If you’re a coffee lover, then you know how very much just the smell of a fresh brew can add to the already comfy, cozy feel of the holidays. But did you know that you can make the most of your love for the roast by choosing seasonally-themed flavors? Get the scoop on what’s hot this year (as well as what’s time-tested) with this list of five awesome coffee blends for the holiday season:
Royal Kona Pumpkin Spice
Warm a cold Halloween night or provide a stimulating after Thanksgiving-dinner aperitif with this light to medium roast, pumpkin-flavored blend. While many holiday-themed coffees tend to cater to the winter holidays, this blend is special in that it’s more specific to the fall season.
Sisters Coffee Company Toasted Chestnut Flavored Coffee
If you prefer a rich, nutty flavor with a hint of sweetness, this is the blend for you. All you need is an open fire and a warm blanket to complete the experience. This holiday coffee also comes in a metallic green package, adorned with holly berries, so it’s also perfect for gift-giving.
Lion Coffee Jingle Bell Caramel
This fine, Hawaiian coffee is a medium roast with a smooth, caramel flavor. To compliment the caramel, a bit of buttercream flavor is added to the mix, creating a truly tempting dessert coffee. This blend was previously called Caramel Christmas Crème, and comes in a delightful Christmas-themed bag featuring a Santa costume-clad lion in a rocking chair.
Royal Kona Cinnamon Gingerbread
The holidays just wouldn’t be complete without mention of the traditional cinnamon and gingerbread flavors that have come to be synonymous with the Christmas season. This medium roast blend is just the right mix of sweet and spicy, and comes in a blue “Starry Palm” bag, just for the holidays.
San Francisco Tea & Coffee Egg Nog Coffee Beans
This blend brilliantly combines two holiday classics, coffee and egg nog, to create a warm and fuzzy feast for the senses.
The holiday coffee tradition is one that dates back to – well, to the beginning of coffee. For that reason, coffee growers and retailers alike go to great lengths to provide us with coffee experiences that can add to our holiday cheer. There is sure to be something for everyone on this list of awesome coffee blends for the holiday season, so why not try all of them, and give your holiday guests warm tummies, stimulating scents, and tickled taste buds.
About the Author: Deborah Grames can’t start her day without a hot cup of java. When she’s not thinking about picking a new blend, she can be fond tracking the UFX Markets trading and studying day trading strategies.
Originally posted on October 20, 2011 @ 4:52 pm