Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: hazelnut coffee pods

While I was enjoying a croissant at a local French cafe this summer, a family from Wales walked in and asked for a strong cup of coffee. Luckily, the bakery sold a bold, locally roasted blend that hit the mark. They reminded me of the coffee drinkers in my family who know what they like and like what they know. Our panelists were on the same page, but said they like switching it up a bit with added flavors. And most of them use coffee brewers requiring pods. Almost every coffee company has a line of pods available in local grocery stores. We decided to try hazelnut coffees and this week sampled 10 brands of the flavored cups. The bolder the coffee, the better the scores from our panelists.

Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent

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Taste test: Frozen Italian meatballs

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