These Are the Best Keurig Coffee Pods You Can Buy Now

Coffee in 60 seconds never tasted so good!

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September 24, 2021
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No matter how you take your cup of coffee, you can’t fight the ease and convenience of a Keurig machine — especially if you live in a small space or desire a cost-effective option. You could bust out your coffee grinder, kettle and French press, but you could also pick up a K-Cup and have freshly brewed coffee steaming in your hands in about 60 seconds. Not to mention, K-Cups have expanded to include some pretty delicious roast and flavor options from some of your go-to coffee brands and stores. Since there are so many options for K-Cups, we decided to taste-test 20 different varieties to find the best.

How We Tested

I got my husband and friend in on testing 20 different K-Cups with me, noting strength of brew, sweetness and overall coffee flavor. As a Keurig user, I have experience with tasting different Keurig coffees and felt confident picking these 20 to taste. In testing, we learned that a lot of coffees hide a general lack of flavoring under the guise of being a dark roast. We also found some of the flavor pods were way too sugary, while some were delightfully sweet. Below, we've rounded up our top seven K-Cups that any Keurig user should always have on-hand.

$39.95 for a pack of 48

Not only is this coffee low-acid, making it perfect for people with sensitive stomachs or acid-reflux, it was truly the best all-around cup of the day. All three of us completely agreed that it is well-balanced and smooth. It even has a hint of sweetness. Add that to the fact that the pods are compatible with both Keurig and Nespresso machines, and they’re biodegradable. You’re looking at the recipe for success, folks.

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$30 for a pack of 72

This is a medium blend that features notes of caramel and chocolate with little hints of smoke that makes it feel slightly like a French roast. Even with these bold flavors, it manages to be pretty light and, as my friend described it, "approachable."

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$31.24 for six boxes of 10

The famous pumpkin spice flavor! This guy isn’t as potent as the syrup-clad latte version that you purchase in stores, but it still smells like fall in a cup. The medium-roasted coffee features notes of blended pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s rich and hearty and a great way to integrate fall flavors into your morning drink without extra sweetness.

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14.99 for pack of 10

All right, for everyone looking for a cup of coffee that will make your hair stand straight up (from both flavor and caffeine), this is your new go-to. Across the board, we all found this to be the absolute strongest, and it turns out there’s a reason for that. Each cup contains 15.5 grams of coffee (the typical average is 11 grams).

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$16.60 for pack of 20

Remember when the Keurig machines first came out and all you could think about was the fact that you could now brew a latte from home? This meets that expectation. It’s sugary-sweet, super frothy and milky. My friend even thought it was the best thing that we tried all day. One thing I will recommend — brew this on the 8-ounce setting instead of the 10-ounce, this way you get more of a coffee flavor.

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$39.99 for six boxes of 10

This is a great medium roast. It features notes of tropical fruit, but still manages to be super smooth and not too acidic. It’s definitely bold, so we would definitely add in a little milk and a dash of sugar to bring out the fruit flavors.

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