Pros: smooth drinkable flavor, very versatile
Cons: K-cups are still quite expensive
My Keurig brewer has enabled me to bring home a variety of coffee that I thoroughly enjoy. I love the ability to have a fresh-brewed cup of a flavored coffee then follow it by something bolder, and vice-versa.
One of my favorite bold coffee flavors is Dark Magic from Green Mountain Coffee. It promises to be an extra-bold roasted coffee, making it ideal for when I use the largest cup size on my Keurig brewer and brew coffee into my travel mug.
Brewing it in the k-cup, it has a strong coffee aroma that wafts throughout the room. Just by this, you would think it was a strong, muddy coffee. It isn’t, which surprised me. Looking at it in the cup, it certainly is quite dark, giving the impression of a very strong coffee. The appearance certainly fits the name.
I added my usual one Splenda and fresh half and half from the farm to the coffee. The taste is quite bold, but very smooth with no bite to it. There is a bit of sweetness to it plain, but I still prefer to add my sweetener to it. This left a definitive coffee taste in my mouth unlike flavored coffee where I find if it’s done right the flavor is what lingers. It wasn’t like drinking coffee that had been brewed entirely too strong. This was bold, pure and simple. Whether I brewed it the regular cup size or diluted it a bit in the travel mug size, this had the same delicious bold flavor that I enjoyed quite a bit. It became popular almost immediately with the other two coffee drinkers in my house as well.
Brewing this in the smallest cup size, Green Mountain Dark Magic Coffee does a good imitation of espresso. It is that bold and nicely smooth that it works well as an espresso drink. Add some foamed milk and you have a nice cappuccino. Want a latte? This works well with some flavored syrup to create a delicious latte drink. I’ve experiments a lot with this flavor and it’s yet to let me down with anything I’ve thrown at it.
K-cups are still quite expensive. In the supermarket I typically see a box of 12 costing $8.99. I can find them online quite a bit cheaper but have to order in bulk. There I can get a box of 24 for $13.75.
If you like strong coffee flavor that doesn’t taste burnt or over-brewed, Green Mountain Dark Magic Coffee is the coffee for your Keurig brewer. I can’t say it’s my very favorite bold coffee, but it’s on the list of coffees we keep around in my house and one I reach for quite a bit. It also is versatile enough to be brewed and used in a variety of coffee-flavored drinks without adding bitterness.
Other K-Cup coffee reviews:
Coffee People Jet Fuel Coffee ~ Donut House Cinnamon Roll Coffee ~ Emeril’s Big Easy Bold K-Cups ~ Gloria Jean’s Butter Toffee K-Cups ~ Green Mountain Golden French Toast ~ Green Mountain Nantucket Blend ~ Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice Coffee ~ Van Houtte Raspberry Chocolate Truffle K-Cups ~ Wolfgang Puck’s Jamaica Me Crazy K-Cups ~ Wolfgang Puck’s Vanilla Francaise K-Cups
Where I get my K-Cups:
Big Cat Coffee Online Store
My review of my Keurig coffee-maker:
Keurig B70 Coffee Maker
How I store my K-Cups:
Keurig K-Cup Carousel
© 2012 Patti Aliventi