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

Keurig Recalls MINI Plus Brewing System

Keurig Green Mountain Inc. announced a voluntary recall today of its MINI Plus Brewing Systems. The affected model series sold through CoffeeForLess.com was known as the Keurig Mini Plus B31 K-Cup Brewer (the machine is now identified as the K10 series). The identification number for the affected brewers starts with “31” and is printed at the bottom of the machine. No additional brewing machines or models are affected.

Keurig is offering a free repair kit to fix the potential issue for anyone with a recalled brewer machine. It is best to check with Keurig to see if your machine is affected. Please visit Keurig’s Safety Recall Notice page for additional information, including the reason for the recall and action required for all end users. To arrange for a free repair kit, customers that purchased this machine with CoffeeForLess.com may contact Keurig directly at 1-844-255-7886.keurig-b31

As Keurig mentions in its statement, you may continue to use the B31 machine, but cautions against brewing two cups in rapid succession, and to maintain an arm’s length distance from the brewer during the brewing process.

If you’ve purchased the machine through CoffeeForLess.com as a gift, it is best to contact the recipient to let them know of the safety update.

The recall is for units produced prior to July 2014, and only includes the B31 model (now sold as K10).

Free Shipping Day is Thursday, December 18

Check it out. Free Shipping Day is returning to CoffeeForLess.com this Thursday, December 18th. Free Shipping Day is a one-day event many online retailers choose to participate in each year, and it has become wildly popular since its inception in 2007.

 How Do I Get Free Shipping?

  1. On 12/18/2014 shop CoffeeForLess.com for your coffee, tea, and hot cocoa holiday gift needs.
  2. Add your desired items to your shopping cart (there is no minimum purchase required).
  3. At Checkout, make sure to select Ground (1-5 days) $0.00 as your Shopping Method.
  4. That’s it!free-shipping-day-cfl

With delivery by Christmas Eve, Free Shipping Day is your last chance to find those perfect holiday gifts to send to family and friends. Items like the Keurig B145 Door Buster Bundle and coffee gift baskets are great ideas — or stock a stuffing or two with Seasonal K-Cups in a variety of delicious flavors. If you missed Black Friday or Cyber Monday, or still have holiday shopping to do, this is your day to take advantage and save on shipping costs.

 Free Shipping Day Facts

  • The first Free Shipping Day was organized just two weeks before the event.
  • The number of participating merchants in Free Shipping Day grew 10 times in just 3 years.
  • Free Shipping Day beat Black Friday’s online spending 2 years in a row by over $250 million.
  • Over the past 2 years, spending on Free Shipping Day has exceeded $1 billion.
  • Free Shipping Day became the third-heaviest day for online shopping in U.S. history just 2 years after it was created.

Visit our Free Shipping Day page for more!

 

Promoting Arts Awareness Through Coffee

Community is a big part of our mission at CoffeeForLess. That’s why we’re excited to announce our partnership with Arts For All, a New York City-based non-profit organization that provides under-served children the chance to discover and develop their creative side through arts outreach.

The value art can bring to a child’s life – building, creating, learning, doing – can last a lifetime, and it’s been proven that children who make art are stronger readers and get better grades in both math and science. Through their efforts, Arts For All aims to use art to instill self-confidence, self-expression, teamwork, resilience, and creativity in children.

This is a mission we’re very fond of, started by the late, great Vice President of CoffeeForLess.com, Zachary Ciperski. Zachary was well known for his caring and giving nature, and we’re very proud to carry on this partnership in his name.

Fine Coffee for Fine Arts

You can support this great cause by purchasing one of our signature Purple Bag coffee blends of New York Coffee. Proceeds for every bag purchased through CoffeeForLess.com will be directly donated to Arts For All, which will help bring creative workshops to over 3,500 in-need NYC children.

Choose from four blends of ground coffee, appropriately themed in honor of the core principles championed by Arts For All: Resilience 100% Colombian, Self Express-O Blend, Confidence Builder Blend Decaf, and Creative Blend. Each one is delivered in a beautiful purple bag and contains our signature house blend of New York Coffee. Make a difference in children’s lives while enjoying a delicious cup of coffee.arts_for_all_confidence_builder

We thank you for your help in promoting awareness for Arts For All. Together we can remove barriers and help children explore the arts who may otherwise face socio-economic, physical, or emotional barriers in doing so. Visit our dedicated partnership page at coffeeforless.com/nyc-youth-arts-for-all, and learn more about this uniquely enriching outreach program at arts-for-all.org.

Have a story to tell about your experience with art and community? Share yours in the comments section below and we’ll help spread the word.

 

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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Now in Stock: Enjoy Café Escapes K-Cups at Home

Experience the coffee shop feeling in your own home. Café Escapes can now be enjoyed in the form of a K-Cup. The Café Escapes ground coffee beans are packed into individual K-Cups and sealed tightly. The machine will then puncture through the K-Cup to force hot water pressure through the K-Cup and into your mug for your optimal drinking pleasure.Now in Stock: Enjoy Café Escapes K-Cups at Home by Coffee For Less

Designed for “me time,” Café Escapes K-Cups were developed exclusively as a delicious afternoon companion for your quiet moments. Indulge in a piping cup of hot cocoa mixed with the fragrant taste of coffee. Robust, creamy and with a sweetly sophisticated mouth feel, customers have raved about this deliciously luscious drink. Coffee For Less now carries the Café Escape line, and has many different flavors like Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa, Caramel, Vanilla, Chai Latte, Mocha and Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa for customers to enjoy. The packs for the K-cups vary between 24 count and 96 count for the boxes.

