Another great K-Cup for people who love really strong coffee is the Eclipse Blend by Van Houtte.
I like the Eclipse Bland as an afternoon pick-me-up. I’ve mentioned before that I like a very dark, very bold coffee and to be honest, the Eclipse blend is, in my opinion the strongest single K-Cup you can buy! It’s an almost overpoweringly rich blend that is very very strong in the 6oz size and still quite potent in the 8oz cup size. Its a coffee to be savoured in the afternoon rather then simply drained in the morning rush!
Flavour: VERY rich and pleasantly bitter though many people may find it tastes burnt, this is a the darkest roast I’ve come across for the Keurig. I like to add a lot of sweetener and cream to this blend so that it comes out more like a late since its superb colour and bold flavour are not overpowered by either cream or sugar. I give it a 9/10 rating for flavour
Strength: Using the 6oz setting will make very strong cup of coffee and even at 8oz this is very much at full flavour and not at all watery. In my mind, the Van Houtte Eclipese Blend is the strongest K-Cup I’ve encountered. I give it 10/10 for strength.
Texture: Using the 6oz setting will yield a smooth, rich and very dense texture. The colour is almost totally black and and the aroma is that of a good espresso blend. With an 8oz setting the coffee will be a bit weaker as it pours from the machine near the end of the cycle and as a result the colour will be a little more translucent and the texture will likewise be a touch more watery. I give it a 8/10 for texture.
The Eclipse blend is another personal favourite and my go-to afternoon cup of coffee. Its so dark and rich that I find it overpowering in the morning yet perfect in the afternoon when I need a little push to make it though. However, since it is SO very strong I am taking off one point in the overall score to denote its “special occasion” drink-ability as opposed to a “daily morning cup.” Overall rating is 8.5/10