We know that many lovers of Timothy's Keurig K-Cups are indeed in a panic about last week's announcement that their favorite coffee will no longer be available in the United States starting September 9, 2011. We were even basically told that we were lying on our own Facebook page.
Well, now that we've had a few days to comb through the details, and several other places have come out and backed up our story about Timothy's K-Cups soon being discontinued, so it is time to move on to the next phase -- your post-Timothy's strategy (short-term strategy anyway).
There are several Timothy's Keurig K-Cup Portion Packs that do not have equivalent coffee varieties available from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (or anywhere else). There are a few varieties from Timothy's that we have elected to stock up on, so that you will not be without your favorites.
Here is the list of Timothy's Keurig K-Cups that will be (basically) irreplaceable starting September 9th:
Timothy's Decaf Colombian Keurig K-Cups - the last-standing of the decaffeinated Colombian K-Cups, will be no more. If you are a fan of decaf Colombian coffee in a Keurig K-Cup, your only option will be to switch to a blend with a similar flavor.
Timothy's Original Donut Blend Keurig K-Cups - the lightest of the donut blends, and the one that looks the closest to the Dunkin' Donuts Keurig K-Cups available at Dunkin' Donuts Stores nationwide, will be gone for good. This will definitely be the most widely missed of the Timothy's Keurig K-Cups.
Timothy's German Chocolate Cake Keurig K-Cups - this is the K-Cup that introduced me to flavored coffee back in 2001. There is no other flavored Keurig K-Cup like German Chocolate Cake, and we know of no plans to create another.
Timothy's Irish Cream Keurig K-Cups - for Irish Cream lovers, this one will be a huge loss. Even Green Mountain lists the replacement as "n/a" in their "Timothy's Portion Pack Suggested Replacements for Discontinued Products" list.
After that bad news, here's the good news: Shoffee will have plenty of stock on these varieties as long as Green Mountain Coffee Roasters allows.
Remember, while the expiration date on Keurig K-Cup Portion Packs is usually nine (9) months from the date they are produced, they are good for well beyond that. So if these are your favorites, our advice -- STOCK UP!