These are the 19 most popular K-Cups, as ranked by a coffee expert

Most popular K-Cups. Everything from Cinnabon to Dunkin’

Coffee pods can be found everywhere these days. They have invaded the kitchen counters of every lazy human and occupied half of the aisle space in all suburban Bed Bath & Beyond locations. Even environmentalists who are staunch believers in caffeine addiction have had to compromise their morals by buying these popular K-Cups.

Nearly every company makes a single-serving cup of coffee these days. Starbucks? Check. Dunkin’ Donuts? You betcha. Cinnabon (the maker of cinnamon rolls for mall food courts) even makes K-Cups. However, there are many coffee Portion pack pods and at least a handful in your office pantry. Which one is the most worth the effort?

Josh Taves (a 12-year experience in the coffee industry, and the director business development for Denver’s Novo Coffee–one the best coffee shops in America) was our source of help. He blindly compared 19 of the most well-known K-Cups to see if he liked them. A few proved to be worthwhile drinking, but a couple impressed our judge. Here are the findings:


  • Tully’s French Roast Extra Bold
  • Diedrich French Roast Blend
  • Folgers Classic Roast Coffee
  • Barista Prima Coffeehouse Italian Roast
  • Laughing Man Colombia Huila
  • Starbucks Caramel
  • Green Mountain Dark Magic
  • Gloria Jean’s Butter Toffee
  • Caribou Coffee Caribou Blend
  • Newman’s Own Organics Special Blend Extra Bold
  • Green Mountain Coffee Hazelnut
  • Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon Roll
  • Starbucks Sumatra Coffee
  • .The Original Donut Shop Coffee
  • Folgers Black Silk
  • Starbucks Pike Place Roast
  • Eight O’Clock the Original
  • Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend
  • Green Mountain Coffee Breakfast Blend


  1. Tully’s French Roast Extra Bold

This full-bodied French roast coffee is true to the tradition. It has deep roasted aromas and smoky flavors that remind you of a Parisian café. This coffee is sweet and deserves to be enjoyed with a rich, chocolatey pastry. Unusually delicious coffee, forged in unconventional processes, Tully’s(r), coffee has a distinctive aroma and full flavor thanks to our slow-and-low-roasting process. This process infuses the true craftsmanship in every cup.


Tully’s French Roast Coffee

2.Diedrich French Roast Blend

This full-bodied French roast coffee is true to the tradition. It has deep roasted aromas and smoky flavors that remind you of a Parisian café. This coffee is sweet and deserves to be enjoyed with a rich, chocolatey pastry.

Unusually delicious coffee, forged in unconventional processes, Tully’s(r), coffee has a distinctive aroma and full flavor thanks to our slow-and-low-roasting process. This process infuses the true craftsmanship in every cup.

Diedrich K-Cups Coffee

3.Folgers Classic Roast Coffee

Folgers(r), the trusted flavor. With our Keurig K Cup(r), you can spend more time enjoying your Folgers Coffee. The classic aroma and rich flavor you love are all at your fingertips, all conveniently brewed with just a click. It’s the perfect start to your day.

* A rich, smooth taste that has been brewing for generations.
* Medium roast, caffeinated coffee
* Certified Orthodox Union Kosher

Folgers Classic Roast(r), coffee is made with Mountain Grown(r), the best and most aromatic coffee beans in the world.

Folgers Classic Roast k cups

 4.Barista Prima Coffeehouse Italian Roast

This cup is rich and heavy with berry flavors and ripe fruits. It is a classic example of the Italian tradition of dark-roasted coffeehouses. Our Italian Roast is bold and balanced with a hint of smokeiness and a sweet, fresh finish. It’s a delicious testament to the art and craft of dark roasting. This unique flavor profile is a combination of the bold, intense flavors of Colombia and the rich, sweet French Roast. This cup is versatile and can be used as a perfect accompaniment to any meal or as a final drink after supper.

