|54 count box used a dark roast. The 80 count box is a medium roast.|
|Love the look of the 'old' box much, much better than the 1970's feel of the new (bottom) packaging|
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This weekend I stopped at Sam's Club to pick up our favorite stand-by coffee; the Daily Chef brand Colombian blend k-cups. They come in a box of 54 for approximately $23. Rushing through the store to get my coffee, dog food and kitty litter I wasn't expecting to have to stop and study the packaging... but I did.
The first thing I noticed was the package was different. Cheaper and cheeseier looking than normal. That caught my attention. Was it the right one? I looked again. Colombian blend.... but 80 count. Same size box but realizing it was an 80 count, I looked for the regular 54 count box.
Nope. None to be found.
I then stopped to really look at the packaging.
Perhaps they stopped making the 54 count and decided to only offer the 80 count?
I checked the price. $33 for 80 was still on target with their previous per-cup-price.
Yes, it still was the Colombian blend.
But... it said "medium roast" ... I racked my brain; surely I remember it always being a "dark" roast. I glanced at the shelves again to make sure I wasn't missing something.
Nope, this was the only red box, Daily Chef, Colombian Roast in the store.
So I bought it.
Getting home, I saw the box is indeed different, and yes... the roasts are different. Our regular 54 count box is labeled dark roast while the newer in-stock coffee was medium roast.
JUST A HEADS UP.
Flavor? Well, I admit there is a difference in taste... but it's not bad. Just different from what I'm used to.
I brew the k-cup at the medium, 8 oz. size so it's a nice strong brew, and it's good enough that for the price I'll keep buying it. But, if I go back in 2 weeks and my 'regular' Colombian dark roast is again available, I will gladly go back! For now? It will do.
I just wanted to make sure my readers knew to check to see if their local Sam's Club is *only* stocking this new 80 count medium roast instead of the typical 54 count dark roast.