Reviews

Log In

We found 164 reviews for K-Cups and Single-Serve Pods. The reviews below appear in reverse chronological order by review date. Older reviews may no longer accurately reflect current versions of the same coffee.

Review Date: Dec 2005

Price:

(As brewed in a Black & Decker single-serve brewing device in a Podhead Sensation 62mm pod at a cup volume of 7 ounces): Good complexity in the aroma — caramel, sweet floral grass, hints of fresh leather and semi-sweet chocolate ? although the general impression remains shallow and thin. In the cup watery, half-heartedly bittersweet, with vague hints of fruit and chocolate. Simple but surprisingly rich finish.

Review Date: Dec 2005

Price:

(As brewed in a Krups 1010 single-serve brewing device in a Podhead Sensation 62mm pod at a cup volume of 6 ounces): Simple, sweet, subdued, vaguely fruity aroma, with a slight hint of smoke. Bitterish, simple and shallow in the cup, with the only complication the same remote hints of fruit and smoke.

Review Date: Dec 2005

Price:

(As brewed in a Juan Valdez Pod Coffee Maker in a Juan Valdez 55mm pod at a cup volume of 5 ounces): Shallow, sweet, smoky aroma, with some peach-toned fruit and a hint of cardboard. In the cup simple and bittersweet with a possibility of reading the bitter side as walnut. The cardboard tones hinted in the aroma turn disturbingly old-board woody.

Review Date: Dec 2005

Price:

(As brewed in a Keurig B60 single-serve brewing device using a “K-Cup” capsule at a cup volume of 5.25 ounces): Subdued aroma, with dry fruit (cherry?) and fresh leather notes. In the cup shallow in sensation but crisply balanced, with suggestions of Meyer lemon, white wine, tart cherry edging toward chocolate. Thin but pleasantly sweet, cherry-toned finish.

Review Date: Dec 2005

Price:

(Tasted as produced by the Melitta One:One single-serve brewing device using a Melitta 44mm pod at a cup volume of 8 ounces): Soft, shallow aroma with vanilla- and peach-toned fruit notes. In the cup this coffee landed on the palate like a liquid brick: bitter, hard and monotoned. Some sweetness and vague suggestions of vanilla and caramel were quite overwhelmed by bitterness in the cup and a soapy astringency in the finish.

Review Date: Dec 2005

Price:

(As brewed in a Keurig B60 single-serve brewing device using a “K-Cup” capsule at a cup volume of 5.25 ounces): Sweet, round aroma complicated by cherry-toned fruit notes. Rather rich in the cup, with decent body and sweet, wine-toned acidity but little else in the way of nuance. Clean, round short finish, slight bitterness in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2005

Price:

(As brewed in a Keurig B60 single-serve brewing device using a “K-Cup” capsule at a cup volume of 7.25 ounces): Distinct vanilla and caramel aroma with a hint of sweetly acidy fruit, orange perhaps. In the cup light in body and delicate in mouthfeel, soft and simple in flavor with dilute hints of caramel and orange. Moderately rich in the short finish, very slightly astringent in the long.

Review Date: Dec 2005

Price:

(As brewed in a Keurig B60 single-serve brewing device using a “K-Cup” capsule at a cup volume of 7.25 ounces): Sweet, simple, caramelly aroma. In the cup medium-bodied but lean in mouthfeel, with a thinly pungent, musty/malty character and hints of cherryish fruit. A mild musty astringency in the finish leans toward rich.

Review Date: Dec 2005

Price:

(As brewed in a Bunn My Cafe MCP single-serve brewing device using a 62mm pod at a cup volume of 5 ounces): Distinct sweet cocoa notes in the aroma, along with hints of low-acid fruit, cherry perhaps. In the cup richly acidy, lean-bodied but rich, with continued sweet cocoa and tart cherry notes with a shimmer of vanilla. Rich, tart but not overly astringent finish. The same pod brewed in the Krups 1010 at a cup volume of 6 ounces scored an 85 with a basically similar profile and description.

Review Date: Dec 2005

Price:

(As tasted in a Krups 1010 single-serve brewing device using a 62mm diameter “Home Cafe” pod at a cup volume of 7.5 ounces): Sweetly acidy, winey, high-toned aroma, with some rounding caramel and vanilla notes. In the cup surprisingly full-bodied, sweetly balanced, complicated by wine (more rose than cabernet), vanilla, floral notes. Cleanly sweet, cherry-toned finish. (In the Black & Decker One Cup Coffee Maker and Mr. Coffee AT13, lower-priced single-serve machines taking similar-sized pods, the same Folgers 100% Colombia pod attracted a rating of 81. In the Bunn My Cafe, a machine designed to take multiple sizes of pod, the same pod scored 82.)

Review Date: Jan 2004

Price:

Balanced, low-toned aroma with a tickle of fruit and chocolate. Maintains its character in the cup: low-toned, understated, balanced, complicated by a faintly chocolate-inclining prune and apricot.

Review Date: Jan 2004

Price:

The aroma is round and intense but limited in nuance. The cup adds a complicating hint of chocolate-toned fruit to a similarly limited but balanced and deeply resonant profile.

Review Date: Jan 2004

Price:

Smoky, leathery and sweet in the aroma, with a hint of low-toned fruit. Softens and relaxes in the cup, with the smoky fruit sweetening toward chocolate. Lean in mouthfeel but rich in impression.

Review Date: Jan 2004

Price:

A coffee seen from the far end of the taste telescope, intriguing but shrunk and diminished. The aroma is lushly sweet with a hint of grapefruit. The cup is sweet as well, but complicated only by an agreeable but simple acidity. Once past the aroma little nuance of any kind. Slightly astringent in the finish.

Review Date: Jan 2004

Price:

The aroma is delicate to a fault, more neutral than balanced. The mouthfeel is lean and the flavor watery, with a faintly sweet, delicately acidy character complicated by attractive grapefruit notes.

Review Date: Jan 2004

Price:

The aroma is shallow and cloyingly sweet, though complicated by pleasant Meyer lemon notes. The lemon notes carry into the otherwise undistinguished cup, which is thinly acidy and simple.

Review Date: Jan 2004

Price:

Caramelly and burned in the aroma; in the cup mildly roasty, crisp and bittersweet with a tickle of acidity. The bitterness intensifies as the cup cools, exaggerating the flat, astringent finish.

Review Date: Jan 2004

Price:

Shallow and thin throughout. Sweet, caramelly, high-toned, but without nuance or dimension in either aroma or cup. Thin, astringent finish.

Review Date: Jan 2004

Price:

Virtually no aroma. The cup is potatoey and flat on first impression, but with patient drinking a quietly satisfying profile emerges, with a balance of bitter, sweet, and acidy tones complicated by a low-key fruit that sneaks up on milk chocolate.

Review Date: Jan 2004

Price:

The aroma is woody with faint lemon and chocolate suggestions. The body is substantial, the cup round in mouthfeel with a low-toned acidity complicated by a vague dry fruit, more like prune pits than prunes. Further flattens and turns astringent as the cup cools.