Does your morning routine include putting on the kettle for a hot cup of coffee or tea as soon as you get-up? Do you struggle with time between getting ready for work and sitting down for a freshly brewed cup of coffee with your morning newspaper? How about when you use a travel mug to work for your first cup of coffee that goes stale quickly? That’s surely no way to drink a cup of freshly brewed coffee and start your day.
It would be best if you had a K-Cup pod with permutations and combinations of coffee roasting, blends, and flavors for your first nourishing drink of the day. Opt for a coffee, tea, or cocoa and more with a K cup pod that brews drinks in less than a minute. Here’s a cup of coffee where traditions are being refined with technology! Here are our in-depth reviews of the best 5 Keurig K Cup pods to save you time and effort. So grab yourself a drink, and read through our reviews, selecting one that best suits your needs.
Best Keurig K Cup Pods
|Image||Best Keurig K Cup Pods||Rating|
|1. Dunkin' Original Blend Medium Roast Coffee||99%|
|2. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Breakfast Blend Light Roast||96%|
|3. Peet’s Coffee Major Dickason's Blend Dark Roast||92%|
|4. SF Bay Coffee French/Dark Roast Compostable Coffee Pods||89%|
|5. Starbucks Medium Roast Pike Place Roast||85%|
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Wake-up to a freshly brewed cup of Dunkin medium roast coffee every morning. The smooth and rich coffee is refreshing as you sip and catch-up with your morning newspaper or exercises. Each cup gives you a consistent flavor, freshness, and value every day. This Dunkin package contains six units of 10 pods each. Every single of them has coffee that is 100% premium Arabica coffee grown, picked, and matched to Dunkin’s quality.
Just keep them in your Keurig coffee makers and push them down slowly so that a small plastic pin in the coffee machine pierces the K pod. If the cup is not pierced correctly, the pod may blow while brewing it. For your convenience, these Dunkin K cups are compatible with most Keurig coffee makers. A cup of Dunkin’ original blend medium roast coffee could easily replace your dessert course. America runs on Dunkin’ !!!
Why do we like it?
- Great taste and flavor
- 100% Arabica beans
- Compatible with most Keurig coffee makers
Specially brewed for your breakfast cuppa, the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters K cup pods are light roasted. This coffee is 100% Arabica coffee with a mild taste of nutty flavors. The coffee has a balanced sweetness that gives you a smooth and silky feel in the mouth. Each of these 72 K-Cup pods is packed with the best ground coffee. When brewed, these K-cup pods are one of the best great-tasting cups of coffee, any time, every time. These K Cups are certified as Kosher by the Certified Orthodox Union.
These K cup pods are suitable with all Keurig coffee makers that are single-serve. This breakfast blend is fully caffeinated. However, they are also available as decaffeinated. The Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is responsibly sourced. For a coffee lover, it means that the company has taken utmost care to be responsible to the nature and the people of those regions where the coffee is produced.
Perhaps, the myth that ‘you need a strong and blackest of the black coffee to wake you up’ may be incorrect. Lightly roasted coffee has higher caffeine content in them. On the contrary, a darker roast gives you less caffeine because the longer and darker the roast, the more caffeine is cooked out of it. The only other thing a strong coffee gives you is a stronger taste.
If it is light and not to your satisfaction, perhaps your Keurig coffee maker has a ‘Strong brew’ feature that could brew you a much stronger coffee?
Why do we like it?
- Light roast for a strong coffee
- Compatible with all Keurig coffee makers
- Guaranteed as Kosher by Certified Orthodox Union
Pursuing quality perfection, the client & customer story of Peet and Sergeant Dikason is well-known to most coffee enthusiasts. The coffee bean is roasted more on the dark side, giving the coffee its smoky and full-bodied flavor. This coffee has been specially hand-roasted from the best blends from most fine coffees globally.
These 100% Arabica coffee-based coffee K Cup pods are fully compatible with the Keurig Supreme coffee maker. This Keurig Supreme K Cup coffee maker pricks the K cup pods at five places to ensure that you get a much fuller coffee flavor as it evens the flow of water into the K cup, brewing your coffee. These Green Mountain Coffee Roasters breakfast blend K –Cups do not contain any sugar.
