Review: Newman's Own Special Blend Extra Bold K-Cups
We first heard about these new K-Cups just over a month ago and we were pretty excited to try out a medium/dark extra bold K-Cup from Green Mountain Coffee and Newman's Own. It's really nice to know Paul Newman donates all of the proceeds after taxes to the products he sells to various charities. What's even better? Drinking a cup of great coffee and knowing you are helping out as well.
The story behind this K-Cup blend of dark and medium roast coffees?
"Did we mention that Paul likes his coffee roasted dark? Or that Nell prefers a lighter touch? Put 'em both together and this is what you get... a study in contrasts that satisfies everybody. This inspired blend of medium roasted Central American coffees and darker-roasted Indonesians is rich and robust, with ample body to stand up to all the cream and sugar that you might want to add to the party. Which is precisely how Pa takes his... this is his favorite blend, after all. "For fans of both dark and light roasts."
We fired up our trusty Keurig B60 (these K-Cups will work in your Keurig B40, B50, and B60 brewers, and sat down with a little cream and sugar shots to make a nice hot cup of Newman's Own Special Blend Extra Bold K-Cups. The initial brew before cream and sugar was very dark with a spicy nose.
After a little cream and sugar, we had a coffee that was very sumatra like in nature. There's a crispness to it and a bite on your tongue after each sip. This is a very rich dark medium tasting coffee, however we think light coffee drinkers would think this to be interesting and worth a try.
What we really like about it is how straightforward and good tasting it is. Often blended dark and lighter coffees will tend to lean one way or the other - very dark or not so medium to light. We think this coffee hits right in the middle and there is no bitter aftertaste or acid flavor to the coffee.
We can't but recommend trying Newman's Own Special Blend Extra Bold K-Cups. If you're a medium roast coffee drinker we think this will be a nice treat for you and if you're a lighter coffee drinker, trying this out may get you to move up.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at March 23, 2006 7:45 AM