Get Away with a Cup of Café Escapes K-Cups

Let Café Escape K-Cup take you away with its luscious coffee notes and flavorful taste. As Café Escapes K-Cups brew, the aroma is pleasing to the nose and not overwhelming to your palette. The taste of the comforting hot chocolate is married with a subtle caffeine kick. The two main flavors are delicately balanced for an even body of the two distinct essences. The hot chocolate and coffee blend taste results in a robust mixture for a satisfying cup. Try out the Café Escapes flavor for a lavish and creamy café experience, which lingers sweetly on the tongue with its light aftertaste.

Add some extra decadence by personalizing your cup with additional sweeteners and flavorings. Complete your cup with a dollop of frothed milk, or complement with a swirl of whipped cream on top. Some customers like to play with the coffee and chocolate flavors by mixing soy milk into the brewed cup, or adding some warm milk. Tone down the flavors with a little bit of cream to cool it down, or magnify the chocolate and cocoa taste with more cocoa powder and select a more intense ounce size for your brew.

Make this delicious Café Escape K-Cups a part of your afternoon. Now that Coffee For Less offers it in a range of delectable flavors, enjoy some decadence with your K-Cup today.

Tassimo Latte vs. Tassimo Caramel Latte Macchiato

The other day, I had some friends over for coffee. I had forgotten they were stopping by, and my nearly empty pantry had only two options left: Tassimo Latte and Tassimo Caramel Latte Macchiato. Luckily, these were among my friends’ favorite drinks. Unsurprisingly, they cleaned me out of both beverages.

When it came time for my last guest to pick her drink, she couldn’t make up her mind. She couldn’t decide if she wanted to keep things simple or if she wanted that hint of caramel. Being a notorious flip-flopper, my friend began to irritate everybody else. Each person took turns trying to sway her. I got to thinking, which one was really the better option?

A Tale of Two Tassimos

My mind began drifting to a fantasy world where each option was an applicant for a highly sought after position. I imagined I was at my desk doing a final review of their resumes.

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My first thoughts went to the obvious difference in preparation between lattes and latte macchiatos. The average coffee drinker may not know this, but there is a difference: lattes are prepared by adding milk to espresso, whereas latte macchiatos are made by adding espresso to milk. When I remembered this, I considered how my imaginary candidates came from different backgrounds.

I moved to reviewing the Tassimo Latte. I thought about the taste. I always found the Tassimo Latte to be scrumptious. The combination of dairy and coffee flavors is perfect for dessert or a mid-afternoon treat. The plain but distinguished flavor goes down smooth, and my tongue always has a pleasant tingle when I drink it.

Next, I took a moment to reflect on the Tassimo Caramel Latte Macchiato. Similar to the Tassimo Latte, it has a perfect blend of milk and espresso. However, it also has a subtle yet noticeable hint of caramel. Whenever I need a little extra sweetness in my day, the Tassimo Caramel Latte Macchiato is a great go-to option.

Sweet Victory

After wrestling with the decision, I prayed that my friend would pick the Tassimo Latte. I only had one of each option and decided I needed some extra sweetness. Thankfully, she made the right call, and we both were able to enjoy our beverage of choice. As we sat down to enjoy our drinks, I logged into CoffeeForLess.com to order myself more of each.

Though my preference was for the Tassimo Caramel Latte Macchiato that day, it could have very well swung toward the Tassimo Latte. Each drink has its benefits. The decision is really a matter of mood and preference in the moment.

Get Up, Stand Up With Marley Coffee

Jamaica is famous for Reggae music and having some of richest soil for growing coffee. That’s why Rohan Marley, son of the legendary Bob Marley, has returned to his father’s estate in Jamaica to create Marley Coffee. Founded in 2009, Rohan set out to complete the other half of his father’s dream by coming back home to farm.

Varieties of Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee began flourishing in the 1700′s and continue to be some of the most sought-after coffees in the world. What makes Rohan’s brew of coffee unique is that the beans are grown on the family’s 52-acre estate farm with no genetic engineering or use of pesticides in the production process. In fact, Marley Coffee is certified organic by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Organic Crop Improvement Association of Canada, OCIA.

Rohan and the other members of the company pride themselves on producing coffee through sustainable methods. This means the production process doesn’t just take from the environment, it also gives back by growing new trees and shrubbery after the marley-coffee-stir-it-upland is tilled. The company recently partnered with the Rain Forest Alliance, using the organizations guidance on how to produce coffee in ecologically friendly ways.

Community is also another important principle of Marley Coffee. The company has created economic opportunities in Jamaica and other parts of the world through their coffee producing methods. The jobs provide a living for many growers who would otherwise not be able to earn a livable wage.

You can find Marley Coffee online, at retail stores like Safeway or Whole Foods and others throughout the United States and Canada. Rohan believes that as the organic movement continues to grow and become commonplace in the everyday diet, Marley Coffee will be positioned to be a major player in the coffee market. If things work out like he expects, it won’t be long until you’ll see bags of Marley Coffee alongside those of Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts.