I didn’t look into the offer far enough beyond the word “assorted” to see that one could get 126 pods of a single flavor.
By the time I did take your hint, it was too late.
The only flavor I would’ve considered was the dark roast, but it was snarfed up and no longer available.
Today, however, when I looked again, I noted that only the Pumpkin Spice pods were still available; all others being sold out. Now what does that tell you about Pumpkin Spice (which I also don’t care for)?
Wish we could pick the bags we want. Not worth it to get them for me when I only want 2 flavors. The other would end up getting donated. and I don’t really want 126 kcups of one flavor that only I would drink and the husband won’t.
@AuntMean67 Bitter actually interests me. I pretty much only drink dark roast as the caffeine in medium & light roasts is too much for me, and gives me a severe headache, and now most medium & light roasts seem flavorless to me.
I’ve had quite a few brands of dark roast that were mediocre at best. I’m always on the lookout for bargains on dark roasts, and was wondering if this one was worth a shot.
@j37hr0 I usually only drink coffee to stay awake, as I work nights. However flavor is important to me. Here at work we’ve tried the whole buying fresh roasted coffee, keeping it in vacuum sealed container, grinding it ourselves just before brewing, even tried the whole pour-over shtick with measuring water temperature, etc., we even tried the “bullet-proof” nonsense with butter, and it was just all too much effing work. The grinding, cleaning, temping, pouring rates, etc., ended up making the idea of “making some coffee” an absolute ordeal.
We ultimately settled on K-cups as a compromise of ease of use & quality of flavor. They’re usually sealed air-tight, some even at a slight vacuum, so flavor is pretty consistent, and they can be kept around for ever without much flavor change or loss. But it’s surprising how many brands there are, and the variation of quality & flavor, with the shittier ones usually having less coffee in each pod, and/or shittier coffee as well.
@j37hr0 Totally agree on whole bean, but not on the three months. At four ~weeks~ post roast it’s stale and I’m tossing it out or taking to work for those that don’t seem to be capable of tasting the difference.
My wife is allergic to tree nuts so we need to stay away from those. Three of the eight ground coffee bags are hazelnut, so that doesn’t make it cost effective. Wish we could choose a pack without hazelnut.
I roast and grind my own coffee. Artificially flavored coffee is foul. If you want a nut coffee, just grind a few nuts with your beans. Add real cinnamon if you like it. Add a drop of real vanilla extract if you like that, or go wild and use a real vanilla bean. Good, fresh coffee has layers of flavor on it’s own and you don’t need to screw it up.
@mbersiam When I used to do it (and it’s been many years - I guess you could say “before it was cool”) there was a place called Sweet Maria’s, no idea if they’re still around, and then there was a guy selling the-real-deal Jamaican Blue Mountain on eBay. But again that was ages ago. I think the last time I roasted myself was 2008.
Once I discovered Gerhart Coffee Company (coupled with the expense required if I really wanted a decent roaster) whose coffee is perfection I gave it up.
But if it were a Schroedinger cork, it would be indeterminate – neither in nor out of that dude’s nose. Since it is out of the nose in the moment the photo was snapped, it has been determined, and the cork wave function can be said to have collapsed.
So the question still hangs as to what the state of the cork was a moment before or a moment after the photo?
OMFG! The coffee snobs are out in force today! You know who you are, and no one cares whether you only drink coffee that’s ground locally, or only drink coffee that has passed through the digestive tract of free range civets or whatever other BS you care to post.
If you have ACTUALLY USED this coffee, please share your thoughts. Otherwise, buy it, don’t buy it, but no one cares about your coffee preferences and they’re not germane to the conversation.
@Trinityscrew It’s like you don’t even care that people are home roasting for exactly 6.72 minutes then grinding to exactly 0.7mm per granule and brewing for exactly 4.87 minutes with virgin artisanal water heated to exactly 98.9C while wearing a fedora and riding a unicycle…
@Trinityscrew I’ve not gotten coffee through Meh yet, but these are often in local TJMaxx or Ross stores at $5-6 a bag. I buy them around the holidays as part of gift bags, and they’ve been popular. I wouldn’t give pre-ground flavored coffee to snooty friends with a chemex, but for others these are solid gifts. As far as pre-ground, flavored coffee goes, these flavorings aren’t as chemical-y as some of the really cheap flavors, and the base coffee is still better than MH/Folgers/Etc. Hope that helps a bit!
@Trinityscrew I bought a TON of the coffee pods in an earlier offering. I am in no way a coffee snob, so I’m not sure how helpful my opinion is to you. I am still enjoying the flavored coffees–I especially like the Northwest Blend and Breakfast Brew. The Chocolate Cherry Decadence and Pumpkin Spice were good, but not my favorites. I haven’t tasted the others–they weren’t available on the offerings I bought these from. If you like “podded” coffee, this is a good buy and some of the best flavored I’ve tasted IMHO. It’s quick and easy to make a cup of coffee and it gets me going in the morning, so that’s a win/win for me.
Maybe if they were whole bean. I’ve had kaluah brand coffee (and chocolate) before and I feel like they should stick with liqueur (which is one of my faves by the way). I might consider getting this if it was whole bean because now that I’ve used my own grinder at home, it does make a huge difference.
Overall, it’s on par with grocery store prices around here, so unless I was in love with the flavors, it’s not much of a deal imo.
Meh, please confirm what flavors of ground coffee you get with this offer and that it is 8 (12oz) bags. You should also throw in an IRK for not proofreading and confusing us with what is actually included.
I bought these as a backup if I run out of the good coffee… And it’s actually good for that since it expires later than any of the other coffee I have. The downside to this is that my coffee machine doesn’t like these very much. If I put 8 ounces of water in, the cups end up bursting. I have to put no more than 6 ounces of water in to keep that from happening. Northwestern blend also makes a terrible coffee base for gas station mocha, so I’ll just have it solely with creamer instead, and stick to my dark roast for the mochas.