August 26, 2014

Upcoming RealCup Brand Capsules Compatible with Keurig 2.0 Brewers

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Those who adopt the new Keurig 2.0 series of brewers can rest assured that they'll still be able to enjoy the same Real Cup brands on the new brewers. All current Real Cup brands are being upgraded to the Eco Cup format (see through cup with filter you can peel off) and Mother Parkers have figured out a way to make Real Cups compatible with the 2.0 brewer WITHOUT getting them licensed through Keurig.

This should mean the current slightly cheaper pricing format of Real Cups will remain in place once the 2.0 brewers launch this fall. All your favorite brands will work with the 2.0... Marley Coffee, Martinson, Higgins & Burke, etc.

All of the new, K2.0-compatible capsule formats to be launched by Mother Parkers will feature the FlavorMax™ filter.  The unique filter allows more of the essential oils into the cup to produce a new level of quality and authentic taste in single-serve capsule brewing, proven in scientific studies to deliver a more flavorful cup of coffee compared to the leading brand.

At Press Release

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August 25, 2014

Keurig 2.0 K500 Review and News - Pictures and Video

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CNET has a feature on Keurig 2.0 and the K500 model brewer. The full photo slideshow is at: The K500 is Keurig 2.0's flagship brewer and you can see their video review here. The K500 AKA the Keurig 2.0 550 model left them feeling bitter. What made them feel bitter? For them the only reason to buy the Keurig 2.0 550 brewer is to get the ability to brew a carafe of coffee, and since the DRM prevents you from using unlicensed K-Cups the value is just not their for this new brewer. 

For us the ability to brew with the carafe is interesting, and being able to use the recyclable VUE format along with K-Cups is a plus. We'll have to see whether it leaves a bitter taste for us. We're hoping the claims of it also being a better K-Cup brewer hold true, and that brewing K-Cups in Keurig 2.0 makes better coffee, tea, and other drinks.

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August 22, 2014

Sobieski Express Coffee Day Cocktail

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International Coffee Day is coming. Every year we try and prep two or three things we might have and do that are coffee related and somewhat different. This year we’re thinking of making some coffee cocktails, and the folks at Sobieski Vodka have sent in this recipe for the Sobieski Express coffee cocktail, and it does look yummy.

  • 2 oz. Sobieski Espresso Vodka 
  • 1 oz.  Kerrygold Irish Cream 
  • 1 oz.  Chocolate liqueur

Add all liquid ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass, or glass of your choice.

What are you cooking up for Coffee Day this September 29th?

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August 21, 2014

Pre-Order Keurig 2.0 with Delivery on 8/25 from Walmart

 

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You can pre-order Keurig 2.0 at Walmart.com and have it by 8/25 - the same day it releases nationwide to all Walmart stores. 

  1. Coffee fans can pre-order the Keurig 2.0 system, which can brew both a single cup and a 4-cup carafe, online at Walmart.com with the guarantee of it being delivered to their home on 8/25 - the same time it will first arrive in stores. As always, Walmart will lead in price.
  2. And, because of Walmart's advanced logistics system, Walmart will have the Keurig 2.0 system in its stores nationwide faster than other major retailers. The Keurig 2.0 brewing system will be stocked on shelves beginning Aug. 25.

Keurig 2.0, Keurig's most advanced hot beverage system yet, is the first Keurig brewer to brew both a single cup and a four-cup carafe. The new Keurig 2.0 system delivers everything consumers know and love about Keurig - and more.

You can also find Keurig 2.0 here.

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August 20, 2014

Keurig 2.0 Questions and Answers from Keurig Green Mountain

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We recently visited the Burlington, MA Keurig retail store, and since they had a ton of Keurig 2.0 ads in the store we had many questions. Keurig Green Mountain has provided us answers to all of our questions, and with the release of Keurig 2.0 just weeks away we thought we'd share some of this information to get you ready and help you pick our your Keurig 2.0 brewer. 

Does Keurig Green Mountain plan to release the 2.0 brewers in Canada or will the company make the 2.0 a USA-only item like the Vue brewers?

Yes. When the Keurig 2.0 system launches this fall, it will be offered in both the U.S. and Canada.

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August 19, 2014

Nespresso Variations 2014 - Vote Now

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Voting to pick the Nespresso Variations Flavors for 2014 is going on right now at a mini-site Nespresso has set up. Only the top 3 out of 5 flavors will make it to our cups this Fall, so make sure you go and vote.

  • Hazelnut Cookie
  • Apple Crumble
  • Berry Cupcake
  • Lemon Pie
  • Chocolate Mint
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All of these flavors are inspired from desserts that we all know and love. We’d love to try Lemon Pie, and also Apple Crumble. The other flavors have all been done by others in the single serve coffee community. We do have to say Berry Cupcake could be an interesting chocolate meets berry twist.

Go vote now.

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August 18, 2014

BMO Mug Will Compute Your Coffee to Caffeine Intact

3D BMO Coffee Mug

We love Adventure Time, and we really love our little console friend BMO. This officially licensed Adventure Time BMO mug is perfect for holding your favorite cup of single serve coffee, and BMO can compute various caffeine to coffee equations along with serving up your console favorites.

Via Nerdalicious at 3D BMO Mug

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August 15, 2014

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

Krispy creme k cupsKrispy Kreme K-Cups - yes please. 

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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