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I’ve got another new k-cup review to share with you from Cross Country Cafe. They keep adding new varieties to try which is one of my favorite things about having Keurig – trying something new is easy! I’ve always considered myself more of a medium roast girl but lately I’m leaning toward the dark side so I thought I’d try this one, Eight O’Clock Dark Italian Roast.
Eight O’clock Dark Italian Roast for Keurig brewers offers a 100% Arabica coffee roasted in a classic European flair combined with the famous smooth qualities of Eight O’Clock Coffee. A match made in heaven! Dark and strong, robust and slightly smoky with no bitterness. This discount K cup coffee boasts a full, balanced body with hints of chocolate undertones.
So what’s the verdict? I actually got it right before my Mom came to spend a week with us so we both used the Eight O’Clock Dark Italian Roast K-cups for our morning pick-me-ups and we both really liked it. It’s definitely dark and I can taste the smokiness. I can even taste the hit of chocolate (hence the Hershey’s mug!) and I’m not usually good at picking up those subtle flavors. So this is robust but it’s not bitter. I like to put flavored creamer in my coffee and I can easily do that with this one without watering it down even slightly. It’s got great flavor and body. And I’m seriously liking the boost dark coffee gives me. I need all the help I can get in the morning! 😉
I always considered Eight O’Clock a brand that was sort of on the lower end of the quality spectrum. Maybe I’m totally wrong there, but I always remember it being super cheap in the grocery store before I got my Keurig. I was pleasantly surprised by this k-cup. It definitely has as much if not more flavor and intensity as any other k-cup I’ve had. A winner!
You can get some delicious Eight O’Clock Dark Italian Roast K-Cups from Cross Country Cafe. This is my favorite place to buy because first, it’s online! They’ll deliver right to your door. They have great prices and orders of $59 or more ship free so you can stock up (because running out of k-cups is like the worst thing ever) and save even more. Plus each week they have an awesome Wacky Wednesday sale with some fantastic deals.