Many thanks to the folks at Kauai Coffee for sending us some samples. And our apologies for being so slow to give them a try.
Here’s the story.
We were surprised to find they had sent us K-Cups, as we don’t usually review K-Cup coffee. Occasionally, but not often. The reason being, we don’t entirely trust our K-Cup brewer to bring out the best flavors in any quality coffee.
But recently we were sent a new iCoffee Opus single serve brewer to try, and discovered it made much better K-Cup coffee than we were used to.
So I immediately broke out the Kauai coffees and gave them a try.
And I’m glad I did.
The first coffee we tried was the Garden Isle. Naturally, we had to forego our usual ritual of grinding and brewing the coffee. In this case we just plonked the K-Cup into the brewer and pressed the start button.
It’s worth noting that these K-Cups – see the photo – use a lot less plastic than regular K-Cups. Good news for those of us who like the convenience of K-Cups, but hate the waste.
And like I said, we were glad we tried this coffee.
The taste is bold and even. This is a medium roast coffee and has the acidity we enjoy in a coffee, but without too much bite or any sharp edges. I think the acidity is nicely balanced and evened out by a layer of dark chocolate sweetness.
And maybe a hint of nuts?
It’s a bold, full flavored coffee...and delivers its flavors with a light touch.
Very nice.If you can’t find it locally, you can buy Kauai Coffee Garden Isle Medium Roast at Amazon.com
About the author: Nick Usborne, aka Coffee Detective, is a writer and long-time coffee enthusiast. Read more…