I love coffee.
I started drinking coffee in high school. I remember feeling really grown up when I ordered a Hazelnut Latte at the coffee shop next door to the mall.
Anyway, now it's less of a novelty and more of a necessity with a 2 year old and her 9 month old sister who has practically refused to sleep since she was born.
Yesterday, I realized I was out of coffee and almost went into a panic. Don't judge. My hubby agreed to go into work late (his schedule is flexible), so I could run down to Walmart and grab a few things.
Check out my first Google + album here, showing the photos from my shopping trip.
I'm not really picky about my coffee brand, but I know when I'm drinking a good cup, and when I'm not. Last month, I purchased some new coffee from a name brand on sale, and was totally disappointed, enough to not finish the bag.
So, I was excited when I heard about this opportunity to check out Gevalia's NEW single serve cups (aka. K-Cups). I was in the mood to try something new. Plus, I was tired of the mess of grinding my own beans and filling my own refillable K-Cups.
The kids have been sick this week with a nasty cold/flu, so I left them at home and set out on a mission to find the NEW Gevalia coffee for use in the Keurig® K-Cup® Brewer.
Before I left on my little adventure, I looked up Gevalia on Facebook to see if they had any coupons - THEY DID! I was able to print off a coupon for $1.50 off! You can find the coupon under the "Rich Rewards" section of their FB page.
Once I got to the coffee aisle, it took me a minute or two to find the Gevalia K-Cups, they were on the tippy top shelf! I used my ballerina toes and carefully grabbed the bright yellow (gold?) boxes from on high.
Shhhh, don't tell....but I may have lingered in this aisle for a bit longer that necessary, hey a moment without kids on the hip is a moment to enjoy...even if it is in the middle of a grocery store.
I ran around the store, grabbing a few more staples items for the kids, you know the drill: goldfish, boogie wipes, PB&J etc. and was ready to head back home to check out my new Gevalia K-Cups.
There were only two roasts available from Gevalia at Walmart - the Signature Blend and Colombia, so I grabbed both to compare. I'm a pretty bold coffee drinker, so figured I'd prefer the Colombia - which is a medium roast, but I am game for anything at this point.
It's brew time, baby!
A nice, dark liquid from the Signature Blend filled my cup. The aroma, not too sweet, not too pungent. I really enjoyed my Signature Blend #CupOfKaffe from Gevalia.
I added a little milk next, but honestly probably didn't need to. This blend was mild enough to enjoy black. I enjoyed this coffee on an empty stomach, and really appreciate that Gevalia wasn't too acidic, like some brands tend to be.
I almost forgot to try the Colombia blend, but didn't need much pressuring to do so. By mid-afternoon crying babies and snotty noses begged me to brew another #CupOfKaffe to keep me going strong 'till dinner time.
This time, I reached for the Colombia roast and fell ever so slightly in love. This coffee had the perfect rich flavor I'm looking for in a coffee without being bitter or astringent.
My 100% whole wheat, dark chocolate chip cookies, made the night before were a perfect match for the NEW Gevalia K-Cups.
When I run out of K-Cups next, I have a feeling I'm going to be donning those ballerina toe shoes and reaching to the tippy top shelf to grab myself some Gevalia again.
I'm into it.
If YOU are into it: You can purchase Gevalia K-Cups directly from Gevalia's website or at your local Walmart.
Have you tried any NEW coffee recently that you can't seem to get enough of?
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and Kraft Foods #CupOfKaffe #cbias #SocialFabric. As always, all opinions are 100% my own and are not influenced by the complimentary products or compensation.