When I arrived home from school on Monday, I had a fun surprise waiting — a Keurig Platinum B70 Single-Cup Home Brewing System and accompanying Starbucks coffee K-cups!
I received the Starbucks K-Cups and the Keurig coffeemaker through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program. I ripped open the package pretty much immediately — my friend Lu and I were dying to try it out!
As I mentioned, I received two boxes of 16 Starbucks coffee K-Cup Portion Packs to use in the coffeemaker — one box of House Blend and one of dark French Roast. I also received a variety pack of other single serving size coffees.
The coffeemaker was really easy to set up. Old vs. new:
It was ready to go in no time!
I let Lu have the first taste and she chose the Starbucks dark French Roast K-Cup.
Fresh Starbucks coffee, coming right up… in my own kitchen. :) I even served it in a Starbucks mug! Random side note — Matt and I started collecting Starbucks mugs from various major cities/states we visit — they’re the perfect size and it’s fun to have them as nice memories of our travels! So far we have mugs from North Carolina, Washington D.C., Seattle, Pittsburgh, Saudi Arabia (a work trip for him), and Puerto Rico (from spring break)! So fun. I just realized we totally forgot to get one in Miami a couple weekends ago!
Anyway — YUM! My friend Lu gave the Starbucks K-Cups and the Keurig coffeemaker two big thumbs up. :)
I love that you can select all sorts of different options on this coffeemaker — including coffee temperature and cup size! The first coffee we made was normal sized, so the second time we tried selecting a small espresso-esque cup size — and what do you know — just add milk and it’s your own Starbucks latte at home! Now I just need to buy some of their gingerbread syrup to make gingerbread lattes. ;)
I also found a black tea in the variety pack — fun!
It came out delicious, and there wasn’t any hint of coffee taste to it, either, even though we’d just had the coffee K-Cup in there right beforehand!
I can’t wait for Matt to get home to try out the coffeemaker and K-cups! He’s going to LOVE them. I’m more of a tea drinker than a coffee drinker (although I do love the occasional Starbucks latte, which I will now be recreating here at home), so I’m totally going to purchase some of the Starbucks Awake Tea K-Cups — my favorite. :) It looks like a box of 16 of them is only $14 — less than $1 per cup of tea! The Starbucks K-Cup coffee packages are also a good deal — 16 K-Cups for $25— so that comes to $1.56 per cup of coffee. Not too shabby, especially when made into a latte or something that would be double that price in the store!
Have any of you guys tried the Starbucks K-Cups and the Keurig single serve coffeemaker? What’d you think? These would make a great Christmas present for your favorite coffee lover!