Double Black Diamond K Cups

Double Black Diamond K Cups from Green Mountain Coffee are a nice change from a lot of the sweet candy type flavored k-cups that tend to be the most popular. Double Black Diamond is a bold dark roast, indeed the boldest and darkest that they produce. So if you love those overpowering dark roasts that can not be subdued even with with milk or cream, then this blend is a good one for you. I`m personally a fan of French Roast, and trying this blend felt natural and I immediately enjoyed it. Just the aroma of this coffee throughout my home as it brews in the morning makes it worth every penny!

A lot of strong coffees leave a bitter after-taste, but the Double Black Diamond K cups don`t leave that kind of bitter aftertaste. Pure strength with no bitterness. It`s almost like drinking a good espresso.

One of the common criticisms of K cups is that they don`t produce enough coffee to satsify big coffee drinkers, people who enjoy 16 ounce coffees or more. But this blend is so strong that you can actually run a single k-cup through the machine twice, once on the 10 ounce setting and once on the 6 ounce setting, and it will still be a pretty strong coffee! So this blend can definitely help you get your money`s worth.

Learn more about the Double Black Diamond K Cups from Green Mountain

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Folgers K Cups

Buy Folgers K Cups

Folgers K Cups are now available for Keurig K Cup coffee makers. They are a result of the collaboration between Keurig, creators of K Cup technology, and Folgers – one of the world`s preeminent coffee producers. Folgers was founded in 1850 in San Francisco, growing into a powerhouse market leader in the coffee industry. It produces a variety of flavors, including classic flavors as well as gourmet flavored coffees, in addition to instant coffee and cappuccino blends. Their flavors, in particular their classic roasts, are a familiar flavor to both coffee afficionados and casual coffee drinks, all over America and the world.

Five varieties of Folgers K Cups are available: 1 is Black Silk, a classic dark roast blend. The others are all taken from Folgers` line of gourmet flavored coffees, and include the following: Caramel Drizzle, Lively Colombian, Lively Colombian Decaf, and Vanilla Biscotti. The emphasis on gourmet coffees makes sense, when we remember that K-Cup flavors tend to be all about variety and sampling different exotic types of coffee you might not normally try. But if you are really after a more standard cup of Folgers coffee, then I recommend the Black Silk, which is pretty much what you would expect from a classic dark roast. Personally I love Vanilla Biscotti, which adds a wonderfully sweet and exotic aroma to my kitchen in the early morning, and together with milk and a sweetener is almost like drinking something other than coffee.

Perhaps the most important thing to remember is that Folgers is a name you can count on, and there will be no unpleasant surprises if you buy Folgers K Cups. Those same familiar flavors you`ve been drinking for years will be freshly brewed right inside your Keurig machine.

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Hot Chocolate K Cups

My people assume that a Keurig K Cup machine is a coffee maker, and that of course is not untrue. But it is not the whole truth, either. Because there are a lot of K Cup varieties that don`t actually make coffee, but other kinds of hot drinks like tea or hot chocolate. That is one of the great things about a Keurig K Cup machine – its versatility allows you to enjoy whatever kind of drink you can buy in K Cup form.

Green Mountain K Cups hot chocolate flavorI`ve always been a fan of hot chocolate ever since I was a kid, so I was delighted to discover that Hot Chocolate K Cups are readily available. Naturally I wondered if they were any good. The first one I tried was the Hot Cocoa K Cup from Green Mountain Coffee. In terms of taste I thought this was a great Hot Chocolate product! In terms of functionality with the K cup coffee maker, I had some worries that turned out to be valid to a certain extent. For example, could hot chocolate powder make its way through the system in the same was as coffee? It turns out this can cause a little bit of clogging if you make this K Cup often, so it is helpful to run a cycle of plain water through the machine after making a cup of Hot Chocolate or cocoa. Yes, this is a bit of a hassle. Not a big deal, but it`s one of those little things that I`d be happy to avoid.

One other caution is that the hot cocoa powder can sometimes clump together more than coffee, so before placing the K Cup into the machine, its good to give it a good shake or lightly tap it on a hard surface to make the powder break apart and be more even. Otherise you could end up with watery or inconsistent hot chocolate. This is a minor consideration, really. It only takes a second to shake or tap the kcup.

Cafe Escapes Dark Hot Chocolate K CupsWhile the Green Mountain Hot Cocoa K Cup is pretty good, the hot chocolate k cups from Cafe Escapes is great! Especially if you use the small setting on your Keurig machine, it makes a great, thick, smooth and rich-tasting cup of hot chocolate. And guess what – the issues of clogging and powder getting clumped up, are almost entirely a non-issue with this brand.

There are 2 varieties produced by Cafe Escapes: a milk chocolate K Cup, and a dark chocolate K cup. I personally prefer milk chocolate to dark chocolate across the board, no matter the product. But despite that, the dark hot chocolate k cup is also a quality product and as far as dark chocolate is concerned, it was comparatively good.

