Keurig machines have been at the forefront of the single-serve coffee trend. With their convenient and cost-effective way method of brewing coffee, these machines have become a staple in most homes and office spaces. Simply load your favorite K-Cup on the machine, and you’ll have a steaming cup of coffee in your hands in just under a minute! There isn’t a shortage of K-Cup selections as well, since there’s a plethora of roasts and flavor options to choose from. And if you’re searching for new blends to add to your collection, we highly recommend that you try the following varieties!
If there’s a must-have blend for K-Cups, it’s got to be the Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend. The American favorite is one of the most sought-after flavors in the market, because who doesn’t want to have a Dunkin-style coffee drink right at the comfort of their own home? This medium roast has more body and a smoother flavor than most blends, and is made by 100% premium Arabica coffee. Pair this with your Keurig K-Cafe, and you can easily make a delicious cup of cappuccino or a glass of iced coffee! It’s hard to find a Keurig user who hasn’t tried this yet, so you might want to catch up and try it out for yourself!
Morning coffee should be strong but easy on the stomach. The Green Mountain Breakfast Blend, for example, is made specifically to be brewed and drunk in the morning. They have a savory but strong flavor with subtle sweetness and nuttiness that gives you an instant boost of energy before heading out to work. At the same time, they are low in acidity so you won’t experience any digestive problems so early in the morning. A decaf option is also available if you are cutting back on your caffeine intake and still want to enjoy a hearty cup of coffee before you start your day.
Not every coffee drinker has the same preferences on their cup of joe, but there seems to be a general consensus when it comes to The Original Donut Shop. For a medium roast, it has a very robust flavor without any bitter notes. There’s also a subtle hint of nutty and chocolatey flavors, which might be the things that everyone likes so much about. The mouthfeel is very rich too, and you’ll find yourself brewing another cup just to have a few more sips of this coffee. Due to its low level of acidity, this is ideal as a morning cup but can be partnered with afternoon snacks as well.
K-Cups became a huge trend mainly because of their convenience, but just imagine all the waste that it generates every year! Glorybrew, a Miami-based coffee brand, looked for a way to reduce the plastic waste without losing the convenience of single-serve coffee and came up with The Duke Coffee Pods. These K-Cup alternatives are made from bio-based materials that are 100% compostable. They’re fully compatible with the Keurig 2.0 and most single-serve brewers as well. Plus, they taste great! This medium roast has a mild but rich flavor, and can be enjoyed together with meals. If you want a more eco-friendly alternative with the same function as K-Cups, then this one’s for you!
If you need an intense caffeine boost in the middle of the day or for an all-nighter, the Illy Forte Extra Dark Roast is what you’re looking for. This blend is not made for those who like their blends a bit mild and mellow. Instead, they’re fit for espresso lovers who have a penchant for extra strong flavors. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich, but it has a chocolatey but bitter and slightly salty aftertaste. A bar of similar tasting treats such dark chocolate goes well with the Illy Forte for an additional energy boost. For its price, the flavor and overall experience is definitely worth it!