Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Double Black Diamond K-Cups Reviewed

Darkest Roast Coffee From Green Mountain

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Starting a k-cup in my brewer is one of the first things that I do in the morning. My husband accidentally purchased the Double Black Diamond k-cups recently when I had asked him to get me the usual dark roast that I keep in our cupboard. (I'm guessing he didn't have his glasses on, saw a D in the title and threw it in the cart.)

I will admit that I was a little upset but decided I would give this blend a try. It was a dark roast after all and that is what I prefer. My first cup seemed just a tad strong but I quickly became used to it. Now, I'm actually glad for his mistake because I really like the flavor. The packaging states that it is the darkest roast that they make. I chuckled at their claim on the box that says on a scale of one to ten this one rates an eleven.

The coffee is also an Extra Bold which is a term that is often confused with the roast profile of a coffee. It has nothing to do with the roast which could be light, medium or dark. The roast is determined by how long the beans are roasted in the machine for that purpose. The longer the beans are roasted the darker the beans become. The term extra bold actually has to do with how much coffee is in the k-cup. They don't specifically say how much more coffee is in the cup but often the standard is as much as 25% more. Depending on one's taste buds that could result in a richer body or a better flavor.

I personally like a strong flavor to my cup of coffee; often a light roast almost tastes watered down to me. So, I enjoy the dark roast of Double Black Diamond and since it is extra bold (with more coffee) a k-cup gives me a nice strong cup to start my day.

One might think that because you are brewing the darkest roast with a little more coffee that it would just be exploding with caffeine. Actually the amount of caffeine in any cup of coffee (light, medium or dark) is pretty darned close to the same. Oh there might be a minimal difference but not much. The amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee actually has more to do with how the grounds were measured out to make a cup or pot and not by the roast. The roasting process doesn't alter the amount of caffeine much at all.

To me it is about flavor. I like a lot of flavor to my coffee and that is why I am glad that my husband made a mistake when he brought home a box of Double Black Diamond K-cups instead of my usual choice.



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6 comments:

  1. My husband prefers a stronger cup of coffee. He, too, wants a bolder cup of coffee in the morning. I'm the weakling around here that wants a morning blend. I am quite certain he would love the Double Black Diamond k-cups. The eleven rating tells me it is one he must try! Plus, Green Mountain Coffee has always been dependable to make a great cup of coffee.

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  2. Will for sure have to give this one a try for Fran. She really likes a stronger cup of coffee more than I do but, I do love my coffee and maybe I'll like it as well. Thanks for the great review Bev :)

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  3. Sounds like the kind of Java I need in the morning too! Both my husband and I enjoy a rich really strong coffee in the morning. He always says it's not strong enough until the spoon stands up in the cup. I think he's kidding of course, but, strong is the flavor of my mornings too!

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  4. Nice to know that there is a bold, stronger coffee so many prefer. I'm afraid I'm on the weaker side - can't drink strong coffee. My family doesn't like the coffee I brew because it isn't very strong.... LOL. So they make their own. :) Enjoyed your review, Bev.

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  5. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I'll pass this on to those who are.

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  6. I'll have to give this one a try. I'm such a Maxwell House fan, I could do a commercial for them! It's all we buy, but when I visit mom she buys pods for her Keurig giving me a chance to try others.

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