May 13, 2005

Wolfgang Puck Rodeo Drive Light Roast Coffee Pod Review

Review from Single Serve Coffee.com - Coffee Pod ReviewsImg 0101Jim Evans from CoffeeWhiz.com sent us an entire set of Wolfgang Puck Coffee pods to review. We've sampled all of them but will focus on the Wolfgang Puck Rodeo Drive Light Roast coffee pods for this review. I have to say right up front though, I was surprised to find the Wolfgang Puck pods to be pretty darn good.

Img 0106The Wolfgang Puck Rodeo Drive are light roast coffee pods. I can easily say not everyone wants a big - dark roasted cup of coffee, and some mornings I just want a light cup of coffee. I've never been much of a fan of the Light Roast Senseo pods, or many of the Folgers, Millstone, or other pods that are lighter in nature, so after tasting this coffee from Wolfgang Puck I was surprised how much I liked it.

Light roast coffee is often considered to be bad coffee. I hear it all the time from my friends when I talk coffee. I don't think that's the case. I think most of the people who are coffee people like a darker roast. Darker roasts give more oil extraction and more essence of coffee.

That being said, I think the Wolfgang Puck Rodeo Drive Light Roast Pods hold their own to even a dark roast coffee drinker looking for that occasional cup of lighter breakfast coffee or a light coffee drinker looking for a great taste. I've included many of the shots from brewing with the Senseo. I was really surprised to see how medium dark the coffee brewed came out.

Brewing the Wolfgang Puck Rodeo Drive Coffee

Img 0107I can't tell you how important it is to wet any of pods you get a little bit before you brew. Put the pod in the single holder, and then run a little hot water over the top. This really seals the deal when you brew up a cup of Senseo or even using the Bunn My Café. We got great results wetting the Wolfgang Puck pods.

Img 0109Img 0111The Wolfgang Puck Rodeo Drive Light Pods definitely produced a rich froth from the Senseo. I did test out the pods with the Bunn My Café and the results were very similiar minus the froth - a great cup of light roast coffee.

We found an ample amount of faux crema using the Senseo, but not a silky texture. The coffee was light/medium light in color, and had very little “coffee nose” about it. Our first taste after a little half-n-half and sugar - I really like it - a decent cup of coffee and with a good flavor.

Conclusion

A great cup of light roast coffee from a well packaged and decent sized pod. We would recommend you trying these pods out and see if they fit your tastebuds as well as they did ours.

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Thanks to Jim Evans at CoffeeWhiz.com for sending these pods for us to review!

Update:Wolfgang Puck Coffee pods are 8 grams in weight currently, however sometime in the coming months they are going to a 9 gram POD.

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Posted by Jay Brewer at May 13, 2005 11:50 AM

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Pod Weight Info: Wolfgang Puck Coffee pods are 8 grams in weight currently, however sometime in the coming months they are going to a 9 gram POD in a redesigned box.


Posted by: Jay Brewer at May 13, 2005 4:37 PM

coolbeans is my favorite supplier for pods, they ship fast & free if you order 4 or more boxes, and the coffee is good.


Posted by: Hwan Valdeez at May 13, 2005 1:59 PM

I'd love to - however it's not always that easy. Some pods come marked - others are all over the map. For example, Podhead.com pods are all different.

I do know this looks to be a 8gram-10gram pod.

I'm going to get a scale this week to make this part of the review.

You can click on the pod image to see the size difference from Senseo.


Posted by: Jay Brewer at May 13, 2005 1:29 PM

Jay...

I, and I'm pretty sure everyone here, would LOVE it if you could post how many grams of coffee are in the pods you review.

True or not, I factor that into my buying decisions...my wife likes one 'biggish' cup of coffee each day, so the more grams, the bigger she can go without having to go to 2 cups.

Thanks!

Dean


Posted by: Dean Smith at May 13, 2005 12:45 PM
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