If there’s anything my sister and I agree on, it definitely isn’t the type of coffee we drink. She likes to play it safe and sticks to traditional dark roast brews, whereas I’m more experimental, welcoming a variety of flavor profiles and strengths with open arms.
As one might expect, mornings in our house resulted in chaos, with each of us wanting to brew our respective coffees from the same machine. To preserve our relationship, we bought a Keurig so we didn’t have to wash the pot in between uses, but the quality of the Keurig coffee pods made us even grouchier than having no caffeine at all. Needless to say, we decided to stick to our pot until we found a better solution.
I eventually came across Cometeer’s frozen coffee pucks and decided to give them a try. To be honest, I was hesitant – no substitute is ever as good as from the pot, and since the pucks were frozen, I was convinced the coffee was going to be watered down and have coffee grains floating in it. As it turns out, I couldn’t have been more incorrect. Cometeer is a coffee extract that is brewed and flash-frozen, meaning no coffee grounds, so you’re left with a flavorful cup that doesn’t have that grainy texture.
Hands down, Cometeer offers some of the most dynamic roasts I’ve ever come across. My sister can relish George Howell’s Coffee’s Dota French Dark Roast, with notes of dark chocolate, peach, and almond–a far cry from our past Keurig pods. As for me, Equator Coffee’s light roast brew with notes of orange marmalade, roasted almond, and oolong tea delights my adventurous spirit. Keep reading to find out why Cometeer capsules are now a permanent fixture in my freezer.
How To Prepare
Cometeer’s convenience is a major plus: all you have to do is peel back the lid of the aluminum capsule, drop the frozen puck in the mug, add some hot water, and stir until dissolved. No machine, no coffee grounds, no mess! If you’re into iced coffee, submerge the capsule in hot water until the coffee liquifies (or just leave the capsule in the refrigerator overnight) and add the liquid to a cup of cold water or milk with ice. All that’s left to do is enjoy!
The Taste Test
I went for the Mixed Roast Box to try a little bit of everything Cometeer has to offer. The box came with 32 cups of coffee from 4 different world-renowned roasters, ranging from dark to light roasts. As someone who likes to dabble in varying coffee strengths, this is the perfect box for me! On bright, sunny mornings I definitely go for a light roast – those flavors err on the fruitier and citrusy side, complementing the morning sunshine. On colder mornings I’ll go for the chocolatey, nutty dark roasts to match the mood.
How does it taste, you ask? Long story short–Cometeer has finally put my days of grainy, flavorless Keurig coffee behind me. Cometeer’s roasters bring notes of papaya, floral honey, cherry cola, and tea to the table (to name a few), and these flavors offer a complexity totally unrivaled in store-bought coffee. From citrusy to nutty to floral, I find myself savoring my cup for a few extra moments these days.
Cometeer has livened up my morning routine and has put the disagreements between my sister and I to rest. No longer are we fighting over the pot or suffering through Keurig coffees–we can finally enjoy our new favorite brews concurrently, with no mess or washing involved.