Colombian Peaks is a medium roast K-Cup® coffee brought to us by Eight O'Clock. You may have seen Eight O'Clock coffee on your grandmother's counter years ago. This brand has been around FOREVER but, recently they have made a major push and their popularity is back with a vengeance. This is all with good reason- their product is high quality, gourmet and most of all delicious. It turns out that granny had pretty darn good taste in coffee.
Eight O'clock is a latecomer to the Keurig® K-Cup® coffee scene but, it is certainly better late than never. They have expanded their single sever availability to include Dark Italian Roast and today's coffee of choice- Colombian Peaks.
I chose to brew my Colombian Peaks K-Cup® coffee on the highest water setting of my Keurig® just because that is my usual choice unless I am brewing a light roast or making a coffee house recipe.
The aroma was amazing, reminiscent of the Folgers brand and The Original Eight O'Clock coffee. The appearance was surprisingly dark although I did see a significant amount of translucency around the edges. The first sip was incredibly crisp with hints of citrus. Despite being a medium roast coffee this K-Cup® pod had very similar characteristics to that of dark roasts. Don't get me wrong, I would still label this a medium roast however, it definitely borders on the dark side. The mouthfeel and body were both hearty leaving my coffee craving well satisfied. There was a woodsy flair on the back end as is typical with Colombian coffees. (Colombian Peaks is 100% Colombian- not a blend).
All in all, I was quite pleased with this K-Cup® coffee. I would venture to say that among all of the Colombian coffees available in the Keurig® pod format, this is the best (in my very humble opinion). The famous smooth qualities of Eight O'Clock roasting make for one heck of a good cup of coffee.
Have you tried any of the Eight O'Clock Keurig® K-Cup® coffees? Which was your favorite?