11 Best K-Cup Coffees to Buy in 2019 – Review’s

Keurig offers a relatively new coffee brewing method “K-Cup”, developed in the 1990s, by John Sylvan and Peter Dragone. John Sylvan wanted to solve the common problem of office coffee- large pots of coffee that sit for long periods of time, getting more and more stale and bitter. So Sylvan wanted to develop a single serving product, which would be more efficient than the old drip method, at least in the office settings.

This wasn’t a small task, as he also had to develop a brewing machine that would make the most of coffee pods. The outcome is Keurig, a company that is well-known for its high-quality products and coffee machines. In Dutch, Keuring means “excellence”. And indeed, Keurig is a world-renowned company that makes everything you need for good, high-quality coffee brewing- machines, capsules, K-Pods, etc.

K-Cups are fast, efficient, and tasty, and we’ll try to help you to choose the right one for you by comprising a list of 11 best K-Cup coffees. Most of these products are made by Keuring, but there are other manufacturers that make K-Cup coffee that is compatible with Keurig’s coffee brewers.  

List of 11 Best K-Cup Coffees:

NameRoast TypeQuantityPrice
Green Mountain Breakfast Blend
Light144 packs
Martinson’s Breakfast BlendLight24 packs
Dunkin’ Donuts VanillaMedium (vanilla flavor)60 packs
Puck Me Jamaican BlendMedium (coconut flavor)24 packs
Death WishExtreme Dark10 packs
Java Da BombDark80 packs
Eight O’ Clock Dark ItalianDark72 packs
Newman’s Special BlendMedium/dark32 packs
Newman’s DecafMedium/dark32 packs
Barista PrimaDark24 packs
Green Mountain DarkDark24 packs
1. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Breakfast Blend - Single Serve Coffee K-Cup Pod Light Roast 12 Count Pack of 6

1. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Breakfast Blend – Single Serve Coffee K-Cup Pod Light Roast 12 Count Pack of 6

As the name states, this is a light variant of coffee, with a mild aroma to it and no bitterness. In other words, this product might not be a good choice for those hardcore coffee-lovers who love a cup of coffee that has a sting to it. This coffee has no added flavors to it, which is always a plus if you like the straightforward, plain taste of coffee beans.

Green Mountain-Light Roast also has a somewhat lower caffeine percentage. It is 100% Arabica, which is the most popular variant of coffee in the world. Also, lighter roast doesn’t mean that you won’t feel any taste. Breakfast blend has a distinct, soft scent and taste to it, and we encourage you to try it.
Pros
  • Keurig quality guaranteed
  • Regular coffee- no added flavors or additives
  • One of the most sought-after Keurig products on Amazon
Cons
  • People who love good-old strong coffee won’t be satisfied with this product
2. Martinson Breakfast Blend - Coffee Capsules

2. Martinson Breakfast Blend – Coffee Capsules

Another milder coffee on our list. This means that it’s not as acidic and bitter as some other coffees, and especially when compared with some other brewing methods- Turkish technique for brewing coffee, for example. There are no added flavors and additives, just coffee. Plain and simple.

The good thing is that these capsules are recyclable and environment-friendly. Martinson’s products are compatible with most Keurig coffee-makers. We emphasize the words “most” as Martinson’s Breakfast Blend won’t work with Keurig Vue machine.

These capsules are manufactured by meticulous Canadian workers.
Pros
  • Good price
  • Good price to quality ratio
Cons
  • According to some reviewers, it might be too weak, at least when it comes to flavor
3. Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla - K-Cup Pods

3. Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla – K-Cup Pods

Dunkin’ Donuts’ French Vanilla is a classic medium flavored coffee. Feel the soft French aroma and feel like you’re sitting in a Parisian café. Classy! And the best thing is, Vanilla flavor won’t suffocate the firm taste and scent of full-bodied, classic coffee. The sweet and creamy vanilla will perfectly complement the cup of your favorite caffeinated drink.

This is another product on our list made completely from Arabica beans.

