Cheaper than Starbucks, Seattle’s Best Coffee is becoming really popular. The coffee tastes nice, it’s slightly better than its grocery store competitors, but keeps a good price.
The company offers several different blends and packages: ground, whole bean, and k-cup coffee.
What’s unique about this brand is its level system that makes it super easy to choose the right coffee. They have just released new packages as well (you can see the level number just beneath the name on the package).
Here are few words about each blend to make it easier for you to find your ideal Seattle’s Best level:
Seattle’s Best Breakfast Blend: Crisp and bright, with few citrus notes. Mild flavor and light body, it’s a nice choice for your morning cup of joe. The coffee is a bit acidic and crisp and will wake you up, but if you like your coffee strong and bold, levels 4 and 5 would be a better choice. Breakfast blend is a good choice if you like light, citrus coffees that are not very strong or bitter.
Seattle’s Best House Blend: Smooth and balanced. The House Blend has a mild taste and subtle flavor notes. It is less acidic than Breakfast blend and has no bitterness. Easy to drink, it’s a nice choice if you like to sip your coffee during the day. Nice, mild blend. I do think that Level 3 has a slightly better taste.
Seattle’s Best Level 3 (now Portside Blend): Nice medium roast. Balanced and smooth. It’s similar to their House blend but has a bit more flavor. Well balanced.
Seattle’s Best Level 4 (now 6th Avenue Bistro): I love dark roasts and that’s why I love levels 4 and 5. The level 4 is strong, rich, yet balanced and smooth. It has nice toasty notes, a hint of brown sugar and chocolate. The flavor is deep and toasty but not too bitter or overroasted. It’s one of their best selling blends. There is also an organic 6th Avenue Bistro Blend option.
Seattle’s Best Level 5 (now Post Alley): Their strongest blend. Rich and intense. This coffee is good, bold and has a complex taste. No acidity with strong dark chocolate & nutty notes. Perfect for dark roast coffee fans. Level 5 is also a great choice for iced coffees and milky drinks.
Seattle’s best coffee k-cups
Besides whole bean and ground coffee, there are also Seattle’s Best Coffee k-cups. There are 5 different k-cup options: Breakfast Blend, House Blend, Portside Blend (level 3) and flavored Vanilla and Hazelnut k-cups. They don’t make level 4 and level 5 k-cups.