Another great K-Cup choice as a daily drinker is Dark Magic by Green Mountain Coffee.
Dark Magic was the first extra bold K-Cup that I tried after being bitterly disappointed with the the initial Keurig offerings. In fact, Dark Magic is the K-Cup that actually convinced me I could be happy with a single cup coffee maker. As I’ve stated repeatedly, I like a very dark, very bold coffee and Dark Magic fits that bill! It’s a very rich blend that is perfect in the 6oz size and still quite drinkable in the 8oz cup size.
Flavour: Rich and earthly while also a bit nutty, this is a pleasantly dark roast that mixes well with only a little sweetener and cream. Dark magic is not the strongest K-Cup out there, and to be honest I like a few others better now (Double Black Diamond is my Go-To blend), but it’s a great place to start if you are looking for something extra bold and pleasantly bitter. I give it a 8/10 rating for flavour
Strength: Using the 6oz setting will make very strong cup of coffee and even at 8oz this can still be considered to be full flavour and not watery. Dark Magic is definitely one of the stronger K-Cups I’ve encountered, though it’s not the strongest. I give it 8/10 for strength.
Texture: Using the 6oz setting will yield a very smooth, rich and dense texture. The colour is very dark with a good aroma. The 8oz setting will be noticeably 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. Dark Magic has a good texture, but it may become overpowered by cream and sugar leaving a sour after taste. I give it a 7.5/10 for texture.
Dark Magic is a good K-Cup, but after a few cases I found that I preferred other blends. The real issue for me with Dark magic is that it cannot stand up to my preferred cream and sweetener allotments. I know that to some it is sacrilege to contaminate a good cup of coffee with so many additives, but I want my coffee to be strong, and sweet and creamy… And Dark magic can do that, but not as well as some others. Bottom line, if you want a stronger cup of coffee than what is normally found in a Keurig, give it a try! Overall rating is 7.5/10
Update – This is my wife’s daily morning cup now and she prefers it to the Double Black Diamond.