August 5, 2013
AB has spotted some new K-Cup offerings at Target from Starbucks. Starbucks is offering Vanilla and Caramel K-Cups for Keurig K-Cup Brewers and they'll set you back $12.00 for 16 cups. We've seen Dunkin' Donuts also offer a Caramel flavored K-Cup, and we're not sure what to expect except sweetness. We have sampled the Green Mountain Caramel Vanilla Cream and thought it was okay, but not something we would want as a daily drinker.
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August 2, 2013
I'm always wondering how much caffeine is in my cup of coffee every day. I always feel that Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts are equivalents with Dunkin Donuts always seeming to have more caffeine. Well I was wrong. It looks like Dunkin' Donuts only has 12.7mg of cafe per fluid ounce, and Starbucks tops out at 20.6 mg / fl. oz. That means Starbucks knows how to do their job and caffeinate all the coffee junkies properly including myself.
There's of course always Deathwish Coffee at 54.2 mg / fl. oz but I think I don't have a death wish and I'm not really into dying for a cup of coffee. And if you've ever wondered why McDonald's coffee continues to suck big wind - just look at the measly amount of caffeine at 9.1 mg / fl. oz for drinking a cup of their flavored water.
I'm going to stick with Starbucks when I'm out, and I also do enjoy a cup of Peet's from time to time.
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August 1, 2013
Ever wanted to clean up that nasty left over residue from a cup of cocoa before having that next cup of sumatra in your Keurig K-Cup Brewer? Now you can with Urnex CleanCup. The CleanCup is a simple way to clean and leave your brewer ready for your next beverage, and ensure the oily residue will be removed from the exit spout. You can use the CleanCup once a week or whenever changing between sweetened beverages and coffee or tea.
How does it work?
- Place CleanCup™ into brewer.
- Brew largest cup size twice.
- Remove CleanCup and brew twice to rinse.
We'll be getting some of the CleanCups to review soon. They are currently $7.99 for 5.
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July 31, 2013
Looking for a few iced coffee drink recipes to use with your Keurig K-Cup brewer? Look no further than Starbucks K-Cups a little bit of syrup and milk. Starbucks has provided two recipes - Vanilla Iced Coffee with Milk and Vietnamese-Style Iced Coffee and both recipes can be made using K-Cups.
- Vanilla Iced Coffee with Milk
- Pour ¼ cup of 2% milk into a large glass
- Mix in 2 tbsp. Starbucks® Vanilla Syrup
- Brew one Starbucks Pike Place Roast K-Cup® on the 4 oz. setting
- Add coffee to glass and stir Add 1½ cups of ice
- Vietnamese-Style Iced Coffee
- Add 2 tbsp. of sweetened condensed milk to a large glass
- Brew one Starbucks® Sumatra K-Cup on the 4 oz. setting
- Add coffee to glass and stir Add 1½ cups of ice"
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July 30, 2013
Thanks to AB from Maine we were able to get our hands on Seattle's Best Coffee K-Cups currently being served at Subway. We got to try both the level 1 - Smooth Roasted and the Level 3 - Medium and Balanced Seattle's Best Coffee K-Cups. These K-Cups are Keurig Brewed and licensed for use with any K-Cup Brewer. Both K-Cups were quite good with the Medium and Balanced being the clear winner for us more bold coffee drinkers. Continue reading: "Seattle's Best Coffee Medium & Balanced and Smooth Roasted K-Cups Review"
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July 29, 2013
If you’re like us, you don’t always like the idea of having to pay a premium for licensed K-Cups and with the explosion of knock-off K-Cups being manufactured by 3rd-party companies over the past few years, you’re either left with inferior quality products or outstanding products which can be almost as costly as the licensed versions.
The solution? Solofill’s re-usable filters for Keurig K-Cup & Vue brewers which allow you to use whatever brand of ground coffee you like. The only problem we kept running into was that we’d always end up grinding way more coffee than we intended to use and had to either brew several cups at once or use up the ground coffee ASAP the next day to prevent it from going stale. It wasn’t the best solution for those of us who just wanted to use 1 Solofill serving at a time, so the folks at Solofill decided to work on a solution.
