Guest Author - Gayle E. Santana
Brand: Maxwell House
100% Arabica Beans
Roast type: Medium Roast (Maxwell House Coffee Roast categories are Mild, Medium, Medium Dark and Dark)
Have you ever walked into a coffee shop or a home where hazelnut coffee was being brewed? It is the mother of all coffee aromas. In fact, much to a café owner’s delight, it often draws in non-coffee drinkers who begin buying other items as well.
While I loved the aroma, I was not prepared to be bowled over by taste. Some coffees can disappoint in this area. You smell this wonderful smell and when you taste it you wonder if this is the same item that produced such a bouquet of fragrance. However, I am pleased to say that Maxwell House Hazelnut Coffee delivered 100% here as well.
Every cup was rich, full-bodied and lived up to the fragrance without any bitter aftertaste. In fact, the experience was reminiscent of drinking real hot cocoa--not the instant sort. I am talking about hot chocolate made with real cocoa and milk. I think it’s the closest coffee experience you can have to hot chocolate without resorting to actual chocolate, syrups and whipped cream; an adult hot-chocolate experience without the piling on of calories and gook.
My job is to wander the coffee jungle so you don’t have to and in my wanderings I have discovered something really great. But I would be remiss in my duties if I did not mention one con. The coffee is artificially flavored. For me, had I noticed this fact, I probably would not have purchased it.
In this case, I am glad I did not notice because I would have missed out on a truly delicious experience. In fact, it is so good that I have temporarily abandoned my dash of cinnamon. Of course my coffee maker thanks me because cinnamon can be quite messy.
I have already decided that I will brew it at my next social gathering regardless of whether anyone wants coffee or not because it is sure to put everyone in a great mood.
My decision to review Maxwell House Hazelnut coffee has been a pleasure. As their tag line says it really is “Good to the Last Drop!” I recommend it highly.