Pros
  • Coffee and Vanilla are indeed a good blend!
Cons
  • The vanilla flavor might be too strong to some people
4. Wolfgang Puck Jamaican Me Crazy - Coffee Capsules

4. Wolfgang Puck Jamaican Me Crazy - Coffee Capsules

If you want to bring the taste and aroma of lush tropical landscapes, Wolfgang Puck Me Jamaican is the right coffee for you. This is a medium roast blend, which should suit most people’s needs.The tropical aspect of this K-Cup coffee is its coconut aroma- one taste of it and you’ll be transported to sunny warm beaches of Jamaica.

This product is completely recyclable, so you’ll be able to save the environment while enjoying a cup of tropical heaven.

Pros
  • Tropical coconut aroma
  • A medium roast blend made to suits everyone’s tastes
  • Strong, consistent flavor
Cons
  • Hazelnut aspect of this product is bad, according to some critical buyers- it’s far from Hawaiian Hazelnut, as the package states
5. Death Wish Coffee Single Serve Capsules - for Keurig K-Cup Brewers

5. Death Wish Coffee Single Serve Capsules - for Keurig K-Cup Brewers

This is the strongest single-serve K-Cup coffee on the market. Need a quick way to get back to your senses? Do not despair as Death Wish Coffee will get you right back in the game. Just be careful not to overdo it as you might get some caffeine side-effects like nausea, dizziness, and other ones that we described elsewhere.

However, this kind of coffee does come with a price- and this is at the same time the most frequent complaint coming from the buyers. These K-Cups are not Keurig’s products, so there may be some problems with compatibility. This is because Death Wish K-Cups are a bit different than normal K-Cups, but they should work fine with most Keurig coffee machines.

Pros
  • Will shake you up like no other drink
  • Strong taste and aroma
Cons
  • Expensive
6. Java Factory Da Bomb Extra Bold K Cup da Bomb - Extra Bold Double Caffinated

6. Java Factory Da Bomb Extra Bold K Cup da Bomb - Extra Bold Double Caffinated

Another coffee that can deal a punch! This is Extra Bold, Dark Roast Coffee, made to satisfy the biggest coffee freaks. This product comes with a warning as it has double the amount of caffeine compared to regular coffees.

You’ll get the nice buzzing feeling of caffeine doing its effect on adenosine receptors. Although the taste is full and strong, this doesn’t mean that the beverage itself is acidic or bitter. Quite the contrary- you’ll still get the smooth taste of the coffee.

Java Factory (manufacturer) makes K-Cups that are compatible with most Keurig products- including 2.0 Keurig machines.
Pros
  • Double the amount of caffeine
  • Will shake you up a bit
  • Cheaper than other strong coffees, like Death Wish
Cons
  • Might be dangerous to people with health problems
7. Eight O'Clock Coffee Dark Italian Roast - Single Serve Coffee K-Cup Pod Dark Roast

7. Eight O'Clock Coffee Dark Italian Roast - Single Serve Coffee K-Cup Pod Dark Roast

Italians really know how to make a great coffee! This is why this K-Cup bears the name of Italy- this is classic, dark Italian roast coffee. After the first sip, you’ll be transported to a small café in Rome, overlooking the narrow, ancient streets.

Eight O’Clock is a company with looong tradition- since 1859! This Italian Dark Roast is ideal for espressos and cappuccino aficionados. 100 % Arabica.

Good tasting coffee- it has the best taste when you run your Keurig on 6 oz settings, or “strong” setting. However, some buyers state that Starbucks Dark Roast is a bit stronger that Eight O’Clock’s batch, so keep this in mind if you get up early for work.
Pros
  • Strong, Italian flavor
  • Licensed Keurig product- no problems with compatibility
Cons
  • Less strong than some other dark roast coffees
8. Newman's Own Organics Keurig Single - Serve K-Cup Pods Newman's Special Blend Medium Roast Coffee

8. Newman's Own Organics Keurig Single - Serve K-Cup Pods Newman's Special Blend Medium Roast Coffee

Newman’s Special Blend is a perfect combination of the best medium and dark roasts. In other words, this is a coffee with strong, aromatic, and smooth flavor that will amaze even the harshest coffee critics. This is a blend of medium-roasted Central American coffees and darker-roasted Indonesian variants.

