Seasonal Pumpkin Spice K-Cups Are Back

Cinnamon, nutmeg, a hint of clove, the spiced-pumpkin custard taste of Fall is back! Green Mountain Coffee Pumpkin Spice K-Cups are the taste of Autumn that many of us wait for all year, and they are back in stock at CoffeeForLess. Buy Green Mountain K-Cups by the green-mountain-coffee-pumpkin-spice-k-cups-24ctcase and stock up because this seasonal favorite is one that we always have trouble keeping in stock. It’s just too popular.

We make sure our regular customers get first dibs on this exceptional flavored coffee K-Cup by announcing it and all of the seasonal K-Cups via our newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, and blog pages. If you love this flavored K-Cup as much as we know many of you do, then keep in touch and never miss out on another seasonal K-Cup.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Continue The Spiced Coffee Tradition

The spices that make Pumpkin Spice Coffee K-Cups great are traditional to seasonal desserts at this time of year, from pumpkin pie, to pumpkin nut roll, and even simple pumpkin spice custard. Vanilla bean adds to these desserts sweetness along with cinnamon. Nutmeg and clove give the desserts a tangy intensity, a sharp bite that balances out the sweetness.

All of these spices are traditional to coffee as well for much the same reason. They accent coffee flavors in much the same way that they blend do with pumpkin. Vanilla coffee, cinnamon coffee, a sprinkle of nutmeg, all are café standards.

With Green Mountain Coffee Pumpkin Spice K-Cups, you can enjoy these traditional coffee and dessert flavors a single cup at a time, brewed with the convenience of Keurig K-Cup coffee brewing. Each cup has the pumpkin spiced coffee flavor that combines traditional Autumn dessert taste with quality Green Mountain Coffee. This flavored coffee is a grey dessert alternative the finish a great meal, one that many find supports their weight-loss plans.

5 Hottest Coffee Trends Right Now

Pour Over Coffee Latest Single Cup Coffee TrendCoffee is finding its rightful place amongst the gourmet crowd, gaining an appreciation amongst many on par with fine wine. It is moving away from the utilitarian work-motivator and finding a comfortable home in the world of the gastronomical arts. One result of this transition has been a boom in artisanal coffee roasters, and another has been the adoption of new coffee preparation techniques that ensure a fresher, better extraction.

Today, we’re going to have a look at some of the emerging trends in coffee today and identify the five hottest coffee trends. While coffee still serves a utilitarian role in many lives, you can enjoy better coffee via the many methods of coffee preparation currently  growing in popularity.

Five Coffee Trends Raising the Coffee Bar

The five coffee trends below cover a spectrum of professional and personal choices that are influencing the way people drink their coffee. Many are focused on the quality and freshness of the extraction, often with a desire to brew a single cup or smaller volume of coffee more effectively and delicious-tasting.

Micro Roasting Beans

Small batch roasting is spreading across the country as a growing trend. Coffee shops are micro roasting green coffee beans. Coffee roasters are using equipment to brew smaller, more consistent batches of coffee, much as New York Coffee does. This trend has gone so far that many coffee fanatics are starting to roast green coffee beans at home. You really can’t get any fresher than that.

Cold Brewed Coffee

The last couple of years have seen the rise of the cold brewed coffee. This is coffee brewed in room temperature or lower water for as much as 24 hours. The cold extraction of coffee compounds provides a smoother, less bitter extraction that many compare to dark chocolate. While this method involves patience, it results in such an excellent brew that many companies are now bottling and selling cold brew coffee.

Pour Over Coffee Brewing

Pour over coffee is gaining in popularity so quickly that coffee shops across the country are investing in pour over coffee equipment to meet the demands of consumers.  Pour over coffee brewing is accomplished by putting a coffee filter into a glass or ceramic funnel, packing it with ground coffee, and then pouring boiled water through the grounds for the freshest extraction possible. Pour over coffee enthusiasts rave about the coffee produced with this method and the Hario V60 ceramic funnel cone  or the Chemex glass pour over coffee maker.

Light Roast Coffee Popularity

Ever since Starbucks stormed the American coffee scene in the 90s, Americans have been drinking more and more dark roast coffee. The trend seems to be reversing after nearly twenty years of dark roast dominance. Developing American palates are seeking out more complex flavors and really seeking to taste the bean rather than the roast. Light roast coffee is the way to do it.

Single Cup Coffee Brewing

Fresh, fresh, fresh! That’s how people want their coffee these days, leaving behind old stale carafes of heated-all-day coffee and embracing a single cup of coffee brewed on demand. While some use the pour over method to accomplish this goal, many are turning to single cup coffee makers to enjoy a fresh brew that is easy and convenient. Keurig K-Cup coffee makers are leading the way with this trend, but many other brands are arriving on the market to meet this consumer demand.

