Enjoying a Good Cup of Coffee on Those Days that End with ‘Y’

So you know when your in-laws arrive to your home unannounced on a Friday afternoon and stick around for a few days?  Yeah, no… I’m so very glad I had just restocked my fridge and cupboards the day before that happened.  Don’t get me wrong, I love living with them whenever we have time to visit one another (my always full of energy, 3 year old nephew is hilarious, and is currently schooling me in the ways of Super Mario Bros on the Wii, I kid you not, he’s teaching me,) but a girl needs some notice so that she can clean/hide certain things before  her visitors show up at the front door.

Like her (my) rich, but never bitter Gevalia Keurig® Compatible coffee.  Mine, I tell you!

Seriously.  My mother-in-law, who I’ve only seen drink tea/chai on a daily basis for the past 15 years that I’ve known her, likes my Gevalia coffee.  Remember that part where I said I just went grocery shopping before the extended family had shown up? The stocking included replenishing my coffee stock with Gevalia  Keurig® compatible coffee pods, and now I only have two (out of 12 pods) left!

Gevalia Coffee Two Keurig Pods Left

Need to restock asap!

It’s a good thing there’s still a $1 coupon available for Maxwell House, Nabob and Gevalia Keurig®* Compatible brands, ’cause I’m going to have to head back out today to the grocery store to restock on my coffee.  I’m not leaving it to chance on the possibility of starting my day tomorrow without my favourite cup!

It was also a good thing that we had a few pods left of the new and delicious Kraft Keurig®* Compatible Pods from Maxwell House and Nabob brands for last weekend, or else I would have had to arm-wrestle my brother-in-law for the last cup of coffee on Sunday.

Hmm… also note to self, I need to pick up some cream ’cause I want to give iced coffee a try, now that days have a tendency to be either really hot or kinda cool.    I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve seen iced coffee made in a  Keurig® simply by filling a mug/cup completely full of ice and then let the coffee brew like you normally would through a  Keurig®, and then tada! iced coffee.

Giveaway Time

So, I have some awesome news for those 10 lucky readers who won a Keurig®* Compatible Pod coffee prize pack on Geek with Style a couple weeks ago!  Those 10 folks have until this Thursday to comment below on how they enjoyed their super awesome prize of Maxwell, Nabob and Gevalia coffee for a chance to win the Grand Prize, a $50 Visa Gift Card!  Have you tried all three kinds yet?  Do you have a fave iced-coffee recipe to share?  Let us know how you enjoyed your coffee, and which of the three ended up being your fave.  I promise to still like you if you don’t choose Gevalia. More for me that way anyhow.

Here’s how you’re eligible to win!

  • Must have won and sampled the coffee awarded from Geek with Style’s first post on Keurig®* Compatible Pods.
  • Must leave at least 1 comment about the Keurig®* Compatible Pods you’ve sampled. You’re welcome to discuss all 3 flavours or simply share your favourite. Multiple comments does not equal multiple entries to win (one entry per person.)
  • Must provide first name and initial for last name (or first name initial, and full last name) originally used to enter the contest in the first blog post.
  • Must leave a comment by Thursday July 17, 2014 12pm EST.

Terms and Conditions

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Winner must leave at least 1 comment to be entered in the draw. Additional comments will not increase chances of winning. Winner will be randomly chosen. Winner must reside in Canada and be 18 years and over. Winners from my first blog post have until Thursday July 17, 2014, 12pm to post a comment. The winner will be contacted by sheblogs on July 18, 2014 by 5pm EST.

*Works with Keurig® K-Cup® brewing systems. Not compatible with Keurig Vue® coffee makers. Keurig®, Keurig Vue®, and K-Cup® are registered trademarks of Keurig, Incorporated. Keurig, Incorporated is not affiliated with Kraft Canada Inc.

Although this post has been generously sponsored by Kraft Canada, the opinions and language are all my own, and in no way do they reflect Kraft Canada.


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9 Comments on “Enjoying a Good Cup of Coffee on Those Days that End with ‘Y’

July 14, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Hello my friendly over- caffinated friend! Swinging by to say thanks for the variety of Kraft Keurig®* Compatible Pods to try out! I’ve tried all 3 and have to say that the full bodied and robust flavour of the Maxwell House is the cat’s meow! (⌒▽⌒)
I don’t have any nifty recipes- but I do have a tip to share: After you brew your tasty cup of coffee run another mug sized (middle button) cycle of the same pod into a new cup and cool it off. Pour the cool brew into an ice cube tray and freeze- you now have coffee ice cubes for iced coffee that won’t water down your iced cup of heaven!
Thanks again for the fun opp! Cheers~

Amber B.

Nancy T
July 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Stay away from my coffee is what I had to say to the hubs! Well I did share a little bit but hid a few away so he couldn’t drink me out of all the yummy coffee!

Being such a coffee lover (it’s the elixir of life!), I was absolutely thrilled to be the lucky recipient of the new Kraft coffee pods to try out in my Keurig. I tried out 2 flavours the first day (I received the package at 5pm which shows you how much I love coffee) and proceeded to have a hard time falling asleep that night and it was TOTALLY worth it!

