I have to admit, I hated coffee.
I still dislike the strong taste of coffee, but with enough cream and sugar, I am now an almost daily coffee drinker. (I blame it all on the hubby.)
When I was provided the opportunity to try Gevalia coffee, I jumped at the chance. (Who wouldn’t want to try something other than the norm?)
My goal was to do a playdate with some new mommy friends, but unfortunately, the playdate was a bust.
Hubby, the kids and I went to Safeway to purchase the coffee and creamer and purchased some crumb cakes for the mommies (one blueberry and one cinnamon). Since it was a playdate with kids, we purchased fruit pouches, yogurt and juice boxes for the kids.
Hubby and I decided we would try the Colombia flavored Gevalia coffee (so as to provide a neutral coffee for all the mommies) and then try the Chocolate Mocha flavored Gevalia coffee (something new to try).
I have to admit – Gevalia coffee is not something I would probably normally purchase. It was more on the expensive side – or at least more than I normally spend to purchase for my daily cup of coffee, but now that I have drank Gevalia coffee, I would probably allow myself to purchase some once a month or every other month as a “gift” to myself. I really cannot see going through the rest of my life not having Gevalia coffee in my home again!
Since the playdate was a bust, my father in law and sister in law so graciously joined us for a cup of the Colombia flavored coffee.
Immediately, our first reaction was to the aroma. I can’t even call it a smell because the word smell gives it a negative connotation and trust me, there is nothing negative about this.
The smell was heaven.
I need to find a wax melt with that smell because I would burn it all day long. Truly. It was that delicious smelling.
Hubby and my sister in law both commented on how “smooth” the coffee was.
I have to admit, I would never classify coffee as smooth, but I will say that it was a very easy tasting coffee. No nasty after taste or strong coffee flavor that I despise so much.
Hubby and my sister in law both commented that they could drink their Colombia coffee “straight” (no cream or sugar like they normally drink their coffee). I was not daring enough to try it then, but I may the next time we make a pot. It really was a delicious coffee flavor – one that I would definitely purchase and drink again in the future.
And because I am selfish, I did not share my Chocolate Mocha flavored coffee. I kept that for myself.
In fact, I whipped up a delicious cinnamon swirl bread recipe that I found on Twitter to have with my Chocolate Mocha Gevalia coffee. (You can find the recipe here: Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread. It is super easy and doesn’t require yeast, rolling out the dough, or any of the other hard work that comes from making bread!)
The Chocolate Mocha coffee was definitely different than anything I had ever tried before. It had a slight coffee taste mixed with a slight chocolate taste.
Again, hubby said he could drink it with no cream or sugar and again, I chickened out!
It was delicious with my sugar and french vanilla creamer and it still provided the slight chocolate taste. It was a different experience and not one that I could necessarily drink daily, but definitely one I could see having a couple times a week.
Although my playdate was a complete bust, it was nice sitting down to a cup of Gevalia coffee with hubby, father in law and sister in law and just chit chatting. It isn’t something we do often, but it was nice to spend time together over a nice cup of coffee (and even better to wake up to a delicious cup of Gevalia every morning that week!)
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.