While it’s been mentioned in our forums that this is nothing more than a re-badged & re-branded Mr. Coffee BMX3 grinder, we’ll admit that the appearances do in fact seem pretty similar. We know Solofill manufacture their own K-Cup & Vue Pack filters as well as K-Cup storage systems, but we didn’t picture them as a company that would design a coffee grinder from the ground up (pun intended). We also didn’t deem it necessary trying to confirm if this was indeed a re-branded BMX3 and to be honest, we couldn’t care less... as long as it gets the job done as advertised, that’s all that matters to us. Considering the fact that you get a Solofill-compatible filter holder and a $15 Solofill K3 Chrome filter at no extra cost seems like a pretty decent bargain considering the (on average) $60 price tag. We’ve seen far inferior and less versatile grinders being sold for that price range in-store and online, so we’re happy with our purchase. Continue reading: "Solofill SoloGrind 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder Review"
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July 26, 2013
Keurig announced it will be bringing Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll K-Cups to Keurig K-Cup Brewers this fall. This K-Cup pack is inspired by the company's world-famous, "hot out-of-the-oven" cinnamon rolls so expect the decadent flavors of Cinnabon: cinnamon, brown sugar, and, of course, the legendary frosting. Cinnabon K-Cup packs will launch on www.Keurig.com during the 2013 holiday season. Why are we feeling so hungry?
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July 25, 2013
AB has found while traveling back to Maine that Wal-Mart in New Hampshire is carrying Peet’s Coffee in K-Cups. We are a little surprised that Walmart is carrying such a premium brand as Peet's, but Walmart continues to support non-licensed K-Cups and Peet's would be a great catch for them.
Peet's Coffee at Walmart in single cups include:
- Major Dickason’s Blend
- House Blend
- House Blend Decaf
- French Roast
- Café. Domingo
Continue reading: "Peet's Coffee Single Cups Now at Walmart"
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July 24, 2013
Martinson has released a set of new Realcup Single Serve Coffee capsules of the Martinson line of Realcups. All of the Martinson line of single cup coffees will work in any Keurig K-Cup Brewers. it's nice to see Martinson continue to expand it's single serve coffee line to include some of our favorite flavors like Hazlenut and Irish Creme. We can't wait to try them and should have some to review soon.
Flavored coffees which include:
- Joe’s Vanilla Velvet
- Joe’s Caramel Crème
- Joe’s Tiramisu Twist
- Joe’s Irish Crème
- Joe’s Mint n’ Mocha
- Joe’s Hazelnut Crème.
Full release after the jump. Continue reading: "Martinson Flavored Coffees Now Available in Realcup Single Serve Coffee Capsules"
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July 23, 2013
We've gotten another unique sighting of Seattle's Best Coffee K-Cups spotted in the wild today from AB:
"I went to lunch today with my wife and son at Subway in Carmel Maine. Subway is now offering Keurig Brewed coffee for $1.68 per cup. While there, I noticed that, they offered Seattle’s Best Coffee in K-Cups. They had in stock: Level 1 – Smooth Roast Level 3 – Medium & Balanced After checking SBC’s website I was unable to locate these. I do not know what else they offer or the price."
He then posted on their Facebook page and asked where he could buy their K-Cups. This is their response:
“Seattle's Best Coffee Hi Andrew - Thanks for asking! K-Cups are in the works but we don’t have details just yet. Stay tuned to our Facebook page – we’ll make sure that our fans are among the first to know when we have more information.”
So what did AB buy from Subway? We're thinking they're doing sampling of the K-Cups across various stores and other locations. In the days when Starbucks and Seattle's Best was on the Tassimo Brewer platform, they did all the experimenting with Seattle's Best and then Starbucks came to Tassimo. This time it looks like Seattle's Best is coming later and going to be the more commercial coffee brand. The K-Cups pictured above also have the Keurig brewed label so they must be official Seattle's Best K-Cups.
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