I think it goes without saying that coffee is a requirement of a working mom with a baby who may or may not be sleeping through the night. (If you are super mom who can do this all without coffee…. Please share your secret). Anyways. I’m a huge coffee fan, always have been always will. Even when I had to cut caffeine to try and help little man sleep through the night I drank decaf. I’m a fan of the taste and it’s such a comfort with me to curl up with a good cup of coffee.
While I wish I could afford a daily Starbucks fix or even a latte from the local coffee shop, I can’t. That has left me with my favorite coffees and creamer. My husband also drinks coffee but he likes medium-bold none flavored coffee and I prefer light and flavored. A year and a half ago we finally took the plunge and bought a Keurig. For our coffee drinking, it was the best decision ever!
Here are a few of my favorites and least favorite Kcups.
Caramel Vanilla Cream: This one was an early favorite. It has a light hint of flavor but at the same time still tastes pretty much just like coffee. I taste more of the vanilla in this one when I drink it, but it goes GREAT with a little bit of milk in it.
Macadamia Cookie: About 3 months ago, I would’ve told you that hand’s down the Macadamia Nut coffee is my 100% favorite coffee of all times. (You’ll find out why below). These have a fantastic flavor but still bring you a lot of the coffee taste. Even my husband, who is not a fan of flavored coffee at all will admit these are pretty good. (Sidenote: I cannot find this coffee listed on the Gloria Jeans website! It may or may not still be available in stores. Amazon to the rescue!)
Gingerbread (Limited Edition): This winter I have discovered the amazing joy that is the Green Mountain Gingerbread coffee. It is a limited edition, but don’t think I won’t be buying it in bulk off of amazon. The flavor is just a hint so you have a little bit of flavor and a little bit of coffee. Mix in a little bit of peppermint mocha creamer and it’s like a little taste of heaven. I’m hoping amazon will keep it in stock throughout the year… if you can’t find it… I make no promises that I didn’t just buy out all of their stock. Did I mention they were limited edition?
Nantucket Blend: I don’t know what it is about this blend but I cannot stand it! I know it is more of a medium coffee but it is so strong and the flavor just isn’t there for me. It feels much more like a dark or a bold coffee and no amount of creamer seems to take the taste away.
Golden French Toast: Before I had the little man, this was one of my go to kcups at work. I loved the flavor and how well it mixes with Peppermint Mocha or Vanilla creamer. Ever since I learned what heartburn/indigestion was I cannot drink this coffee to save my life. I get three or four sips in (I’ve tried it… many times lately) and immediately have to dump the rest out. I’ve tried different creamers and everything! For some reason, it just won’t work for me. For those of you who love it, it is also a limited edition/seasonal product!
Donut House: I think it is something about coffees by companies that advertise donuts, I just can’t do it! I have forever hated Dunkin Donuts coffee and this reminds me so much of it. I am just not a fan, but many people I work will say they think of sitting at a cafe with a crappy cup of coffee when drinking it… so it brings back memories and they love it. To each his own!
What are your favorite kcups? I’m ALWAYS looking for new ones to try!