Why do we like it?
- Available in 96, 75, 60, or 32 pods in 1 pack
- A rich and full-bodied coffee with the best blends from across the world
- Bold flavored coffee
The San Francisco Bay coffee is made from the finest blend of coffees from Central and South America. The flavoring oils rise to the skin level of the beans due to a dark roast. This K Cup pods are of an exceptional and vibrant smoky flavor. These coffee pods are compatible with most single-serve coffee makers.
These K Cup pods are made from plant-based matter. These pods, including the bag and the coffee valve, are 100% eco-friendly and certified commercially compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI).
This variant of SF Bay French/Dark roast coffee 80 pods comes in an elegant Rogers Family box. This box gives you details on the region where it is grown and a nice note on the brand’s history. The pods come packed in 10 compostable bags of 8 pods each. This preserves the flavor of other bags until you finish using the current eight pods. For your convenience, and to preserve the freshness of other unused compostable bags, a plastic cup with an airtight lid is provided. You can put-away a single pod package, so you don’t have to use the bag after opening it.
For those wondering if changing the pods between a coffee/ tea/ cocoa will spoil the taste of the second beverage, here’s a tip. Before you brew the second beverage, let plain water run through the machine once or twice to clear out any residues from the first beverage.
Why do we like it?
- 100% Arabica coffee
- Separate cup with an airtight lid to store up to 8 pods
- Environment-friendly 100% compostable K cup pods
The first Starbucks Cafe opened at a corner in Pike Place. This brew connects the old tradition to modern technology with this Pike Place medium roast brew. This Starbucks medium roast blend is smooth-bodied and has a subtle flavor of toasted nuts and cocoa and.
Starbucks coffee is crafted with expertly roasted 100% Arabica coffee beans. These K-Cup pods are compatible with Keurig 2.0 coffee makers. Starbucks uses the word ‘Torrefication’ for ‘roasted’ for its users based in Canada. Don’t be surprised to see this on your packing. Pike Place is a medium roast with 0% bitterness, just right for your taste, neither too strong nor too weak.
Well, this Starbucks Medium Roast is an ode to Pike Place, but you are assured that there is nothing fishy about it!
Why do we like it?
- Compatible with Keurig 2.0 coffee makers
- 100% Arabica coffee beans
- Toasted nuts and cocoa-flavored
Keurig K Cup Pods Buyer’s Guide
There are many K Cup coffee, tea, cocoa brews that are available in the market. The key to selecting a great choice of K Cup pods depends a lot on your taste for roast and flavors that you like. Before you pick any of them, here are some important points to consider when selecting the best Keurig K cup pods.
Flavors enhance the taste of coffee brews that you identify with the most. These could be fruits, nutty, spicy, and more. Opt for any that you like.
Roasting of beans
The roasting of coffee beans has variation in terms of the process and timing of roasting the coffee beans. Roasting ensures a stronger or lighter brew. Lightly roasted coffee has higher caffeine content in them. On the contrary, a darker roast gives you less caffeine because the longer and darker the roast, the more caffeine is cooked out of it. The only other thing a strong coffee gives you is a stronger taste. Many companies advertise a coffee’s tasting notes in the product details.
K-Cups aren’t restricted to coffee only. You can choose a K Cup pod for a wide variety of tea, hot chocolate, or cocoa. Many companies have a mixed pack available, giving you a choice for your nutritional needs and varying moods.
K-Cup manufacturing companies had originally come under a lot of flak as these cups were not environmentally friendly. In recent years, most brands are upgrading to environmentally friendly compostable or biodegradable. Helping save your planet, Earth, make the right choice as per your needs.
K Cups offer you great convenience for a freshly brewed coffee. You will notice different prices for different types of blends and flavors, retailer prices, and online prices. The best part is that you can stock these in your pantry for weeks together. Opt for packaging that gives you the best bang for your buck.