Iced Chocolate is a Warm Weather Treat

Iced chocolate Perhaps you are yearning for a cool day to dive into that winter-time treat you love so much, or perhaps you are just a chocoholic with a daily yearning for a cocoa-rich treat. Whatever the case, iced chocolate is a perfect treat for a hot day. Surely, you have heard of iced tea and iced coffee. Iced chocolate works off the same premise. Take a hot beverage that you love and serve it over ice to make it warm weather appropriate. This works great with hot chocolate, and with a Keurig coffee maker, making iced chocolate is a breeze!

Iced Chocolate from Hot Chocolate K-Cups

Iced Chocolate Drink from Hot ChocolateAny number of instant hot cocoa mixes or K-Cup hot chocolates are great for this, and CoffeeForLess carries a variety of hot cocoa and hot chocolate options. However, if you are looking for an ice-cold chocolate treat on demand, nothing beats K-Cup hot chocolate.

Hot Chocolate K-Cups are a great choice because the hot cocoa that they produce is rich and delicious without being too heavy to be enjoyable on a hot day. Simply prepare the hot chocolate K-Cup the same way you normally would, but put ice in the cup that you plan to brew the hot chocolate into. For a real treat, try adding a flavored syrup to your iced chocolate. Mint syrup is particularly delicious.

If this is not enough iced chocolate to assuage your chocolate cravings, try the hot chocolate pops that we have suggested previously. They are almost as easy to make as iced chocolate drinks and are sure to please any children you might have around. So, as you can see, enjoying your hot chocolate K-Cups or instant hot chocolate is not something to forget about just because Summer is around the corner. Hot chocolate can become an ingredient in a variety of summertime treats!

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CoffeeForLess K-Cup Flavor: Delicious K-Cup Flavored Coffee

Coffee drinkers the world over agree: they cannot agree about flavored coffee. Sure, some people love flavored coffee, but coffee purists claim to loathe it. Well, I’m not one of them apparently because flavored coffee is a joy in my life, and I love it. When it comes to green-mountain-coffee-donut-house-cinnamon-roll-k-cups-24ct-flavored-914enjoying flavored coffee, I turn to my Keurig K-Cup coffee maker and enjoy a variety of K-Cup flavors.

The number of K-Cup flavors is stupendous. I love sampling new flavors with the single cup at a time feature of K-Cup flavored coffees. That way if I don’t like one flavor or another I’m not committed to an entire pot of coffee I’d rather not drink. A single cup of K-Cup flavored coffee sets me up with variety and options, and that means great coffee every time.

K-Cup Flavor Favorites

wolfgang-puck-creme-caramel-k-cups-24ct-914If you are looking for over the top K-Cup flavor, then this post is for you. Below, we review some of our favorite intensely flavored coffee K-Cups. Read on for the skinny on K-Cup flavor. Every single K-Cup reviewed below has intensity, impact, and the sort of K-Cup flavor preferred by flavored coffee lovers.

Light coffee drinkers who love a lot of flavor from K-Cup coffee are going to want to try Green Mountain Coffee Cinnamon Roll Flavored Coffee K-Cups. This offering from Green Mountain Coffee packs a lot of K-Cup flavor onto a light roast coffee ideal for breakfast. Our overall review of this K-Cup flavor: pour me another cup.

If you want a K-Cup flavor that is smooth as silk, try Wolfgang Puck Creme Caramel K-Cups. This K-Cup flavor is a luscious mix of vanilla cream and buttery rich caramel flavors over a quality roast. A little stronger than the Green Mountain Coffee in the prior paragraph but just as full of K-Cup flavor. Our overall review of this K-Cup flavor: we could drink this for dessert after dinner, it’s so good.

Maybe you want K-Cup flavor but aren’t looking for the buzz of regular coffee. If that’s the case, we highly recommend you check out Green Mountain Coffee Decaffeinated French Vanilla K-Cups. They are by far our favorite decaffeinated K-Cup flavor. The classic French vanilla flavor rounds out this medium intensity coffee, making it a well-balanced offering for anyone who wants K-Cup flavor without the caffeine.

Let us know your favorites!

CoffeeForLess Call for K-Cup Reviews


If you’re like me, you probably look at the reviews of any product that you see online before purchasing that product. If people like it, have a good experience, and can recommend a product, it’s probably pretty good. This is the modern way to shop: with the consensus of the entire shopping community at your finger tips. This turns shopping into a personalized experience where you are advised by others like yourself rather than salespeople.

