Welcome to my first post of the year. It only took me 2 1/2 weeks to do it. Today i'm talking about coffee because i've been a little obsessed lately and i've tried a bunch so i thought i'd review the ones i have tried. First, a quick progress update on my running situation. I'm down to a 10.5-11 minute mile pace. I'm currently running about 3 miles at a time and will start doing 4 soon since my race is only 8 weeks away. I'm also going to start running outside to get a more accurate gauge on my time. Now on to the coffee.
I have recently started trying to make coffee in the morning instead of stopping at the coffee shop. It is cheaper and actually healthier since i know there is no added sugar, use oatmilk instead of dairy, and add collagen powder to my coffee at home. I use a single-cup Keurig to make my coffee, as i only need to make one cup at a time. I wanted to do this review post beause it can be hard to find good tasting k-cups sometimes. I find that most of the flavored ones have a yucky artificial sweetener type aftertaste. I prefer a medium to dark roast. Caribou dark roasts are always a solid choice. Mahogany blend is my favorite. A very close second is Paul Newman's Special Blend. This is a medium roast but just as great as a dark roast. Dutch Bros., while always better when you go there (if you're lucky enough to have them in your area), also makes a pretty good k-cup coffee.
Now the flavors. I have so far only found one company that makes decent flavored k-cups. Bones Coffee Co. So far, i have tried Irish Cream, Frankenbones, and Peanut Butter and Jelly. I just received Highland Grog and will add my opinion on that after i have tried it. Irish cream and Peanut Butter and Jelly are obvious and taste like the names suggest. Peanut Butter and Jelly is a little more jelly than peanut butter and i would prefer it the other way around. Frankenbones is supposed to be chocolate hazelnut but i do not taste any chocolate; only hazelnut. Irish cream is my favorite of the 3 but i do like all of them. The actual coffee is good quality and the flavors are good with no weird aftertaste. You can purchase directly from them or through Amazon, though i don't think all of the flavors are available through Amazon.
So that's it, nothing super long, keeping it simple.
Edit: Highland Grog is good as well. It is similar, in my opinion, to the Irish Cream.
I am part of the generation that made ADD a thing and it shows. My thoughts are random and I am constantly squirreling, but that's what keeps things interesting, right?