K-Cups

The 10 Best Tasting K-Cups

Want some K-cups that don’t only wake you up every day, but also taste delicious? Here are some of the best tasting K-Cups you can find on Amazon.

Here at The Coffee Chronicler, we’d love to test and try every single coffee gadget out there, but the fact is that there is only so much time available every day. 

For that reason, we have turned to the “wisdom of the crowds” for this article and handpicked the highest rated products from Amazon. We have looked at pros and cons from individual reviews, as well as the total rating to present the most accurate advice.

1: Caribou Coffee Caribou Blend Keurig K-Cup Pods

Caribou Coffee Caribou Blend,...

These K-Cups have a blend packed with lively fruit tones and bright acidity of Central and South American varieties. This is counterbalanced by hints of earthy, spicy flavors. These K-Cup pods are compatible with all Keurig K-Cup Pod Single Serve Coffeemakers, and the coffee is perfect for all occasions. 

One user on Amazon reviewed these pods saying that they have an amazing flavor, and if you add powdered coffee creamer and a little heavy cream, you don’t need to add any sugar to the coffee. 

Another user said that their mother loved this coffee, and it seemed to be the only coffee brand that doesn’t leave a bad effect on their mother’s stomach. They said they’ve been using these pods for quite a while, and have no intention of stopping anytime soon. 

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2: Seattle’s Best Coffee Breakfast Blend Medium Roast Single Cup Coffee

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With a brand new look, but the same premium taste, these beans are specifically roasted for a smoother taste.

The Breakfast Blend is a medium roasted coffee, which has a crisp, bright and vibrant flavor to give you an energetic start every morning. These pods are compatible with all Keurig K-Cup brewers. 

One user on Amazon said that they’ve seen many people declare this to be the best tasting coffee out there, and they wholeheartedly agree. They also added that the quick delivery makes things very convenient for them. 

Another user had issues with the cups. They said that the coffee tasted great, but the cups makes a mess and fail to complete the whole brew cycle. 

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3: GreaterGoods Kcup Coffee Medium Roast

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This medium roast Mountain Blend is a single-serve format which gives you lower wastage and a convenient coffee with a conscience. It has a mild, balanced flavor that satisfy your taste buds every time. The pods are compatible with most single-serve brewing machines. 

One user said in a positive review that these K-Cup pods produced fresh and delicious coffee that you would want to wake up to every morning, and that the great aroma was an added advantage. Another user said that the coffee was excellent for the price. 

A few people said that they feel the cups are low quality, and one added that it sometimes leak over the top. 

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4: Maud’s Half Caff Coffee, Recyclable Single Serve Coffee Pods 

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Claimed to be the World’s Best Half Caff, these coffee beans provide a full array of fresh and bold flavors. Made of 100% Premium Arabica bean coffee which is single origin, Fair Trade Certified, and quality-controlled in factories. These pods are compatible with most K-Cup brewers, including 2.0.

A user said that these pods provide great taste at a great value. Another one added that they had a bit difficulty using the pods, but liked the taste of the coffee. They also praised the customer service, who was quick to address the issues of ruined K-Cups, and replace them. 

A few people seemed to have issues with making the K-Cups work, but those who figured it out only had good things to say about the taste of the coffee. 

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5: Boston’s Best Single Serve Coffee, Holiday Assortment

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These pods are made with 100% Arabica Coffee beans, and are gluten free, BPA-free and Kosher certified. The assortment includes white chocolate blend, Donut shop blend, and nutcracker sweet vanilla hazelnut blend; all of which have a Christmassy taste. 

People have praised the nice taste and flavor of the coffee, as well as the fragrance. One user said that it was a perfect balanced flavor, that wasn’t too strong or to weak. They said that it is perfect for people who like their coffee to be medium strength. 

Most people had good things to say about the assortment of these flavors, while some added that it was a little weak for their taste but still a great tasting coffee. 

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6: The Original Donut Shop Regular Keurig K-Cup Pods

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The coffee produced by these k-cups is neither too strong, nor too bitter. The medium roast makes it just the right taste for people who aren’t into too dark flavors. These have no added artificial flavors or ingredients, and are always made with fresh ground coffee. 

A user said that it was a little expensive, but the cost was worth the quality and taste. They also added that these were the best quality k-cups they have come across, which makes it easier for them to spend a little extra on these pods. 

A few people had issues with the quality declining over time, saying that they had been using these for years but the latest ones aren’t the same as before.  

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7: Barista Prima Coffeehouse Coffee, Keurig K-Cups

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The rich and tasty blend in these pods has a complex finish which is accented by bright fruit notes and hints of walnut. The airtight container locks out oxygen, that preserves the freshness of the flavor for a much longer time, even after you open the seal. 

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Long time users have labeled this to be the best coffee they have ever had. One user said that they love this coffee, even though they aren’t generally a fan of darker coffee. They added that the coffee was strong, without being bitter and is perfect for people who need a strong cup of joe in the morning but can’t stand the bitter taste. 

Other people added that this is perfect for their taste buds that are used to stronger flavors. 

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8: VitaCup French Roast Coffee Cups Infused With Essential Vitamins

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These K-Cups aren’t just in with antioxidants to boost your immune function, but also contain a blend of vitamins including B1, B5, B6, B9, B12 and D3. These support your metabolism, while also helping increase productivity and makes you feel sharper throughout the day. It has zero calories but still burst with flavor, making it a healthy choice along with your breakfast. It is compatible with most Keurig k-cup brewers. 

One valuable user on Amazon said that this coffee wakes you up in the morning, without giving any side effects like racy heart, excessive sweating or headaches. All while tasting great. They also added that they stopped taking their Vitamin B supplements to test the nutrition value of the coffee, and the coffee proved to have legit B-vitamins.

Other people added that the coffee is a little on the expensive side, but since you can make two cups with a single pod, and all the nutrition value it offers without any calories are well worth the price. 

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9: McCafe Premium Roast Keurig K Cup Coffee Pods

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This medium roast coffee by McCafe is neither too strong, nor too weak. It is made of 100% Arabica Coffee beans, and has a smooth and balanced flavor. These k-cups are compatible with Keurig 2.0 brewing machines. 

One user said in a review that they usually only drink Starbucks coffee, as they like fuller flavors without any bitterness. They added that the McCafe Premium Roast is the only coffee that has given them the Starbucks flavors at home with no bitterness, and is half the price. They said that they’d be replacing their everyday Starbucks fix with these K-cups. 

Another user said that although this coffee is perfect for people who like medium roasts, but the pod cups have unnecessary plastic which is could be reduced for to be more environmental friendly. 

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10: Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend Medium Roast Coffee K-Cups

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These K-Cups let you enjoy the original blend of Dunkin’ Donuts that made it famous, and features a rich, smooth taste that you can enjoy in the comfort of your home. It is a medium roast coffee, and is made with 100% Arabica Coffee beans. The pods are compatible with all Keurig Brewers. 

One loyal customer said that they have been ordering these cups for themselves and their parents for years, and have been consistently satisfied with the coffee. The only issue they had was the coffee is a little expensive, which prevents them from buying it every month. They added that if it was a little more reasonable, they wouldn’t be drinking any other coffee. 

Some people had issue with the tops of the pods blowing off while brewing, but these can be prevented if one read and follows all the instructions properly. 

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