We went on a journey to find the best k-cup coffees on the market. After detailed reviews from 26 different coffee providers, we found Angelino’s Coffee as one of the best direct to consumer offerings on the market. They have an inexpensive coffee sampling program, which allows you to try 14 different coffees for $5.95 click here to purchase. We narrowed down our decision based on the following parameters:
- Website Flow
The k-cup brands we sample don’t often score high in each category across the board, and we don’t expect them to. When it comes to k-cups, it always seems that you’re sacrificing one feature for another. This wasn’t the case when we sampled Angelino’s Coffee – they hit the mark in all six categories.
From the companies we tested, the following are our 5 critical categories that transformed into 5 reasons to switch to or try Angelino’s Coffee K-Cups immediately! Take a look:
Right off the bat, we loved that Angelino’s has 4 sample packs available: Variety, Flavored, Decaf, and Tea. All priced at $5.95, including 14 k-cups, with free shipping! This provides the opportunity to “try before you buy” without putting a dent into your wallet. We chose the variety sample pack to start with.
The flavor is often where k-cups can fall short. Aside from weak blends and over-roasting, companies often don’t fill the cups with enough coffee. After brewing in your Keurig, this leaves you with a bland and weak cup of coffee. We didn’t find this to be the case with the Angelino’s samples we tried. We learned that they hand roast all their coffees and blend each coffee after roast, maintaining the best coffee taste profile.
Another issue that often presents itself with k-cups is freshness. By the time you’ve selected and purchased your coffee from the store, it’s probably been months since the beans were roasted, ground, and filled into the k-cups. This leaves you with stale coffee who’s flavor has all but left due to the essential coffee oils evaporating. We’ve found the same issue with k-cups from amazon with their long inventory lead times. This was probably the biggest benefit to Angelino’s Coffee, they import, roast, grind, and pack all their coffee and ship directly from their roastery to you!
It’s hard to find a roaster that can consistently produce great taste throughout their line of coffees. Where you might have one coffee that shines, you often see the other’s fall short in flavor. This wasn’t the case in the sample pack that we tried from Angelino’s. Each flavor, while uniquely different, really carried its own weight and was thoroughly enjoyable on its own.
5. Website Flow
With so many coffee companies, the way their site is structured and k-cups are sold can make you want to leave before ever having tried the product. We were pleasantly surprised by Angelino’s website! It was easy to navigate, informative (check out their great “Our Story” page) and allowed us to browse and select coffees with ease. While we started initially with the sample pack, we know precisely how to go back and order our favorites.
In conclusion, we’re delighted we found Angelino’s and plan to continue ordering from them regularly. It’s not often that you find a k-cup company that’s cornered the market with flavor and price like they have. We’ve also heard that they add seasonal flavors throughout the year, and we look forward to trying them out as they’re available! I strongly recommend to try out their sample pack, it’s a great way to try 14 different coffees, just follow this link!