I spoiled myself with a Keurig earlier this year after falling in love with it at my sister’s house. You can read my original Keurig review here. Not only does it brew the most amazing cup of coffee in about a minute, but it also brews fabulous iced beverages! You simply fill a cup with ice, pop in the specially made Brew Over Ice K-cup, select the 6 or 8 oz brew size, and enjoy your iced coffee or tea!
I’m a fan of Keurig and Brew Over Ice on facebook, and after interacting on the Brew Over Ice page several times, I got an invitation to host a house party for them! I love the product, so I immediately and very excitedly agreed and sent them my address. Just a couple of weeks later, they shipped me a brand new Keurig machine, 5 Brew Over Ice tumblers, and 5 sample packs of iced coffee and tea K-cups.
A house party would be great, but I work at a whitewater rafting company in the summer, and sometimes feel like I live there. So, after talking to my coworkers at Ocoee Outdoors, we decided to have our “house party” at work! Our office is outside and the weather in Southeast TN is HOT. Iced beverages at our fingertips? Yes, please!
I brought everything in this morning and got it all set up. I brought in some extra K-cups from home so that we could have hot coffee, too. One of my coworkers, James, already has a Keurig at home, so he went straight for the coffee. He brewed a Rodeo Drive blend and went back for seconds. Rodeo Drive is a Wolfgang Puck brew. It has a smooth flavor and is a medium roast.
Even at 8:00 in the morning, it was already getting too hot for coffee, so we were soon ready to Brew Over Ice. Courtney was excited to use the machine, but is a bit of a tea snob. She is very particular about her tea and wasn’t so sure she would like it. She started with a Southern Sweet Tea K-cup. She loved it! If Courtney likes it, it must be good. I also started off with Southern Sweet Tea, as did JT & Dawn. I’ve been a huge fan of it for months, but this was their first time trying it. Everyone loved it. Brenda went out on a limb and tried the Sweet Raspberry Tea. She said it was a little bitter and not quite sweet enough. I happen to agree. It’s good, but if you like your sweet tea really sweet, this one is lacking in that department. When she switched over to Southern Sweet, she was just as thrilled as the rest of us.
None of us are really iced coffee fans, but we were having so much fun, we decided to try it. I had an iced Nantucket Blend by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. I drink my coffee black, but I’ve never seen anyone drink iced coffee black, so I added a shot of White Chocolate Mocha creamer. I didn’t like it. I just can’t stand to have anything other than coffee in my coffee. So, I tried an iced cup of French Vanilla with nothing added. It was much better that way. Dawn decided to try it too, so she chose to start with the Nantucket blend. Again, she’s not an iced coffee drinker and wasn’t thrilled with it (although she sure did drain the cup!).
Overall, we had a blast and everyone loved the Brew Over Ice K-cups! I somehow ended up only getting pictures of Courtney and one of her and Dawn enjoying their tea together. Check it out!
We’re all set up and ready!
Courtney chose Southern Sweet Tea (our favorite!)
Time to brew!
Dawn & Courtney enjoying some fresh brewed sweet tea! Cheers!
Thanks for the refreshment, Keurig & Brew Over Ice!