Forget what you may or may not think about McDonald's. When it comes to trying their McCafe Decaf K cups® , all previous notions should go out the window. As experienced coffee drinker, I would have never thought in a million years that I'd be writing a McCafe Decaf K cups® review. In the eyes of some coffee snobs, this could be judged as a coffee travesty on three counts: It's fast-food coffee, it's decaf, and it's a K Cup. However, this particular brand, blend, and delivery form come together to make a surprisingly rich, flavorful, and balanced cup of Joe.
In all fairness, McDonald's coffee has been enjoyed and appreciated by millions of coffee drinkers around the world. So it's no surprise that they're now selling through retail stores one of their most popular products. To help rule out any bias, I approached this review as if this was just another gourmet coffee blend and not the coffee of a fast-food establishment. The McCafe Decaf K cups® are unique in many respects. They're distinctly robust but also really mellow. It doesn't overwhelm and you can actually taste the complexities of the brew with each sip. As many decaf coffee drinkers know, the flavor of decaf coffee can sometimes be a little diluted. Fortunately, these decaf K cups® offer the same poignant flavor of the caffeinated version.
K Cup drinkers know that not all K cups® are created equal. And while whole bean coffee is always going to be fresher than pre-ground coffee pods, there are some K cups® that are still fresher than others. Ever try a single serve coffee pod that was carelessly packed with stale grounds? It's makes for a really deep-seeded sense of disappointment. Fortunately, McDonald's has taken great care to ensure their K cups® are meticulously sealed and packed to ensure maximum freshness and taste. Just toss one of these into your favorite K Cup Machine and within minutes, you'll have an outstandingly rich and enjoyable cup of McCafe coffee.
It's worth reiterating that this is a medium roast that's rich but not too strong. While every person has a different definition of what constitutes strong coffee, in no world would this coffee be considered “weak”. That's refreshing when you consider that most fast-food branded coffee comes up short in the strength department. At the end of the day, the McCafe Decaf K cups® are one of the biggest and best surprises I've had in my many years of drinking coffee.
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