Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Starbucks K-Cups

How many of y'all have a Keurig brewer? I'm a little late to the Keurig K-Cup party but I have finally arrived!  Better late than never, huh? And now I'm officially hooked. I get what all the fuss was about.

And what better way to christen my brewer than with some Starbucks coffee.
Yep, you heard me right. Starbucks now offers their coffee in those adorable little K-cups.

They are offering all the popular varieties; House Blend, French Roast, Breakfast Blend, Sumatra, Pike Place Roast, Caffe Verona and they are even offering a couple of Tazo tea blends; Awake and Zen.

I sampled two coffee flavors, the House Blend and French Roast.
 The House Blend is probably the one I would drink most often and the one that appeals to most of my family.
But I do enjoy a good dark roast coffee on occasion like the French Roast. I think it is excellent with sweets and works amazingly well with iced coffee (see below).
That's a purdy sight right there, ain't it? The machine is ready to brew and I'm ready to drink!
 Pop in your favorite Starbucks coffee and let the machine do the rest of the work for ya.
It's a beautiful sight first thing in the morning when you're blurry-eyed and trying to get your day going.  Oh caffeine, you are a wondrous beauty.
Let's just say I got a tad giddy while testing these out. I made about 4 cups the first day. Oooo doggy, was I feeling good!
Serve it up however you enjoy it. Black or with your favorite creamers and sugar.
I'm enjoying mine here with some brownie biscotti I made.
Recipe can be found HERE.
Or, to make it just be a bit more special for your guests, how about adding a dollop of whipped topping with a sprinkling of cinnamon on top.
Are you a fan of iced coffees? No problem.
I just whipped up some of the French Roast blend, added in some sugar and milk and some caramel flavoring.   Stirred it up and poured it over some ice.
A perfect iced coffee and I made it in my own home in less than 5 minutes.
Bottom line, if you enjoy Starbucks coffee, then you will not be disappointed in these new Starbucks K-Cups.  They really are perfect for your morning routine and so great for holiday entertaining.   And you get a delicious cup, every single time.
There is something to suit everyone's tastes.  I'm definitely excited to try the tea blends as well.

So after trying these, I knew I had to share some with some of my favorite folks. 
(I'm talking about y'all here)
So I went out and bought a package of the Starbucks House Blend. You can find Starbucks K-Cups at most grocery stores, drug stores, specialty or department stores. And I picked ya up a nice little mug to get the party started!

How to Enter:
Must be 18 years or older and have a U.S. mailing address.

Leave me a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite Starbucks coffee blend.

That's it! Just be sure to leave me your name and your e-mail address so I can be sure to let you know if you're the winner!

Contest ends on Sunday December 4th at midnight (EST). Winner will be selected using Random.org

Good Luck!



For more information about Starbucks K-cups, please visit Starbucks website.

*This giveaway has now ended. Thank you to all who entered!*
The winner (chosen my Random. org) is Krissy. Congratulations Krissy!
An e-mail is on its way to you now so be sure to check your inbox and spam folder.




 As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a Keurig B70 brewer and samples of Starbuck's K-cup portion packs. All opinions of the product are mine and mine alone. Giveaway is not sponsored by Foodbuzz, Keurig, or Starbucks. All items for giveaway were purchased by me and will be shipped directly from me.

114 comments :

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Brandie -- I am so SOLD on my Keurig!! I simply love it and when I saw my favorite SB coffees were available, well, I about squealed with delight, lol. My favorite is the Sumatran - very bold and so good.

Thanks for a chance at your fabulous giveaway :)

Blessings!
Gail

Rustown Mom said...

I love my Keurig, too - I was thinking the same thing you were...what's the fuss? But having a fresh, perfect cup of coffee every time IS something to make a fuss over!! I love French Roast - and all dark blends and can't wait to try the Starbucks K-cups. Thanks for a great giveaway!
gina.cannary@gmail.com

becky said...

Brandi, my favorite is Breakfast blend, would love to have a cup of it right now with a piece of your honey bun cake. Made 2 in the last couple of weeks, and they did not last anytime. delish

SandyN said...

I like the French Roast. What a great giveaway! :)

Collleen said...

Good morning! Welcome to the Keurig world, Brandi! I am brand new to it myself. My son and I just bought a machine last week. Boy oh boy, are we loving it!

