In the coffee world, it's a real blessing when you can find a coffee brand and blend that matches with your personal palette. It's even more of a blessing if this blend is priced right. And it's yet another blessing when it's environmental friendly. Maud's Coffee or Maud's Righteous Blends meets all three criteria with their high quality, well-priced, recyclable K cups®. A family owned business, the coffee company derived its unique name from the owners' two daughters: Maddie + Audrey = Mauds. What started out as a family project has grown into an impressive coffee brand that's earned the seal of approval from coffee lovers of all types. There are thousands of Maud's coffee reviews out there, but in this article we'll take an especially in-depth look at this coffee brand.
While everyone has their own definitions of what's considered strong coffee, Maud's Coffee provides a gentler and smoother coffee experience that still packs a considerable punch when it comes to flavor. So for those concerned about weak coffee, fret not. Maud's Coffee K Cups and coffee pods don't disappoint when it comes intensity and strength.
Low Acid Maud's Coffee Pods
Another notable quality about this coffee is that it's gentle on the stomach. Although Maud's coffee pods aren't specifically marketed as low-acid coffee, they still deliver a very smooth taste that definitely gentle on the stomach. In fact, one of our reviewers here at Best Quality Coffee had actually been forced to take a break from coffee because the acidity from her morning Starbucks was getting to her stomach. Fortunately, she discovered Maud's coffee K cups and was able to keep drinking coffee. Check out her full story here.
What I think coffee lovers will appreciate most about Maud's coffee pods is that they deliver a very bold, rich flavor with virtually no bitter aftertaste. Many Maud's Coffee reviews have attested to this and I can say from personal experience that this is true. Maud's Coffee has been a part of my coffee journey for over 4 years now, and I would recommend it to coffee lovers across the board. And while every flavor is obviously different, they all share a common quality of being deliciously smooth, robust in flavor, and low-acid.
Maud's Coffee Selection
Maud's Coffee offers a deep selection of unique blends ranging from Maud's Light Roast Breakfast Blend to Maud's French Roast from the Coast Dark Roast. Here at Best Quality Coffee, we've tried about 12 different blends and have been consistently impressed with all of them. Below are a handful reviews and tasting notes based on our experience. Their coffee is sourced from 100% Arabica coffee beans, expertly roasted, and nitrogen sealed.
Maud's Organic Sumatra Coffee Pods
This easily one of our favorites. If you like a very earthen, full-bodied and low acid coffee with a potent flavor, we recommend going with this organic Sumatran coffee. Bursting with flavor, with virtually not bitter at all, Maud's Sumatran coffee delivers a very satisfying and rich flavor.
Maud's Coffee Salted Caramel Coffee Pods
Anyone who is a fan of salted caramel blends knows that balance is everything. Imperfect coffee is one thing, but the last thing you ever want your coffee to be is “too salty”. Believe it or not, there are some coffee brands out there that tend to overdo the salt with a blend like this. Fortunately, Maud's Coffee Salted Caramel Coffee Pods achieves a masterful blend of sweet and salty. The flavor itself is distinct but not so overpowering that you can't discern the high and low notes. It's not an afterthought in the least as you'll be able to immediately notice the potent caramel flavor. Another reason this is a fan-favorite among coffee lovers is because the salted caramel flavor tastes natural, and not artificial. With no exaggeration, this is the best salted caramel coffee I've ever tried.
It's so distinct that I find myself skipping the creamer with this blend since its already infused with a deep taste that any salted caramel fan will be sure to appreciate. Check out our full Maud's Coffee Salted Caramel K Cup review for more details.
Maud's Coffee Mellow Mood Coffee Pods
You might find it strange that we included their decaf offerings as part of these Maud's Coffee reviews. The truth is, you can tell a lot about a company based on their decaf offerings. As such, we took a look at Maud's Mellow Mood Medium Roast – the decaf version. Because this is a decaf coffee, this was a great option for me in the evenings. “Mellow” is the perfect description for this blend as its mild and smooth flavor makes for a very relaxing and soothing coffee experience. Remember, mellow doesn't mean weak or diluted. Unlike, many other decaf coffees, this brew retained all the intensity of its caffeinated counterpart. Check out our full Maud's Coffee Mellow Mood review for more details. This full-flavored decaf coffee has even made our list of best decaf coffees….which is no easy feat.
Maud's Coffee Pricing
One of the reasons the company is able to offer its line of gourmet coffee products at such competitive prices is that it sells direct from factory to customer. They currently work with a company called Intelligent Blends who is an innovative co-packer, manufacturer and solutions provider for the single serve coffee market. Fewer hands in the pot translates into greater savings for customers. Maud's Coffee is a grand example of a company offering premium quality coffee without the premium price tag. And the fact that it's 100% recyclable K cups® is just icing on the coffee cake. At about 34 – 39 cents a pod, this coffee is very attractively priced, especially when you consider this is superior quality coffee.
Maud's K-Cup Compatability
Maud's Coffee Pods are compatible all Keurig 2.0 machines as well as the following brewers:
- K10 MINI Plus
- K40/45 Elite
- K60/K65 Special Edition
- K70/K75/K79 Platinum
- Hamilton Beach
At the end of the day, this is one of those rare coffee brands that give you the perfect excuse to get a Keurig coffee machine if you don't already have one. At the beginning of this Maud's coffee pods review, we asked the question of whether this coffee lived up to the hype.
The truth is, it's not hype. It's actuality.
If you've tried this brand and would like to share your Maud's Coffee K Cup review, we'd love to hear from you. FYI, a number of people think this company is spelled Maude's Coffee but as you probably know by now, it's just Maud's Coffee.