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San Francisco Bay Coffee OneCup for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, Organic Rainforest Blend, 80-Count ####CAROLYN BEST

Posted on : September 20, 2013 | 10 Comments

Are you looking for delicious, gourmet coffee available in a wide selection and at great value? Then ‘San Francisco Bay Coffee’ is for you. We’ve developed a line of unique custom blends, exotic regional coffees and single estate coffees available in 12 ounce and 2 pound bags. All are environmentally and socially responsible gourmet coffee offered at the best possible prices.

Product Details

  • Size: 80-Count
  • Brand: San Francisco Bay Coffee
  • Published on: 2012-04-11
  • Number of items: 1

Features

  • A smooth, yet full-bodied taste with lively acidic notes
  • Unique custom blends, exotic regional coffees, and single estate coffees
  • Grown responsibly; Fairly traded coffee
  • Richer, more full-bodied flavor than other cups
  • A solution to your morning cup of coffee

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10 Comments on “San Francisco Bay Coffee OneCup for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, Organic Rainforest Blend, 80-Count ####CAROLYN BEST
  • I decided to give the San Francisco Bay Rainforest Blend Organic Arabica onecup a try this morning.
    When I open the box I notice a similar smell as the Fog Chaser blend but not nearly as strong.
    Oddly I find the description on the Box exactly the same as that of Fog Chaser.
    Their Website shows this as Reguler Full city Roast and describes it as follows :
    Our certified organic, Rainforest Blend is an artful mix of coffees from Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala, and Indonesia that produces a smooth, yet full-bodied taste with lively acidic notes.
    The onecup brews perfectly in my B70 and like it smelled befor brewing produced a more delicate cup than the fog chaser but still very flavorful when brewed.
    Maybe this is the same blend of coffee beans only roasted alittle lighter?
    The wife and I tend to favor the Dark Roast extra bold Kcups and on occasion Medium roasts as well.
    This Rainforest Blend is alittle light for me but it’s really flavorful and wins me over all the same.
    So far I’m really liking these offerings from Rogers Family company and would purchase them again if the price remains competitive to Kcups.
    I was originally concerned by the fact they are not individually sealed for freshness.
    The wife and I normally drink 2 cups a day so we can polish off a box of 12 in three days once opened so the coffee does not lose much freshness.
    The downside is we need to drink only these for three days in a row instead of mixing it up depending on how we feel each day as we currently do with Kcups if we want to keep them as fresh as possible.

  • As the other reviewers have said, this is not a K-cup! I uploaded an image of one of these pods next to a K-cup for comparison. The difference is the filter is exposed in these pods as opposed to being fully sealed in a K-cup. Since the coffee is exposed to the air when you open the package, you will have to seal them with a clip or put them in an airtight bag or tupperware to prevent the rest of the pods from loosing freshness. Having said that, in my experience they are a great inexpensive alternative to use in your Keurig brewer. The 36 count boxes arrived as unmarked brown cardboard boxes, not the colorful retail packaging shown on amazon. Inside each cardboard box, there are three clear heavy duty plastic bags, each of which holds 12 of the pods. The bags are not resealable!

  • I find this favor to be somewhat of a medium roast. For people who don’t like a super dark coffee this is for you.

    Buying another one

  • Local BJs had this on sale for $28 per 80 cups. Thought It would be worth a shot. Well, after getting it home, I was pleasantly surprised on a couple notes.

    First, the coffee is delicious. Good body, bright flavor. Really nice cup of coffee. (I don’t use cream or sugar.)

    The second surprise is that the K-cups aren’t full cups. Plastic is only used for the rim to provide rigidity so the cup will hold up under the pressure of the brewer. My guess us that they use about 66% less plastic – less waste, less mess for the landfill. Aside from the rim, there is the filter material, which seems to be a better filter than in the full plastic cups.