I wish I could tell you my favorite Starbucks blend but I haven't tried any yet. They didn't have it when I went to the local grocery store (small) to get K-cups. Will have to be on the lookout for them.

Happy Keurig'ing! :)

Colleen
stebcol@hotmail.com

amy beth marantino said...

french roast

Sandra said...

I was given a Keurig machine after my cousin got an upgrade on one. I love it! My favorite SB blend is Caffe Verona, very mellow!

Major Mom said...

I just got one at our spouses' club auction two weekends ago -- Dave had had one at his office for the past couple years, so this is a first for us to have one at home.

Pike's Place Blend is our favorite at the Vollmer house! I've only seen the Starbucks K-Cups at Kohl's here so far...

Aimee said...

I love my Keurig! I didn't know Starbucks had their own K-cups though! I buy starbucks coffee for my coffee pot and I love their caramel coffee. MMMMM. Thanks for a great giveaway!
Aimee
shugarysweets at yahoo dot com

Kari said...

I LOVE our Keurig, can't imagine life without one ;)
I am so glad to see that SB came out with a line of K-Cups, would have to say the French Roast is one of my fav!
Kari

Maranda said...

My Keurig's name is Kerri! And I love her!!! My favorite Starbucks blend is the Kenya blend but it doesn't come in k-cup yet.

jlkaelin8 said...

I am not yet fortunate enough to have a Keurig at home but I do have one at work. I absolutely love it and prefer Starbucks coffee to the kind my boss buys....but I can't be too picky since he's the one buying! :) Love the house blend at Starbucks and their white chocolate mocha is my favorite drink! Thanks for another one of your great giveaways!

Jennifer Kaelin
jlkaelin8@aol.com

Mia said...

Colombian blend, for about 8 years now. It's just right!

Anonymous said...

Hi my name is Stephanie and my mother-in-law just got a Keurig brewer and my friend registered for it on her wedding registry. I was skeptical at first but after experiencing my mother-in-law's Keurig, I love it! I also love Starbucks Cafe Estanbul - they don't brew it often but I absolutely love it!! My email address is stephaniebauer7@gmail.com.

candycane75 said...

My favorite blend is the French Roast. Like my dark roast coffee. Would absolutely love one of these!! Thanks for the opportunity to try my luck @ winning one! My email address is: whisper2me2007@aol.com

Kathy said...

I love my Keurig. I have had it for about 2 yrs. My fave is the House Blend. I love the convenience of making my coffee one cup at a time, any variety that I want. My email is katty_kit_1999@yahoo.com

Amber7689 said...

The Breakfast blend is my favorite! Hope I can win some :) my email is: amber230@gmail.com

Nicole Wells my3mracles@aol.com said...

I love, love, love my Keurig! Favorite flavor is the House blend. :)

(You can delete my other comment above. Having issues..lol)

devonaz said...

I LOVE my machine,,French Blend is my most favorite,,,what a awesome giveaway,,thanks,,
Devon
hanna_563@msn.com

Lillian Child said...

I simply adore the seasonal blends, so right now I am enjoying the Christmas blend! We just bought a Keurig a few weeks ago and are still in that learning curve as to what is available and where to get them. Will definitely be picking up some Starbucks k-cups! Thanks for the chance to win!

danas1969 said...

I like caffe Verona. I wish the Keurig would get a Carmel macchiato cup. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.
6003cush@gmail.com

JC said...

I love Verona, always stock up on this blend.
Jessie C.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

rachel said...

I love Starbucks' Verona blend, too. It's just a bit sweet and delicious!

mommy2munchkins said...

I love their breakfast blend but I'm also a big Sumatra fan :)

ereaper01 @ gmail.com

Jennifer said...

I can't believe it that Starbucks has made it to the Kcup. We love ours. I like the breakfast or house blend. Kinipeli1 at gmail. - Loved the post today.
Jennifer

Bo said...

I usually don't buy starbuck coffee, so i don't have a favorite yet.

Ashley said...

I love the breakfast blend.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi my favorite Starbucks is the House Blend.I haven"t bought any for my Keuig but after reading the reviews I sure plan on it.

AubreyLaine said...

I like caffe verona best :)
littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

~ Mrs. Nom ~ said...

We LOVE our Keurig :) and are so excited that Starbucks FINALLY got on the K-cup wagon :P Especially since it seems to be 1 of the only coffees that our little bun-in-the-oven will let me drink :P.

