Eight O’Clock® Beginnings The Original Coffee is a medium roast 100% Arabica, and it also is the oldest recipe in the Eight O’Clock® Beginnings series. Developed using a premium blend of 100% Arabica coffees this medium roast is made to be smooth. Medium roasting helps bring to life the complex flavors and enticing aroma that many have come to expect from Eight O’Clock® coffee. This is not a traditional ho-hum, or medium roast. Each of the 24 K- Cup pods contains 9.9 grams of 100% Arabica ground coffee and brew a delicious, flavorful, aromatic cup of coffee that is not bitter.