When it comes to K-Cup coffee, the term “Extra Bold” does not refer to the type of coffee, nor how it has been roasted.
It can be confusing, because when talking about coffee in general, the word “bold” can also used to describe the taste of a coffee, and can reflect both on its origins and the way in which it was roasted.
But this is not the case when describing K-Cups.
Extra Bold K-Cups actually contain about 20% more coffee. You can test this for yourself by holding a regular K-Cup in one hand, and Extra Bold one in the other and then shaking them. Or you can hold them against a light and see the different levels.
So why are some K-Cups made with extra coffee inside?
The answer is that both the Keurig B60 and Keurig B70 offer more than one brew size.
Using a regular K-Cup, if you opt for a smaller brew size, the coffee will naturally taste bolder, because you have a lower proportion of water to coffee grinds.
If you brew a mug of coffee, the proportion is about right for most people.
But if you take a regular K-Cup and choose one of the larger brew sizes, then you are going to get a weaker brew – simply because there is more water being used with the same amount of coffee.
Hence the Extra Bold K-Cups. They are designed for use with the larger brew sizes. So if you choose to make coffee for your travel mug, the Extra Bold K-Cup will give you a brew that tastes just right.
Or, if you like a little more intensity to your coffee, you can use Extra Bold cups for a regular sized mug of coffee.
Reviews of the Keurig one cup coffee brewers:
Extra Bold Espresso
Extra Bold Kenyan AA
Extra Bold 10% Kona Blend