Back by popular demand- Friday Kcup reviews! Every Friday at Cross Country Cafe we host a flavor review. Let's face it the selection of K-cups we have to choose from is huge, how do you pick the right one? Who wants to buy an entire box and not like it?! Our goal is to describe how the coffee or tea tastes in simple layman's terms so that you can determine if it suits your preferences. Let's get to the review, up this week...
Hot Apple Cider is brought to us by Green mountain Naturals. A subsidiary of Green Mountain Coffee that produces all natural beverages to be prepared in your Keurig brewer.
This is a fruit brew that contains amazingly enough, fruit! Can you believe it? There are actually real apples and cinnamon inside that tiny Kcup and let me tell you, they pack a powerful punch.
I prepared my Hot Apple Cider using the middle water setting of my brewer. The delicious smell of fresh apples and spice hit me like a ton of bricks! It was so strong and smelled so amazing I couldn't wait for my first sip. Oh and did I forget to mention...in general, I am not a huge fan of apple cider? Minor detail but, so far so good.
The color of Hot Apple Cider is a rich, thick caramel. I could not see the bottom of my cup. The first sip was absolutely bursting with flavor. Apple, cinnamon, nutmeg maybe a little citrus. My taste buds were going crazy trying to decipher everything that was going on. The part I don't like about apple cider is the bite on the back end. After all of the joyous mixture of tastes comes the bitter after shock. BUT, first of all most people love that and second with this Kcup it was surprisingly minimal. I think that next time around I will use the highest water setting, toning it down just a bit more and I think we will have perfection!
I decided to try brewing over ice and I was thrilled with the results. It produced a tasty little treat and even with all of that ice, the strong characteristics flavor were were still there.
I would highly recommend Hot Apple Cider obviously to those who look forward to apple cider every fall. If you are a fan of Green Mountain Naturals Lemonade, you will love this one too. If you are a flavored, medium or dark roast drinker, this is a great choice for you as well.
Apple Cider Keurig Kcups are a fun treat that your family will love to try and just puts you in the mood for fall!