K-Cup Alternatives: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When it comes to K-Cup alternatives, many of our Florida coffee service clients come to us with the same questions. Water Boy has the answers. Keep reading for more information!

What types of RealCup products are there?

RealCups® are available for coffee, tea, and specialty beverages in light, medium, and dark roasts, as well as decaffeinated and flavored. Specialty beverages include hot cocoa. Among the flavors are:

  • Buffalo Soldier
  • Spiced Root Rum
  • Caramel Crème
  • Cayman Coconut
  • Hazelnut Crème
  • Irish Crème
  • Mint ‘n’ Mocha
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Tiramisu Twist
  • Vanilla Velvet
  • Winterfest

Flavor options vary per brand. Popular RealCup brands include:

  • Martinson
  • Brown Gold
  • Marley Coffee
  • Higgins & Burke
  • Mad Monkey
  • Second Cup
  • Tim Hortons

How long do RealCups last?

RealCup products have a shelf life lasting 15 months from the date of production for coffee, and 24 months for tea. ‘Best-used-by dates’ are included on each box and individual cup for your convenience.

Are RealCups really safe?

The plastic in the K-Cup alternatives has been deemed safe, with no BPA intentionally added during the manufacturing process. The filter is made from a special U.S. patented material. The manufacturer is also working on improving the environmental impact of K-Cups and related products and on creating a recyclable version.

Do they contain any allergens?

No! None of the coffee or tea cups contain any allergens, including varieties from Martinson, Marley, and more.

Do RealCups contain any dairy products?

No, there are no milk or dairy ingredients in RealCup coffee and tea beverages.

Will RealCups work in a Keurig machine? What about another type of brewer?

Real Cups are compatible with all Keurig brewers—this can include machines by Breville, Cuisinart, Keurig, and Mr. Coffee. Not all models are K-Cup compatible, so be sure to browse the Keurig website to ensure compatibility before making a purchase. Examples of manufacturers that are not compatible include Nespresso and Keurig Vue, among others.

For More on RealCups & Coffee Delivery in Florida…

Contact Water Boy online or give us a call at 800-799-5684! We’ll be happy to answer any RealCup questions you may have and work with you to set up a regular coffee delivery service for your Florida home or business. Whether you live in Sarasota, Tampa, or West Palm Beach, we’ve got your coffee delivery needs covered, including all the supplies you need to go with your RealCup order—call now!

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