At CoffeeForLess, we truly want to improve the products we carry, the prices we offer, and the equipment we sell, and because of this, we are looking to our loyal coffee and tea-drinking customers to help us improve and grow through your product reviews. When you write K-Cup product reviews or coffee maker reviews, you help us as well as other shoppers like yourself.

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How To Write A Helpful Coffee Review

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K-Cup coffee reviews are really important to us. These convenient single serve coffee products give our coffee community east of access and a great variety of options, making them one of our most popular products. We would love it if our most avid coffee drinkers could write the occasional coffee or tea K-Cup review.

A good K-cup review or review of any coffee should describe the experience of that coffee. When you make coffee, the first element of the process to greet the senses is the aroma. Much like wine-tasting, coffee-tasting draws upon many of the senses but starts with the nose.  This is where the taste of the coffee is either previewed or set up for irony relative to the aroma. If a coffee has a sweet aroma, but a more bitter taste, that is worth noting in your coffee K Cup reviews.

From there, a quality review brings the eyes into the equation. Is it a light roast cup as thin in color as tea or a bold earthy dark roast as dark as mud. These are indicators of roast and roast quality, and these too hint at the taste that is to come.

Finally, address the taste. Be clear in your descriptors and think of the five elementary tastes: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and savory. Let other drinkers know what to expect and remember that taste is subjective. By being specific and not stating something as simple as “I don’t like it” is a lot more helpful to someone whose tastes might vary from your tastes significantly.

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K-Cup Tea for the Winter Season

Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Herbal Tea K-CupsWinter is the season for hot mugs of soothing salves against the biting cold found outside in much of the Northern Hemisphere. As the snow flutters outside the window, a comforting mug of hot tea often makes for a warm belly and a soothed psyche. What many do not know is that K-Cup tea is great for just this purpose.

Pop some K-Cup Tea into your Keurig K-Cup coffee maker and enjoy an instant mug of your favorite style tea on demand. Read on for some links to great Winter K-Cup teas that go great with the season.

Winter K-Cup Tea Favorites

The way most people see it during the gray days of Winter, you either embrace the mellow tempo of the cold months or your counter them with whatever brings you out of the gray fugue of short days and long nights. The following K-Cup teas take both approaches to winter to suit whatever strategy makes you happiest.

Gloria Jeans Earl Grey Tea K-CupsThose who embrace the sleepy nature of Winter and seek to hibernate away the gray days, perhaps with a good book or a roaring fire, will enjoy the herbal tea K-Cup strategy. For this, I recommend stocking up on Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime Tea Herbal Tea K-Cups. This herbal tea blend from Celestial Seasonings is composed of herbs that seek to sooth and calm with soporific effects. No doubt, for a down tempo tea that is hot and delicious yet free from caffeine, go with this K-Cup tea.

If you are more prone to resisting the desire to hide away from the cold and wait it out until Spring, then you probably want a pick-me-up during these short Winter days. For this, I recommend a nice strong cup of Earl Grey tea, that traditional Bergamot-flavored English black tea so popular in the muggy gray Isles of Britain. Earl Grey tea K-Cups have a lot of flavor and a mild but noticeable amount of caffeine to them that both warms and energizes on a Winter day.

Try either Celestial Seasonings Earl Grey Tea K-Cups or Gloria Jean’s Earl Grey Tea K-Cups and let us know which you think is best.

Time for Hot Chocolate K-Cups

As anyone who reads the K-Cup Blog here at CoffeeForLess knows, I love coffee, and I loveswiss-miss-hot-cocoa-k-cups-24ct
K-Cups. So naturally, I think coffee when I think K-Cups.  This time of year, though, brings with it a delicious treat that I look forward to every year: Hot Cocoa K-Cups! Hot chocolate K-Cups are great. They let me enjoy hot chocolate any time I want it without having to spill cocoa all over the counter ripping open an instant hot cocoa packet.

With hot chocolate K-Cups, I can simply pop a K-Cup in the Keurig brewer and enjoy a steaming hot cup of hot cocoa on demand!

Hot Chocolate K-Cups Options: Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate

Really there are two hot cocoa K-Cups that I buy. They are both excellent but for very different reasons. While there may be other options, if hot chocolate in a K-Cup is what you want, I recommend these.

Traditional hot cocoa enthusiasts will enjoy Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa K-Cups. This is your standard cocoa and milk delicious hot cocoa from your childhood school snow days. It is rich and milk chocolate delicious.

cafe-escapes-dark-chocolate-hot-cocoa-k-cups-24ctThe more adventurous among us might enjoy Cafe Escapes Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa. It is so good if you are a fan of dark chocolate. Cafe Escapes Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa K-Cups are so rich and sophisticated with just the right amount of sweetness, and not too bitter. It feels like a boutique treat every time.

