12.13.2014

Winn Dixie's brand coffee; k-cup style (Surprisingly very good)

   This coffee is available at Winn-Dixie grocery stores.  This is a grocery chain in the Southern part of the USA so it's not a store that some readers will be familiar with.  We have this retailer near our home, but admittedly I don't regularly shop there.  I popped in about every 6 months so it's possible I never saw these brand k-cups before, but until last week I didn't know they carried them.

Recently our local retailer underwent a big remodel and I had a $5 off coupon for my total purchase.  It was time to try Winn-Dixie again.  I spied these k-cups in French Roast and Colombian.  My current favorite coffee (for in-the-home brewing) is Colombian and the price was great!  About $6 for a box of 18 count.

"There was no special 'one thing' that stood out about this coffee 
but that is in NO WAY a negative.  It's a positive.  
It means it's a good coffee to serve to almost anyone."

For a basic, easy to drink, average 100% Arabica bean coffee, it's good!  There is no certain flavor or hint of special spice or overtone that stands out.  It's just a good, sturdy, home brewed cup of coffee.  Not bitter (yeah!) and not burnt tasting, but also not light or floral or woodsy or - best of all - no 'cigarette ash' flavor that many affordable blends have. 

There was no special 'one thing' that stood out about this coffee but that is in NO WAY a negative.  It's a positive.  It means it's a good coffee to serve to almost anyone.  And when it's a k-cup, it can be brewed in different sizes, so a 6 oz., 8 oz. or 10 oz. size is going to please those who like it more bold, or more 'light' brewed.

It's not going to be my first choice to keep on hand, but for a quick 'coffee run' to pick up coffee inbetween regular purchases or if I'm near a Winn-Dixie and I need to pick up coffee, this is one I would purchase without hesitation due to the affordability factor.   Price for the taste is good and beats out the other 'store brands' such was Walmart (not a great contender in my book).

If you aren't in the deep Southern states, and you want to try the coffee you can order it on Amazon (18 count French Roast Winn & Lovett Single Serve for Keurig).