I am a Cross Country Cafe Ambassador and was provided with complimentary k-cups to facilitate this post. The opinions in this post are 100% mine. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
I’m still on my mission to try every dark roast k-cup possible because I LOVE them. I love coffee, that’s a given. But I was always more of a medium roast girl and over the past several months I’ve just come to really prefer a dark roast. But some can be bitter so I’m trying them all. It’s a good reason to drink more coffee! 😉
Recently I tried this organic, fair-trade variety that I’ve never tasted before from Cross Country Cafe that’s now a favorite! Sumatran Reserve Dark Roast K-Cups are soooo good. I’m actually drinking an afternoon cup right now. It’s definitely bold and dark but no bitterness. If you like a little cream and sugar in your coffee (I do!) this is the perfect balance.
This exotic coffee is sourced from a single origin that is famous for beans of tremendous character. Sumatran reserve is deep and dark with hints of sweetness. This is a very bold cup of coffee filled with body and a strong mouthfeel.
So what’s the verdict?
Two thumbs up. I don’t really get these descriptions that say there’s a hint of sweetness. I’m sure it’s that I have an untrained palate. I just know what I like! I don’t taste anything sweet here but this is full bodied, nothing weak about it. I reach for the Sumatran when I really need to WAKE UP in the morning and am fighting the need for an afternoon nap. Plus I love that this blend is organic and Fair Trade certified!
BONUS: This is another one that’s dark enough to brew over a glass of ice and make iced coffee that’s not weak and watered down! Perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up!
You can get your Organic Sumatran Reserve 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.