- 36 K-Cups, Italian Roast
- Made from the world’s finest Arabica beans
- Bold flavor, heavy bodied yet ideally balanced and smooth
- Brewing occurs inside the K-Cup so no flavor residue is left behind to spoil the next cup.
- Enjoy your favorite brew anytime!
A Really Great K-Cup for a Dark Roast
I agree with their text that states a more complex flavor. The claim is that this is a premium line for those who expect a premium coffee more like a coffee shop. I tend to agree, except you just don’t get as much per cup. The italian blend is a stronger flavor, but not quite as burnt as a very dark french roast can be (not having tried the Barista Prima French Roast yet but comparing to french roasts in general). To me, no specific note stands out other than a strong coffee or maybe being a little more bitter.
What is nice about K-cups is you can easy switch blends per cup or over time without having to exhaust a whole bag of beans or grounds before moving on. And preferences change as you have the same day in and day out. I certainly don’t like to have dark blends constantly (but many do). But what I can say is that when I do, I think this one is great. I prefer variety and usually have House Blend in the morning, and a Colombia blend in the afternoon. On more rare occasions, I’ll have this roast when I feel like a dark roast with very strong flavor. I prefer this over another somewhat similar Green Mountain Espresso Blend which is more bitter and seems to hurt my stomach occasionally however quite good.
The Barista Prima tends to be more expensive, and depending on the sale price, can be only a little more expensive than other varieties. For a little bit more, it is worth it to me. For a lot more, maybe not. Paying about 12% more yields about 30% more in value in flavor to me. But paying 50% more is costly when there other flavors are plenty good too.
Very, Very Good, but also Expensive
I sent her more today.
I actually had 2 mugs this morning.
Having spent the last 2 weeks in Italy, it is a serious competitor to many there, and I did get tired of Espresso and Cappuccino.