9.23.2016

Six (6) Autumn Pumpkin Spice Coffees!



It's officially Autumn!  (No matter what the temperature gauge says.)  Yesterday was the 'first day of Fall' so this morning as I sip my morning coffee (strong, hot and black) I was thinking perhaps a fall themed coffee post was in order. 

Autumn brings thoughts of pumpkin and spice so that became the basis of this post and Amazon was my search engine.  Below are six (6) options for a pumpkin spice blend coffee and I made sure to look for three styles;  whole bean, ground and k-cups!






Christopher Bean Coffee Flavored Whole Bean Coffee, Pumpkin Spice, 12 Ounce
With flavors of pumpkin pie, nutmeg and spice this highly rated coffee hits the top of my list because it is whole bean.  Coffee tastes best when it's freshly ground and brewed and this one allows you to grind and brew when you want to.  I did see that a reviewer on Amazon suggested this blend with a bit of honey and cream.  Honey, pumpkin, spice & cream.  Sounds like a winning combination!



Green Mountain Coffee K-Cup for Keurig Brewers, Pumpkin Spice, 24 Count

I'm putting this one in a top slot of this mornings list for the reason that you can get your pumpkin spice coffee in a k-cup form.  So many of us use a single cup brewer that the little cups are our 'go to'. The sweet, creamy flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg make Pumpkin Spice just right for fall's crisper days and cooler nights.






Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Spice Flavor K-Cups
Dunkin Donuts Ground Coffee (Pack of 2) (Pumpkin Spice)11 oz (22 oz Total)
This one is chosen for this mornings list for a couple reasons.  One - it's Dunkin' Donuts and a lot of people really love their coffee. Two:  You can get this in ground coffee OR k-cups and the single brew option is pretty darn important for those with single cup brewers.  But Three:  You can usually find this locally pretty easy.  As a matter of fact, the cost of the ground coffee option on Amazon is pretty darn expensive in my opinion since I can usually find Dunkin' Donuts brand flavored coffees at my local Walmart.  However, the flavored coffees locally are not always in stock and they are seasonal (and I've read conflicting stories on whether or not Dunkin' Donuts is going to be easy to find in the stores this year) so Amazon is worth checking out if you love Dunkin' Donuts and can't get it at your grocery store.






GOURMET PUMPKIN SPICE Flavored Ground Coffee | 1 LB Bag | Freshly Roasted Holiday Blend | 100% Colombian Arabica
100% Ground Colombian Coffee with premium pumpkin spice flavor.  This is an already ground option, but their packaging seems to be pretty decent and has a triple layer to help keep it fresh.





Paramount Coffee Flavored Fall In Love Pumpkin Spice, Ground, 12 Ounce
This one is made with Arabica beans and if you are looking for heavy flavor, this seems to be your guy.  Reviews often mention the STRONG taste of this one.  Great for those who want a lot of flavor (more flavor than Dunkin' Donuts) but I thought this deserved a mention; the heavy flavor of this one makes it perfect for those who like to add creamer, milk, sugar or sweeteners to their coffee.  Many times the additions make the flavor disappear.  Sounds like this one will hold up to your milk and honey or sugar.  An interesting side-note: On the package are passages from love letters that were written by President John Adams and Abigail Adams.






McCafe Coffee Ground Coffee, Pumpkin Spice, 12 Oz. Bag 2-pack
EXPENSIVE ALERT...  I decided to include this because it's really highly rated by reviews and I know people LOVE their McDonalds coffee.  I have to admit - I've never had this.  And as a matter of fact, I don't eat fast food but maybe once or twice a year and only when traveling cross country.  The last time I've had any McDonalds coffee at all was a cross country trip in the Fall of 2011 and I got an iced coffee to give me a bit of caffeine in the middle of my 15 hour drive.  But people love it... and if you can't find it locally I found 1 seller on Amazon offering a double pack.