Taste Difference in Mild, Medium, Bold and Extra Bold Coffee

Bill Laine

New member
Jan 5, 2008
New Orleans
Are you using the "bold" and "extra bold" designations for degrees of dark roast? Or are you using the K-cup meaning?

When I buy K-cups Extra Bold on the package tells me that I will be getting more coffee in each cup. I know that an Extra Bold cup will be stronger but I don't think it tells me anything about the roast.

My guess is that "bold" and "extra bold" are marketing terms that can have varying meanings. I think it is better to stick with conventional degrees of roast descriptors. If I don't understand this correctly please enlighten me.

New Orleans