    Finally, I’ve used the Eco-Cups over the years and really liked them, because I could use my own coffee. The only problem is that cleaning them is not easy. I had tried the MyCaps so I could refill the original K-cups with my own coffee. While they worked well, cleaning the cups was messy (hence switching to the Eco-Cups). These cups work GREAT with the MyCaps, since they are so easy to clean out and not messy at all. Instead of trying to rinse out the used coffee, I now just peel the foil, and push the used coffee into into a container so I can compost it. Then, with a simple rinse, it’s ready to refill and pop on a MyCap and brew again. What’s great is that the coffee, itself is excellent and you can reuse the filters over and over with your own coffee. Now, I keep a box of this coffee around for when I don’t have time to do a refill, and refill when I want a little variety. Best of both worlds.

    By the way, refilling them with the same grind-your-own, whole bean coffee also saves money (a lot of it). You can do that by buying San Francisco Bay 100% Organic Coffee Rainforest Blend Whole Bean 3 Lbs from Amazon. How can you go wrong?

  • It’s not often I leave a product review, but I’m very happy with the fresh ground taste of the coffee, and the environmentally friendly packing is a nice bonus. Shipping was fast and I have a new favorite brand of coffee for my Keurig Brewer.

  • Truthfully, I ordered this because of the potential cost savings and after receiving the shipment and brewing a few cups, I was very pleasantly surprised. I had previously ordered the Timothy’s Rainforest Blend to brew as an espresso shot (smallest setting) and as a flavorful cup of coffee (on the largest setting). They taste almost identical…with this version getting my vote as the best of the two. It’s roasted just short of the burnt tasting French Roast, so it has flavor without the biter, heavy, overpowering taste some of us don’t like…so you STARBUCKS PEOPLE, YOU MAY NOT LIKE THIS and may call it weak…you guys have to stop basing all your reviews on that flavor profile as being ‘correct’. This is a coffee brewer created mostly on convenience…you can’t base a decent K-cup review as a direct comparison to a freshly roasted, freshly ground, drip cup of coffee! Base your reviews on how CLOSE we get to that…not that it’s bad if not achieved.

    The folks caught up in the design difference are confusing to me, all it is is different. It has a solid plastic rim with the standard foil top, with a mini paper filter basket full of ground coffee attached to it…that’s all it is. All I did was clean out the detachable basket that the cartridge sits in on the machine to get out any grinds that may have collected in there from previous K-Cups and everything from that point on was exactly the same…other than having to store these unique cartridges in a zip-lock baggie to keep them fresh. To me it was nice to get that coffee aroma once again similar to making a fresh pot of ground coffee…it’s a sensory thing with me that I enjoy before brewing.

    This quality of coffee is a keeper for me and I have since put it on the auto ship program. To get 80 cartridges for $28 delivered (.35 per cup) is tough to beat…like before wholesale coffee prices went through the roof a year & a half ago! To all the Keurig owners out there, definitely give this brand a try in a roast you like…I promise you won’t be disappointed.

  • I have to admit up front that I selected this product for trial on price alone. I hadn’t read the previous reviews very carefully and was surprised when I opened the box and found a bunch of very un-K-cup looking K-cups. The second thing that hit me was the great coffee aroma, something missing from K-cups in general. What the hell! Skepticism aside, into the brewer went the first one. Cut to the chase – great cup of coffee! I expected a dripping mess when I removed the K-cup. Not so. It leaves a perfect little disposable piece. No mess.

    In addition to the Rainforest blend I also have now tried the French Roast Decaf. Also a treat.

  • This is a nice, somewhat mellow but rich cup of coffee. I like the packaging because I have had more than a few normal K-cups either explode or backfire in my Keurig. With this type of cup, the water has no place to go but out through the filter. It’s pure genius if you ask me. I do prefer the Rainforest Blend to the Fogchaser from the San Francisco Bay Coffee Company. I found the Fogchaser much more acidic and, though it could be a coincidence, my heart rate went to about 120 after 2 cups of Fogchaser. Of interest, the pack of 3 I received did not come in boxes with any descriptions on them. They were just 3 thickish cellophane bags with 12 cups in each, which I thought was strange because when I ordered the Fogchaser, each pack of 12 was in a box and I was able to give one as a gift to my coffee buddy at work. As for the coffee getting stale as others are concerned about, well…..coffee doesn’t last very long around here. 12 cups goes in much less than a week and I have not noticed any staleness by storing these in my upright Keurig carousel. That’s probably because this particular carousel does not leave the bottoms of the cups exposed to air. I digress. I do recommend the Rainforest Blend — it’s a great cup of coffee at a really good price. And less packaging to boot.