Love your blog. I need to go make some biscotti now :P

~Naomi
bondo61881@yahoo.com

~ Mrs. Nom ~ said...

Oh. And I like pretty much all of Starbucks coffee :) When we buy it for at home though, we usually get the House Blend :)

~Naomi

Linda B said...

Have only tried French Roast and Breakfast Blend...can't wait to try other brews!
Linda B. linda4stuff@tx.rr.com

mimiof2 said...
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mimiof2 said...

I LOVE them ALL!!! I like my coffee hot & i like it iced! I guess you could say i LOVE my Starbucks coffee! I also am in love with my Keurig! Thank you so much for the chance! :)

mimieavers@gmail.com

Carol said...

I love my Keurig!!! For those days when I only want a single cup it works great, but it's also wonderful when I want more! My favorite is the House Blend.

so_ilgal@yahoo.com

My Angels said...

House Blend======mmmmmmmm


Debbie

baldwindeb@yahoo,com

Anonymous said...

I like the Pike place market blend!!Sam Allen
ssaammiam@live.com

ladyfriendga said...

I love the breakfast blend ....also house blend ...hard to decide I love coffee!!

Anonymous said...

Love my Keurig!! So excited that Starbucks has joined the K-cup party!! Caffe Verona is my favorite.

Michelle Williams
mesamrov@aol.com

Rhonda said...

A Keurig is on my Christmas wish list! One advantage: many recipes call for the addition of a little bit of coffee- how great it would be to brew just a cup, use what I need and finish off the rest! Favorite Starbucks- their Christmas blend.

MARY said...

HAVE HAD MY KEURIG FOR MANY YEARS. WILD BLURBERRY IS TOP ON MY LONG LIST. GREAT FOR JUST HOT WATER TO MAKE TEA. MARY STOTT pelicanmom@hotmail.com

angie mccabe said...

French Roast is my favorite!

ChefCK, Indp. Advanced Sales Director for The Pampered Chef said...
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ChefCK, Indp. Advanced Sales Director for The Pampered Chef said...

Love my Keurig. Love Starbucks! Match made in heaven. Favorite blend is Breakfast Blend! Thank you!
CK Hall
chefckhall@gmail.com

Evelyn said...

We have had a Keurig for yrs. and really enjoy it.

Erin said...

My favorite coffee at Starbucks is their Pikes Place... but during the holidays I love their Christmas blend!
-Erin
estamile@gmail.com

Mary Oxford said...

Love Keurig Coffee makers! Makes life so much simpler especially on busy mornings!
House blend and breakfast blend are great ones!!!
moxford@ymail.com

Mary Oxford

M.j. said...

Love the house blend...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

Martha said...

Love my machine. Just bought a mini for the RV. My favorite is Pikes Place.

scratch-made wife said...

Mmmm I'm easy: I just enjoy a good skinny latte when I hit up Starbucks or something pumpkin flavored, if it's the right season. Nice new coffee maker! If the husband and I had one of those I could make myself a cup of flavored goodness in the morning and then make the husband his regular ol' black cup of joe.

Dee said...

Thanks for the chance! My favorite starbucks blend is the breakfast blend! :)

deeg131 at gmail dot com

nsteinke said...

I dont know because I am getting my Keurig for Christmas-a present to myself!!But I love Starbucks peppermint mocha latte

ARLENE said...

I like them all at different times and diffferent foods occasions.. IU am creature of change so I do not stay with one flavor... I would so love to win once in my life nOT THE WINNING KIND

Leslie W said...

I love caramel macchiatos with whipped cream and caramel sauce drizzled on top! Most of the time I make or try to make new combo flavors at home, most have been yummy a few were best poured down the sink, ha!

mosquints(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I would have to say that my favorite Starbucks blend is Pike's Place although I do like them all & Starbuck's is really the ONLY coffee I'll drink. acweaver64@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My absolute favorite Starbucks blend is French Roast. Elizabeth
elizabedu3@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I love the flavored coffees and would enjoy the cute mug also.
Virginia
virginia@heather-ridge.com

Christine said...

Mmm House Blend! This Mom is addicted to Keurig too. cbohanak04@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

This contest sounds like fun, please sign me up. My favorite coffe is Starbucks Holiday blend mixed with a little light blend, yummy, gets the blood flowing!

Pat Sherman
e-mail: ksherman@nycap.rr.com

Faither said...

