Crisp fall mornings, new school year in full swing, leaves starting to change, scarves, decorations, football—as we approach the last few remaining months of the year, ACR is gearing up for full-on coffee season! We’ve struck a fine balance with just enough flavor added to our popular blend of high-quality Latin American coffee beans to allow both the flavor and the coffee to sing in harmony, that sweet siren song of the holidays. Even staunch traditional coffee drinkers are impressed with our holiday flavors. So, which is your favorite? Pumpkin Pie Spice, Cinnamon Eggnog, Gingerbread Cookie, Holiday Panettone?
- Pumpkin Pie Spice, the king of fall flavors, is a true representation of the holiday classic. With notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, and sweet pumpkin, on a backdrop of our coffee, it’s sure to get you in the fall mood. If you have an espresso maker at home, try it as a latte. Really! The flavors are only enhanced by the sweet nuttiness of warmed milk. Don’t forget the whipped cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg!
- Gingerbread Cookie is chock-full of all those lovely warming spices: ginger, cinnamon, and clove. If Pumpkin Pie Spice is not your thing, or if you just want to give the Pumpkin a break, this coffee will keep you in the holiday mood. Perhaps it will call to mind some of those classic holiday Norman Rockwell illustrations, or your own memories of good, quality family time in the kitchen.
- Oh, Cinnamon Eggnog. What a perfect pairing eggnog and coffee make! First you taste sweet cream, then the depth of rum flavor (no alcohol here), and finally cinnamon and nutmeg tie everything together. In addition to an AMAZING cup of coffee or latte, in higher concentrations, you could even add to some holiday cookie or cake recipes for an added bit of mystery to your confections. It’ll be our secret.
- And finally, we have Holiday Panettone. We hear it every year. “But what is Holiday Panettone?” Well, it’s a traditional Italian Christmas sweet bread, usually containing candied and dried fruits, and warming spices. It’s a fairly labor-intensive process, so it’s glory is reserved for special festivities. If you’ve never tried this coffee, you owe it to yourself to give it a shot. It may even be better than the store-bought cake, itself!
**Note: Gingerbread Cookie, Cinnamon Eggnog, and Holiday Panettone are currently available as special order in our retail store until the holidays are fully in the swing. Central Market on Lovers Lane have them available, and of course, they are all currently available on our website.