The Best Day to Day K-Cup® Coffee

Posted on Tue, Dec 17, 2019

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If you are anything like us, you want a K-Cup® pod that will give you a satisfying cup day after day. There is a time and a place for a fluffy flavored brew. But, a perfect day to day K-Cup® coffee is essential. 

After a decade of taste testing Keurig® coffee, we know which K-Cup® pods are best for a daily brew. Our experience will help you find your favorite without wasting money on coffees you don't enjoy. 

In this article, we will teach you which K-Cup® pods are best for your daily cup of coffee. Plus, we will tell you where to buy them and how to save money with bulk size boxes. 

Who makes the best day to day K-Cup® coffee?

Green Mountain Coffee owns Keurig®. Green Mountain started by roasting nothing but the best day to day coffees in a small train stop in Vermont. Their coffee discernment took them from tiny mom and pop to one of the largest conglomerates in the world. But, through all that growth, they have maintained several staple roasts that adhere to gourmet coffee standards. 

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What is the best tasting K-Cup® coffee?

It is the one YOU like the most. Keurig® is all about personal choice. But, for this article, the goal is to tell you which K-Cup® pods appeal to the broadest audience. Most coffee drinkers will like them, and you will not tire of them. It is for this purpose that we have chosen a range of roasting profiles that lean towards the middle of the spectrum. 

The best regular K-Cup® coffee

There are five choices that we think you will enjoy drinking every day: 

  • Green Mountain Dark Magic
  • Green Mountain Double Black Diamond
  • Donut House Coffee
  • Diedrich French Roast
  • Folgers Black Silk

Honorable mention:

  • Donut Shop
  • McCafe
  • Krispy Kreme

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What is the smoothest K-Cup® coffee

Smooth is an adjective often associated with good coffee. We get it, with the rising popularity of Starbucks smoky taste, some of us are in search of a different experience. Two K-Cup® pods qualify:

  • Folgers Black Silk
  • Krispy Kreme

How to save money on day to day coffee K-Cup® pods

You can purchase most of these roasts at retail and grocery stores. But, be careful, they will try to trick you with small box sizes! It may appear that you are getting a great deal until you do the math. You should always calculate the cost per cup. 

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Most retail establishments sell 12-18 count boxes. Online distributors are permitted to carry more cost-effective 24 count boxes. 

The best way to save money on your daily java is to buy the biggest box. The cost per cup will decrease dramatically. Bulk size, 96 count boxes are even more optimal!  


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