Best K-Cup Flavors for Non-Coffee Drinkers

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People who do not enjoy coffee still want to be able to enjoy delicious beverages they can brew in their K-cup brewing devices. If you fit into that category then the following list of products are going to be of great interest to you.

We’ve curated the top picks from beverage companies for you, and our selection considers flavor, quantity, Producer’s selection as well as compatibility with Keurig Brewing Machines, to help you pick your best choice.

Just as a side note, if you want a deeper dive into Keurig’s hot chocolate range, you cant go by our guide to the best hot chocolate k cups.

What We Look for in Non-Coffee K-Cups

To determine which K-Cup flavors to recommend to non-coffee drinkers we look for products that offer:

  •  Flavor and incredible taste
  • Compatibility with Keurig Brewing systems
  • Contain quality ingredients
  • Are readily available to the majority of our readers

Our top pick is Twinings English Breakfast which is a black tea that has roasted notes similar to those found in coffees. The roasted notes provide this tea with a full body and rich undertones that are just a little malty, a little bitter, and a little sweet.

Our 2nd top pick is Happy Belly Green Tea which is a healthy alternative to coffee. Green tea is packed with antioxidants that are beneficial to your body. The flavor is reminiscent of cucumbers, green grapes, and fresh zucchini.

Our Top K-Cups Selections for Non-Coffee Drinkers

1. Twinings English Breakfast

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Twinings are master blenders who have made their mark in the tea industry. This English Breakfast tea from them is brisk and full-bodied, coppery red, and flavorful. It’s deliciously easy to make, can be served hot or cold, and does not have any fat or calories.

Simply place the pod in the pod section of your favorite Keurig brewing station and close the lid. Turn on the machine and in seconds you have a completely fresh cup of tea ready to enjoy.

Serve it hot on chilly days or pour it over ice on those sweltering days of summer. It can be served alone, with a snack, or with a meal.

COMPATIBILITY: Compatible only with  Keurig K-Cup Brewers

QUANTITY: 24 cups in each package

FLAVOR: This is a well-balanced coppery red  tea with a full-bodied flavor, and an inviting aroma

SELECTION: Black tea from Indonesia, Kenya, Assam, Malawi, and China


  • Available in many varieties
  • Comes in different product size packages
  • No added sugars or carbohydrates
  • Fat-free product
  • Easy to brew
  • Gluten-free product
  • Can be served hot or over ice
  • No artificial ingredients added
  • No calories

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2. Lipton Iced Tea


From another renowned blend master in the tea industry, this tea is the perfect blend of orange pekoe and black tea leaves that are picked and pressured when they are young and at their peak of freshness. It makes a refreshing cool beverage when served over ice when you just need to cool off.

This beverage is great with all types of meals, as an afternoon treat, or a refreshing beverage on a hot day.

COMPATIBILITY: Compatible with Keurig single-serving brewing machines and can be used on a six-ounce or 8-ounce setting


FLAVOR: The intense flavor you expect from black tea with no bitterness or disturbing aftertastes. This is an unsweetened product that allows you to truly taste its perfect blend

SELECTION: Orange Pekoe and Pekoe Cut Black Tea


  • 100% real tea
  • No added sugars or carbohydrates
  • Brews in seconds
  • It is a Rainforest Alliance Certified product
  • Caffeinated
  • Fat-free
  • Carbohydrate free
  • This is a free beverage with no calories to count

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3. Happy Belly Green Tea

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This is a mild green tea that is refreshing and relaxing. It comes in a package that contains 24 single-serving pods. It can be consumed hot or you can pour the brewed beverage over ice for a refreshing cool drink.

COMPATIBILITY: Compatible with all of the Keurig K-Cup 1.0 and 2.0 single-serving brewing devices

QUANTITY: 24 K-cups per package

FLAVOR: Mild green tea with no bitterness or tang. The aroma refreshes your senses as you enjoy your first sip

SELECTION: Freshly pressed green tea leaves lock in natural flavors and essences


  • Pure green tea with no additives
  • No natural or added caffeine
  • Fat-free product
  • Cholesterol free product
  • Gluten-free product
  • Antioxidant-rich
  • Helps boost immune health
  • Helps maintain a healthy heart rate
  • Reduces effects of skin conditions like acne
  • Has anti-aging properties

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4. Victor Allen Chocolate

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This is a milk-based cocoa product that creates a single serving of hot chocolate using your favorite  Keurig-style coffee brewing apparatus.

Each box contains 42 single-serving pods so it is convenient to order and perfect for large offices, meeting rooms, or families.

