The Jetsetter Coffee Company attempts to recapture the glorious age of the “Jet-Set” crowd of the 1950’s at the dawn of commercial flight. These travellers were looked upon with envy as they few to exotic locales and enjoying food and drink that we could only dream of partaking. From Wikipedia “Jet-Set” was also a:
“…term for an international social group of wealthy people, organizing and participating all around the world in social activities unreachable to ordinary people. The term, which replaced “café society“, came from the lifestyle of traveling from one stylish or exotic place to another via jet aircraft.
So, can the Jetsetter Coffee Company re-create the thrill and excitement of this era with a simple K-cup of coffee? Let’s find out!
What is Diner Coffee?
The first K-Cup I’m trying from Jetsetter, is Classic Diner. I know, just thinking about diner coffee reminds you of over-brewed, or stale coffee that has been sitting on a warming plate for ages. But remember what Jetsetter is all about – recreating the thrill of a cherished era. In the 1950’s diners were actually serving good tasting, home cooked meals at attractive prices… where the average joe wanted to start and end their day. These were the places where the owners would actually brew you a pot even if you were the only one in the joint. The coffee was straight up and honest, just like hardworking America, the type of coffee that should be easy to drink while finishing your meal, but able to cut through that grease laden breakfast or that glorious handmade burger.
Classic Diner is a Medium Roast coffee made from 100% Arabica beans.
K-Cup brewed coffee lacks that room filling aroma, so you really need to work for any fragrance/scent you’re trying to detect. Classic Diner does have very light earthy tones – a bit weaker than traditionally brewed coffee, but it is noticeable when you’re looking for it. It’s a nice gradual smell that is ideal for trying to wake you up in a dignified manner as opposed to being hit in the face with a sledgehammer (not that I have any experience being hit with such an instrument).
The taste of the coffee is smooth; with a medium roast coffee you’re not expected suddenly experience a mouthful of flavor. It’s a bit understated while drinking but it finishes with nicely with earthy perhaps even what I should say barky notes. It’s subtle, but definitely and ends with a slight acidic note to the back of the tongue; if you’re not truly trying to taste the coffee you’ll probably miss it.
Classic Diner is on the watery side vs. coffee that is traditionally brewed, but most K-cup coffee is. The taste is quick and does not linger long so it won’t interfere with whatever meal you’re having with it.
This is an easy cup of coffee to quaff, but it’s not the main attraction.
When to Drink Classic Diner
The Jetsetter Coffee company largely achieves its goal of recreating the standard diner cup of coffee with Classic Diner. It’s easy drinking and not objectionable in anyway, but it won’t really enhance or detract from any meal you’re having. Grab this this K-cup if:
- You’re having a greasy meal such as bacon, eggs or a late night burger. It’ll cut through the grease of the meal, give a bit of taste to your drink but you’re there for the meal, not the coffee.
- For a commute to work; your focused on getting to your destination and need a caffeine in your system to get you there in one piece – you’re really not focused on drink.
- Good water cooler coffee where you’re taking a break and chatting with co-workers. The conversation is the focus, not the coffee.
This is a good cup of K-Cup coffee and I’ve definitely had worse. I would call this “standard fare”, one that I can see always having around the house when I’m just in a mood for a cup of coffee.
- Coffee was tasted black.
- Reverse Osmosis filtered water was used to brew the coffee.
- Mug size 4 on Keurig Platinum Brewer
- Ceramic Mug was used.
- K-Cup was purchased at ECS Coffee in Kitchener, Ontario