I’m going to be honest and say I am not a fan of gingerbread. I know many of you are but I just cannot get on board with it. I’ve tried. Just like I have no clue why pumpkin spice has a cult following. I just do not understand it! So having me try out Gingerbread coffee was probably not the best idea but I had no say in what I was sent. So here we go!
Typically I’m pretty happy with Brooklyn Bean Roastery. The coffees have the caffeine level I like and I really like I can purchase Da Bomb and get even more caffeine! Perfect for us parents. 🙂 But I was not particularly impressed with the Gingerbread coffee.
When I first try out a new coffee I like to brew it on the smallest setting, so I brewed my first cup on the 6-ounce setting. I find this really gives me an idea of the true flavor and strength of the coffee. The Gingerbread coffee has a wonderful fragrance. It fills up the room with the scent of warm gingerbread cookies. I found that pleasant since we are in the holiday season. I thought about how I could brew a few cups before company comes over and they would think I had been baking! But then I remembered we wouldn’t have any gingerbread cookies so it’s would be seen through fairly quickly.
Once it was time to taste the Gingerbread Coffee I took a little sip, remember I’m not a fan of gingerbread anything. First thoughts, it was pretty weak and I could see lots of grounds floating around. I thought maybe it was my Keurig so I cleaned it out and brewed another cup. I had liked all my other flavors so I wanted to give the Gingerbread a second chance.
On my second cup of Gingerbread Coffee, I had the same experience. I found it to be very aromatic but not much flavor. I like a bolder, stronger coffee so I’m thinking this was just not a match for my taste buds.
I have found with many of Brooklyn Bean Roastery the flavored coffees have a subtle flavor and strong aromatic presence. For the most part, I do enjoy that. But for some reason, this Gingerbread Coffee and I were not hitting it off. If you love gingerbread I highly suggest you try it, you’ll probably like it. This one was just not for me.
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Lynne B says
Finally! Someone else who isn’t a gingerbread fan! That and pumpkin. I know, blasphemy. I received some k-cups that were pumpkin and marshmallow flavored and I’m going to give them to my SIL.
Next month I’m reviewing some funky hot cocoa! Be sure to keep an eye out towards the end of January. I’ll also have a case to giveaway to a lucky reader!
Holly Thomas says
I don’t mind gingerbread, but not in my coffee!