Make them worship me as a coffee pod god
September 21, 2019 12:06 PM   Subscribe

The office recently acquired a Keurig . Ok, Karen bought in an old one after our department was far from the break/coffee pot aka a flight of stars. But whatever, we've been taking turns bringing in different flavors of coffee and tea and now it's my turn. I want to impress. What coffee and/or tea pods do you suggest that will wow my co-workers? Previously we've enjoyed medium/french roast, Cafe Bustelo, Dunkin' Donuts brand and similar.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Does your office like flavored coffees? There are a lot of good variety pod packs out there. We've had Brooklyn Beans flavored set as well as this sample pack from Green Mountain Coffee (half flavored, half not). Sometimes there are sales on Amazon and you can get the second pack for only $10.
posted by jessamyn at 12:17 PM on September 21, 2019

If you want to impress, here are some possible upgrades for your Keurig setup: dedicated K-cup storage and one of those doohickeys (with gold-plated mesh, even) that let you use it with regular ground coffee.
posted by box at 1:04 PM on September 21, 2019 [3 favorites]

Bed Bath and Beyond has big boxes of Seasonal Flavor Mixes, and they've already got the winter one on the floor. I've only had the sugar cookie and peppermint bark so far, but they were good. They had some really interesting stuff, including Community Coffee, my bag coffee of choice.

If you have access to Aldi, they have really good coffee pods, including some Fair Trade and/or Organic, and right now have a bigger box of I think four single-origin coffees, like Guatamalan, Bolivian, something, something (it's not always stocked in the usual coffee section, one of my Aldis has a bigger Aldi Finds area and the special edition coffees are generally there). My husband likes his coffee pretty much blackened, and their darkest roasts have all been very satisfactory to him. I am mostly a light roast drinker and really like their Breakfast Blend and Donut Shop options.
posted by Lyn Never at 2:14 PM on September 21, 2019

I like Peets and Newman"s Own. I generally prefer a darker, stronger coffee and a lot of K cups seem very weak to me.
posted by reptile at 3:09 PM on September 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

If you can find Tanzanian Peaberry, snap it up for your office. You can find it on the internet; less frequently in local shops (depending on your city, of course.) Big WOW factor.
posted by BostonTerrier at 8:22 PM on September 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

You can order Tim Hortons pods for a taste of Canada
posted by nouvelle-personne at 8:15 AM on September 22, 2019

The K-cup flavor that continues to blow my mind TO THIS DAY with how unexpectedly tasty it is is the Green Mountain Coffee Wild Mountain Blueberry flavor. You might think, "Really? BLUEBERRY coffee? Sounds kinda gnarly." I assure you, not only is it NOT gnarly, it is an unparalleled delight, assuming that flavored coffee is your thing.
posted by helloimjennsco at 12:25 PM on September 23, 2019

The office is really digging the Green Mountain Coffee brand, and yes, the Wild Mountain Blueberry flavor is killing it!

I've been elevated to the status of a minor duke in the office, so thanks!
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 6:49 AM on October 4, 2019 [1 favorite]

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