So much flavor packed into such a small pod. And the choices…so many choices. I want to help you discover the many, many choices that are available, and let you share your favorites with us.
Also, even though this post is primarily centered around K – Cups, if you have any other Keurig-related preferences or questions, please feel free to share them with me and other Readers in the Comments section below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
K Cups For Coffee
What is your preference for coffee, if you are a coffee drinker? Medium Dark? Hearty and Robust? Medium Roast? Light Roast? Espresso? Breakfast? Added to that, most K – Cup coffee makers have a number of settings to vary strength, some from 4 to 12 oz.
The number of origins is amazing –Columbian, French, Italian, Sumatra, Kenya, Hawaiian, Decaf, Africa, Central and South America, Caribbean.
The extensive variety of special flavors is off of the charts: French Vanilla, Wild Mountain Blueberry, Pecan, Hazelnut, Chocolate Glazed Donut, Mocha Nut Fudge, Butter Toffee, Mahogany (Mahogany? really?), Caramel Drizzle, Mocha…OK, now I’m hungry…
Tea K – Cups
Years ago, tea was what I either drank hot, with honey, when I was sick, or iced, sweet, with meals. My, how times (and I) have changed. Now you can get tea K – Cup Pods with Regular, Decaf, Hot, Iced, Black, Green, English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Lemon, Cinnamon, Peppermint, Orange–OK, I’m out of breath. Suffice it to say there is a “bunch”.
Wait, you might ask, “Iced?”, If you aren’t familiar, or haven’t tried it with K – Cup Pods. “Absolutely!!!”, I answer. Take a tall glass, fill it with ice, and brew Lipton Sweet or Unsweet into it…or Snapple Raspberry, or Diet Peach, or Lemon, or Diet Half ‘n half Lemonade Iced Tea…you get the picture.
My favorite method is to put ice cubes in a quart mason jar, select the 12 oz brew setting, and brew either a sweet or unsweet pod. it isn’t as strong as restaurant iced tea, but is fine for me…what about you?
Reusable K Cups
Reusable filter K – Cups open a whole world of possibilities to explore. Not only that, but if you are budget minded, using ground coffee in a K – Cup Reusable Filter is a good bit cheaper, although the selection might not be as large.
If you have a favorite coffee that you get already ground, or if you prefer to grind your own beans, but are concerned about freshness, I have a solution for you…vacuum sealing. You open your purchased coffee when you need it, and then measure it into multiples of a week’s supply, and then vacuum seal all but the coming week’s amount in containers. You can use canning jars (Mason), half pints, pints, quarts, etc., or other containers.
For more information on vacuum sealing, visit here.
K Cup Sizes
K – Cups are available from 75 roasters in over 400 varieties:
- Standard single serving K – Cup Pods
- K – Mug Pods, for a larger-than-normal serving
- K – Carafe Pods, for the Keurig Carafes, which allow brewing up to 4 cups
- Rivo (Espresso)
Variety Packs and Bundles
If you are just getting started with K – Cup Pods, you might want to take a look at selecting a Variety pack, which will give you a very wide variety of flavors and strengths. There are many that are also bundled with coffee makers, and with accessories such as mugs and K – Cup Pod racks. Some variety packs include up to 96 K – Cup Pods, and tea variety packs are available also, some with Cider and Hot Chocolate included.
What Do YOU think?
I have really enjoyed writing this post, and I hope I have stimulated your interest and helped you by showing you the diverse selection of K – Cups that are available, be they coffee, tea, cider, chocolate/cocoa, hot or cold, or even reusable.
What are your favorite beverages? Coffee? Tea? Chocolate? Hot? Cold? Do you have tips, tricks, hacks, that you would like to share? I and other readers would like to hear from you–to give us ideas to try something different.
What Do I Think?
I think I’m going to sit back a bit and wait to see what you think.
That’s what I think.
Please leave a comment or question below–I am looking forward to hearing from you and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
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