Keurig K-cup Review ~ Cafe '63

Posted on Fri, May 23, 2014

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Cafe 63 Keurig K cup coffeeCafe '63 Keurig K-cups are brought to us by the iconic Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. CBTL started serving this roast in their first California coffee shop in 1963 and still do today in their 900+ now international chain.  

Cafe '63 is a light roast K-cup coffee. Despite the light roast attribute, I chose to brew on the highest water setting of my Keurig simply because I was craving a nice full cup. However, I do have to admit I was quite leery that this might cause a watered down taste and appearance as does happen with some of the light roasts.  In a word...or three...I was wrong.

The appearance is somewhat translucent but, nothing to write home about. I was able to see the sides of my mug but, not the bottom. If I did not know better, I would definitely think I was looking at a medium roast coffee.

Cafe 63 CBTL Keurig K cup coffee in mug

The aroma was understated and unremarkable but, sometimes that is caused by the closed off feature of K-cup brewing method. 

I read several descriptions of Cafe '63 that described it as fruity. I was surprised by this because the first word that came to mind for me is woodsy. There is a dry sort of taste with a pleasant earthy and again woodsy flair. In layman's terms this coffee is insanely smooth and easy to drink, there is a pleasant brightness and satisfying finish.The body is much thicker than expected and tastes extremely high quality as I would expect from this company.  I can see why this is their signature blend. This is a coffee that a broad spectrum of drinkers  would enjoy.

I would definitely recommend Cafe '63 K-cups to light and medium roast drinkers.  If you tend to chose a breakfast blend sort of coffee but, want a bit more body this is the one for you. Flavored coffee lovers, if you are in the mood for a regular roast, give this one a try.  Dark roast fans this is not the K-cup for you however, I certainly do not think you would hate it.


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