Back by popular demand- Friday Kcup reviews!
Every Friday at Cross Country Cafe we host a flavor review. Let’s face it the selection of K-cups we have to choose from is huge, how do you pick the right one? Who wants to buy an entire box and not like it?! Our goal is to describe how the coffee or tea tastes in simple layman’s terms so that you can determine if it suits your preferences.
Let’s get to the review, up this week…Double Black Diamond.
Double Black Diamond is a dark roast, extra bold Keurig Kcup coffee. Dark roast is a true understatement, this is the darkest of the dark, add extra bold to boot and you have got one heck of a coffee! I brewed mine on the highest water setting of the Keurig brewer knowing that this Kcup can certainly stand up to the extra water without a problem.
One important feature I always pay attention to when brewing my coffee’s for review is the smell. The best way to describe the aroma is walking into a coffee shop. That amazing coffee smell when you first step foot into a quality coffee-house.
The thickness of this coffee is second to none. There was absolutely no translucency, good luck seeing the bottom of your mug- that just simply is not going to happen! I added a dash of cream, which produced a beautiful dark, rich brown color:
I know what you are thinking- it is going to taste burnt like a certain type of coffee that rhymes with Blarbucks. I thought the same thing but, I was pleasantly surprised to find that although it was there it was very minimal and even less so when I added the cream. The overwhelming flavor was that of toast. The flavor lingers for quite some time in between sips (I am sure there is a fancy schmancy name for that but a professional coffee critic, I am not!). This coffee is thick bodied and dark, dark, dark!
I would definitely recommend Double Black Diamond to any dark roast drinker or a medium roast drinker that is ready to take the plunge to the dark side. Light roast or flavored drinkers, sorry this one just isn’t for you. DBD would be a great Kcup to use in any coffee recipes or over ice!
Are there any Double Black Diamond drinkers out there? I would love to hear how you would describe this unique Keurig Kcup coffee.