Grove Square Hot Cocoa K CupsOne other brand produces hot chocolate that I have admittedly not tried is Grove Square. I can`t vouch for their flavour but the price is right. It`s almost half the price of Cafe Escapes Hot Cocoa K Cups. So if you`re feeling adventurous and want to try a new blend, then you can do so for cheap.

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Pumpkin Spice K-Cups Coffee

Pumpkin Spice K Cups from Green MountainPumpkin Spice K Cups are a great example of how the K Cup approach to coffee is so great. K Cups take coffee beyond just simple drip coffee, offering a wide range of flavors created by different makers that partner up with Keurig (maker of the K cup). Pumpkin Spice is a particularly special flavor because it is a limited edition seasonal flavor available only in the Fall. That means you need to hurry up and enjoy this holiday taste of Autumn while you can (and if you`re too late, then you have to wait til next year, sorry!).

So what does a seasonal Fall coffee taste like? Well, this one has a pumpkin flavor (obviously) along with additional nuance of cinnamon and nutmeg. It is a aromatic flavor sure to spark up nostaliga of various Fall memories in your past. Maybe the best way to drink this one is to sweeten it and make it creamier by adding a teaspoon or two of cream, and a teaspoon of sugar or your favorite non-sugar sweetener. I`m not a big fan of non-dairy creamer from a health point of view (it`s really nasty stuff), so in my opinion real dairy cream is better. But in any case, this is a seasonal flavor that you won`t be enjoying and getting fat from all year round, so you might as well enjoy it while you can, right?

This flavor is produced by Green Mountain Coffee, a company that I respect and can feel good about supporting. That is because they use fair trade coffee, with social conscience being part of their company culture.

Why not give Pumpkin Spice K cups a try, and if you like them as much as I do then you can always stock up and buy some extra that will last you until next fall. But if you miss out, don`t worry. There are other seasonal K cups that you will have a chance to try it too.

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My K Cup

My K Cup reusable K CupThe entire purpose that Keurig created the K cup single serve coffee system was so that coffee lovers on the go could enjoy a single cup of coffee on the go without having to worry about scoops of coffee grinds, measurements, etc. That is best accomplished with pre-made K cups that you simply place inside the coffee maker, without you having to do any preparation. But if you are like most coffee drinkers, there are times when you want to make your own coffee and make it just how you like, according to your personal tastes. Maybe you`ve gotten bored of commercial K cup flavors, or maybe you`ve discovered a new favorite blend of coffee that isn`t available in a K cup. Or maybe you find it more economical to buy your own bags of coffee beans or ground coffee, rather than pay per k cup. For people in such a situation, Keurig produces a reusable k cup called My K Cup.

My K Cup is a reusable, refillable K cup that you can fill with your own standard coffee blend of choice. Like a typical coffee filter, it is made of mesh metal with a plastic frame. It fits a mere 2 tablespoons of coffee, which doesn`t sound like much. But remember that this is for a single serve K cup machine.

The one downside to using My K Cup for your own blend of choice is that you have to remove the filter and wash it after every use. As is the case with a lot of K Cup lovers, once you get used to the convenience and passivity of making coffee from K Cups, suddenly having to remove and wash the filter feels like an unwelcome annoyance. But that simply takes a little readjustment. It`s certainly not the most arduous task in the world.

Please note that My K Cup is produced for certain Keurig coffee makers only. It works in the home brewers B40 Elite, B50 Ultra, and B60 Special Edition. However it does not fit in the B100, B100P, or B2000/3 Keurig brewers. Please be careful and take note of your coffee maker`s model number before you buy.

 

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K Cup Variety Pack

One of the best ways to get acquainted with K Cup coffee, or to reach outside of your comfort zone and discover new flavors, is to buy a K Cup Variety Pack. This allows you to explore new flavors without having to commit to buying an entire case of it. Luckily there are a lot of K Cups Variety Packs available to choose from.

My personal recommendation is the Coffee People Variety Pack. Coffee People produces my all time favorite K Cup flavor (Donut Shop K Cups) so I`m always happy to try more of their tasty varieties.

If you like teas as well as coffee, then a great option is a Timothy`s World Coffee variety pack. The contents of this K Cups variety pack is typically broken down in this way: 2 kcups each of Breakfast Blend, Italian Blend, Kona Blend, Extra Bold Parisian Nights, Hazelnut, Decaf Colombian and Fair Trade Colombian Dorado; As well as one of each of the following flavors: Extra Bold Rainforest Espresso, Timothy’s Original Donut Blend, Mexican Organic, French Vanilla, Kahlua Original, English Breakfast Tea, Chai Tea, and Chinese Green Tea. So the majority of the selections will be coffee, and you can rest assured if coffee is your preference. But why not spice it up with some teas as well?

Those are my top 2 recommendations, but there are numerous other K Cup Variety Packs.

 

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