Like the intensity of French Roast

Laura said...

I love my Keurig and could never go back to anything else! Right now I'm loving the Holiday blend. You have to try the apple cider k cups - delish!

Angela said...

Hey Brandy:
While a coffee lover, I haven't yet bought the Keurig so I would love to win one in your giveaway. Starbucks House Blend is the one that gets me going.
romanwoman@gmail.com
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love Starbucks......my fav is French Roast. Can't wait to try these K-cups in my Keurig!

Anonymous said...

Haven't tried these yet but looooove my Keurig. I think I would like the breakfast blend best. Thanks!
jstone45601 @ gmail . Com

MaGoooo said...

I too LOVE my Keurig!!! The company is GREAT too! My local grocer has started to carry the K-cups & that makes life so much easier!!

Hope I'm the WINNER!!

Thank you for sharing your recipe for the ice coffee!!!

Carie :) said...

I love my Keurig and I love Starbucks House Blend its quite balanced and lively at the same time. Happy Everything to Everybody!!

ntsisterz said...

I never met a Starbucks blend that I didn't like! Right now I am enjoying their Anniversary blend, and waiting to finish this before I break into the Christmas blend!Yummo...

Rachel Goff said...

French roast would be our fave! And we were slow to get on the Kureig wagon, too, but oh so glad we did!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

rrgoff06 at gmail dot com

Bonnie Bee said...

Brandie- I was like you.. What's the BIG deal about Keurig??? all of my family and friends had them, so I jumped on board and bought one... well... i will NEVER have to make my own coffee again... MY HUSBAND has taken over the Keurig and greets me every morning with a cup of coffee delivered right to me in the bed!!! How about that!!!! Why did I wait so long to get one???? His favorite -French Roast.. mine Breakfast Blend!!! great post & give-a-way

Mickey said...

Brandie - we have a Cuisinart Keurig brewer. Was excited when Starbucks came out with K-cups! So far the House blend is my favorite, but can't wait to try all the blends!

Krissy said...

Hi! Wow, another great giveaway! Thanks. :)
My fav Starbucks coffee is the Breakfast Blend and I love, love, love my Keurig and my K-Cups. My hubby got us one for Christmas last year and we LOVE it! Hi from Bama!
Krissy
kbmint@otelco.net

Lori H said...

I have looked at the Keurig machines but haven't made the change yet! I love the House Blend. :)

tozzy said...

I love my keurig and told myself if it ever quits I will replace it fast! Love starbucks coffee and really enjoy either the morning blend or the house blend, then stir it with a peppermint stick for a nice treat in the wintertime here in the north!

xxplumcrazeexx said...

I finally just got a Keurig last week and I love it. I like the medium blend cause I don't like it strong. Thanks Mary walker.

dhquick said...

Keurig is on Santa's list this year...would love some SB to go with it!

Karen said...

Keurig is best thing ever to be made, mine is older model (infact when I called the comp about replacement basket to use my own coffee grounds they couldnt believe I still had it, saying man that one is one of the first ones) and when it goes will have another to replace ASAP my favorite coffee is a toss up, french roast or breakfast blend, hmmm depends on my mood, I just cant pick one, I am def going to starbucks site to check out as I was having to buy from QVC and then groc store started to get a few just not ones I like,-- wheather I win or not I have already won the day I got my Keurig

Cottonpickinfarm said...

I love my Keurig Coffee maker! I love a dark roast coffee, so French Roast is a great one for me.
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Kim said...

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my Starbucks Coffee. My fav is Breakfast Blend and right now I love to put a little peppermint mocha in it first thing of the morning. Helps me get the day started. Could only be made better if I had your apple dumplings to go with it! That would make my day Bah na nas!

Cynthia said...

I love Starbucks, all coffees.

Jennifer said...

French Roast, but I am also a big tea drinker and love their Tazo teas

Anonymous said...

French Roast - love the machine - daughter loves the hot chocolate - cphilllips@rocketmail.com Thanks.

Vivian said...

i love the breakfast roast...it what gets me going in the morning. i think the Keurig coffee maker is the best!
thanks for sharing!

KristaP said...

I love my Keurig - French Roast is my favorite.

Elise in San francisco said...

The Breakfast Blend gets me going. Thanks so much for the give-away!

Happy Holidays -
Elise
pf.milano@yahoo.com

Kim B. said...

I LOVE Starbuck's French Roast! GREAT giveaway!

amy foosaner said...

