I Really Like the Kirkland Summit Medium Roast Coffee Pods!

My standard cup of coffee in the morning is from a Keurig pod of Kirkland Summit Medium Roast that I buy in bulk from Costco.  I went through several different Kirkland roasts and other brands in K-Pods before I dialed in on the Medium Roast.

The coffee is good, but not great, but I stick with it because it fits my budget and brewing style.

Kirkland Medium Roast Coffee Keurig Pods

Let’s take a closer look at what this coffee brings to the party so you can decide if it is right for you.

Features of the K-Pods

There are several aspects about this product worth covering:

  • Organic
  • Fair Trade Certified
  • Recyclable
  • Value

Organic and Fair Trade Certified

This coffee is certified Organic by the USDA and Fair Trade Certified by Fair Trade USA.  I do not get too excited about the Organic certification but the Fair Trade label is important to me.

In a nutshell, Fair Trade means that the coffee comes from farmers/brands that:

“promote sustainable livelihoods, safe working conditions, protection of the environment, and strong, transparent supply chains”

Sounds like the right thing to be doing.

Kirkland Coffee is Organic and Fair Trade


I confess that I toss the used K-Pods in the trash.

That being said, apparently after you make the coffee you can:

  • Wait for the pod to cool.
  • Peel back the lid.
  • Dump the used coffee into a compost bin.
  • Place the plastic pod into your Recycle bin.

I didn’t realize that the pods were recyclable until I started writing this article so it looks like I need to change my habits!


The coffee is sold in a box with 120 individual K-pods at a cost of about $35.  This works out to a “cost per cup” of around $0.30.

According to Coffee Detective, the average price to make a good cup of coffee from a pound of ground coffee in a regular percolator comes out to about $0.27 per cup.  The same article also gives an average price for high quality coffee in K-pods of $0.67 per cup.

So, a cup of Kirkland Medium Roast costs just a little more than bulk coffee brewed in a percolator and a whole lot less than premium coffee in K-pods.

Costco Coffee Price

What I Like About the Coffee

The two main reasons that I keep buying this coffee are

  • Convenience
  • It’s a Good Cup of Joe


I drink coffee on and off throughout most of the day.  I typically have my first cup around 6 a.m. and my last cup around 2:30 p.m.

The thing is, my schedule is pretty flexible and I hardly ever know what my day is going to look like.  Some days I am sitting around the house all morning and other days I am running errands until noon.

The ability to make a single cup of coffee exactly when I want it really fits into my schedule and lifestyle.  I am a K-Pod convert 🙂

Good Cup of Joe

The medium roast coffee is a full bodied brew that satisfies.

I found the Kirkland “Morning Blend” roast was too thin for my tastes and most of the “dark” or “French Roasts” were a on the bitter side and had a smaller caffeine punch.

The “Medium Roast” is not an incredible cup of coffee but is better than what you get served at most establishments.  The coffee is plenty good enough for the 4-6 cups I drink per day.

Cup of Kirkland Medium Roast Coffee



Good morning and welcome to the site dedicated to helping you find great products at Costco and other stores! My name is David Somerville and these are hands on reviews of products that I have bought and used or am seriously considering purchasing. I do most of my shopping at the Costco in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but will check out any other Costco warehouses I find while travelling. Please get in touch with any questions and let me know of any great products that deserved to be featured in this blog!

One thought on “I Really Like the Kirkland Summit Medium Roast Coffee Pods!

  1. Having a hard time deciding if I should switch to the Kirkland Medium roast or stay with the Breakfast Blend Light Roast.
    I have been using the Light roast for some time and feel I would like a better tasting coffee. I do not like dark and bitter coffee. Do you think that the Medium blend would suit my taste in coffee?

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