Friday, September 20, 2013

CoffeeCow Reviews Green Mountain Caramel Vanilla Cream Coffee K-Cups

Vietnamese Coffee with Sweet Vanilla CreamGreen Mountain has gone and done it again – they have created another coffee flavor fit to be a stand-alone dessert…or have they? Our coffee connoisseurs are ready and willing to find out!

Today, we’re taste-testing Green Mountain Caramel Vanilla Cream Coffee K-Cups to see if there’s really anything at all to fuss about.

General Information: Each box of Green Mountain Caramel Vanilla Cream Coffee K-Cups contains 24 single serve cups for your K-Cup brewer.

The Test: We don’t need much preparation for this taste-test; we just need to be in the mood for dessert. Done – now that didn’t take long!

As the K-Cup begins to brew, we immediately notice the mouth-watering aromas of caramel and vanilla – a smell so divine we’re inclined to take a sip before the K-Cup brewer is done performing its magic! We close our eyes to take that first sip and our taste buds go crazy. Although the mouthful of this coffee is somewhat thin and watery, the swirling dessert-like flavors are just right.

The Result: On a scale from 1-5, we rate Green Mountain’s Caramel Vanilla Cream Coffee K-Cups a 4. This is a light roast coffee, so it may not be for our dark roast coffee fans.

And finally, to answer the question of whether this coffee could be considered a stand-alone dessert…well so far, we haven’t found a coffee that couldn’t.

Ideas about what we can review next? Let us know in the comments below!

Visit today and browse our entire K-Cup selection.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Coffee & Ice Cream Lovers Unite – It’s National Coffee Ice Cream Day!

National Coffee Ice Cream Day_CoffeeCow
Do you like (or need) to enjoy dessert with a cup of coffee?

Perhaps you’ve been out dining with friends when the server approaches the table and asks if you’d like to see a dessert menu…you answer with an emphatic “Yes, of course!” You quickly glance over the menu and decide on a bowl of vanilla ice cream with a necessary, after-dinner coffee and then wait anxiously for what you’d consider to be the ultimate dessert. Ah yes…ice cream and coffee…the perfect pair.

Moments (though it seems like hours) later, the server reappears and places a dessert in front of each guest, then hurries away into the kitchen. Everyone else begins to nibble on their desserts while making small talk, but you – you can’t take one bite. You smile nervously and start to look around for the server because he/she has forgotten a crucial part of your dessert – the coffee.

Coffee Ice Cream CakeYou look down at your seemingly sad, melting bowl of vanilla ice cream and a tear rolls down your cheek.
Just as you open your mouth to scream, a cup of coffee magically appears beside your ice cream. You hear a voice ask, “May I get you anything else?” Your answer is, of course, “no” as you take a sip of coffee and scoop your first spoonful of ice cream.  Now all is right with the world.

Although this scenario may be an exaggeration, coffee has been known to be dessert’s perfect match. It’s no surprise that coffee ice cream was created and that we’ve declared an entire day to celebrate it and all its glory.

So, three cheers for today - Happy National Coffee Ice Cream Day to all our CoffeeCow Fans!

Looking to celebrate National Coffee Day the right way? Check out this delicious, homemade coffee ice cream recipe!