November 11, 2009

Review: Timothy's Winter Carnival K-Cups for Keurig

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We recently dug through our K-Cup stash and decided to revisit some Pumpkin Spice K-Cups we had left-over from a previous season, so we figured why not review another seasonal K-Cup which has been hiding in our ever-growing repertoire? This time around, it's Timothy's Winter Carnival K-Cups which grabbed our attention. We purchased these K-Cups for our own review purposes last season during a trip to Tweed & Hickory, and since Timothy's has yet to officially announce this flavor's re-launch this year, we decided to review what we had on-hand.

Upon brewing, you're greeted with a refreshing aroma of maple syrup and butter toffee which lingers in the room. Tasting notes yielded hints of caramel as well and had us wishing we hadn't ravaged our Spring supply of maple candies earlier this year. We can only imagine this coffee + a slice of maple butter pie would be nothing short of pure bliss. Please pardon us as our minds wander for a bit... mmm, maple butter pie (insert Homer Simpson drooling sound here). Timothy's also notes some "custard notes" in the flavoring, but we didn't really notice any during our tests.

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We remember our childhood trips to various Winter carnivals around the region and each experience was like this coffee... unique. Some carnivals had hot cocoa & traditional fare while others were like a maple camp and served various treats such as freshly-made maple taffy, maple fudge and maple hard candies. It's only fitting that this K-Cup keep with its namesake and incorporate a Winter Carnival theme in its flavoring.

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The body is medium-brown until you hold it up to a light source to reveal dark crimson red hiding within. This coffee surprised us with its very neat finish after an initial hit of acidity. It's also one of the best K-Cups we've seen so far for those not wanting a lingering aftertaste as there's practically none present here.

  • Aroma - 9 - Strong maple/caramel nose quickly fills the room during brewing. Reminiscent of maple treats served during some Winter carnivals of our childhood.
  • Acidity - 7 - Sharp bite at first but eventually levels off. Could use a bit more flavoring.
  • Body - 9 - Medium body with crimson red notes when held up to a light source.
  • Flavor - 7 - Sweet maple taste, with hints of toffee & caramel strongly present. Good mix of flavors overall.
  • Mouth Feel - 8 - Very smooth & dare we say almost creamy. Barely any aftertaste.
  • Coffee Drinker - Suited best for casual coffee drinkers & those looking for something unique.

Overall Rating: 90 - Exceptional

Overall, this is very similar to Timothy's seasonal Sugar Bush Maple K-cups, although the flavoring isn't as muted. Added bursts of toffee/caramel help kick things up a notch and give this K-Cup the edge over its Maple-only counterpart. Add some butter toffee creamer and this quickly turns into a very indulgent cup of coffee. We like it so much that we might even give it a try as an iced latte someday.

Timothy's Winter Carnival K-Cups will work in your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer , and other Keurig K Cup brewers including the Keurig Mini B30.

This is a seasonal K-Cup usually available in the late winter months via most online retailers or www.timothys.com.

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Posted by Jay Brewer at November 11, 2009 7:45 AM

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