Newman’s Special Blend is a medium roast, extra bold Keurig Kcup coffee brought to us by the authority on organic foods…Newman’s Own. In addition to being organic this coffee is also Fair Trade certified.
I chose to review Special Blend this week for purely selfish reasons. My latest quest in self improvement is to introduce organic products into our household. Let me start from the beginning. I have had an inner turmoil for years regarding the source, ingredients and processes involved in creating my food and beverage choices.
By inner turmoil I mean, I am cheap.
There are no if’s, and’s or but’s about it, organic goods are much more expensive than “regular” items. But, lately I have been thinking isn’t the health of the environment, myself and my family worth a few extra bucks? That is a conversation for a different day because, good news…Newman’s Special Blend is priced the same as it’s main stream counterparts! This left me with high hopes of adding an organic coffee to my repertoire.
I chose to brew this Kcup on the highest water setting of my Keurig. Being an extra bold coffee, I felt that it would be able to hold up well to the higher amount of water.
The result was a really nice, dark coffee with no translucency just begging for a dash of cream!
As you would guess from the beautiful appearance of this coffee, the body is smooth and creamy. There is a bit of a tangy taste with the first sip that finishes nicely on the back the tongue adding an interesting dimension. Earthy is a term that comes to mind. Despite being a medium roast, there is a slight hint of the famous burnt taste associated with a darker roast…but, just a hint, not enough to turn a medium roast drinker away. Newman’s is a heavy, satisfying coffee.
Little do you know, you have probably enjoyed a cup or two of this roast without even realizing it. Newman’s is the exclusive coffee supplier of all Mcdonald’s restaurants!
I would highly recommend this organic Kcup coffee to medium and dark roast drinkers. If light roast and flavored coffees are your preference, this is probably not the one for you.
P.S. Brew this over ice for a Mcdonalds iced coffee at home!