Newman’s motto is: “Great Tasting Coffee That Happens to Be Organic”. This means that the company has close surveillance over the processing of raw beans. Most importantly this is a certified organic product, which means that the beans grew in a friendly, chemical-free soil. Most importantly, indigenous habitat is completely preserved. On the downside, cups are not biodegradable.

Pros
  • A nice blend of dark and medium roast coffees
  • Organic
Cons
  • Some unhappy customers say that this product is unlike any other Newman K-Cup and that the taste is bland and non-dynamic
9. Newman's Own Organics - Special DECAF Coffe 96 K-Cups for Keurig

9. Newman's Own Organics - Special DECAF Coffe 96 K-Cups for Keurig

This blend is very similar to the last one we’ve mentioned. Except for one thing- the amount of caffeine. Although we think that drinking decaffeinated coffee is like eating warm ice cream, we decided to include one decaf product.

Even though there is no caffeine, this doesn’t mean that Newman’s Decaf is a soft-tasting, uninviting mess- quite the contrary, this product retains all the aroma and taste, while taking away all the caffeine. Or, as one happy buyer has put it: “Actually tastes like coffee and not colored water!”.

Not all caffeine is taken away, to be exact. As we’ve explained in some other texts, even decaffeinated products have at least some tiny amount of caffeine- usually 15-20 mg.

Once again, this is a 100% organic product.
Pros
  • Good for people who have to abstain from caffeine
Cons
    10. Barista Prima Coffeehouse Italian Roast Coffee - K-Cup for Keurig Brewers

    10. Barista Prima Coffeehouse Italian Roast Coffee - K-Cup for Keurig Brewers

    Once again, Italians stepped in to show how real good tasting coffee is made. As a reminder, espresso was first brewed in Italy, and Italian companies that make coffee-makers are usually at the top.

    This is a peculiar combination, as it also contains ripe berry and other fruity flavors. Although strong and consistent, this coffee isn’t too bitter or acidic in any way.

    According to the manufacturer, this is a full-bodied, yet balanced and smooth coffee.

    Some customers said that this product is a good introduction to darker, harsher roasts- which means that it isn’t over the top in terms of caffeine amount and strength.
    Pros
    • A good introduction to stronger, more rich-flavored roasts
    Cons
    • 4-month shelf life is unacceptable to some customers
    11. Green Mountain Coffee Dark Magic Keurig - Single Serve K-Cup Pods Dark Roast Coffee

    11. Green Mountain Coffee Dark Magic Keurig - Single Serve K-Cup Pods Dark Roast Coffee

    Don’t let your guard down- this is coffee with an intense, deep, and strong taste. It is extra bold, so it might not be the best choice for people who drink coffee just to get themselves caffeinated. Similarly, people who love their coffee nice and sweet will probably find this coffee undrinkable as Green Mountain Dark Magic can really deal a punch.

    This is a rich blend of Colombian, Sumatran, Ugandan, and South American strains. It is made from Arabica coffee beans, and no artificial ingredients were used in the manufacturing process.

    Be aware- there are a lot of copies and counterfeit products out there on the market, so be sure to check customer’s feedback first.  
    Pros
    • Rich, strong taste
    Cons
    • A lot of imitations and copies of this product on the market
    hotfeaturesCup of Coffee - we’ll be honest- it’s hard to choose the very best K-Cup coffee. Our favorite is Wolfgang Puck Jamaican Me Crazy Let’s be frank here, K-Cups are all about exotic flavors and other things you simply cannot get in your standard, office black coffee. This Jamaican blend combines rich coffee flavor with all kinds of exotic and tropical aromas, which will amaze even the most conservative coffee-lover.

    Conclusion

    That’s about it. Of course, the palette of K-Cup products is so wide and diverse that we didn’t even try to put them all in this list. We tried to make a representative sample of all K-Cup products- light, medium, and dark roasts were all mentioned. Moreover, we mentioned some decaffeinated products, as well as 1coffees with strong aromas. There is something for everybody!

    And now, we will lay back and enjoy our tasty K-Cup coffee while listening to some K-Pop.

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