Fall Coffee Review #1: World Market Caramel Pumpkin Pie Coffee

As I might have mentioned before, one of my favorite parts about fall’s arrival are the new coffees on the market. Following the triumphant return of the Pumpkin Spice¬†Latte at Starbucks are several other delicious brews that may give the mighty latte a run for its money. Springtime offers a couple new light blends, but they pale in comparison to the spicy, flavorful offerings of autumn. Besides, I can drink these coffees and pretend I am living in a climate with real seasons.

This Caramel Pumpkin Pie coffee was an impulse buy during my last trip to World Market (which I wrote about in a previous post), and it did not disappoint. One thing I like to ask myself when I’m “reviewing” coffee is, “Can I drink it black?” The answer in this case is “absolutely.”

Let’s face it — the flavor of truly good coffee doesn’t need to be covered up with a mountain of sugar and loads of cream. Now, I am sure a lot of real coffee connoisseurs (which I assure you I am NOT) scoff at “flavored coffee.” But sometimes I like to have a little variety when I’m powering up in the morning.

On first sip, I noticed the caramel, which is a nice addition to the “pumpkin pie” flavors of clove and cinnamon. Truthfully, I’ve never seen caramel paired with pumpkin pie, but it’s definitely a welcome addition. Then again, I am a huge fan of caramel Frappuccinos, so maybe I’m a little biased. Don’t add too much cream and sugar (if that’s what you prefer), or it will get too sweet.¬† I was thinking, though, with a little sweetener and foamy milk, you could make your own Caramel Pumpkin Pie latte with this coffee. Doesn’t that sound delicious? And at $8.99 per bag, that’s a whole lot of lattes for a fairly reasonable price.

Through my diligent Google research, I’ve also learned that World Market offers a Maple Pecan Pie Coffee variety was well. And, as my family would say, Thanksgiving’s not complete without a pumpkin AND a pecan pie. I will be adding that to my shopping list. I’m hoping the Maple Pecan Pie variety is just as tasty as this coffee. I’ve yet to be disappointed in this brand, though.

Next up, though, I will be reviewing Archer Farms’ Caramel Apple Coffee, continuing the caramel theme. I’m very excited about that one. Until then, drink up! You can sleep when you’re dead.