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Wolfgang Puck Caramel Coffee Pods
Similar to Senseo’s Paris French Vanilla, just not as good
If you prefer a strong cup of coffee this brand will most likely not satisfy you. Also, the Hamilton Beach Pod Brewer does not make the crema layer that a lot of people seem to like, so I don’t know if this brand will do that well or not. I drink my coffee weak — not super strong — but also not watery. My daily one cup of coffee is a treat I allow myself and I enjoy the French Vanilla and Caramel flavored coffees. Also, I use a smaller coffee mug (it holds at most 8 ounces comfortably) so I don’t need a lot of coffee but this stuff is extremely weak (even for me) and I have to be sure to use **no more than** 6 ounces of water with this brand, otherwise it is just too weak and watery to be palatable. Again, if you use a different pod brewer you may get different results.
I’ve also tried Wolfgang Puck’s French Vanilla flavored coffee pods, but I find that flavor to brew up even more weak and watery than this does and it has a very “acidy” aftertaste which aggravates my heartburn — I have not had that problem with this flavor (Caramel Creme.)
If you want a larger, stronger cup of flavored coffee, you might be able to make this work better for you by using 2 pods with 12 ounces of water (the maximum amount for the HB Pod brewer); it just hasn’t worked out for me. Using 12 ounces of water and 2 pods seems to more than double the strength of the coffee and it comes out stronger than I like. Also, I really only want 1 cup of coffee for my morning “ritual” so the rest is just wasted.