Warm Up With Golden French Toast & Wicked Winter Blend K-Cups

Baby, it’s cold outside. January is here and so are the chilly temperatures. Along with the arctic air, this time of year also ushers in some of our favorite K-Cups of the season: Green Mountain Golden French Toast and Wicked Winter Blend K-Cups. If you’re looking to cure your winter blues, it’s time to reach for these wintry hues — lids, that is. Look for the brown and blue colored K-Cup lids on our Seasonal K-Cups page next time you shop.

Golden French Toast, An Iconic Winter Blend

Fans of this blend know when we say that we receive a great deal of feedback about this flavor all year-round. It’s undeniably popular and a winter go-to. Golden French Toast is a mild coffee with a delightful cinnamon and butter flavor that will remind you of golden French toast breakfasts.

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Many customer reviews come back with a ‘5 Bean’ rating after they’ve had a cup, such as this one: “Golden French Toast is mild with a hint of maple flavor. It’s really nice on a cold, wintry day. No bitter after taste. Very satisfying!”

Make no mistake — the warm, buttery flavors with sweet maple syrup leave us all clamoring for more!

Wicked Winter Is Oh-So-Wintry

Before heading out in the bitter cold, brew Wicked Winter Blend K-Cups to sip at home or on the go. Wicked Winter Blend is one of our favorites because of its hearty spice and dark chocolate notes, but don’t just take our word for it.

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Writes reviewer KimLovesCoffee, “This one is a strong ‘5’ for me. It is a rich deep brew with lots of flavor and body. I ordered it by accident and have never looked back. I love this one!”

Just like Golden French Toast, Wicked Winter Blend is a seasonal blend, so it’ll only be available as we have it in stock over the winter. “I wish I could get this all year long. Very rich and bold without being bitter. It’s a family-fave,” says reviewer Dramagal. If this one is a family favorite in your household, you can stock up and enjoy all season long starting now.

The cure for the winter blues begins with Golden French Toast and Wicked Winter Blend K-Cups. Make these winter classics part your morning, or enjoy as a sweet snack on a cold night. Try these flavors and let us know which you think is best.

Keeping Up With Keurig 2.0 Is Easier Than You Think

By now, you’ve heard of — or may have purchased — Keurig’s new 2.0 brewing system, released late last year. The machine is touted as a first of its kind, and can brew both a single cup serving, and a four-cup carafe of coffee using a Keurig® K-Carafe Pack. There’s just one catch — the machine uses different K-Cups than the original Keurig K-Cup machines on the market.

While the previous Keurig brewers take coffee pods that work with many different brands, the Keurig 2.0 machine is RFID-limited, meaning only items with a Keurig-branded code will work. Perhaps you’ve already seen the restricted “Oops!” message if you’ve tried brewing a non-compatible pod:

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We’re here to help resolve any confusion around the compatibility of K-Cups sold on CoffeeForLess.com. Follow these quick tips so you can identify Keurig 2.0-compatible K-Cups.

How Do I Identify Keurig 2.o Compatible K-Cups?

To identify Keurig 2.0 compatible K-Cups, look for the “Keurig Brewed” seal printed on a ring around the outer edge of the K-Cup. Keurig first rolled these changes out in early 2014. For boxes, similarly, you’ll note the symbol designating “For Use in All Keurig K-Cup Brewers.”

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We’ve also labeled all of our compatible products on CoffeeForLess.com with a convenient “Keurig 2.0 Compatible” orange icon. Look for this image in the Description box when shopping.

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Do the New K-Cups Work in the Old Machines?

The short answer: Yes. All Keurig branded packs will work as usual in the older brewers. Packs that do not have the new “Keurig Brewed” lids (pictured above) will not work in the Keurig 2.0 machines. The best thing to keep in mind is to look for the “Keurig Brewed” seal. This seal ensures the K-Cup can be brewed in older brewers as well as the Keurig 2.0 machine.

Why Don’t the Old K-Cups Work in the New Machine?

The Keurig 2.0 machine reads each lid to identify 2.0-compatible brands to ensure the perfect cup of coffee each time. The Keurig 2.0 will only function with Keurig brand packs, which have been specifically designed to work with the Keurig 2.0 Brewing Technology.

