With the rise of Keurig coffee machines, it’s no surprise that Starbucks, the world’s largest coffee chain, decided to get in on the action.

In addition to bringing whole bean, ground and instant coffee, you can now bring K-Cups or coffee « pods » home and enjoy a single cup of freshly brewed coffee in minutes.

But which Starbucks pods should you buy? I have a list of the five best Starbucks pods that you need to try before anything else.

5 Best Starbucks Pods You Must Try

5. Starbucks Pike Place Roasted K-Cups

In 2008, Starbucks’ expert blenders and roasters formulated Pike Place Coffee, a subtly chocolatey and nutty roast that’s suitable for any time of day.

Then he made the jump to K-Cups, and the medium roast coffee, with its notes of cocoa and praline, has since won over Keurig users.

This is in fact the best-selling K-Cup in Starbucks’ Keurig pod line, which means you should try it at least once for yourself.

A reviewer on Amazon’s product page simply states: “Great tasting coffee.

Another says: “My favorite taste! I share it with my friends and colleagues and they also love the flavor.

4. Starbucks K-Cup French Roast Coffee Pods

French roasts are known for their dark, smoky flavors, and Starbucks doesn’t disappoint with its French Roast K-Cup coffee pods.

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Dark roast, which means a full-bodied cup of Joe and robust, bold flavors, contains coffee beans that cannot be roasted darker.

“A master roaster watches,” the product description reads, “knowing that if he pushes them a second too long, they will burst into flames.” »

A reviewer on the item’s product page on Amazon says, « If you like French roast, you know you want to add some flavor to your coffee.

“You don’t want it to be burnt, but you want that distinctive almost burnt taste. Starbucks does a really good job with these K-Cups, getting them just right.

A second reviewer says, “I love the French blend of Starbucks K-Cups. Always a refreshing taste with no aftertaste. Fresh beans! »

3. Starbucks Blonde Roast K-Cup Sunrise Blend Coffee Pods

Starbucks Blonde Roast K-Cup Sunrise Blend Coffee Pods

The lightest possible roast here doesn’t mean a lack of flavor for these Starbucks Blonde Roast Sunrise Blend K-Cups.

With notes of chocolate and light caramel, this lighter-bodied, smooth-flavored coffee is a bright way to start your day.

The coffee in K-Cups is actually bordering on light and medium roast, and it has been described as « approachable » by Roasty Coffee.

This means you don’t need to know anything about coffee or have a sophisticated palate to enjoy it – you can simply put it in your Keurig, brew and enjoy, without any hassle.

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A reviewer on the coffee’s Amazon product page said: “I’m a fan of Caribou, always have been. But when I saw this and tasted the Starbucks Blonde Roast, I knew I would buy it again!

“I’m not disappointed…the flavor is excellent! »

2. Caramel Starbucks

Instead of « caramel notes, » Starbucks’ Caramel Flavored K-Cup Coffee Pods are packed with smooth buttery caramel taste.

Made with natural flavors, this coffee is widely drinkable, suitable even for those who protest that they « don’t like coffee » or find roasted coffees too strong.

This medium roast has just the right amount of richness and sweetness to not be overpowering.

In fact, you can add some sweetness in the form of marshmallows or hot chocolate mix after making the K-Cup for a delicious after-dinner drink.

One reviewer on this product’s Amazon page said, « I love the caramel smell and hint of flavor without taking away my morning brew. »

“It’s a good coffee, I really like it. »

Another said: “Let me start by saying I have never drunk coffee… This caramel coffee is amazing. »

She continues: “I’ve already ordered more and decided that I’m now a ‘at home’ coffee drinker because of this wonderful coffee!

1. Starbucks Plus Madagascar Vanilla

For those who need an extra kick in the morning, there are Starbucks Plus Madagascar Vanilla K-Cup Coffee Pods.

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The “Plus” in the name refers to the caffeine content – ​​twice the amount in a normal cup.

Madagascar vanilla gives this blonde roast a subtly sweet flavor, while coffee extracts are what supercharge the caffeine content.

A reviewer on this product’s Amazon page says: « High octane – essential if you enjoy the benefits of caffeine. » This is one of the strongest/best cups of coffee I have found.

“Literally gives me the energy I need to get through the day and improve my mood. »

Another says: « Great tasting coffee that keeps you awake longer than regular coffee, » while another jokes: « I love this stuff, it tasted great and really added a pep to my step. » »

To learn more, you can also read our articles on Starbucks Puppucino, Starbucks Flat White and Starbucks Pink Drink.


K-Cups (or coffee pods) are extremely popular these days, so it’s no surprise that Starbucks has been selling them for a while.

If you’re not sure where to start your K-Cup journey, I recommend one of these five best Starbucks pods, choosing the one that best suits your taste preferences.

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