June 9, 2005

Review: Archer Farms French Vanilla Coffee Pods

Img 0335 Review from Single Serve Coffee.com - Coffee Pod ReviewsTarget has their own in house brand of food items called Archer Farms. They've put out chips, pretzels, spices, and now coffee pods! Target tried earlier in the year to do a Juan Valdez brewer, but settled on going the pod route with the Archer Farms in house brand.

The Archer Farms pods are 10g pods from what I can tell. They fill up the Bunn My Cafe brewer pod holder quite nicely. Archer Farms pods come boxed in a sleeve of 16 individually wrapped pods. I really like the packaging. It's simple, clean, and overall easy to read. There is a little scale to tell you how dark or how mild the roast is. This style box is becoming the standard coffee pod dispenser.

Archer Farms French Vanilla Coffee Impressions

The French Vanilla Coffee pods are a mild roast. That being said, the flavor and nose from the coffee brewed is quite strong. We stuck with an 8 oz cup of coffee brewed with the Bunn My Cafe. One thing I've been noticing, watch when you brew (with the Bunn especially) how long you get a strong extraction of the coffee.

What is a strong extraction? Well you can notice with the Bunn how long the coffee stream pouring into the cup stays dark. In the case of the Archer Farms French Vanilla coffee pods, it's about less than half the brew time. So if you want a stronger flavor, hit the coffee brewing button again on the Bunn or even the Senseo so you don't add more water and just water down the entire cup of coffee.

We really like the flavor of the French Vanilla coffee pods from Archer farms. There's nothing bold or daring here, but it's solid cup of single serve coffee. We like the texture, and with a little control over the extraction we've gotten a nice cup of French Vanilla coffee every time from the Archer Farms coffee pods. Great stuff.

We are giving the Archer Farms French Vanilla Coffee Pods a solid 3 out of 5 pods.

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Posted by Jay Brewer at June 9, 2005 9:08 AM
Recent Comments

I just read that you are discontinuing the Archer Farms coffee pods. I am very upset to hear this. Is there any way that I could purchase online? I've tried them all and they are great. My favorite is the Breakfast blend and have been drinking it for some time. When I could not find it at one store I would drive to another in order to find it and would buy all they had on the shelf at the time. I've tried the other single cup coffee brands and the Archer Farms is hands down the best. Thank you

Posted by: Bobbie at October 3, 2008 1:46 PM

I purchased Archer Farms Chocolate Cherry coffee in 2006 and loved it, but haven't been able to find it since. Can I purchase it online?

Posted by: Pam at March 1, 2008 11:48 AM

I have been looking for a coffee flavor for several months in my target store called Chocolate/something it was fabulous! what happened to it? can i buy it on line?

Posted by: robin andrews at December 13, 2007 1:19 PM

We'd love to buy these online but never find any place to purchase them - not even from target.com

Posted by: Jay Brewer at September 1, 2006 7:03 PM

I used to buy archer farms coconut coffee and now its not in any of the targets i used to go to. can i buy it online??

Posted by: geri at September 1, 2006 5:37 PM

did you try the double pod holder and wetting the pod beforehand a little? I found it worked flawlessly in the Senseo that way.

Posted by: Jay Brewer at August 2, 2005 8:49 PM

The things finally broke my Senseo machine. I bought a box and after several tries at two at a time and the thing always overflowing (can't get a good seal) I decided to try one at a time. This worked several times in a row so I thought I was safe but then this morning the machine locked up and will not open. Nothing came out of the machine and it will not open. I think the pod has somehow jammed the latch mechanism. Don't be fooled by the compatibility listed on the box.

Posted by: Jarrod Grimsley at August 2, 2005 8:43 PM

I went in search of a new coffee pod for my Black and Decker Home Cafe, and my search led me to the Archer Farms French Vanilla coffee pods. Not only are they cheaper than the "name brand" pods, only $3.99 a box, they yield a better cup of coffee. Its a nice mild coffee with great vanilla flavor. I used the 9oz option on my machine, and it was still plenty strong enough for my taste. They also have a breakfast blend that I will try next. I am very happy with this product and would recommend it to anyone who likes flavored coffee.

Posted by: Shauna at July 11, 2005 1:01 PM

I have been looking for a coffee flavor for several months in my target store called cinnamon/vanilla it was fabulous! what happened to it?

Posted by: holly at July 10, 2005 8:11 PM
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