With so much of variety to choose from, we are mostly in dilemma as which one to pick and which one to leave. Keurig K-cups are also with time have evolved with so much in variety that confusion is natural. Over time, this counting has grown to over thousands of varieties to sort from.
I personally believe in keeping things to the minimum to avoid confusions and so, will introduce you to some of the Best K-Cup Coffee flavors. The collection shown below are the best selling and best tasting flavors that you can trust. Once you have developed the perfect taste, it gets more easier to you as what to buy next. If you are in love with some of your local roaster or any specific coffee flavor that is available as coffee grounds, you can try using refillable K-Cups. Anyways, without wasting much of time, let’s delve into the great flavors available in K-cups.
The Best Tasting K-Cups
The collection will include both K-cups from Keurig as well as other alternate brands. Few other brands even offer cheaper pods saving you money.
#1 Tully’s Breakfast Blend
Tully’s is a well known brand among coffee industry as they have maintained their specific standards of the end products. The Breakfast Blend by Tully’s is an exceptional flavor that is 100% Arabica. These are made from light roast beans that have slightly citrus notes and mellow, mild flavor.
It is a blend of Central African and South African coffee beans that has sweet floral aroma with hints of blackberry and citrus.
#2 Eight O’ Clock Hazelnut
The name says it all. This coffee is medium roast with a supreme rich taste of hazelnut. This blend is also a 100 % Arabica batch ensuring a great experience.
Make your coffee with strong setting or the 6 oz size to have the best flavor from this K-Cup.
#3 Green Mountain Breakfast Blend
Now this is one of the hottest selling blend all over. Green Mountain is an entity of Keurig that solely makes K-Cups. There are numerous varieties, but the Breakfast Blend is exceptional.
It is a light roast coffee with medium acidity and rich flavor. This K-cup is compatible with almost all the Keurigs as it’s an in-house product by Keurig.
#4 San Francisco Bay OneCup French Vanilla
The only product that has over 20000 reviews on Amazon and still averages 4.5 rating. This company started 40 years back with 6 family members and has grown to over 25000 people now. Another speciality is that the product is made with plant based renewable resources, so the used K-cup is completely safe to be used as compost.
There are many other flavors, but most picked is French Vanilla. It has a rich creamy taste of French Vanilla beans and most of the people love it.
#5 Keurig Variety Pack
If you are just starting up on Keurig, then this one pack can be very helpful to you. It contains Tully’s, Green Mountain, The Original Donut Shop, Caribou Coffee and Newmans.
Each variation has 12 units to try. This pack let’s you try 5 flavors for the price of 1 after which you can go for a single purchase you liked. You might need a carousel or holder to keep your K-cups in an accessible way.
#6 Caribou Coffee Mahogany
Mahogany is a dark roast coffee with the Rich Woody notes. It is 100% Rainforest Alliance certified and Kosher certified too.
Being dark roast, it gives a jolt in the morning for coffeeholics. Try if you are in search of some strong flavors that tastes rich and bold.
#7 Starbucks Black Coffee Variety Pack
Absolutely, it’s hard to find a person who hasn’t heard of Starbucks and it’s no surprise that they make K-cups too with their flavors. To let you start with them, they have a variety pack consisting of 6 different flavors.
The package will be packed with French Roast, Cafe Verona, Sumatra, Pike Place Roast, House Blend and Breakfast Blend. Each flavor will have 10 units. After trying, you may go for your best flavored coffee kcups in individual packs.
#8 Another Starbucks Variety Pack
This is another variety pack by Starbucks K-Cups that packs it’s most marvelous flavors. There is no black coffee in here.
In this variety pack, you will get Caramel, Vanilla, Hazelnut, Toffeenut, Toasted Graham and Cinnamon Dolce flavored coffees. It is also one of the hottest selling product of Starbucks.
#9 Folger’s Classic Roast
Folger is an iconic American brand established around 150 years ago. For these years, the brand has been active in providing Mountain Grown Beans that wakes you up desperately.
Classic Roast is a medium roast coffee that is rich and aromatic, 100% pure coffee. It is for sure going to stuck with you for long.
#10 Dunkin Donuts Bakery Series, Caramel Coffee Cake
Again, a well known brand in the bakery industry. They also make some marvelous tasting K-Cup flavors that can yum your tongue anytime in the whole day.
These vanilla flavored K-Cups contain 100% Arabica coffee that results into a light and lovely sweet cup of coffee. There are other flavors too that are worth tasting by this brand.
#11 San Francisco Bay OneCup Variety Pack
In the above selections, we talked about San Francisco French Vanilla flavor with almost above 20000 reviews. Here is a variety pack by the same brand with a mix of 4 variants – French Roast, Fog Chaser, Rain Forest and Breakfast Blend.
The variety pack alone has one of the highest reviews and ratings, and for sure, you will too be surprised with the amazing blends it has.
#12 Peak Performance High Altitude Coffee
Peak Performance is a Fair Trade coffee that is USDA Certified Organic. They believe that a Single origin coffee is best for health and mind both.
An organic coffee is devoid of pesticides and the crops are cultivated at High Altitude with utmost care to make your coffee cup a healthy one. They even provide an ebook with the package that details a lot about healthy coffee drinking.
Which K-Cup Coffee Has The Most Caffeine
To answer this simple caffeinated question, we will be list here few of the most addictive flavors with highest level of caffeine. You can simply try all or can pause were you like. These flavors have a high potential to easily kick you out of the bed. So beware to take them in limits. Anything overdosed and you might be pissed off.
#13 Wake The Hell Up Coffee
Utica Roasting Company, a coffee roasting group started back in 2002 at Genesee Street in Utica, NY. These roasters follow the principle of roasting small batches so that the coffee remains fresh to the buyers.
According to the company, this product has 300-350mg of caffeine/cup as compared with the standard 95-200 mg/cup, which is high enough to give a jolt. (Source – https://www.facebook.com/uticacoffeeroastingcompany/posts/275354365818347)
#14 Java Factory Da Bomb
With almost double amount of caffeine in a regular 8 oz of coffee cup, this product is straightly going to wake you up with jolt. It’s an extra bold dark roast coffee made with love of Java.
The K-cups by Java factory are Keurig 2.0 compatible and so be careful if you have an old brewer.
#15 Death Wish Coffee Cups
Company says – ‘If it’s not the strongest K-Cup-style coffee pod you’ve ever had, we’ll refund you in full’. What more to expect!
If you have an old 1.0 brewer, then only these K-cups are compatible as the brand has not developed products for the 2.0 brewers.
How To Make Your Keurig Coffee Taste Better
Keurig’s are often complained about weak cup of coffee. Here we will tell you few tricks on making the coffee taste batter and less watery from your K-Cup coffee maker.
- The best and easiest way to make better coffee is to use 2 pods in the minimum ounce setting and that doubles up the weaker dose. With lowest ounce, it becomes less watery.
- Second trick is to use dark roasted K-cups that result in a stronger coffee. Make sure you use the 6 or 8 oz setting to make the coffee less watery.
- If coffee tastes bitter to you, add a pinch of salt which creates a chemical reaction making your coffee taste smoother.
- Use fresh water every day. Don’t top up the water tank at full level until you need that.
- Keep you machine perfect by running white vinegar into it to clean all bad built up. After running vinegar, make sure to run plain water too to avoid smell of vinegar. Do this bi monthly or monthly depending on usage.
- Before using the machine, make a habit to run a water cycle to make the machine hot. Do this every time when the machine is not in use from 3-4 hours.
- Avoid last drops of coffee as they are the least potential and more watery.