Keurig’s Family of Compatible Brands

From your favorites including Coffee People, Starbucks, and Green Mountain, we offer a wide range of best selling brands that are compatible with both the old Keurig brewers and new Keurig 2.0 machine. Regardless of the type of brewer you’re using, the taste and quality you have come to expect has not changed with the new technology.

For a list of 40+ Keurig 2.0-compatible brands, many of which we carry at CoffeeForLess.com, visit Keurig’s Family of Brands page. http://blog.keurig.com/blog/briana-keene/our-family-of-brands-2b-meet-some-new-members

Using Keurig 2.0? You can find full brewer support for Keurig 2.0 Technology here: http://www.keurig.com/support/K2.0-brewers

Inside Scoop: Black Friday K-Cup Deals at CoffeeForLess.com

What is it about Thanksgiving that has us excited? Yes, the turkey, stuffing, and all the fixings are tough to beat. Add in time spent with family & friends, a few hours of football, and a 4-day weekend — is there anything better? And when it comes to shopping and bargain hunting, the day after Turkey Day is second to none.

A Black Friday With All The Trimmings

That’s why we’re celebrating big at CoffeeForLess! All orders starting on Black Friday through December 1 are 10% off (terms do apply).

Find great deals on coffee machines, including our Black Friday special Keurig B145 Door Buster Bundle. Our best bundle of the year contains a Keurig B145 commercial grade brewer and 4 24 count boxes of K-Cup coffee. Enjoy Green Mountain Sumatran Reserve, Green Mountain Coffee Lake Lodge, The Original Donut Shop Coffee, and Emeril’s Big Easy Bold K-Cups.Keurig-Coffee-K-Cup-Door-Buster-Bundle

If you’re a fan of coffee pods, take note. The Suncana Multi Volume Brewer is now brewing at CoffeeForLess. One of our newest items is ready to ship this holiday season. With the Suncana Multi Volume Brewer, you can choose from a wide variety of coffee pods in various flavors, with features that include a patented brewing system that enhances coffee extraction.

‘Tis the Season (of Giving)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and also the season to give back. Our Coffee For Life Charitable Coffees help support three great causes. One Cup At A Time New York Pink Bag Coffees is our signature house blend we’ve dedicated to support the fight against breast cancer. Proceeds of this coffee are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
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Along with our Pink Bag New York Coffees, you can help support both the Fabretto School Grounds Coffee Program, which assists the educational and nutritional needs of underprivileged children in Nicaragua, and our Arts For All New York Coffee. Arts For All is a non-profit we’ve teamed up with in the New York City area that focuses on arts outreach for in-need children. You can learn more about all three of these great causes here.

Visit coffeeforless.com to take advantage of Black Friday coffee deals, and beginning on Friday, remember to use checkout code BFB2014 to save 10% on your next order!

Happy Thanksgiving!

K Cup Coffee Prices Rising This Year

Have you heard the news about K-Cup prices? Yes it’s true, prices will be rising and it’s not exclusive to K-Cups — coffee prices are going up across-the-board, from Starbucks’ announcement earlier this year to Keurig’s intention to increase prices on its K-Cups, the cost of your morning brew will be going up.

Why Are K-Cup Coffee Prices Rising This Year?

Blame it on the drought. A sustained drought and much-lower-than average harvests in Brazil, the world’s largest supplier of Arabica coffee, have played a large part in the price increase. Add to that, increases in packaging materials, energy and transportation costs, and we’ve got a recipe for higher prices that will impact every corner of the coffee-consuming world. You can expect to see an increase of around 9% for K-Cups, or close to a dollar more per box once the price increase starts.

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When Will the Keurig K-Cup Price Increase Begin?

K-Cup prices are set to increase in November. All K-Cup items on CoffeeForLess.com until then can be purchased at current pricing.

Despite the increase, we will do everything we can to provide your favorite selections of K-Cup coffee at the lowest possible price, and we’ll continue to honor our CoffeeForLess K-Cup Price Match Guarantee so you’ll always get the best price available.

