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Can anyone recommend a good light roast K Cup?

roundboy111 Feb 8, 2013 08:35 PM

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. enbell RE: roundboy111 Feb 8, 2013 09:20 PM

    Have you tried Starbucks blonde?

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      chloebell RE: enbell Feb 9, 2013 06:26 AM

      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
        sunangelmb RE: chloebell Feb 10, 2013 10:38 AM

        Agree on the breakfast blend. Nantucket blend is good too

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          bagelman01 RE: chloebell Feb 10, 2013 03:00 PM

          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. BlueMagic RE: roundboy111 Feb 10, 2013 01:53 PM

        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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          bagelman01 RE: BlueMagic Feb 10, 2013 02:57 PM

          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
            ferret RE: BlueMagic Feb 11, 2013 07:13 AM

            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.

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            mwk RE: roundboy111 Feb 10, 2013 01:58 PM

            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.

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              kseiverd RE: roundboy111 Feb 10, 2013 03:37 PM

              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
                coll RE: kseiverd Feb 10, 2013 03:50 PM

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

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