Let us know how you feel about these flavors and if there are any other Hot Chocolate K-Cups that you enjoy.

Join CoffeeForLess in Supporting Fabretto and School Children In Nicaragua

School Grounds Coffee Beans - Charity CoffeeToday, we review a real gem of a coffee variety from School Grounds Coffee. This coffee is both quality coffee and a heart-warming purchase. School Grounds Coffee is an award-winning coffee that is produced by the 5 de Junio cooperative in Las Sabanas, Nicaragua from 100% Arabica coffee beans sourced from Nicaragua.

A portion of all sales of School Ground Coffee goes to the Fabretto Children’s Organization, an organization that has been working to improve the lives of children in Nicaragua. A portion of the money spent on this fair trade coffee goes to ensuring that those children have increased access to health care, educational opportunity, and improved nutrition.

Heart-warming and ethical as it is, School Grounds Coffee is also a quality medium roast Nicaraguan coffee.

School Grounds Coffee Beans Cup Experience

School Grounds Coffee hints at the craftsmanship that goes into every bean from the moment you catch a hint of the beans’ mild yet pleasing aroma. Toasty with a light sweetness, the aroma hints at the mild roasting applied to these beans. Grinding them releases an array of aromas that call forward memories of toasted bread and caramelized sugar.

Upon brewing, the aroma is lighter with a smooth, balanced profile and remaining toasted notes. The coffee has a light to medium roast appearance with very light cup cling and pleasant hue. The brew is smooth with a very light body and sweet, clean aftertaste. The overall mouthfeel is light and pleasant, leaving a dry feel balanced with lingering sweetness.

Overall, School Grounds Coffee is an easy to drink brew that is ideal for daily drinking but light enough that it can be overpowered by such strong additions as flavored creamers. A mild sweetening accents the already light, bright, and sweet character of this Nicaraguan coffee.

School Grounds Coffee is ideal for regular coffee consumption or for use in organizational fund raisers due to the ethically positive practices and messages that go into this gourmet coffee bean.

Aloha Island Coffee Pods Are Great Hawaiian Coffee

Aloha Island Coffee Pods for Coffee Pod SystemsAnyone who owns a coffee pod system knows that coffee pods are convenient and that they make it easy to enjoy a single cup of quality coffee any time that you want. Coffee pod coffee makers are versatile in such a way as to offer a great range of coffee experiences that are less dependent on specific proprietary cartridge refills. However, many coffee pod coffee drinkers may not know about Aloha Island Coffee Pods.

Aloha Island Coffee Pods are a brand of coffee pods that focus specifically on the coffee of the Hawaiian Islands. All Aloha Island Coffee beans are derived from estate-raised coffee and hand-selected for quality. This means that, whether blended with other regions’ quality coffees or 100 percent Kona, Aloha Island Coffee pods always contain the highest quality coffee that you can brew from your home coffee pod system.

Aloha Island Coffee Pod Varieties

All Aloha Island Kona coffee is 100% natural and organic, sourced from coffee estates in the Kona region of Hawaii’s Big Island or the islands of Oahu and Kauai. Aloha Island Coffee Kona coffee blends are made with coffee beans grown in South America at the same natural and organic standards to which Aloha Island holds its Kona coffee. This means that Aloha Island Coffee is always 100% natural and organic whether it is 100% Kona coffee, a Kona blend, or any other regional variety offered by Aloha Islands.

Aloha Islands Coffee 100% Kona coffee pods are just as they claim. These elegant coffee pods for your coffee pod system contain only pure Kona coffee, a coffee known for its delicate yet robust character thanks to the regional qualities in which it is grown. These coffee pods will surely please those who like a lot of flavor but prefer a lighter body to their coffee.

aloha-island-coffee-artisan-organic-island-breakfast-kona-coffee-podsAloha Island Coffee Kona Blend coffee pods combine the gourmet Kona coffee that makes Aloha Island Coffee great with other regional varieties to produce a smooth and delicious series of coffee pods for you coffee pod system. These coffees are generally very balanced so that the delicate, smooth nature of the Kona coffee within them is not overpowered by the other regional variety.

Aloha Island Coffee regional coffee pods are not Kona coffee pods. These vary as much as any other company’s coffee pods and are hand-selected to live up to Aloha Island Coffee’s rigorous standards of quality. They are an excellent choice if you prefer only the finest quality coffee pods but are looking to try something other than Kona coffee.

Whichever Aloha Island Coffee pod you choose, you are guaranteed an excellent coffee experience. Aloha Island Coffee has truly earned its reputation for amazing coffee, and this carries over to their coffee pod line.