This is my first post since becoming pregnant with my 3rd child over 6 months ago. I have anywhere from 5-10 weeks left depending on if the little tyke goes over his due date (July 3rd). I decided to venture out to my favorite coffee shop in downtown Boise this morning to blog but didn’t consider the beautiful weather and that people would be out in force. I had to park some blocks away.
I’m almost always in pain when I walk now and with carrying a bulky laptop, thought I was going to split in half. Now that I am here I don’t think I am going to leave. Ever. I joked with my husband that I’m going to need a wheelchair by the end of the pregnancy. This has been the hardest of the three. Maybe it’s my age (almost 35) or maybe this boy is just extra heavy. It is worth the pain and suffering, but as my husband jokes, “What’s life if you can’t complain?”
I have so much I could catch you up on from the last half year, but you probably came here for the review, right?
My friend Jamie has been keeping me in the K-Cup loop these days. She picks up many of the new kinds. She graciously gave me these three Gevalia cups and urged me to review them.
Have you all noticed that everyone, including your local grocery store seems to have its own single cups these days? I’m not as adventurous as I was in my early Keurig days, so I just give most of them a glance and a shrug.
I’ve decided to back off on writing too many lengthy reviews for a while and sticking to Twitter to give feedback on the ones that stand out to me.
Okay, let’s start with the Signature Blend. It has a light, pleasant aroma. At first sip, it reminded me a little of a flavored brew. It has a bitter and sweet thing going on. My least favorite thing was that it left a film on my mouth. Boo. Other observations: very slight aftertaste and a tad bitter.
Despite some of my negativity, I think I like it. Not enough to buy it, mind you, but …Signature Blend is a sweet, smooth, just slightly rich medium roast. 8oz is a good brew setting for this one.
This is a full-bodied medium roast. I tried it on the 8oz brew setting as well. My suspicion is that the 10oz setting would work fine also, but I don’t have another one to confirm this suspicion. Gevalia Colombia doesn’t have a lot of nuance in flavor, but it’s not bad either. For those who use flavored creamer, this would be a good choice. Another bonus is its minimal aftertaste.
Jamie recommended a larger brew setting for the Dark. 10oz was good. It’s smooth but a bit drying to the mouth and has some aftertaste. Overall pleasant to drink though and ended up being my favorite of the three, probably because may taste buds tend to prefer the dark, smooth roasts.
Thanks for the samples, Jamie. And I hope these reviews are helpful to my fellow Keurig owners.
Conclusion: While I didn’t detest Gevalia, I don’t think the quality is as good as many other K-Cups, like Tully’s.