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A Review of K-Cup Coffee Flavors

Timothy’s World Coffee

The breakfast blend from Timothy’s was the first breakfast blend I tried. It is quite smooth but I wouldn’t highly recommend it. I would suggest trying other breakfast blends on the market which seem better than this blend.

Caramel Vanilla Nut is the worst coffee I have ever tried. I couldn’t pick out any caramel or vanilla flavor. Don’t buy it.

Columbia Decaf is a blend I like to drink at times – it has a pleasant tasting profile.

I have tried two other Colombian coffees from Timothy’s, but they tasted completely different. The first was Colombia La Vereda. I like this one very much and have listed it on my favorites. It is medium roasted and has a very smooth mouthfeel. The other Colombian coffee I tried was the Colombian Dorado FT. This was a disaster – it had no identifiable flavor. Those Colombian beans were very poor.

Standard French Roast – a good tip is to add cream to this roast. The subtle sweet and smooth flavor is really enticing and I love drinking this coffee in this way.

Kona Blend – this blend is pretty nice choice if you are tired of your current morning blend and are looking for something a little different.

Italian Blend – this coffee isn’t special at all for me; I’m not a fan of it. I do like Italian coffee, but not this blend.

Midnight Magic Extra Bold – you can find this on my favorites list. Not bitter at all and very rich. You will love it.

Morning Blend – although it is too light for my taste, it is still good quality. Give it a try, but not in the morning.

Nicaraguan FTO EB – This coffee is medium roasted. I love the sweet but subtle mouthfeel.

Parisian Nights Extra Bold – If smokey coffee is what you like, this blend will be your favorite, as this blend really is dark, complex and smokey.

Private Blend – This coffee is a medium roast. Its fruity flavor was a surprise for me and I really love it. The only thing I don’t like about this coffee is the acidity which I only notice in the aftertaste when I have finished drinking my coffee.

Rainforest Expresso EB – this disappointed me. It didn’t hold up to their advertizing claims on their site and I won’t buy it again.

Another blend I don’t want to buy again is the San Lorenzo Dark blend: there are loads of better blends out there.

Spanish Sol – not a coffee flavor for daily consumption. With its spicy flavor it is a nice treat once in a while.

Sugar Bush Maple – when it is brewing, the aroma of this coffee is unbeatable. It is very nice I have to say. However, when you drink this coffee with cream the flavor is lost, which is not a good coffee quality for me. You may also want to try tasting this coffee after it has cooled a bit as the thick sweetness left in your mouth then is wonderful.

Sumatran Gold – I don’t recommend this one – I hate its woody taste. Even adding cream doesn’t do much to improve it.

Emeril’s

Emeril’s Big is also on my favorites list. Some people say it smells like burning rubber but I haven’t found this to be the case. I think this is perhaps due to poor roasting. However, I love it and for me, the coffee is decent.

Emeril’s French Quarter Roast – pretty good although not as good as some other french roasts. This one is on my occasional order list.

Caribou Coffee

Caribou Blend – This is a good option for breakfast. There is little bitterness left in your mouth when you finish drinking.

Mahogany – this coffee is on my favorites list; it is an outstanding cup of coffee. I like the chocolate and sweet notes in this blend. It tastes really rich and smooth.

Coffee People

The best blend that I love from Coffee People is the Tree Hugger FTO which is a perfect medium roast and is not bitter at all, but rather balanced and smooth. Cream is a must for this blend as it brings a mouth sweetness after drinking. You will also experience some chocolatey notes.

The worst coffee, which I wouldn’t recommend at all, from Coffee People is Jet Fuel. Choose another dark roast instead of this one. The third Coffee People blend I tried was their Organic blend – pretty nice and smooth. Although not ideal for daily drinking, it is still a good blend.

Diedrich 

Not the brand I usually buy, but I got a sample from a friend.

Second Cup

Paradiso Medium/Dark – If you want to fully enjoy this blend, cream is recommended. However, I experienced an unpleasant bite after drinking this coffee, which I didn’t enjoy.

Gloria Jeans 

I only tried 2 blends. Here they are.

Black Gold – do not expect cream to change the flavor; this is a very intense cup but all in all, still a good coffee.

The other coffee from Gloria Jeans was Hazelnut – far too weak to get my attention.

Take a look at my post about the best K-Cups for espresso here.