* Rich, bold coffee with berry and ripe fruits notes. A hint of smokeiness is also present.
* 100% Arabica coffee
* Certified Orthodox Union Kosher

Barista Prima italian Roast 72 pack

5.Laughing Man Colombia Huila

This one contains some cashew and peanut flavorings. It’s medium-bodied and doesn’t taste too heavy, but it does taste old.

Laughing Man Colombia Huila 22 pack

6.Starbucks Caramel

It tastes almost like sugar-free flavoring.

Starbucks Coffee Shop

You can now enjoy the rich, smooth taste Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (r). With the new EASYPEEL lids that have a built in tab, it is easy to peel off the lid. This will make recycling your K Cup (r), pods much easier. This is another way Green Mountain Coffee Roasters contributes to sustainability by providing full-flavored coffee that’s packed with Goodness .

* Bold, deep, intense.* Dark roast, caffeinated coffee
* 100% Arabica coffee
* Certified Orthodox Union Kosher

Green Mountain Coffee Dark Magic K-Cup
It has a smooth, creamy flavor with hints of caramel toffee.
This is the best flavored coffee you will ever taste! Gloria Jean’s(r), Coffees has been perfecting flavored coffee since over 30 years. They combine the best coffee varieties from around the globe with delicious complementary flavors. Gloria Jean’s(r), Coffees is a new way to enjoy coffee.
Gloria Jean Butter Toffee 24 K-Cups

The rich, hearty Indonesian coffee is what gives this blend its relaxed complexity. It is a blend of bright acidity, vibrant fruit tones and woody notes. Caribou Blend is a rich, satisfying blend that will leave you with a satisfied heaviness in your mouth. The Caribou Blend has a sweet, rich taste, with a smooth, snappy finish. Caribou Blend is an ingenious blend of sweet, berry, and spicy notes that makes for a relaxed, down-to Earth cup.

* A classic of classics. Perfectly balanced. The coffee is sweet with a hint spice.
* 100% Arabica coffee
* Certified Orthodox Union Kosher

Caribou Coffee Caribou Blend 24 k-cups

This innovative blend of medium-roasted Central American coffees combined with darker-roasted Indonesians gives you rich and robust flavor. Bold yet refined. Bold, yet refined.

* Medium roast, caffeinated coffee.
* 100% Arabica coffee
* Organic
* Certified Orthodox Union Kosher

Newman's Own Keurig K Cups

Enjoy the rich, buttery taste of hazelnuts. Our Hazelnut coffee is lighter in roast and has the rich, satisfying flavor of warm, roasted nuts.

* Lightly roasted, caffeinated coffee.
* Artificially flavored
* Certified Orthodox Union Kosher

Green Mountain Coffee Hazelnut K-Cup
Cinnabon(r), the best coffee, offers a relaxing escape from everyday life. We have combined the irresistible smell and delicious taste of freshly baked cookies with the best 100% Arabica beans. You are entitled to the world-famous Cinnabon(r), so go ahead, enjoy Cinnabon(r), wherever and whenever you like.
* Light-roasted, caffeinated coffee with cinnamon, brown sugar and frosting.
* 100% Arabica coffee
* Both natural and artificial flavors
* Certified Orthodox Union Kosher
Cinnabon Classic Cinnamon 48 Keurig K Cup

* PREMIUM COCOA IN A K-CUP–Starbucks is known for its exceptional coffee, and this K-Cup packet of Decaf House Blend medium-roasted coffee (Keurig brewers)* SUMATRA–This bold-flavored single-origin coffee has strong flavors.
* FRESH TASTE-Starbucks adheres strictly to high quality standards. Starbucks ships the exact same 100% arabica coffee beans as we use in our cafes.
* MAKE IT YOUR OWN – Starbucks coffee can be made your own with a variety of personal touches, such as cream, syrup or milk.
* Ethically SOURCED–Starbucks, in partnership to Conservation International, commits to 100% ethical coffee sourcing

This spicy coffee is unique, just like the island in Indonesia where it was grown. It is full-bodied, with a pleasant mouthfeel and lingering aromas of fresh herbs and earth. There is almost no acidity. These beans are a delight to roast. They can be transformed from dark coral to tiger-orange to rich, oily mahogany. This gives rise to bold flavors many people cannot live without. Sumatra coffee is our foundation and we are proud to share it with you every day for over four decades.