COMPATIBILITY: Can be brewed using all single-serve K-cup style brewing devices

QUANTITY: 42 K-cups per package

FLAVOR: Rich and chocolatey with perfect cocoa to sweetness ratio

SELECTION: Natural and artificial milk chocolate flavors


  • Only 70 calories per cup
  • Low carbohydrate with only 9 grams
  • Only 4 grams of added sugar
  • Contains milk
  • Gluten-free product
  • Non-GMO

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5. Starbucks Hot Cocoa K-Cup

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This is a caffeinated beverage that brings you the delicious taste of melted chocolate with bold and intense flavor.

This is a fabulous breakfast drink or a late evening special drink when you are relaxing at the end of the day.

COMPATIBILITY: Can be brewed in any Keurig style single-serve coffee or beverage machine

QUANTITY: 10 K-cups per package

FLAVOR: This chocolate drink offers a medium roast, a rich and creamy taste, and feels like silk when it covers your tongue. It is rich yet not overly sweet. It is the perfect chocolate ratio of smooth and sensational

SELECTION: Hot chocolate flavors and 100% quality sourced beans


  • Recyclable K-Cup pods are being used
  • The total fat content is only 3 grams
  • Caffeinated at medium roast level
  • Zero cholesterol per serving
  • 4% of your daily requirements of calcium
  • Only 90 calories per cup

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6. Maud’s Raspberry Chocolate


This is not just a cup of cocoa or a cup of coffee. This is a unique beverage experience that is packed with rich and bold raspberry flavor, for those looking for an alternative to caffeine.

Drinking this is more of an indulgence than an ordinary cup of chocolate. It has a unique flavored medium roast, sweet tang of raspberries, and a silky smooth chocolatey boldness that is quite irresistible.

COMPATIBILITY: Can be brewed using Keurig K-Cup style brewers, including the 2.0 Keurig machines

QUANTITY: 50 K-cups per package

FLAVOR: Smooth and silky chocolate meets tangy raspberries topped with enough sweetness to stop the beverage from being tart. Refreshing and relaxing to drink

SELECTION: 100% arabica coffee with organic and fair trade beans from premier growers


  • Lightly dusted with powdered sugar for the perfect amount of sweet
  • Produced in a 100% solar-powered facility
  • 100% recyclable pods
  • 100% solar energy produced
  • Roasted in California
  • Has a unique aroma
  • Recyclable coffee pods

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7. Grove Square Spiced Cider

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A delightfully sweet and tangy hot beverage that you will enjoy when it is cold out, and when it is hot.

This is a refreshing treat that is meant to be savored and being caffeine-free, it is suitable for children as well.

COMPATIBILITY: These k-cup pods work with almost all single-serve brewing machines that are 1.0 and 2.0.

QUANTITY: 24 K-Cups per package

FLAVOR: This beverage offers the tangy taste of tart apples sweetened by the sun and the sweet woody yet citrusy sensation that the cinnamon brings

SELECTION: Kosher certified ingredients and natural spices


  • Zero cholesterol
  • Sodium free
  • Low carbohydrate
  • Does not have caffeine so it is great for children too
  • Box comes with 24 single-serve pods
  • Provides health benefits from the antioxidant-rich formula
  • Alleviates some of the painful symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome
  • Helps reduce plaque build-up in arteries

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8. Alpine Spiced Cider

Alpine Spiced Cider

This apple and cinnamon-flavored hot beverage mix is a delightful way to warm up when the weather is a little chilly. Serve this in the morning, in the afternoon, after dinner, or anytime you want a warm cup of deliciousness.

 The flavors are tantalizing, and it can be used to create other beverages like:

  • Mulled cider
  • Apple cider mimosas
  • Apple martinis
  • Cider Betty cocktails
  • Smoothies like the sugar-free apple berry
  • Desserts

COMPATIBILITY: These beverage k-cups work with the majority of all single-serve Keurig-style brewing devices

QUANTITY: 10 pouches per package

FLAVOR: The rich cinnamon and apple flavors are intense. It is delightfully sweetened and not tart or too tangy

SELECTION: Cider is carefully made from natural cinnamon and apple, as well as artificial flavors. Packed in the USA


This cider has a lot of great features:

  • Low calorie at only 80 calories per serving
  • Contains Zero fat
  • Polyphenol rich
  • Helps reduce inflammation
  • Helps stop  bad cholesterol from oxidizing and creating plaque

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Final Thoughts

Now, we’ve gone through the hassle of curating a detailed list of the best K-Cup flavors for non-coffee drinkers, so you don’t have to. All you have to do now is get your Keurig brewing station filled with water and ready to brew. Then select one of these amazing beverages to try. 

You might also want to try one of each category so you can determine what your favorite tea, hot chocolate, or cider is. Enjoy!

Evelyn J Stafford

Evelyn is a Coffee enthusiast and writer for Wins Coffee Bar. Her work has appeared in Bean Scene, The Home Kitchen and other publications.

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