This will be an ongoing ranking of all of the Keurig K-cups I’ve tried. As I try new ones, i’ll update this list with the new K-cup and its description. I am by no means a coffee expert, however, I enjoy coffee and these ratings/description reflect my personal preferences.
My Machine: Keurig Mini K15 Coffee Maker
This coffee maker offers 6oz, 8oz, or 10oz servings one at a time. No screen, just a “power” button and a “brew” button. First, turn it on, then fill the reservoir with your desired amount of water(6-10oz). Open the k-cup holder, insert your k-cup, and close. Press the brew button and your coffee will be ready in about 2 minutes. This machine does not take up much space and is good for a single person. The downside is that it doesn’t store a large reservoir of water and has a basic user interface lacking a screen.
13. Harris Teeter House Blend K-Cup
This coffee tasted weaker and more bitter than the rest. The physical k-cup even feels lighter than other brands as if they put less coffee in the cup… that’s what it tastes like too. I guess that’s what I get for buying the value store brand.
12. Gevalia Caramel Macchiato with Froth Packet
This k-cup includes a froth packet which you pour into your mug before the coffee drips in. The product is a sweet, creamy coffee with some froth on top. This didn’t do much for me as it was too creamy with not enough coffee flavor and no real “caramel” flavor.
11. Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla
I found this coffee a bit weak but did have a pleasant vanilla flavor. Overall a solid flavored coffee, I just want a bit stronger coffee flavor. UPDATE: I’ve tried this one again and still not impressed. Not very strong and the flavor just isn’t right for me.
10. McCafe Pumpkin Spice
The smell immediately reminded me of fall. Lots of pumpkin spice flavor and smell from this coffee. The downside is that it reminds me of drinking tea. I don’t like tea, and this spiced coffee was reminicent of tea at first. But overall, solid pumpkin spice flavor, and after adding a bit of vanilla creamer, I could enjoy this coffee.
9. Entenmann’s Breakfast Blend
A decent, plain brew but nothing greater than average. It might pair well with one of Entenmann’s sweet baked goods, but by itself, it’s nothing to get excited about.
8. Green Mountain Wild Mountain Blueberry
This coffee had a wonderful blueberry bouquet when brewing. At first, I couldn’t taste blueberry but once it cooled down, there was a nice blueberry note along with solid coffee flavor. One of the better flavored coffees I’ve tried.
7. Folgers Classic Roast
I’m a big fan of a strong, freshly-brewed black coffee. So far, this is one of the best tasting plain coffee k-cup from a mainstream brand. Very solid.
6. Nautica Chiapas Mexican Select
Started off kinda bland, but then tasted stronger as time went on. Solid cup of coffee but fell short on its gourmet vibe.
5. ECOCUPS Bold
This was another solid coffee from a lesser-known, more gourmet brand of coffee. Maybe a touch more bland than others in this category but certainly deserves it’s spot in the upper-half.
4. Marley Coffee Lively Up! Dark Roast
Very nice, strong flavor. Lots of robust flavor, but like i’ve said before, I have trouble discerning between plain coffees, so this falls in with the rest.
3. Tully’s Coffee Italian Dark Roast
Honestly, I can’t really tell the difference between plain black coffees. Dark roast, light roast, Italian… it all tastes generally the same to me. But this coffee was very potent with a strong coffee flavor, and that’s how I like it.
2. Green Mountain Caramel Vanilla Cream
This is a very good coffee and it’s hard to go wrong with caramel vanilla flavor. Definitely a go-to for a flavored coffee option.
- Newman’s Own Newman’s Special Blend
This coffee is a medium roast and had great flavor and strength. What sets this one apart from the rest is the pure strength of this coffee. The actual k-cup is almost packed to the brim with coffee grinds compared to some others which are about half-full. I first ran this k-cup with 6 oz of water and it was almost too strong. I ran it again with the same, used k-cup and mixed the 2 servings together and still had a strong mug of coffee. I can definitely get 2 servings of good coffee out of 1 of these k-cups. Newman’s Own doesn’t skimp you and that why I ranked them this high.
What’s your favorite k-cup or coffee? Let me know what I should try next in the comments.