My Island Coconut Coffee Update
Remember my post last weekend when I ordered 7 boxes of coffee? They were delivered yesterday! Yeah! I was so excited to try them, so the first one I brewed last night was the one I had been thinking about since I placed the order; Island Coconut. I first tested the aroma. I put it in the Keurig and punctured the top, opened the brewer lid and inhaled.
Eh. Not much to write home about. I guess based on the reviews I was expecting a nice, deep, rich aroma. Not so much.
I brewed and and inhaled. Still not impressed. Oh, I could smell a hint of coconut in there, but it wasn't what I was expecting.
I tasted. It was a very typical flavored coffee. The hint of coconut was there, hidden beneath a little bit of bitterness. Many times you have to add a bit of sweetness to bring out the flavor in coffees so I added a bit of sugar free almond syrup. Sipped. Nothing. Added 1/2 packet of Splenda. It brought out the flavor a little more but I realized the coffee reviews are only as good as the reviewers. Many had exclaimed about the rich flavor of coconut coming through and others said it was dull. I guess each to their own!
I thought it was "fine" but not outstanding.
Later that evening I brewed it over ice. Using a cup full of ice and the 6 oz. setting I brewed it over ice and added splenda and vanilla. I think it was better this way than hot brewed, but only just.
In the end I think the Island Coconut is fine and 'good' but don't expect the flavor to be a burst of island goodness. Instead, think; typical flavored coffee. Ok but not anything unexpectedly good.