Single Cup Brewing Revolution
I recently read on the web that 40% of the 18 to 24 year-olds who responded to the National Coffee Association's National Coffee Drinking Trends 2011 survey said they are drinking coffee daily, compared with 31% in 2010. As an avid coffee drinker/lover and being somewhat obsessive about the magical brew that is released from the most wonderful of beans, I am pleased to see that people are coming back to coffee and maybe reducing the consumption of sugary energy drinks.
One of the trends that is bringing people back to the world of coffee is single cup brewers.
My favorite for years has been the Keurig Brewing System . Keurig single brewing cups or “K-Cups” for short are a simple and easy way to get a great tasting cup of gourmet coffee without much prep, measuring, or cleaning up for that matter. From what I have learned, it seems that you need a lot of heat to unlock the flavor of the bean. A good coffee brewer has a really strong burner inside that gets the water hot enough to unleash the flavor. I have my Keurig set at 192 degrees…I like my coffee hot!
If you haven't had a chance to try a Keurig Machine, check out this awesome opportunity to win one of ten available Keurig Brewing Systems in Foodland's 63rd Anniversary Sweepstakes. The wonderful folks over at Green Mountain Coffee generously provided these machines to giveaway. Click here for a chance to win a Keurig Machine or one of 63 total prizes!
We recently added 6 varieties of K-Cups to our coffee sections in convenient 12 count sizes.
To no surprise right off the bat the Tully’s Kona Blend was the top seller:
This is a truly delicious Kona blend that is roasted a little darker than what is typically out there but the lush citrus notes still come through.
Do you like your coffee a little darker? I have been alternating between the Tully’s Kona Blend and French Roast and still can’t figure out which one I like more.
The Tully’s French Roast has an impressive smokiness that I love…it’s not over roasted but has a ton of flavor and is a great cup of coffee.
We also brought in two Newman’s Own Organic options: Newman's Special Blend & Newman's Special Decaf.
Nell Newman is carrying on her father’s legacy of philanthropy and making a big difference with her commitment to organic farming. These coffees are Fair Trade Certified, Organic, and wonderful additions to our K Cup mix.
The last two coffees rounding out our initial K Cup launch are from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters…Breakfast Blend and Hazelnut. These are excellent coffees for people looking for a nice flavored option or something a little smoother.
Great with a little cream and sugar and a nice option for those wanting something a little more exciting in their cup.
There are a lot of varieties and flavors of K cups out there so if there is something you wish we carried please let me know. I love special requests!
Mmmm…popchips! You know I love them. What’s not to love? No artificial colors, flavors or anything really bad for you. Katy Perry apparently loves them too and recently partnered with popchips to create her own new flavor.
I usually don’t get crazy for Kettle Corn, as I like salty more than sweet, but let's just say, I tried Katy Perry's new Kettle Corn popchips, and I liked it!
They have the perfect blend of sweet and salty with all the popchips goodness. ... more »
Every year we've heard more and more requests for Kosher items during Passover here in Hawaii, and we're happy to expand both our selections and locations where Kosher for Passover items can be found at Foodland and Sack N Save.
This year, Passover begins at Sundown on Friday, March 25th, and ends at Sundown on Tuesday, April 2nd.
We've brought in extra Matzos and fun new items from Manischewitz, in addition to our great selection of ... more »
It’s not easy for us to eat well rounded every day, but Organic Valley has made it effortless for us to receive the proper daily nutrition we need. We are excited about our recent launch of Organic Valley’s Omega-3 Milk in our Foodland, Foodland Farms, & Sack N Save stores. Now we can get our daily Omega-3’s in a glass of milk or with your morning ... more »
Perhaps you have a vegetarian coming over for Thanksgiving this year. Seems every family has somebody nowadays that is not eating meat. Struggling over what to feed them? Well, I know that Thanksgiving is all about the Turkey but being a veggie myself, I can tell you that you don’t really need to do anything all that special for your vegetarian family or friends.
We wouldn’t want you to miss out on all of the delicious holiday beverages this year! After all, they only come around once. With Silk®’s healthy alternatives, we are able to indulge on all of them. We are so excited to have Silk® Nog Soymilk and Silk ®Mint Chocolate Soymilk in our Foodland stores! It is on Maikai for $3.99 for the 32 oz carton.
I finally got to try the Silk® Fruit & Protein drinks! But let me tell you, it wasn’t easy….
When I originally got samples of the three flavors, I organized a tasting within our office for a few people to try. I ended up getting called into a meeting and when I came out, the containers were all empty and I had nothing but glowing reviews.
Then, I went and bought one at Foodland Beretania and my niece polished it off before I ever got a chance at it!
Have you tried cooking with coconut oil yet?
It has become a staple in my house, but often when I tell people about this wonderful oil, I hear something to the effect of, “aren’t tropical oils bad for you?” I also heard a lot about coconut oil being high in saturated fat, which didn’t sound good either.
Anybody remember that Reese’s Peanut butter commercial (I might be dating myself here) where the guys are walking around the corner…one is eating chocolate and the other is eating peanut butter. They bump into each other and create a truly wonderful flavor combination. Well…it took a few decades but that winning combination of chocolate and peanut butter might have just got beat out by coconut and peanut butter! I just finished my first jar of Earth Balance Coconut and Peanut Spread ... more »