills with vapor in less than a minute.
- A plastic mouthpiece opens a one-way valve that releases the vapor. Voilà.
If using the CannaCloud sounds similar to popping a K-Cup into a Keurig machine, that's because CannaKorp has two former executives from the leading single-serve coffee maker company sitting at the helm.
'When you pick up one of the pods, you're able to read the brand, strength, and strain,' Dave Manly, chairman of CannaKorp, told Tech Insider back in November. 'Every time you do it, it's going to be the same.'
The CannaCloud will retail for $149, but a single-use pod, which contains only 0.4 grams of marijuana will run $9.99 each.
Via.The 'Keurig for marijuana' by CannaKorp
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May 31, 2016
That's how we roll our coffee and donuts around Boston.
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May 23, 2016
We’ve gotten word from a reader write in that the VUE may be ending it’s run. It’s not surprising given how many Keurig VUE brewers were bought, and also the fact the VUE packs never really caught on. The sad thing is the VUE packs were recyclable and it did make a pretty amazing cup of coffee. How do we know the VUE is probably ending it’s run - or should we say the VUE packs?
Just got an interesting survey from Keurig targeted to Vue users. I only thought to grab a screenshot near the end but if I had to guess I would guess that the Vue line is nearing a flatline.
There you have it. Are you surprised? Do you think they should keep the VUE packs going given they work in the 2.0 line?
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