Having tried all of the other brands available, this is, in my opinion, the best coffee pod available for the Tassimo system. The serving provides half as much coffee extra by default as compared to other pods (and comparing the weight to other packs, I see each pod weighs a third as much more than a Carte Noire one), so no piddly little cups that are gone in two mouthfuls, and it's a very strong, but smooth, black brew that tastes delicious. You can actually tell that the coffee is Brazilian! Unlike some of the ones that taste rather chemically, or simply aren't intense enough. This is the closest in taste to if I had instead made the coffee the old-fashioned way in a drip-brew machine with a paper filter, or in a French press/cafetière. Finally I can have the convenience of my Tassimo without sacrificing on the quality of the taste of the coffee (I still keep a proper cafetière and supply of whole coffee beans with a grinder for days when I have company or simply want real coffee, but this new Gevalia Amazonas pod might just finally allow me to retire them altogether). Wholeheartedly recommended. Don't settle for anything else, this is vastly superior.