July 27, 2005

Review: Community Coffee Dark Roast Coffee Pods

Review from Single Serve Coffee.com - Coffee Pod ReviewsLibrary - 7000We'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?

Photo HistoryCommunity Coffee Single Serve Coffee Pod Flavors & Availability

Currently Community Coffee has 7 flavors available:

  • Hazelnut
  • 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.

Library - 7002Tasting 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.

Library - 7003The 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
Recent Comments

Discontinued? I got a sample with my new Bunn, tasted great! And I can find on the Community coffee site (and much more expensively at HomeDepot.com ??)
http://www.communitycoffee.com/category/Our-Traditional-Coffee/Ground-Coffee Click on "pods"

Posted by: LarryNH at March 25, 2011 12:46 PM

Like Della, I am so upset to find my "most favorite" coffee has been discontinued. I'm even trying to find it on eBay. I'm that desperate. And she's right. You could never find it at the grocery. They were always out. Wonder why marketing people make such decisions.

Posted by: Charlotte at October 2, 2008 2:22 PM

Why, are you discontinuing the chocolate community
coffee... One of my favorite, and I do miss it.
I would buy a package per week,and its not like it
was not selling ,because it was hard to find it
on the shelve .... So please explain ,why??????

Posted by: Della Broussard at July 11, 2008 4:43 PM

UPDATE: Got the order. Best coffee I have had from the Senseo to date. I had put the machine in the closet because I had not found a coffee to make me give up on grinding my own in my Capresso Team. Still not the same as fresh ground Peets but good enough when time is short or I just need one cup for myself.

Posted by: Ron at February 24, 2006 4:53 PM

I saw the review and immediately ordered. Whay back in the early 1970's, when the only local place to get whole coffee beans for grinding at home was the A&P (Eight O'Clock) I began mail ordering from Community Coffee. Always excellent. Since fresh whole beans became more readily available in the '90s I stopped ordering. These pods may get may back on their mailing list. Let's see how they are!

Posted by: Ron at February 19, 2006 4:22 PM
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