Ultimate Guide to K-Cup Coffees: What Are the Best 12 Cups?

Like many of us who use the information superhighway for a living, I’ve been doing a lot of working from home– and a LOT of drinking coffee. Once I realized how many cups I was putting down a day, I decided to install my Keurig Machine right on my desktop.
I have a whole filing cabinet full of K-Cups, kept an excel sheet for all my notes, and thought I’d share the results with you kind people. Enjoy!

12. Eight O’Clock Coffee 100% Colombian Peaks

Best way to start the day. I usually have two cups of this as I’m booting up my desktop computer. It tastes really good. 

11. Peets’ Coffee Major Dickason’s Blend

I’ve always loved Peets, and this flavor is no exception. It ought to be excepted because Major Dickason’s is a really silly name. But hey, sometimes I let my tie loosen up and enjoy a dark roasted coffee with a filthy moniker. On the web, you can be anybody!

10. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Breakfast Blend

Even though it says “Breakfast,” I recommend this brew for your lunchtime break. You can taste the pancakes, sausage, eggs, bacon, and syrup in every sip. Just kidding! Most of my taste buds have been burned– I just like it because it’s hot. I usually have three cups for lunch and then it’s back to work, work, work!

9. Starbucks Caramel K Cups

Who doesn’t love Da Bucks? Even though there’s no barista to give you the Wi-Fi password, this K-Cup packs a wallop of delicious caramel flavor. You can still use their VPN for any NSFW Internet fun! (Don’t contact me for details how.)

8. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Hazelnut

Yep, another Green Mountain on the list. Sometimes, you gotta hand it to the king of K-Cups again and again. If you don’t like Hazelnut, I recommend adding a dash of mouthwash to this cup of Joe. It gives it a minty swirl and the alcohol keeps me lucid. Great flavor to enjoy when, uh-oh, it’s time to answer an email!
(By the way, I picked Top 12 instead of Top 10 as a reference to the power of the duodecimal system, which orders all things from the planets to the clocks. It is important to stay synced with these cosmic forces and stay caffeinated.)
7. Cafe Escapes Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa 
Technically not a coffee, but it is still a K-Cup. Delicious and warm. I like to brew a few cups at a time then pour them into a small stout baking pan. Then I put the pan under the desk and give my feet a little bath while I’m on a videoconference call. Add a little rosemary and it smells like Christmas came early!

6. Folger’s Caramel Drizzle

I’ve never actually drank this coffee, but my coworker says it’s delicious. I don’t trust her though, given what I’ve read of her personal emails.

5. Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla

If you’re on a deadline or in a pinch, gotta trust Dunkin’. When my boss is on my back, you can find me with a cup of Dunkin’ in each hand, pouring the coffee on each other hand respectively. Nothing gets my brain popping and my fingers typing like 2nd Degree Dunkin’ Damage (skin burn).

4. Caribou Coffee Caribou Blend

This stuff is so strong it’s like you’re chewing on the cocoa beans. So this packs the perfect punch for when you’re grinding your teeth, reading about these pedophillic elites. Sometimes I get as mad as a caribou! 

3. Death Wish Coffee Cups

A good, strong cup of Joe for that afternoon slog. Or is it nighttime? I remember this brand keeping me going when I started boarding up the windows. Found out you can eat these K-Cups straight out of the cup without even using the Keurig.

2. The Original Donut Shop Regular Roast

I trust this coffee more than my IT department. Be sure to get the most out of this authentic donut-inspired taste by brewing the largest cup your Keurig Machine will make. I pour two cups of this over my desktop monitor and keyboard at the end of every workday. Time to enjoy some TV!

1. Green Mountain Decaf Hazlenut

Come for the decaf, stay for the smell. This stuff gets it done. After a long day of work, wind down with a pot of this rich hazelnut goodness. The last few cups of the day, I boil this extra hot then dip all my floppy disks in. Nobody’s going to be looking at my search history now–not without sticking their hands in a hot cup of delicious Joe!