Green Mountain Wants to Fill Your Tavel Mug (the whole thing)
I got home on Friday (actually, I didn’t, my wife did, but anyway) to find a box of K-Cups from Green Mountain sitting on my doorstep. Normally a box of boxes of delicious K-Cups from Green Mountain isn’t a huge surprise. As you probably know, I’ve worked when them quite a bit over the last few years to get samples for the various reviews I do here. Most of the time I know what’s coming before it gets here. This time around, however, I wasn’t expecting anything. What I found in that box was one of my biggest K-Cup surprises to date.
A Trip Back In Time
I like to talk about the dawn of K-Cups like it happened right about the time the dinosaurs disappeared, or maybe as if their arrival coincided with the microwave. The reality, of course, is that the K-Cup and the awesome machines that make them haven’t been around all that long, but nevertheless…please indulge my history lesson, regardless of how inaccurate the timing might be…
Centuries ago long after the last Tyrannosaurus Rex took his last breath, the Neanderthals used archaic tools (like a Mr. Coffee brewer or a French Press) to brew their coffee. But lo! Cameth the Keurig brewer, which in addition to brewing a great cup of coffee, also freed up more time for all the hunting and gathering that was going on. While there was much rejoicing (dancing and singing and whatnot) in the caves for days, there was but one, single complaint that persists to modern day; “I like my Keurig, but the coffee is too weak on the larger settings”.
Like I said, my timing might be off a little bit, but regardless of whether we’re talking about eons, centuries, or just the last 5 years ago, just about every Keurig owner has complained about the crappy cup of coffee that come from brewing on the largest setting. Of course, there were workarounds. Most people I know brew 2 K-Cups per 1 travel mug. It’s not the most economical solution, but it works. What if I told you there was a better way? Would you send a check or money order (if you would, I’ll send you my address)? My friends, it’s a pleasure for me to let you know that there is in fact a better way.
Remember that package I (my wife) got last Friday? Well that package contained 3 boxes of Green Mountain’s new Travel Mug Sized K-Cups. That’s right…TRAVEL MUG SIZED K-CUPS. No more drinking weak coffee. No more “brew 2 get 1″ for the road. Nope…those days, like dinosaurs and cavemen are gone. Simply pop in one of the new travel mug sized K-Cups. Set your brewer to its largest cup setting. Press brew. Wait 15 seconds or so, and you’ve got a delicious, full-sized (and that’s really what we care about) cup of totally awesome Green Mountain Coffee. That’s pretty sweet (even if you like your coffee black), right?
A Web Exclusive
For now at least, Travel Mug K-Cups are available exclusively on the web (no running down to your local Bed, Bath, and Beyond to score a box). Nope, you can only get these online from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. The first run of the super-sized K-Cups are available in 3 varieties; French Roast, Donut House (awesome), and Breakfast Blend. A 22 count box will set you back $13.95. Of course, if you’re a subscriber of Green Mountain’s Cafe Express (and you probably should be), that price drops to $10.45 per box.
In addition to their own coffees and teas, Green Mountain stocks coffee from Caribou, Tully’s, and Newman’s Own. They also offer their unique Cafe Escapes lineup, as well as their Donut House Collection.
You can save $2 ($2.50 for a limited time) off every box of Green Mountain coffee you buy through their Café Express programs; which helps ensure that you never run out of delicious Green Mountain Coffee.