The K-Cup Challenge: Timothy’s Extra Bold Parisian Nights
Our sample of Timothy’s Extra Bold Parisian Nights came to me as part of the standard stock that arrives at my office each week. If you not fortunate enough to get Timothy’s K-Cups at work, we recommend Amazon.com for Timothy’s Coffee. They offer a huge selection of K-Cups as well as the complete line of Keurig Home Brewers.
This classic Timothy’s Parisian roast is a thick, hearty blend. Contains 25% more coffee than our standard K-Cups. Roasted to a perfectly dark, deep color, this is one blend that you will not forget.
Timothy’s Extra Bold Parisian Nights has a deep, smoky aroma, with just a hint of nut.
Drinking It Black
Timothy’s Parisian Nights is a high-gloss brew with deep caramel color. The first sip of Parisian Nights is pure earth. The smoky flavor walks a fine line between the taste of a rich, dark roast, and a cup full of burnt beans. Thankfully it never quite crosses over. Parisian Nights is undeniably smooth, especially for such a dark brew. It’s not overpowering or overly acidic. It’s not unpleasant either, but I’m convinced I could never drink a full cup of it black.
With Cream & Sugar (Splenda)
Parisian Nights stands up very well to cream and sugar. The earthy (it’s good earthy) flavor remains, and I was able to taste a bit more bean on the back of the tongue. There’s little in the way of tartness, but it does linger in the mouth a bit longer than I generally like. Overall I found it to be a good cup of coffee, although I think there are better French roast options for Keurig brewers.
In the past, I was never a fan of dark coffees (or the French), but as I start to experiment with our Keurig Brewer I find that position changing rapidly. Timothy’s Extra Bold Parisian Nights is a good, but not extraordinary cup of coffee. There’s nothing the least bit unpleasant about it, but at the same time, nothing really screams “That’s the junk” (my personal way of describing an outstanding cup of coffee) either. It is fairly nondescript. I’ll add the occasional cup to my rotation, and if was the only choice available I’d certainly be satisfied (it’s quite a step up from the pot 0 swill we were drinking before our Keurig arrived). It is a fairly dark, bold cup of joe. Devotees of the chain brands will probably find it a bit too strong. Timothy’s Extra Bold Parisian Nights, and hundreds of other K-Cup Varities for your Keurig Home Brewer are available at Amazon.com.