Sumatra for sure! I just got a Keurig machine too, it's awesome. Thanks for the contest!

The Crafteelaydee said...

I love my Starbucks! I enjoy the HouseBlend too. Now is this timing or what? My husband ordered me a new one as my Christmas present just last weekend. I have been hinting ( or maybe it was whining)for one for 2 years! Love to have some Starbucks to enjoy in it! Thanks!

tammy said...

My favorite Starbucks coffee is Sumatra Extra Bold. Tammy

Shana Jones said...

My favorite blend is Verona! It's a mixture of italian and the Yukon blend! ;)

-Shana Jones/ shanaspeltz@yahoo.com

Susan @ sshilo4@aol.com said...

Loving the Thanksgiving Blend and the Christmas Blend...had a half-caff Eggnog Latte today....yummy!! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving...thank you for our blog!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, how nice! We like the house blend or breakfast blend best! Thanks! ♥♥♥

Tiffany said...

I so love Sumatra. I love my coffee dark with a little cream and a little bailey's, lol.

Tiffany
redbonegirl97@yahoo.com

Donna V said...

Starbucks Breakfast Blend. I also go to Starbucks twice a day. Sounds like the Keurig would be a good investment for me

Casey said...

Just got my Keurig too! I love pretty much anything from starbucks:)

Casey Coleman
casey.c1108@yahoo.com

Laura said...

I told you it was wonderful! So glad you got one:) My favorite from Starbucks is salted caramel or peppermint mocha.. maybe one day that will be in my k cup. I have not yet tried their k cups, but i am sure they are great. I love iced coffees and am starting to enjoy hot ones too!

Anne K said...

My favorite Starbucks blend is the Caffe Verona! I worked there for almost 5 years, and I still miss the coffee (although, I don't miss going home smelling like it!)

AnneMarieKaluza (at) Gmail

The Better Baker said...

What an exciting giveaway! I would have to say my favorite is the house blend. MMM! Love love love my coffee!

Annie Oakley's Kitchen said...

I'm not sure if I could live without my Keurig (a little dramatic I know!) I only drink 1 cup of coffe at home before I go to work so the machine is just perfect. Currently I am addicted to pumpkin spice lattes :)

Anonymous said...

My Keurig should be delivered today!! So excited!! My fav at Starbucks is a vanilla bean frappuccino. Yummo!! Another good mix is iced tea, lowfat milk, shot of vanilla. :)


Keri
keripetty@ymail.com

Phyllis villarreal said...

I like the 'French roast'
moreofulord@yahoo.com

Rhondi said...

We love our Keurig too! My favorite is house blend with some vanilla creamer and splenda.

MsBayer816 said...

My Keurig should arrive today & I'm So excited to try the Starbucks K-cups. My 1st cup of coffee in the morning really starts my day, especially now that cold weather is here. My love the House Blend which is what I get when I go to Starbucks. Can't wait to have it w/o leaving the house. :) Great giveaway!! Love your recipes!!

Sandy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love all of the different blends but House has to be my very favorite:)

Dreamin' said...

I like a variety of their blends, but house blend is my favorite! Thanks so much for the giveaway.... I love you blog and have used several of your recipes. :) michael.kimb4ever@yahoo.com

Deb said...

We have a Keurig at our house, for our college age daughter. Somehow that "coffee drinking gene" skipped a generation....neither my husband or I drink coffee! She LOVES Starbucks and anything associated with her Keurig. No idea her favorite though, but she'd be thrilled for me to win this! :-)

Jackie said...

This time of year I love the Christmas Blend but usually I buy the House or French Roast. Happy Holidays!! :)

Noelle said...

Breakfast Blend

emily said...

Starbucks House Blend...and thank you for all the recipes. We have certainly been eating better since I discovered your website! Thanks!

suzyminto said...

Can't beat the House Blend

Gail said...

I first discovered kriton when I visited my son in Charlotte. When I returned home I purchased one immediately. I am now on my 3rd brewer and hav given one to the rest of my kids as well. They are ALL hooked. My favorite brew is the Christmas blend.... Yuummmyyyyy

Karen said...
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Karen said...

house blend is my favorite!
Karen Fiore
karen.fiore81@gmail.com

Elisabeth said...

I really enjoy their French Roast!

vandango33 at gmail dot com

Bobbie Strope said...

I think house blend!