  • I tried out this coffee because very few fair trade & organic subscribe and save options out there and it was almost half the price of Coffee People, Tree Hugger, K-Cup Portion Pack for Keurig K-Cup Brewers (Pack of 50) or Green Mountain Coffee, Colombian Fair Trade Select K-Cup Portion Pack for Keurig Brewers, 50 count when ordered through Subscribe & Save. That said, the truly price sensitive among us will point out that San Francisco Bay 100% Organic Coffee Rainforest Blend Whole Bean 3 Lbs allows you to make a whole pot of coffee for about the same price, or use a MyCup/eKobrew if you still are in love with the single cup thing. (I’m forbidden from using MyCups because I can’t seem to use them without getting some coffee grounds all over the place and my wife considers coffee grounds on the floor to be grounds for divorce.)

    First, the actual cups themselves are fascinating. I think they are able to get the lower price because they are using a K-Cup compatible packaging without actually having to pay a licensing fee to Green Mountain (which has a patent expiring in late 2012). Green Mountain is apparently suing them for infringement, so that may end up having an effect.

    These alternate cups are smaller and I suspect a bit more environmentally friendly than K-Cups, but not by a huge amount. They have coffee filters holding the beans in, instead of plastic. The downside of this is that they can dry out, so they come in plastic bags holding a six or so each. The filters don’t work quite as well as K-Cups, so I have ocassionally found some grounds in my coffee. It’s not a huge deal to me, but might be for you.

    They also advertise that it works in various non-Keurig systems, but I was a Keurig early adopter so I haven’t tried any of the others.

    Okay, for the coffee taste test, this stuff is STRONG. All the fair trade, organic, eco-friendly, hippiesh vibe (complete with a photo on the side of the box of the whole extended family smiling in front of rustic commune looking backdrop) does not prepare you for this. This is coffee that drinks you back. It’s smooth without tasting burnt or overly bitter, but full-bodied doesn’t really begin to describe it, unless that body was of a heavyweight boxer… and this coffee was a boxer, it would be Joe Frazier. If this coffee was a spaceship, it would be the Death Star. This isn’t some coffee that gently wakes you up after being mixed with foamed milk and maybe a shot of flavored corn syrup, this is coffee that wakes you up by beating you over the head and shouting at you like the Drill Instructor from Full Metal Jacket.

    Okay, so maybe I’m a bit jacked up from my two HUGE mugs this morning, but this stuff has the caffeine to back up that taste, and with a newborn and a toddler, it’s the only thing that gets me moving at this-clock-has-to-be-broken-it-can’t-really-be-that-early AM. And keeps me moving, because it leaves me with a mild case of the shakes. Three will have me wired all day.

    So after singing the praises of this coffee, why would I rate it only four stars? As much as I’m a huge fan of this coffee, my wife won’t even go near the stuff… for precisely the reasons I listed above. She’ll stick to her sweet donut shop concoctions. So YMMV.

  • This product is an interesting cross between a Keurig cup and a pod. They work in my old B-70, but just from looking at it you can see that it contains less coffee than a typical k-cup. As a result, it brews a decent cup of coffee on the lower setting, but it’s weak as a grande. That may work for you – at the current subscribe-n-save price it’s cheap for a k-cup.

    The flavor is perfectly ok – I’m not a coffee purist, but I’d call it a dark blend more akin to Sumatran than Colombian, i.e. not so smooth.

    There is one thing I guess I should add – these things have a pod-type body, i.e. a filter-packet holding the coffee, instead of the k-cup’s all-plastic body. Typical pods come in individual sealed packets to preserve freshness, but all 12 k-pods in each SFBay box are in a single, non-resealable plastic envelope. This means that once you’ve opened the envelope, you’re losing freshness faster than usual. Again I’m no purist, but this would lead to staler coffee if you’re not brewing these in a hurry – or resealing them somehow? The box offers no advice or directions.

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