Most of us are familiar with teabags – sealed paper bags that when dunk in hot water, make a single cup of tea. In the world of coffee, coffee pods perform the same function – a single coffee pod can deliver a good cup of coffee. Each coffee pod is specially designed for a kind of brewer which runs hot water through it, to deliver a hot cup of coffee for you. Coffee pods deliver a higher level of convenience compared to conventional brewing of coffee beans which requires skill and can be messy sometimes. Also, the coffee pod can be easily disposed like a teabag. Another good thing about coffee pods is that no coffee is wasted with them, unlike beans.
There are several coffee pod makers in the market, but we’ll share the top 5 coffee pods starting with the best one in this article.
1. Invigo Coffee
For years, Invigo Coffee has been delivering fresh coffee pods to Canadians. They offer coffee pods in different variants, without compromising quality, such as
- Invigo Coffee Vanilla
- Invigo Coffee Classic
- Invigo Coffee Boost
- Invigo Coffee Chocolate
- Invigo Coffee Caramel
Their coffee pods come from a variety of coffee beans from all over the world such as Colombia, Guatemala, and Ethiopia.
Ethiopia particularly is known as the birthplace of the Coffee Arabica bean. With over a thousand years of heritage, these coffee beans offer a distinctly fruity taste and floral scent that give brewed coffee a natural spicy flavor.
Costa Rican coffee pods are grown from a volcanic, earthy soil that gives it a natural walnut flavor. The effect is a balanced taste on your palate that keeps you craving for the next sip and brew.
Nurtured by heavy, salty winds, Guatemalan coffee pods are known for their intense, strong taste, making them ideal for those looking for an early morning punch to get them hitting it hard on a new day.
With Colombian coffee pods you are guaranteed fruity taste, the result of a painstaking roasting process.
Whichever variant you go with, you can be sure of an unmatched experience.
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2. Lavazza Espresso
This coffee pod is great for those who crave strong roasted espresso taste in their coffee. It comes in variants such as:
- Lavazza a Modo Mio Passionale (enveloping and warm with notes of caramel and chocolate)
- Lavazza a Modo Mio Lungo Dolce (sweet and smooth and notes of dried fruit)
- Lavazza a Modo Mio Espresso Delizioso (sweet and aromatic with floral notes and liquorish tinge)
- Lavazza a Modo Mio Qualita Rossa (full taste with chocolate notes)
- Lavazza a Modo Mio Crema e Gusto (balanced with chocolate and dried fruit notes)
- Lavazza a Modo Mio Intenso (lingering and spiced with cocoa and spices)
This coffee is made from beans sourced from Brazil, Asia, Central and South America. All of them are roasted medium except the Lavazza a Modo Mio Passionale which is roasted dark. The Passionale, Lungo Dolce, and Espresso Delizioso, are made from 100% Arabica coffee. On the other hand, the Qualita Rossa, Crema e Gusto, and Intenso, are made from the Arabica e Robusta.
All coffee pods are made in the finest Italian tradition and go well with milk drinks.
3. Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend
Since 1950, the Dunkin’ Donuts brand has been delivering high-quality coffee that brightens the day of all its faithful users. On the go, at home or at the office, the coffee pods deliver a high-quality brew that keeps you going. It comes in the following variants:
- Dunkin Original Blend Medium Roast Coffee K-Cup Pods
- Dunkin French Vanilla Flavored Coffee K-Cup Pods
- Dunkin Dark Roast Coffee K-Cup Pods
- Dunkin Decaf Medium Roast Coffee K-Cup Pods
They fit perfectly with the Keurig K-Cup Brewers and are made from medium roast 100% Premium Arabica coffee. It is one of the most popular coffee pods in the USA. The taste is just as good as any coffee you buy from a Dunkin Donuts store.
The French Vanilla variant has no added sugar for those looking to cut their sugar levels without missing out on great tasting coffee.
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4. Green Mountain Coffee
These coffee pods come in over 30 variants that can be broadly classified as Single Origin, Blends, Flavored, and Decaf.
- Sumatra Reserve (dark aroma with warm spices – dark roast)
- Colombia Select (caramel, cocoa, plums and apricots – medium roast)
- Costa Rica Paraiso (notes of cocoa, caramel, graham cracker, honey, and white fruit – medium roast)
- Kenya Highlands (wine fruit and blackberry – medium roast)
- Breakfast Blend
- Vermont Country Blend
- Lake & Lodge
- Dark Magic
- French Roast
- Double Diamond
- Nantucket Blend
- Our Blend
- Wild Mountain Blueberry
- Caramel Vanilla Cream
- Brown Sugar Crumble
- French Vanilla
- Southern Pecan
- Breakfast Blend Decaf
- Vermont Country Blend Decaf
- French Vanilla Decaf
- Half-Caff Hazelnut
- Dark Magic Decaf
- Hazelnut Decaf
Whichever variant you go for, you’re guaranteed a consistent flavor across every pod. Every type of coffee is a journey across time and space to regions where they originate. It’s a great way to start the day with its bright, sweet and engaging taste.
5. Eight O’Clock The Original
This coffee pod is great for those who like having their coffee bland with no additives. Not a lot of brands can deliver a great-tasting coffee with nothing added to it. Eight O’Clock is definitely the exception. It’s a medium roast coffee that comes in three blends – mild, medium, and dark. Made from 100% Arabica coffee beans, this brand has been getting people going every day since 1859. So, when you buy Eight O’Clock coffee pods, you’re buying over 150 years of built-up experience in delivering great coffee.
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If we tried picking only one type of coffee pod we couldn’t make the choice. The truth is, whether it’s because the high quality of the blending process or due to the wide range of flavors and varieties, each and every one of these coffee pods deserves a chance to be a part of your morning routine. Soon enough you’ll realize you want them all for breakfast!