The folks over at Cool Bean Pods.com have sent us in a sample of each of their pod flavors to review. We decided to start with the French Roast flavor to get things rolling.
About Cool Beans
They've been around about as long as any pod supplier - that means less than a year. However, they have a very well done web site, that gives detailed info on what works with their pods and what doesn't work. So - as we found out (after trying out the coffee pod with the Senseo) - we think you'll have better results with certain Single Serve brewers.
The Senseo and Home Cafe are on Cool Beans "OK" list, and since we only have both of those machines and not many of the others - we can't give you that comparison today. That being said, we can imagine the pods would produce better coffee in the "most compatible" brewers.
Brewing a cup of French Roast
The Senseo comes with a single and a double pod holder. If you use the Double Cup holder with the single packed Cool Bean French Roast Pod - you get - hot brown water. However, if you use the single pod holder - you do get a nice cup of frothy brewed coffee. The pod fits onto the top of the single pod holder and you'll have to squish down the top of the Senseo to get it to brew.
The Taste of the French Roast Coffee
Since the Senseo & Home Cafe are on the "OK" list...
The Frech Roast coffee was not great with either of these machines. We'd give it 2 out of 5 pods if you are using a Home Cafe or Senseo. Since the Bunn My Cafe Brewer is on the top of the best brewers list - we will try the French Roast again in the coming weeks as we get one of the machines.
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