Review: Community Coffee Dark Roast Coffee Pods
We're having a cup of dark roast single serve coffee from Community Coffee this morning and really enjoying it. If you don't know Community Coffee, you should. Community Coffee is the largest family-owned retail coffee brand in the U.S. The company’s roots grew from a small country store in Baton Rouge where more than 80 years ago, founder Henry Norman 'Cap' Saurage brewed his popular coffee.
The coffee became so popular that he named it Community in honor of his loyal friends and customers. The owners eventually turned their attention away from the grocery store and devoted all of their time and energy to making coffee. And now Community Coffee is making Single Cup or Single Serve Coffee pods and will they be as good as their other coffee?
Community Coffee Single Serve Coffee Pod Flavors & Availability
Currently Community Coffee has 7 flavors available:
- Dark Roast
- Decaf Regular Roast
- Cafe Special Roast
- French Vanilla
- Medium Roast
- Columbia Roast
Each pod is individually wrapped for freshness and packed with premium arabica coffee. The pods weigh in at 10 grams + and are priced at $6.95 for a box of 14 pods, putting the pods in the $.50 cents + range per pod after shipping.
We noticed the French Vanilla and Hazelnut we received are not on the Community Coffee web site. Hopefully soon they will offer all their flavors for sale online.
Tasting the Dark Roast Community Coffee Pods
Community Coffee recommends brewing their coffee pods in the Bunn My Cafe coffee pod brewer and we know why. These pods are quite large (in the 10 gram + range) and they don't fit very well in the Senseo single pod holder. However, we had no trouble firing up the Senseo with the double pod holder, slightly wetting the dark roast coffee pod to get a great seal, and brewing a cup.
The coffee has a nice deep rich almost chocolate tone to it. It's quite smooth and in the 8 oz cup very well proportioned to the amount of water. The taste continues as you drink the cup, and we found it to be very reminiscent of other dark roast coffees we've tested but with very little acid or bitter taste.
We really like the Community Coffee Dark Roast Coffee Pods. They have a great flavor, and though they are large, you can brew them in the double pod holders of most single serve brewers. If you have the Bunn My Cafe, the extra large pod will not cause you any issues.
We are giving the Community Coffee Dark Roast Coffee Pods a solid 3.5 out of 5 pods.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at July 27, 2005 1:52 PM