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Feb 8, 2013 08:35 PM

Can anyone recommend a good light roast K Cup?

I have been a Keurig user since November 2011. I have found that most of the K Cup offerings are way to dark of a roast for my and my Wife's tastes. They just produce a cup of coffee that tastes like tar or used cigarette filters to us.

Every time that we find a good light roast, it gets discontinued (RIP Heffers Hope) or it's a flavored coffee and gets tiring after awhile (sorry Jamaica Me Crazy and Southern Pecan).

Can anyone recommend a good light roast K Cup that is still on the market?

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  1. Have you tried Starbucks blonde?

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    1. re: enbell

      I drink Green Mtn "Breakfast Blend" & the Caribou "Daybreak" is good. My everyday is the Green Mtn. I've wanted to try the Starbucks "Blonde", but can't get away from my Green Mtn.

      1. re: chloebell

        Agree on the breakfast blend. Nantucket blend is good too

        1. re: chloebell

          My MIL likes a light brew and uses the Green Mountain Breakfast Blend. If we are out of the Breakfast Blend, the the Nantucket Blend on the larges cup size setting works.

          My daughter is not often home, but when she is, she will take on of my Van Houtte French Vanilla, and using a very large mug, brew the largest cup setting twice. This gives her a mild brew. YES, with better blends you can brew more than one cup with the pod. When shoping, compare the net weight of the different blends, you;ll be shocked how much more coffee comes in some brands.

      2. I would actually be curious to know how long Keurig users use their K cups before going back to the old fashioned brew.

        We recently added a K cup to my office. We've tried many different brands, etc. but the people in the office like myself..who are picky about coffee went back to the old fashioned method. It doesn't seem that any brand gives the same quality of coffee as you get from an old fashioned brewer and I just refuse to give up taste for convenience.

        I won't even try the Kcups for tea. That whole concept is just plain wrong :-)

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        1. re: BlueMagic

          I've been using my Keurig for coffee in house and office for three years. The only time coffee is made in anything else is when we brew a 50 cup urn for a party.

          I have found the blend that I like, and as I am the ONLY coffee drinker in the house and office, I want to make ONE cup nat a time and NEVER have to clean the pot or filters. This works for me.

          1. re: BlueMagic

            About 3 years in our house also. My wife is the only one who has coffee in the morning (I wait until I get to work). She used to go to Dunkin Donuts every morning before we got the Keurig. I disagree that it can't give you a good quality cup of coffee.

            1. re: BlueMagic

              Update...another two years this coming week. Still using Keurig exclusively in home and office, unless brewing a 50 cup urn for a party.

            2. Although I don't like the light roasts myself, there is a Keurig at my office, and my coworkers who like light coffee swear by the "Donut Shop Blend" from Green Mountain. We buy the big 80 count boxes at BJ's.

              1. SIL SWEARS by K-cup. Says I should get one? IMNSHO...they taste a bit instanty?? Regular coffe machine doen't take up any extra space?

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                1. re: kseiverd

                  Not instanty, just weak. But I use the biggest cup selection. I swear I miss my Mr Coffee type machine.

                  1. re: coll

                    Since I wrote this, I got used to my machine and exclusively use San Francisco Bay brand which I get at BJs for about $30 for 80 cups. They have Fogchaser which is a bit stronger, and Rainforest Blend which is lighter. And the pods are compostable!

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