I love that the water flows through not only the bottom of the pod but the sides as well! Rather than having water come out through a hole in the bottom, Kraft had the genius to ensure water flows through EVERY.LAST.GRIND of coffee creating a better all around coffee flavour (well it might have had a little bit to do with the great coffee too!).
First up was Gevalia. I loved the full bodied taste of this coffee. Definitely one that I could enjoy again and again and again…you get the point!
Next up was the Nabob Breakfast Blend! I have to say this one was my favourite of the three. With a wonderful aroma and a smooth taste, this box was the first to go and I’ll definitely be purchasing more at the grocery store tonight!
Last to try was the Maxwell House Dark Roast! The strongest (IMO) of the three, it has a very rich full bodied flavour. This is a perfect brew for when you need that extra flavour to awaken the senses (like after your 4 year old wakes you up at the early hour of 5am ready for the day and full of life!)

Amy M
July 14, 2014 at 1:59 pm

I had my mom test these coffees for me as I’m actually not a coffee drinker! Here’s the review:
First of all she noticed how different the packaging was. The actual k-cup was inside the outer packaging producing more packaging waste. These compatible k-cups didn’t sit as nicely on her rotating k-cup carousel as they overlapped each other. Now for the actual coffee:
NABOB-The taste was mellow and had a good flavour. She rated it a 7/10.
GEVALIA KAFFE- This was a good tasting coffee with a nice rich flavour. This was my mom’s favourite of the three coffees and she rated it an 8/10.
MAXWELL HOUSE- This was a strong coffee with a rich flavour. It smelt good while brewing. Dark roast coffee is not my mom’s favourite blend, she prefers something milder in taste. She rated this a 6/10.

Jas M.
July 14, 2014 at 2:20 pm

I’m normally more of a tea drinker, but after getting the Keurig Compatible Pods, I gotta say I was pleasantly surprised with the Gevalia brand. While I agree with Amber that the robust nature of the Maxwell house brew is pleasant, Gevalia’s aroma, balance, and pleasant aftertaste was much more . . . my cup of tea 😀

I know Keurig also has tea flavours, and I do like iced tea, but it never occurred to me to use the device to create my own version of the summertime favourite. Now off to find me some little umbrellas! Thanks for broadening my horizons!

Amy Heffernan
July 14, 2014 at 3:11 pm

My favorite was the signature blend. Very smooth and a great way to start your morning. I used these on a friends machine because i do not own one and we both enjoyed every last drop! They never went to waist because over the past few weeks we enjoyed meeting and sipping on this fantastic cup of coffee.

Thanks for letting me review them!

Anne Taylor
July 14, 2014 at 4:45 pm

First thing we noticed was the packaging. We had a few incidents of people notunderstanding why coffee wasn’t coming out of the machine lol The packaging seems a bit excessive actually.

My personal favourite was the Gevalia coffee! It was bold enough, full of flavour, not bitter and simply enjoyable to drink!

My husband liked the Maxwell House. It was very bold and to me, had a raw flavour, but he loved it and has had me purchase some more for his breakfast every morning!

Thanks so much for the opportunity to review these k cups.

nancyrobster at gmail dot com

Karla Sceviour
July 14, 2014 at 7:36 pm

I tried all three kinds,and loved them all,but my favorite is definately the Gevalia Signature Blend. It was just right,not too strong or too mellow. I`m not that big of a coffee drinker,but did love all of these,and especially the conveiniece of just sticking a k-cup into my Keurig,and in a few seconds,my coffee is ready to drink.! 🙂 I haven`t tried any iced coffee recipes yet,,but I will have to try that!

Melinda L.
July 17, 2014 at 9:10 am

I don’t drink coffee too often (I find I am a little to addicted to it 😉 ), but I enjoyed sampling these 3 boxes of coffee.

My favourite would have to be the Nabob Breakfast blend. As soon as I opened the pod I could smell the rich and fragrant coffee smell, who knew such a wonderful aroma was packed into such a tiny k-cup pod! The blend was full of flavour, but smooth and not overpowering, and had a pleasant aftertaste (a few other brands I have drank in the past had really bitter or strong aftertaste). Plus I liked how I didn’t have to add as much sugar or cream to help offset the bitter or strong coffee taste like I usually do. I haven’t had a chance to try the iced coffee version but hoping to do it soon with some ice and my favourite international delight cream (hazelnut!).

Maxwell House’s Dark Roast is the family’s favourite because they enjoy dark and rich coffee, that blend gets their seal of approval, whereas it’s a little too strong and bold for me.

Like someone mentioned, the new k-cup packaging was a bit excessive. I don’t like how much garbage is generated from just 1 k-cup pod. However, I do like how the water filters through the sides, and not just the bottom of the k-cup pod.

July 17, 2014 at 1:17 pm

I really loved all three of these coffees! My favorite was the Gevalia. I hadn’t tried that brand of coffee before, but it was so rich and smooth without being overpowering. Maxwell House was quite strong, but still tastes really good. I found the Nabob great for making iced coffee. If you keeo these three coffees on hand, you will have the perfect blend for any situation!


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