Review: Eight 0' Clock Colombian Coffee Pods
Jim Evans from CoffeeWhiz.com sent us a set of Eight 0' Clock Colombian coffee pods in both regular and decaf. We can't say we were ever an Eight 0' Clock coffee drinker in drip coffee form but we did welcome the chance to review the Eight 0' Clock 100% Colombian coffee pods.
The Eight 0' Clock coffee pods are a blend of award-winning 100% Colombian coffee beans. Eight 0' Clock coffee claims you can expect a medium roast flavored coffee with a lingering sweet finish.
What did we find? How did these coffee pods fair? How sweet is the finish?
Each Eight 0' Clock coffee pod comes individually wrapped. Eight 0' Clock coffee pods weigh in the 9.7-9.8 gram range - a little shy of the 10 gram weight we've been seeing on a more regular basis but pretty typical of a single pod.
The packaging is nothing to rave about but the very shiny silver foil has imprinted the blend and type to keep track of the regular and decaf coffee pods. Upon opening the Eight 0' Clock coffee pod wrapper you do get a nice note of very light to medium roast coffee - fresh.
We fired up the Bunn My Cafe, Senseo, and Krups Home Cafe, and found all of the machines did a good job with the Bunn nudging out the others on overall taste.
We used the 7 oz setting on the Bunn My Cafe with a pre-moistened pod. In the Senseo, we used the single pod holder with the double cup setting, and in the Krups Home Cafe we used the standard pod holder (there's only one for the Krups) and an 8 oz setting.
The coffee produced from all the machines using the Eight 0' Clock coffee pods is a very light - sweet - simple cup of colombian coffee. There's nothing bitter but it does have that colombian sweet finish to it. Eight 0' Clock Coffee claims this is a medium roast and to some it might just hit that mark but for the staff here at Single Serve Coffee.com this seems more like a light roast when finished.
Now on the difference between the regular and decaf - what you would expect. We liked the regular a bit better but in having a blind taste test we still could tell the decaf over the regular every time. Both are good but we didn't enjoy the decaf as much as the regular.
We did like the fact the coffee has little or no acid quality to it and with a little cream and sugar is very much like any breakfast blend type of coffee you might drink.
Overall we like the Eight 0' Clock 100% Colombian coffee pods and can recommend these to anyone looking for a light cup of morning coffee.
These coffee pods will work in your Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Krups Home Cafe, and simplehuman single serve coffee pod brewers.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at January 9, 2006 8:34 AM
I picked up some coffee pods from the Coffee Whiz site too. Sorry I didn't see your review of the Eight O'Clock pods first - would have been very helpful.
I have a Senseo and the taste I'm looking for is the kind of coffee you get in Switzerland: very rich, very deep, wonderful crema, brewed in an espresso machine - but very very mild with zero bitterness.
Been looking for good coffee for over a year now. Finally I tried Wolfgang Puck's coffees from Coffee Whiz. WOW!!! His 'Rodeo Drive' is EXACTLY what I was looking for. TOTALLY OUTSTANDING! It says that it's a 'light roast' - but that doesn't mean that it has no taste! I also tried his medium roast Reserve and it's also absolutely head-and-shoulders above anything else I've been able to find out there. It too is exactly what you would hope to find in a great cup of coffee. He has others too...bet they're all in the same league! The man has an impeccable palate And you can tell from the taste of the coffee that he came out with his own because he couldn't find any that he liked for his own home machine!
Now that I've seen your review of the Eight O'Clock pods I'll be sure to try them. I wan't going to try any others (I've already tried 20 or so brands!) after I got one cup of Puck's.
PS: I've tried the Starbuck's espresso machine pods in my Senseo with varying success. I use the double cup holder - pre-moisten the Starbucks pod and put it in the bottom - and then cover it with a used regular pod and make 1 cup. I got it just right a couple times and the result was wonderful - but often the result is watery...now with Puck's coffees I can stop messing around!