jbviau wrote:Ha! You know you order a lot of stuff online when you're a shipping connoisseur (as I look in the mirror).
Ain't that the truth!
30 minutes before I placed my last capsule order with Meinl, I placed an order with Nespresso.
Nespresso ships via UPS from Clearwater, FL (2 hours away, even in traffic) Meinl via FedEx from Vienna, Austria.
The Meinl order beat the Nespresso delivery to my door! Go figure.
As a retailer (Office Coffee Service) we have enjoyed success with the Barrie House Coffees. Last year, they revamped their offerings to include the symmetric pods.
These are now sold through a Facebook store. Specials today include lower prices AND free shipping. http://barriehousestore.aradium.com/
The Donut Shop Blend has been a raving success in our area. Seems to exceed the tastes for those who like Dunkin and WaWa coffee.
Based upon your recommendation, Gary, I placed an order for the Donut Shop Blend. I also received a travel mug and some samples of their Holiday flavors. Thank You.
If you are a coffee drinker who enjoys a light roast ala Original 8 o'clock, Maxwell House, Choc Full O Nuts etc., these might be your 'Go To' pods.
For example: Based upon some of your review comments, Josh, I think your wife would enjoy these.
Using the pulse cycle on the MCU, these 10 gm. pods made a basic but enjoyable 6 oz cup of morning coffee. Beat the Donut House pods hands down. A somewhat generic cup without memorable high notes, but also without any glaring deficiencies, it just simply gets the job done like a decent cup of restaurant coffee. A good choice to have around for guests. I'll definitely reorder these to have around to bring to work when I'm running late and haven't had the time (or was too lazy) to make up any of my own pods.