Green Mountain’s Pumpkin Spice K-Cup Coffee Review
Green Mountain’s Pumpkin Spice K-Cup coffee offers lots of bark—cinnamon bark—but little bite
First, the dark chocolate roast teases with a steady, sometimes interrupted stream extinguishing from the Keurig 2.0 brewer. My foot taps the ground without permission. My elbows rest on the counter as I lean forward for a closer glimpse of the contents filling the cup.
The victim: Green Mountain Coffee’s Pumpkin Spice seasonal selection K-Cup
The light roast’s cinnamon bouquet immediately saps away my breath. It’s an aroma infused with hints of allspice and ginger bundled by the cornerstone scent of cinnamon. It’s apparent by the fragrance alone that this is a lighter brew. A stark contrast to bolder beverages like Starbucks Caffe Verona blend.
Don’t expect even the slightest hint of boldness in this cup. It’s light from start to finish. The first sip may catch you by surprise as the cinnamon bouquet dances its way across the palate. It’s so light, it’s like a strong cup of black tea. If black tea came in pumpkin spice packets. If you’ve ever walked by a Kirkland’s outlet than you understand the experience of smelling the pumpkin spice, single-serve pod as it brews.
This drink is about nostalgia and the memories of autumnal visits with relatives and enjoying granny’s pies. If you wanted a pumpkin-spiced caffeinated drink—which, oddly enough, rarely contains pumpkin—and all the alluring flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice and ginger, Green Mountain’s K-Cup is right up your alley. But if you’re a serious coffee aficionado craving something bold, you should stay far away from this brew.
Seasonal blends don’t have to be so sunny. Green Mountain’s Wicked Winter K-Cup provides a hardy flavor. The perfect pick-me-up during harsh winter weather. Dunkin’ Donuts’ French Vanilla delivers a light/medium roast enveloped in a rich vanilla zest. While similar in roast to the pumpkin spice, the French vanilla packs a bolder punch.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters got its start in 1981 as a small, specialty coffee company in Vermont where they offered unique flavors and blends of coffee and tea. Their business boomed and soon supplied coffee products to many U.S. retailers, convenience stores and gas stations.
In ’93, the coffee company invested in a startup called Keurig. Green Mountain took sole possession of Keurig in 2006, the same year they purchased licenses to Tully’s Coffee, Timothy’s World Coffee, Diedrich Coffee and Van Houtte. Eventually, Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks and other roasters hopped on the Keurig bandwagon and settled deals to allow distribution and purchase of their own single-serve coffee pods.
In 2014, Green Mountain Coffee changed its name to Keurig Green Mountain. They produced many subsequent brewers including the Keurig Vue, Rivo and Bolt systems, designed as single-serve coffee devices that produce regular, espresso, cappuccino and latte mixtures.
Where to purchase Green Mountain Pumpkin Spice K-cups
You can purchase Pumpkin Spice K-cups online and in many retail locations in different pod packs. I purchased my HERE because this is the cheapest option for buying which I found. You can also find pumpkin spice K-Cups online at Keurig.com or many other retail websites. In addition to Green Mountain’s version, you can also find pumpkin spice K-cups made by Café Escapes and Dunkin’ Donuts.
If you’re into pumpkin spice flavored coffee, you’re sure to love cinnamon roll, French vanilla, southern pecan, butter toffee and many more. If you crave pumpkin spice, you may try and other great pumpkin spice coffees.