Best Dark Roast K-Cups – Top 11 Picks (2018 Updated)

The introduction of the Keurig machine was huge in the coffee world.

Suddenly people were learning many new things about coffee. 

This article will review some of the best dark roast k-cups products.

Top 11 best dark roast k-Cups of 2018

1. Emeril Coffee Keurig Single Serve K-cup

Emeril's Big Easy Bold, K-Cup for Keurig Brewers, 24 Count (Pack of 2)

This will give you coffee with a dark and robust flavor that will taste great regardless of whether you drink it black or with milk or cream.

The bonus of drinking a dark roast is that it allows you to still taste the flavor of the coffee no matter what you add to your cup.

These cups come from a brand with a reputation for providing quality products.

Another perk of these is that they are certified Orthodox Union Kosher (1), making them perfect for many groups of people.

Lahis product brews strong and bold no matter what size of cup you use.


2. San Francisco Bay Compatible Brewers (Our Top Recommended)

San Francisco Bay OneCup, French Roast, 80 Count- Single Serve Coffee, Compatible with Keurig K-cup Brewers

This French roast gourmet coffee product is sure to please as it contains some of the best coffees from Central and South America.

The beans are shade-grown, which lowers the acid content of the coffee. The product gives you a low acid content in your brew, which can benefit many people that drink coffee.

An additional benefit is that the cups that contain the coffee are really more of a filter instead of plastic. This makes them better for the environment because we are sending less waste to the landfills.

They are also packaged in a bag that states it is compostable. It's easy to appreciate a company who takes this additional step to create a healthier product for their customer base.

An additional positive impact to discuss related to this coffee brand is that a portion of every purchase of these k cups is funneled into a program called Grown for Good. This program helps benefit other communities and farmers in the area.


3. Barista Prima Coffehouse Brewers

Barista Prima Coffeehouse Italian Roast Coffee K-Cup for Keurig Brewers, Italian Roast Coffee (Count of 96) - Packaging May Vary

This product comes in seven flavors total and a selection of five different sizes, giving you the chance to choose exactly what you need.

The Italian roast has an extra bold kick that is sure to please the coffee drinker looking for that darker brew.

The coffee brewed from this k-cup gives a fruity and intense flavor with berry notes and a hint of a smokey flavor.

Lastly, this product is also Kosher and gluten-free.


4. Tully's Coffee French Keurig Single Serve

Tully's Coffee French Roast Keurig Single-Serve K-Cup Pods, Dark Roast Coffee, 72 Count (6 Boxes of 12 Pods) ( Pack May Vary )

This product comes from beans that were slowly roasted in order to draw out as much flavor as possible.

While it is a dark roast, it does not claim to be bold. You can expect a smokey flavor when brewed.

It's also worth mentioning that this product contains loose pods that have been repackaged. 

While they are still acceptable for brewing, this may turn some people off from the product.


5. 40-Count COFFEE Brewer's Variety Sampler

40-count BOLD & DARK ROAST COFFEE Single Serve Cups For Keurig K Cup Brewers Variety Pack Sampler (Bold Sampler)

This dark roast sampler gives you the opportunity to try several different brands of dark coffee.

This works great if you are just looking to try something new or if you are purchasing it as a gift for someone.

One drawback of a product like this that offers all bold choices is that they may not fit in with the boldness that you're used to seeking out in your coffee.

Some may see weak to you if you're used to trying darker blends.


6. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Single Serve

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Dark Magic Keurig Single-Serve K-Cup Pods, Dark Roast Coffee, 72 Count

This product is a dark roast coffee that gives you an intense flavor with underlying notes of dried fruit and chocolate.

It is a certified Orthodox Union Kosher product, with beans sourced from Sumatra, Costa Rico, Colombia, and Kenya.

This means that the coffee brewed is less likely to be acidic, which can prevent acid reflux after drinking it.

A potential issue with this product is that the cups have the tendency to burst open during brewing. Keeping a close eye on them may be necessary.


7. Starbucks French Single Coffee Brewers

Starbucks French Dark Roast Single Cup Coffee for Keurig Brewers, 4 Boxes of 24 (96 Total K-Cup Pods)

This French roast is from a brand with a reputation for excellent coffee.

This type of coffee will give you a fuller flavor and more intense body to your drink. It also has a smokiness to it that many people enjoy.

When shipped, this product comes as a box of loose pods. Unless damaged, these pods are deemed safe to use.

However, this feature may make some people uncomfortable.

It is also important when a product is shipped like this that you monitor for expired cups.


8. Eight O'Clock Coffee Italian Single Serve

Eight O'Clock Coffee Dark Italian Roast Keurig Single-Serve K-Cup Pods, Dark Roast Coffee, 72 Count (6 Boxes of 12 Pods)

This dark roast Italian blend coffee will be sure to please the dark coffee lover.

It has an intense and full-bodied flavor that also includes some subtle notes of chocolate.

This product is certified Kosher, which can benefit a larger group of people. It also gives a piece of mind about how and where the product is processed.

Another perk is that this product provides you a recipe for s'mores iced coffee, using the dark roast grounds, which sounds incredible.

The product also contains loose packaging, but it is a personal preference if you agree with this or not.

The issue with loose packaging like what this company offers is that it is more difficult to keep track of expiration dates.

It would be frustrating to pay for a shipment of dark roast coffee and have to throw many cups away because they are expired and not safe for drinking.


9. Tim Horton's Single Serve Coffee

Tim Horton's Single Serve Coffee Cups, Dark Roast, 24 Count

The first thing I noticed about this product is that the cups are recyclable. This is not always the case with some other k-cup products, and it is nice to see a company put forth the effort to make this unique feature available.

Overall, this product gives you a rich, full-flavored brew with a smooth finish. The quality of the product does fall short slightly, with boxes being shipped with loose and missing or damaged cups.

The quality of the beans comes from growing areas with a strong reputation for providing excellent coffee, giving you the added assurance that the cups that you do receive are going to have a great flavor.


10. Original Donut Shop Keurig Single Serve

The Original Donut Shop Keurig Single-Serve K-Cup Pods, Dark Roast Coffee, 72 Count

This dark roast is from a leading brand and boasts a delicious and bold flavor. There are also no additional ingredients added and the product is certified Kosher.

These pods can brew up to 12 ounces per pod, and they also contain more coffee than their previous versions. 

Both of these features make them a great option if you are looking for a strong cup of coffee.

The darker blends tend to have a slightly lower amount of caffeine, which is made up for by the more intensely bold flavor.


11. Caza Trail Coffee Roast Single

Caza Trail Coffee, Dark Roast, 100 Single Serve Cups

This dark roast contains a mix of coffees from Latin America, Indonesia, and Africa. It is also Kosher certified.

This product boasts that it provides a hearty punch of flavor and mentions only mild acidity, which is exactly what I would expect from a dark brew.

Darker brews are excellent at keeping the acidity level low, which lets you enjoy less acid reflux or heartburn after drinking them. 

Overall, this seems like a great option to try for a decent price.


Conclusion

The San Francisco Bay option is clearly the winner. I like that their product is great for the environment.

I also like that this brand is compatible with more than just one machine.

Overall, I think the San Fransico Bay OneCup product is a great choice for you if you are looking for the best dark roast k-Cups.

My name is Kathy Gallo, Editor of Daily Cupo, a Coffee buff. The guide you find here is designed exactly for you, and it is our hope that you find it not only interesting but also actionable.

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