7.02.2015

Beach + Summer = Coconut Coffee! 5 brands and blends of delicious coconut flavored coffee from Royal Kona to Dunkin Donuts


Last week was the official start of summer.  Lots of sunny days, summer vacations, trips to the beach, iced coffee and more.  That made me think of coconut coffee - which I only will touch when it's a hot summer day - and usually I make it into a frappuccino style iced drink.  (I personally use this to make them:  Mr. Coffee Frappe Maker)

This morning my quest was to find at least six different coconut flavored coffees. I had 6, but ended up tossing one aside and deciding not to feature it - so I ended up with 5.  

The first one is so unassuming.  So quiet.  The little guy standing in the corner, not drawing attention to himself, when in fact, he's a rock star!  This guy is from Hawaii, and has a cult like following of people who either bought this as their go-to coffee while they lived there, or they bought it while on vacation and were thrilled to be able to continue to get it when back on the mainland.  Personally I've never tried this one, but the reviews sparkle.



Royal Kona - Toasted Coconut - 10% Kona Coffee Blend - All Purpose Grind - 8 Oz. Bag

Product Description
Royal Kona Coffee is the best of the best. We purchase our coffee cherries direct from the farmers to ensure that only the finest green coffee gets roasted to perfection by our Roast Master. We then pack our Royal Kona in a freshness valve bag to lock in the quality and flavor. Our goal is to have the best coffee in the world.

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The Christopher Bean Coffee version of Toasted Coconut is one I'm listing next because apparently it's another "rock star" coffee.  Reviewers love this one.  Repeatedly, people say it's light and smooth.  Not overbearing, the coconut flavor is there but you have to reach for it.  Adding a sweetener or flavored creamer to the coffee brings out the toasted coconut.

 
  • Always fresh roasted never pulled from stock
  • Christopher bean quality
  • One of our most popular flavored coffees
  • 100% Arabica coffee beans
  • Kosher pareve

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I'm going to cheat just a little bit with this one.  Not just a 'coconut' coffee - it's a Coconut Caramel Crunch Coffee - and 460 reviewers (to date) are raving about it.  I've not had this one, but apparently it's so popular you can even get t-shirts with the coffee image on them.


Kauai Coffee Coconut Caramel Crunch Ground, 10 Ounce
  • Our most popular flavored coffee
  • Touch of coconut, caramel and macadamia nut
  • Delectable blend with a touch of whimsy and always bold character makes this a true Hawaiian treat
  • 100% premium Arabica coffee
  • 100% Grown, Harvested, Roasted and Packaged in the USA



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Time to add some k-cups into the mix, yes?
This is a product I have tried, I have bought and I believe even posted about at some point in the past few years.  It's not a coffee I continued to purchase and don't purchase regularly, but take that with a grain of salt.  If you read my site often you know I'm a fan of strong, hot, black coffee.  I don't go for 'flavored' very often and when I do it's either in the heat of summer as an iced coffee or in the raging winter, with a snowstorm brewing out my window.  I am also on the fence about the Green Mountain brand in general.  There are a few of their coffee varieties I absolutely love and a couple I can't stand.  Typical with all coffee really.  But it's summer time, it's hot, and if you are looking for a k-cup of Island Coconut, I think it's worth trying yourself.




Product Description
Indulge your senses with this delightfully fragrant, tropical taste treat. We've captured the lush aroma of freshly grated coconut - fruity, fresh, exotic - and blended it with the subtle sweetness of a lightly-roasted, Central American coffee. The result is as refreshing as it is unexpected.


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Last but not least - not least at all - is the Dunkin' Donuts brand Coconut.  This is one I have bought numerous times as my go-to brand of coconut coffee in the summer to make into an iced coffee.  If you have tried the Dunkin' Donuts flavored coffee then you probably know they are good.  There are many, many different flavors but finding them locally is a seasonal treasure hunt!  Right now you might be able to find this at your local grocery store - if not, you can always order it online.



Dunkin' Donuts Coconut Flavored Coffee 11oz
  • Dunkin Donuts Ground Coffee (2 pack)
  • Coconut flavored coffee 11 ounces
  • Toasted Almond flavored coffee 11 ounces
  • 100% Premium Arabica Coffee


I'm going to go one step further with this one.  Many people like to brew this coconut coffee half and half with other coffees as it's a really great mixer blend.  Dunkin Donuts knows this and one of the pre-packaged duo's they offer is the coconut and toasted almond.  YUM!   Check it out: Dunkin Donuts Ground Coffee Coconut and Toasted Almond (2 Pack) 11oz Each