Wednesday, February 15, 2012

What You Need to Know: The New Keurig Vue Pack

Along with all of the excitement about the extremely sexy new Keurig Vue V700 Brewing System (yes, we called a coffee brewer sexy), the idea that your Keurig K-Cups will not work in this system may initially get lost.

Yes, we said existing Keurig K-Cup Portion Packs will NOT work with Keurig's New Vue Brewing System. Here's exactly what it says in the FAQ section of Keurig's website:

Q: Can K-Cup packs be used with Vue Brewers and vice versa?

A: No, the packs are NOT interchangeable across systems. An entirely new system was developed for the Vue Brewers - one that would maintain the simplicity and ease of the earlier system, while adding features consumers have told us they are looking for - the ability to brew stronger, bigger and/or hotter.

So that's that. No K-Cups in the new Keurig Vue V700 Brewer.

So basically, moving to a Keurig Vue Brewer and Keurig Vue Packs is basically like adding a whole new brewer to your kitchen. This isn't upgrading from a Keurig B40 to the Cusinart SS-700 Keurig Brewer. This is the equivalent of switching from a Keurig B40 to a Tassimo brewing system (it just happens to still be manufactured by Keurig).

Many of your favorite beverages now available in Keurig K-Cups like Coffee People Donut Shop Keurig K-Cups and Green Mountain Breakfast Blend Keurig K-Cups will be available in Keurig Vue Packs as well - we have yet to hear anything about Dunkin' Donuts or Starbucks Vue Packs.

The price of Keurig Vue Packs is wide ranging as well starting at about $0.67 per cup on some of the core offerings up to $1.46 per cup for some of the two-pack Barista Prima offerings.

As a loyal customer, a question you might have is, "Will the new Keurig Vue Brewing System be available on Shoffee?" Right now, the best answer we can give you is that we honestly have no idea, but as soon as we know anything one way or the other, we'll have it on The Shoffee Blog first.