I want to like this coffee but it makes it very difficult for me. It’s like it can’t decide what it wants to be, dark or medium. Keurig’s website describes it as “a hearty, full-bodied blend of medium and dark roasts. Bold yet refined. Strong, yet smooth.” Another description calls it an “inspired blend of medium-roasted Central American coffees and darker-roasted Indonesians.”
To me, the different coffee beans just don’t seem to go together. I mostly detect medium then get a dark roast kind of bite at the end. This was one of the first K-Cup boxes that I purchased, and I worked my way through it. I got it again in a variety pack and decided to give it another try. It does have a pleasant aroma and won’t burn a hole in your gut which is a bonus. And given the choice, I would choose this K-Cup over a breakfast blend or flavored coffee (those just aren’t my thing) but that’s about it.
For those households with a medium and a dark roast drinker this might be a happy compromise.
6/25/12: I tried Newman’s again recently, and it was much better than what I remembered. Dare I say I even enjoyed it? Oh, these fickle taste buds.