And if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to our email newsletter for special discounts and coupons, delivered directly to your inbox so you can take advantage and save on your favorite K-Cups storewide at CoffeeForLess.com.

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What’s The Deal With Keurig Cup Sizes?

There were a ton of things to consider when I went on the market for a new coffee maker. Most importantly, I needed a machine that made delicious coffee fast. As I was doing research, my mom suggested I go with a Keurig. I found that the machine brews various Keurig cup sizes to which I wondered what the benefits would be to choosing one size over the other.

Size Does Matter

Keurig brewers feature sizes ranging anywhere from 2-5 cup sizes. For example, the Keurig Platinum K75 K-Cup Coffee Brewer holds 4 oz., 6 oz., 8 oz., 10 oz., and 12 oz. cup sizes. The amount of coffee I drink on a particular occasion matters to me, so having more choices is appealing. I don’t like to waste coffee on one hand, but I also dislike when I don’t make enough to quench my coffee thirst.

On those days that I’m looking for just a few sips to give me a little extra pep in my step, the smaller Keurig cup sizes come in handy. Rather than brew a full pot of coffee, I can plug a 4 oz. or 6 oz. k-cup into my Keurig.

Ever Heard of a Coffee Tasting Party?

Plenty of people have been to wine tastings. Now, with a variety of Keurig cup sizes at my disposal, I am able to throw coffee tasting parties. Instead of brewing a full pot of coffee in one flavor, I can offer cups of every size and in many flavors.

I am continuously looking around CoffeeForLess.com to find different flavors made by my favorite brands like Green Mountain Coffee, Starbucks, and Tully’s. My guests enjoy different flavors in large and small servings so they can sample new flavors and sip on old favorites.

With a variety of Keurig cup sizes, I can prepare them a small cup of coffee of their choice. And, if the person takes a liking to the new flavor, I can always pop in a larger 8 oz., 10 oz., or 12 oz. cup to quickly brew a larger serving.

Mom Is Always Right

One of the best aspects of owning a Keurig is convenience and the ability to choose from various Keurig cup sizes. With the ability to make the perfect up each time, I made sure to thank my mom for her advice. As the saying goes, “Mom is always right!”

Wake Up with a Fresh Cup of Eight O’Clock Coffee: Now in 24ct K-Cups

The deliciously rich Eight O’Clock Coffee brand has been providing a quality roast to Americans for the past century and a half. Acknowledged as one of one of America’s greatest java brands, Eight O’Clock is revered as a titan in the coffee industry. With its 150 year long history, this brand is certain to deliver the same consistent high-caliber product to its customers to meet and exceed your expectations. This excellent brew is now offered at Coffee For Less as a tasty beverage for your enjoyment, one cup at a time.eight-oclock-kcups

Many customers like the great taste this familiar coffee blend provides. Eight O’clock K-cups are able to strike the perfect balance between its sweet tang and the hardy coffee notes. The coffee tends to be non-acidic, and doesn’t leave behind the bitter taste that other breakfast coffee blends have. As the coffee is brewed, the beans release an aromatic coffee scent in the air for everyone to smell and appreciate. The coffee taste itself is complex and layered, and its light floral sweetness gives added character and a deep heaviness to the cup. Anyone who tries a cup will taste the full and attractive mouth body taste, and the hints of roasted mustiness.

Get Your Eight O’Clock 24ct Coffee K-Cups at CoffeeForLess.com

Perfect as a morning wake me up or as an evening warm me up, Eight O’Clock K-cups is just right for all occasions. The flavor is great for warming up the belly in the winter, and refreshing in the warmer months for fuel to jumpstart your day.

Taste an original cup of Eight O’Clock K-cups. It doesn’t leave a translucent film in the cup, and has a pleasant taste that isn’t too overwhelming to the taste buds. With slight hints of citrus, equally clean and crisp, try the mouth-watering taste of Eight O’Clock Hazelnut K-cups for a mild and nutty taste. The Dark Roast Coffee is made entirely from dark roast Arabica coffee with heavy espresso notes and infused with its caramel flavor. The blend is perfect to use in your kitchen as a cappuccino or a latte beverage. Eight O’Clock has a Colombian Medium Roast that stands out with its full body and rich medium roast flavor.

