Thursday, November 14, 2013

Trader Joe’s Coffee Cups – Medium Roast K-Cups

If you have a Keurig machine, you know the cost of k-cups. That little cup containing a single serving of coffee can get pretty pricey, especially if they’re not on a really good sale. I realize bags of coffee are far cheaper, but it’s the convenience factor that sucks me and possibly a large number of other folks in.  So when I saw these Trader Joe’s Coffee Cups in Medium Roast I picked them up.

Each box contains 7 individually wrapped k-cups, which sell for $2.99 a box. The cups aren’t your standard plastic k-cup; they have a mesh bottom with a clear plastic lid. I have to say I really like this packaging because I was anticipating it to be similar to the New England coffee k-cups.  The New England k-cups have a mesh bottom and a plastic top, but they’re all in a pouch together which doesn’t exactly keep the coffee in the freshest of forms. At least with the Trader Joe coffee it can sit in its box and each cup will be as fresh as the last because they’re sealed.  Great thinking, Trader Joe’s!

After brewing my first cup I was a little apprehensive. I’m a light roast type-a-gal and I find some medium roasts are too much for me to handle. I gave it a sip when black and found it to be a bit strong, so I added a little extra water, my artificial sweetener and a splash of milk and I was quite surprised. It was really good.  The next day I had one without the extra water and found it to be a very pleasant, smooth cup of coffee. I have to say, I’m a big fan of this product!

I already have this on my Trader Joe’s shopping list to pick up a box or two next time.

QUESTION:
What is your favorite type of coffee?

5 comments:

  1. Another good place to buy k-cups for less is coffeeforless.com. And I like my coffee as black as it can go!
    -Jana

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    1. I've tried black coffee but there's something about changing the color shade of my coffee that just makes it "taste better" lol

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  2. The TJ's K-cups left coffee grounds in my coffee cup and clogged up my machine. Mine are going back.

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    1. Bummer! Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you!

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    2. Mine clogged my Keurig as well. This has happened both times I bought them where I had to take the top part of the Keurig apart and clean the grounds. Its annoying and one time Aldis coffee for Keurig did the same thing. Aldi must have changed the situation because it does not happen anymore but last time I bought the cups from Trader joes, this happens. I just keep them for emergencies and realize I am going to have to clean the pot! Someone told me to buy Eko filter and that works with my own coffee but this defeats my convenience factor although better for environment-

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