The line looks to have slimmed down to just Classic Roast and Decaf coffee pods, though the page title at the Home Cafe Folgers site sill includes French Vanilla and other flavors. These coffee pods also tend to be in the 7 gram range. We'll see if we can get some of these to review in the future.
In August the Coffee Artisan launched its own house brand of premium 10-gram coffee pods, and we have to say we're impressed. Owner Chad Elliott has gone to great lengths to use high-quality beans roasted in small batches so as to showcase the unique character of each variety. The full line-up includes an Italian Roast blend, the Dark Side, along with excellent and affordably priced 100% Kona and Jamaican Blue Mountain light roasts, but we'll save those for future posts. To begin with, we'd like to focus on the more exotic single-origin coffees that Chad has brought to market, in particular the Coffee Artisan's Indian Mysore pod.
Indian coffee is not well-known in the U.S. Nevertheless, coffee has been grown in India since the 17th century, when it was imported from Yemen. The beans used in the Coffee Artisan's Indian Mysore pods are 100% Arabica, harvested in the Mysore district of Karnataka state in southern India, and almost certainly wet-processed. Generally speaking, Indian coffees are often described as having "pronounced body, low acidity, and subtle spicy notes" (e.g.). The official description of this pod hits similar notes: "Exceptionally well balanced with moderate acidity, full body, and a fruity-nutty flavor."
Senseo was kind enough to send over a sample bag of their new 10% Kona Coffee Blend coffee pods to review, and we're glad they did. We've been anticipating how good these coffee pods would and could be, and are pleased to say up front - pretty darn good (think Larry David saying that). Kona Coffee tends to be milder and easier on the stomach and palette, and the 10% Kona Coffee blend coffee pods are no exception.
We've yet to try the Cafe Noir Senseo coffee pods, but many readers and reviewers claim an almost french roast like flavor with a full body. We're game, and think it's nice to see Senseo having a full roundup of coffee pods instead of just light, medium, and bold.
Senseo has released a Breakfast Blend Coffee Pod for your Senseo or other single serve coffee pod brewer. The breakfast blend coffee pods are on the milder side, and are a welcome addition to the Senseo line of coffee pods. You may also want to check out their Senseo Kona Blend coffee pods we featured earlier this month as well.
Senseo has a something very exciting for your single serve coffee pod brewer - Kona 10% Coffee Pods. This blend of Kona beans from the Hawaiian Kona belt is enhanced by Arabica beans from the finest coffee growing regions create the perfect balance for this mild brew. Kona coffee gets it's unique flavor from the volcanic soil it grows in, and the cooling tropical breezes that provide an optimum condition for these yummy beans. Due to the rich climate of the Hawaii islands the outcome is a brew balanced in acidity with tones of fruit and chocolate. Coupled with a bold aroma and surprisingly smooth taste this blend is truly a lesson in escapism (we think anything Hawaii related is a bit escapist).
We just got a box of the Brazil Daterra Sweet Blue coffee pods, and we have to say - wow. Not only did these coffee pods deliver on their sweet promise, but they had rich chocolate and orange notes as well. The acid factor here is low, and we like the reference to Kenyan coffee in the description, but think this coffee stands alone.
We just got word that Maxwell House has coffee pods for your single cup coffee pod brewer. Maxwell House is the coffee that started it all their signature blend has always been "Good to the Last Drop". The Maxwell House Maxwell House 100% Arabica Coffee Pods feature the distinct flavor and aroma of 100% Arabica Beans, and the coffee pods are 8.5 grams in weight and packed in a 14 count box.
We've gotten several write ins from Single Serve Coffee readers on how they're enjoying the Senseo Breakfast Blend coffee pods. We'll take their word for it. The Breakfast Blend coffee pod is a smooth and bright morning coffee, and a great way to start your day. They come packed in 4 - 18 count bags for a total of 72 fresh and flavorful coffee pads.
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