Starbucks Sumatra K-Cup 22 k-cups

It has a great body, and it is chocolatey and nutty.

Donut Shop Regular K-Cups

It tastes good, it’s dark roast. It is a bit nutty and chocolatey. It is also quite weak. It has a slight sweetness.It’s a poor-roasted Colombian coffee, I would guess.It is not terrible, particularly once it cools down.It becomes a little more sweet. It has a slightly stronger coffee flavor, but less roast flavor.

Folgers Black Silk Coffee k cups

Starbucks Pike Place Roast

* PREMIUM COFFEE IN a K-CUP–Starbucks consistently delivers excellent coffee with this K-Cup pod of Decaf House Blend medium-roasted coffee for Keurig brewers*. PIKE PLACE ROAST–A well-rounded blend from Latin American coffees, with subtle chocolate and toasted nuts, it’s great for every day.
* FRESH TASTE–Starbucks adheres the highest quality standards – Starbucks ships you the same 100% arabica coffee beans that we brew in the cafes.
* MAKE IT YOUR OWN – Starbucks coffee is the perfect everyday cup. You can add your own personal touches like cream, syrup, and a range of other ingredients to make it yours.
* Ethically Sourced–Starbucks has committed to ethical coffee sourcing in partnership and collaboration with Conservation International.

Customers have always wanted fresh brewed coffee throughout their day, from our first location in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, to our coffeehouses all over the globe. In 2008, master blenders and roasters collaborated with customers to make it. Pike Place Roast was the result. It is a blend that is so consistent and harmonious, no one characteristic dominates or disappears.

Starbucks pike place K-cup
The story of Eight O’clock(r) began over a century ago, when the brand introduced America’s first gourmet whole bean coffee. Eight O’Clock’s premium coffees can be found in K-Cup pods these days. This allows for an authentic coffee experience. Eight O’Clock uses only the highest quality 100% Arabica coffee beans to deliver a superior cup every time!
This delicious blend is made with premium 100% Arabica coffee in a medium roast. It is exceptionally smooth and full-bodied, with a complex finish. Although it may not be the original, it is certainly not boring.

* A medium roast, caffeinated coffee with sweet and fruity notes.
* 100% Arabica coffee
* Certified Orthodox Union Kosher

Eight O'Clock Original

19.Dunkin Donuts Original Blend

This is a story of success that began in 1950 with a single donut shop located in Quincy, Massachusetts. It now has over 9,500 locations. While Dunkin'(r), is well-known for its donuts, America has survived on our coffee. What kind of coffee can create such a buzz? Find out by opening this box.
Our Original Blend is a true classic. It’s rich, smooth, delicious, and available in convenient K-Cup(r), pods for your Keurig(r).
* This coffee is the one that made Dunkin'(r), famous. It has a rich, smooth flavor.
* 100% Arabica coffee
* Certified Orthodox Union Kosher

18.Green Mountain Coffee Breakfast Blend

A wonderful eye-opener that is as beautiful as the dawn. It is bright and clean with a balanced sweetness and nutty taste and a silky mouthfeel.
The mountains are special. It is where Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (r) was founded. It is where we got our adventurous spirit and dedication to improving the lands with sustainably sourced coffee. We are driven to make the world a better place by providing a richer and more delicious cup of coffee. Be bold. Be bold. Grab a cup of coffee and go.
* Bright, crisp and clean.
* 100% Arabica coffee
* Certified Orthodox Union Kosher
Enjoy the smooth, rich taste of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters(r). Now, you can also enjoy the convenience of EASY-PEEL lids. These lids have a tab that makes it easy to remove the lid and recycle your K-Cup(r). This is just one more way Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (r) supports sustainability and provides full-flavored coffee packed with goodness(tm).
Green Mountain Coffee Breakfast blend K-Cup

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