There is no denying it, Maxwell House coffee is an American icon ranking up there with only a small handful of coffee companies that we saw on our parents or grandparents kitchen counters and still enjoy today.
Simply put, Maxwell House coffee has been a mainstay in every coffee drinkers life.
This powerhouse coffee company was started in 1892 by Joel Owsley Creek and after a quick rise to the top is now a subsidiary of Kraft Foods.
But don't be confused, classic roasters like Maxwell House don't survive for a century as a top selling brand by not adapting to modern times. Maxwell House has kept the same roasting recipe however, they have cleverly updated their packaging to suit every coffee drinkers preferences from single serve, to classic drip style to concentrates.
Of course one of their first moves was to offer their roasts in the Keurig Kcup format.
There are currently 3 varieties of Maxwell House Kcup coffees available:
I decided to try The Original Roast first. I brewed my Maxwell House Original Roast Kcup on the 10 ounce water setting of my Keurig 2.0 and chose the "strong" option. I find myself doing this on a regular basis these days as it seems to provide a more satisfying brew.
The result was a rich black cup of joe with only a slight translucency around the edges.
I was a bit surprised by the level of darkness this medium roast coffee provided but, I then thought back to my younger days and recall that is was quite rich looking then as well.
The aroma was also strikingly as I had remembered. This Kcup smelled exactly like the classic drip roast did 20 years ago- inviting and delicious!
The first sip was so incredibly smooth with a very silky mouth feel. Despite a light body, it still supplied ample satisfaction. The taste was somewhat woodsy countered by a hint of citrus. This is one of those coffees that I am certain would appeal to the masses. I would specifically recommend it to medium and dark roast K-cup fans. I think it will appeal light roast drinkers as well, perhaps skipping the "strong" option" would be a good choice for you. Flavored coffee lovers, add a dash of your favorite flavored creamer and you will be in heaven!
If I were to use one word to describe Maxwell House Original Roast Kcups it would be classic.
This is the taste that originally got you hooked. That consistent great tasting coffee that led you down this path of addiction. For me, it was every morning before high school and on into my twenties. I am thrilled to go back to my coffee roots but, with a modern day Keurig twist!
The Original Roast Kcup coffee is available in boxes of 24 or an economical 96 ct case. This coffee is sure to be a staple in your Kcup coffee collection so check out the subscribe and save option as well!
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