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K-cups for Keurig Coffeemaker?

We recently received a Keurig coffeemaker as a gift. We love it but I am not sold on the Green Mountain Blend it came with. It's a bit thin. I love a really dark roast. Questions -- can you buy k-cups in Toronto (or only online?). And for other Keurig users, what are the best blends available when it comes to the darker roasts?

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  1. There are several stores in Toronto which sell k-cups but I find the selection pretty bad. I've seen them sold at Home Outfitters,Timothy's and Caynes. I order mine online - usually from Tweed & Hickory. I'm not the best person to comment on darker roasts - I usually buy flavored coffees but what I would suggest if you order online is creating a sample pack. You pay a little extra but instead of buying a whole box of a flavor that you're not sure of you can select individual flavours and then find your favorite.

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    1. re: swissmissy

      There is also a pretty good store in Pickering on Brock Road, 1020 Brock Road, it is called Markcol. It is inside the "solid Wood Bed and Table" you can purchase individual K-Cups without a min. You can buy 3 if you wanted. Pickering is a little closer then Burlington :) although i am sure the one there is fantastick as well. This franchise has one in Oshawa, Bowmanville, Peterborough, Cobourg and i think one other city. You dont have to order online either :) here is the web site if you want to take a look :) http://markcol.com/?page_id=62

    2. I don't know if you are willing to come out to Burlington but ECS Coffee carries almost all of the k-cups available (Gloria Jean's, Coffee People, Timothy's, Green Mountain, Newman's Own, etc.) If you come out in person you can make a pack that allows you pick and choose your own so that you can try out different flavours. They will also let you taste something in store if you want. Neil and his staff are very helpful. Failing a trip to Burlington, they have an online store...www.ecscoffeestore.com.
      Every since discovering them I have become a very happy keurig junky! Happy Shopping.

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      1. re: morty999

        Thanks for this tip, morty999! ECS was definitely worth the trip to Burlington for us from downtown Toronto. They had a great variety in K-cups, with the ability to buy individual cups in different varities (but only in quantities of 12 and 24), as well as boxes of 24 of the same kind. You could also taste a particular K-cup to see if you wanted to buy that variety. They also had lots of other products, including flavoured syrups (in small trial sizes for $2 ea as well as large bottles), pods for Tassimo fans, coffee/tea related gifts, and other kinds of coffee/hot drink individual packets. Their website is quite extensive and a great way to see the products offered. Friendly & helpful service and their prices were as good or better than other suppliers.

        1. re: hadra

          I must thank you as well, since my wife bought a keurig I drink coffee at home instead of driving to hortons to pick one up, we went to ECS today, man what a place I could not get over their level of customer service, and try before you buy is great. One thing nobody mentioned is that you can bring all your used K cups and tassimo discs back to them to be recycled and for every hopper they fill they get trees planted and for every so many online orders they also plant trees, great place

          1. re: Dave5440

            Yes Neil and his crew at ECS are great! If any of you are on facebook follow ECS on Facebook. Neil is always coming up with contests and giveaways and is full of good information. Happy Coffee shopping!

      2. Have seen them at the Bay (in the kitchen section of the flagship store on Queen) and am fairly sure you can buy them at Timothy's - if you look up the closest stores to you and give them a call, that might be your best bet.
        Thought I'd seen them at Green Beanery, but looks like they have pods, not K-cups. Might be worth a call to check.
        Some grocery stores also have the Van Houtte ones. I can visualize them on the shelves, but the exact stores are failing me.
        You might try searching the Keurig website for dark, bold options and writing down the names, then use these for reference at Timothy's, Metro, etc. if you do end up on the hunt.

        Green Beanery
        565 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

        1. Costco carries the Van Houtte ones , i think it was $25ish for 25 cups..saw them at xmas and don't remember but i think they had some variety in flavours not just the standard.
          Timothy's coffe also carries the K-Cups in various flavors.

          1. I go to Office Coffee Solutions in Toronto http://www.officecoffeesolutions.com/. They have a huge selection of coffees, they cater to businesses and people just looking to spice up our at home selection. What I love is that you can even just buy one of each type of coffee, teas, hot chocolate, ice tea (yes they have this) before you spend the $$ for a full box that might not be your cup of coffee ;)! They are open for walk-in business (Monday to Saturday).

            1. All of these tips were extremely helpful, thanks!

              1. Depending on what model you have, you should be able to buy the coffee "basket" it kind of looks like a reusable filter in the shape of a K-cup. Which allows you to use ground coffee of your own choosing.

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                1. re: sweetie

                  Good idea, but nowhere near Swissgold quality for drip filters.

                2. Bed Bath and Beyond has a good selection of coffee and tea k-cups

                  1. K-cups were in this week's Future Shop flier. From the photos, it seems Future Shop carries Timothy's, Van Houtte, Green Mountain, Tully's, and Emeril. Each pack is 12.99 (18 cups included), and there's a buy 3 get 1 free promotion going on. They claim to have 30 flavours to choose from

                    1. Markcol Distribution in the Durham region sell to the public as well - 1020 Brock South in Pickering, 1170 Simcoe North in Oshawa and 610 RR #42 in Bowmanville. I paid $15 for a box of 24. They allow you to mix and match and they claim they have 130 different flavours. I did see teas, ciders and cocoa in addition to coffee's.

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                      1. re: sarcan30

                        I bought mine from culturedcoffeebean.com. They have a variety of K-cups, coffee machines, assorted teas, syrups, bubbies biscotti among many other items and they have free delivery on orders over 59.00. Check out their website, they always have a promotion.

                      2. Basically you can buy KCups virtually anywhere these days.

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                        1. I was getting my -cups here in Unionville (Hwy 7 and Kennedy area) at our local Timothy's until I visited Caynes in Thornhill and happened to see them there. At Caynes they were cheaper and they had a wide selection. This store is just off Yonge St. north of Steeles and worth the trip for all the kitchen stuff they had there. Worth a trip for foodies.

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                          1. re: rookie01

                            I've seen them at Canadian Tire, Future Shop, Best Buy, Loblaws, Metro, on Line, Timothy's stores, Sears, the Bay....

                            1. re: Freakazoid Glazermabobber

                              Thanks for the heads up. I hadn't noticed them there, will have to comparison shop! Mostly right now we're enjoying buying individual cups to try different flavours & brands, rather than buying a box of 18 or 24 of one kind, and places like ECS allow us to do that.

                          2. I don't have a K-cup machine but I drive by this place in Oakville often and it has good recommendations on other forums (Redflagdeals):


                            Besides Timothy's they have other types of K-cups (see last link on the page).

                            1. Big vote for Tweed and Hickory. They are one of the largest coffee sellers in Canada and ship from their warehouse in my hometown of Timmins. http://www.tweedandhickory.com/. Coffe is also 1$ off on dec 26 and 27th.

                              1. Just bumping this thread because the reusable k-cups are on Team buy right now.

                                1. You can now buy Starbucks K-cups at Starbucks locations in Canada! They also have some Tazo Tea varieties available too.