Try each flavor in a K-cup, engineered exactly for a great cup each and every time. Each cup allows you to enjoy a quality cup, proven over time for its freshness and delightful commitment to coffee.

Keurig Troubleshooting: 5 Simple Solutions to Common Problems

Save Time and Money with These Keurig K-Cup Brewer Solutions

Having problems with your Keurig K-Cup Brewer? Repeated usage can cause functional issues, disrupting your coffee drinking experience and the quality of your coffee and tea. The good news is there are a number of ways to fix these problems and get your machine to function as good as new.

Here are five common Keurig troubleshooting solutions and easy ways to correct these problems.

Common Problem 1: K-Cup Coffee and Tea Grounds Get into Your K-Cup Holder and Causes a Water Line Clog

Keurig Troubleshooting Solution:

Remove or clean the needle that punctures the K-Cup then do a small cup cleansing brew to clean out any residual. This will ensure any left-over debris is flushed out before you have you start your next brew.

Common Problem 2: K-Cup Brewer Shuts Off Unexpectedly Between Brews

Keurig Troubleshooting Solution:

Remove the water reservoir and insert it back into place. The magnet in the reservoir can become dislodged during brewing from the vibrations in the machine.

Common Problem 3: Not Ready Message on Your Keurig Machine Stays On

Keurig Troubleshooting Solution:

  • Turn off your machine and unplug it
  • Detach the water reservoir
  • Wait 5 seconds then repeat the steps 1 and 2
  • Insert the water reservoir then press the menu button and when the “Not Ready” message appears lower handle

Common Problem 4:  Blinking Blue Light in Water Reservoir

Keurig Troubleshooting Solution:

Simply add more water to the reservoir. All Keurig models need a minimum amount of water to activate the brewing process, so if you’re reservoir is low the machine will not start.

Common Problem 5: Installing Your Water Filter

Keurig Troubleshooting Solution:

This problem applies to only the models with the water filter feature. If you own one of these models, you can install the filter in three simple steps:

  • Soak the entire filter in cold water for five seconds
  • Place the filter at the bottom of the Water Handle Assembly
  • Set the timing dial two months from the day to ensure it is replaced at the appropriate time

Use these five Keurig troubleshooting solutions for your machine and you’ll ensure your coffee and tea always taste great and your brewer lasts a long time. As a result, you’ll save yourself time and money not having to replace your Keurig K-Cup Brewer.

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.

Enjoy Starbucks Single Cup Coffee at Home

Starbucks K-Cups For Starbucks At HomeIn the aims to provide customers with a consistent, quality cup of coffee that is equal to what is severed in stores, Starbucks has been producing single cup coffee products. As customers call for the ability to craft rich and flavorful cups of their favorite coffee at home with just the press of a button, Starbucks has delivered with their limited selection of single cup coffee. In an attempt to build their brand, enter consumer’s homes, and be in their head morning through night, Starbucks is hoping to build a base of repeat customers with their single use product line. Although the quality is not exactly the same, Starbucks single cup coffee delivers reliable rich flavor that is convenient to make and won’t waste any coffee, all without having to leave your kitchen.

Starbucks Extends Contract with Green Mountain Coffee

Although in the past year Starbucks has produced their own coffee maker, the Verismo, they have extended their contract with Green Mountain Coffee to continue producing Starbucks coffee in the popular K-Cup format. Many K-cup customers thought they would never see their favorite Starbucks single cup coffee ever again since it seemed to pose a threat to Starbuck’s new machine. Yet Starbuck’s upper level management felt that extending their contract with Green Mountain would be a win-win-win for both companies, and for coffee consumers around the world. As part of this new agreement Starbucks will add more single cup coffee for Keurig machines including Seattle’s Best, Torrefazione, Teavana, and Starbucks Coca brands. In the past year, the single cup coffee segment has grown nine times faster than the overall coffee category during the past year, and Starbucks hopes to strengthen its leadership position in this industry.