Keurig k cups are crazy popular these days and stores are loaded with choices. But, how do you decide which one to buy?
I did the hard work so you don’t have to (okay, it wasn’t really hard because obviously I LOVE COFFEE), and I tested and ranked all the best tasting k cups from each category. This should save you weeks of testing and bucket load of cash.
Best Tasting K Cups 2020: Top 5
Dark roast: Death Wish Coffee
Medium roast: The Original Donut Shop
Light roast: Green Mountain Breakfast blend
Espresso roast: Green Mountain Vista 44N
Decaf: Green Mountain Dark Magic Decaf
1. BEST DARK ROAST K CUPS, STRONG AND BOLD
For those who like a really good strong cup of joe. These k cups are bold and strong and they will wake you up in no time! The Death Wish k cup is definitely the strongest one. It may be pricey, but it’s worth it. These are also perfect for iced coffee drinks because they keep the flavor very well.
2. BEST medium roast K CUPS, BALANCED
Great in the morning or in the afternoon. These k cups are sweet, smooth and balanced. The Original Donut Shop blend is my personal favorite. It tastes good without cream or sugar or with it, if you prefer. It makes the best iced coffee as well.
3. best k cups light roast, citrus and floral
For those who like light, citrus and floral cup with no biterness, I recommend one of these k cups.
4. Best Decaf K cups
5. Best flavored coffee k cups
6. Best espresso k cups
Keurig machines can’t make real espresso, but you can make nice cafe-style drinks with Keurig K-cafe or with the smallest 4 oz settings on other models. You can then add frothed milk. So, which are the best k cups for latte? Here are the best tasting k cups in this category:
7. best organic coffee k cups
Best cappuccino k cups: I don’t really like cappuccino k cups because they have a ton of artificial flavors and ingredients, and they usually contain powdered milk and soy. Powdered milk is harder to clean from your Keurig and it doesn’t taste as good as real milk. So, I would rather brew regular French Vanilla k cups for example and then add frothed milk.
If you really want to try cappuccino k cups, Grove Square cappuccino and Gevalia are most popular on Amazon.
Best k cups for iced coffee: As mentioned, dark roasted k cups are perfect for iced coffee because they keep the flavor. Here are some of my favorite k cups for iced coffee.
Here’s the thing about coffee makers: They get way grosser than we realize. Over time they can collect hard water buildup, mold, bacteria or clogs, so make sure to clean your Keurig at least once a month.
cheap k cups
K cups are sometimes overpriced. Here are a few tips on how to save on k cups and where to buy k cups cheap.