This is not your grandma’s Folgers. That’s for sure.
I kept hearing good things about this K-Cup and just had to see for myself–could it actually be true?
It is! Folgers Black Silk has a good, full-bodied quality flavor. Recently I got to try the Black Silk for the first time while visiting @amandapatchin. What a treat! Actually, the Folgers got a little overshadowed by the delectable candy she served me: homemade divinity and chocolate caramels with sea salt. Wow! I felt very spoiled that day…
Okay, back to the coffee. The Folgers Black Silk is definitely smooth (as the “silk” implies). It also has a rich, almost sweet flavor and some woodsy tones at the end. I bought a box myself and the last few times I’ve noticed a drying sort of linger. I can’t put my finger on it. Everything tastes good and then all of a sudden my mouth gets dry. Interesting effect. It’s not an aftertaste but just a drying effect. It keeps catching me off guard.
This is one dark roast that I prefer brewed at the 8oz setting. At 10oz, it was harder to detect the nuances of flavor. Not too bad, but I’m glad there are options. To me, this seems more like a medium than a dark roast. While, it didn’t surpass GM Dark Magic or Tully’s Kona (my faves), it is a worthwhile K-Cup of the smooth variety. I got a box of Black Silk for my father-in-law for Father’s Day, and he loved it! It’s also the favorite of a K-Cup connoisseur I know.
I have been informed this week that Folgers K-Cups cost more at Amazon than others. I’m not sure why this is. Maybe to give the impression of higher quality so people won’t expect the Folgers they’ve had from a can.
I couldn’t resist adding this old school commercial. I remember seeing this as a kid and thinking, “Wow, that must be really good coffee.” Then I finally got a chance to try it–NOT “the best part of waking up,” by any stretch of the imagination.