Cheap & ORGANIC K-Cup Compatible Single Serving Coffee Pods
|February 1, 2013||Posted by thecheapskatemom under food, home, household, kitchen, lifestyle, reviews|
by Hannah Walton aka The Cheapskate Mom
The Sad Tale of A Broken Coffee Maker, A Broken French Press & The Gift of a Keurig (Happy Ending!)
For years, I've relied upon my trusty coffee maker that I bought at a great price to make me delicious, and cheap, at home coffee. As you may know, I'm a coffee addict and I talk about it a lot. Working from home with caring for the little guy full time means that sometimes I need energy from thin air (aka Coffee). It was a sad day in August of this year when tired old' me cracked my glass coffee pot. I was gosh darn stubborn to go out and buy a replacement coffee pot. I pulled out the seldom-used French press and from that point on, we drank French pressed coffee and felt pretty fancy about it I must admit: the coffee we were buying was from Wal Mart – and it's not bad. It's not exactly the kind of coffee you'd be served in one of Seattle's coffee houses where Coffee is art – but it did the trick and tasted pretty good. It was December when I cracked the glass canister component of our French Press. Apparently, Bodum does not offer a warranty on fractured glass. I didn't want to buy a new coffee maker. I even tried making coffee with just a filter and a mug – don't bother trying that one Luckily, our good friend Scott heard of our plight and magically had an unopened Keurig maching in his basement!!!!!!! WHOA…… He dug it out and brought it over – along with a box of old K-cups to try.
The coffee snob in me wasn't completely sold at first. It seemed too easy. It seemed too….instant? I mean, I know I don't live in Seattle – but plastic cups to make coffee? It seemed too lazy and very wasteful. I was a reluctant Keurig user. I loved how fancy it looked in my kitchen. Slowly, I grew to love how conveinent it was to pop a k-cup in and press a button (especially after months of making French-pressed coffee). Finally, I fell completely in love with the ease and even the taste of K-cups – just as the box of K-cups Scott had given us was about to run out.
Frantic K-Cup Addict
I grew frantic – like a true Keurig addict I scoured the internet and did find (and buy) a reusable k-cup that you can fill with your own coffee. I tried it for a week. It was messy and kind of a hassle. The taste, too, didn't seem quite right. Though I was sad, I persevered. The next time we shopped at BJ's, our wholesale club, I scoured the K-Cup & K-Cup compatible racks for the cheapest K-cups on the market. I was blown away when I saw the Rogers Family OneCups – selling 80 for about $30.00 (by far the best price I could find). I was even further blown away when I saw they were ORGANIC….. I was over the moon when I read that the Rogers Family is an American business that gives some of their profits over to community aid. I was really in love. Of course, I bought the box. When I opened the box, I was even more thrilled that they didn't have plastic cups that take up space in landfills – but use a more earth friendly netting.
I reached out to the Rogers Family myself to ask if I could do a review with them – I'm that big of a fan. They – to my delight – said yes.
Drumroll, please: MY REVIEW!
Rogers sent me four flavors to try and I loved them all. Here's the rundown.
This coffee smells like Seattle – or – the perfect cup of coffee. It's sweet and bold and very drinkable. I recommend this to all the hard-core coffee drinkers looking for a true gourmet blend!
I really enjoyed the Breakfast Blend. It's a nice, mild flavored coffee that's good to wake up with. My husband particularly enjoys the Breakfast Blend!
If you're looking for strong & caffienated, you'll want to try the French Roast blend. OMG – this wakes me up and tastes incredible. I'm torn between French Roast & Java Love for being my favorites
4. Gorilla Decaf
Though I can't say I'm much of a Decaf girl, I loved my cup of Gorilla decaf. It was mild but still flavorful – isn't that what every decaf drinker wants?!