Here’s a little rundown of the Barista Prima K-Cups I got to sample.
Italian: I’m not a big fan of Italian roasts in general, but this was tasty and not too acidic. I liked it better than the Tully’s Italian. 10oz brew setting worked well.
House Blend: Complex. It reminds me of a dark breakfast blend. It’s also spicy and a good, basic, hearty brew. It reminds me of my dad’s coffee. Brewed at 10oz, which was just right.
Columbia: This one really surprised me. It isn’t like other Columbian roasts I’ve had. It reminded me of Tully’s Kona (which I love) but dare I say, better. It’s smooth, with sparks of subtle bite and a little burst of cinnamon at the end. Delicious! Full flavor at 10oz, so it is a little more coffee for the money than Kona, which brews best at 8oz.
French Roast: Tingly, not too acidic. Full flavor, nice lingering finish. This is may be my favorite French Roast to date, probably because it’s not as strong as others. 10 is the magic number with this K-Cup as well–brew at 10oz for best results.
Conclusion: While all the Barista Prima K-Cups are great quality. The only one I would purchase is Columbia. It suited my taste buds perfectly. That was the beauty of this sample pack. I could discover that without buying full boxes. Grazie, Barista Prima!