While everyone else is off Black Friday shopping, I like to think of today as the first day of holiday coffee. Yea, red cups have been out for awhile (I even had my first of the year the other night) but I usually try and save my first holiday coffee for the day after Thanksgiving.
This year I cheated a little thanks to a few kcups that hooked me in a few weeks early. There are so many good ones and I’m pretty excited to dig into the rest of my favorite holiday coffee flavors.
Holiday coffee…It’s all about the peppermint
My all time favorite holiday coffee will forever be the peppermint mocha. It doesn’t matter who makes it… it’s a holiday must have in my mind.
Then there’s the peppermint white mocha. Starbucks roped me in a few years ago and it’s safe to say I’m addicted. Not only is it the typical peppermint flavor but mix in some of Starbucks white chocolate and it’s just plain delicious.
If we jump away from coffee for a minute and onto hot chocolate, I might have to recommend a cup of hot chocolate splashed with a shot of mint flavored Baileys Irish Cream. You might want to save that treat for a cold winter night though.
Taking the easy way out
As much as I love a good cup of coffee, I’ll be honest I also love the ease of my Keurig. My husband and I like very different types of coffee. Having a Keurig was the best answer for us each morning. The best part about the Keurig? There is a crazy amount of flavored coffee that you can buy. I have a few holiday coffee kcups that I’m in love with and can’t wait to bulk order on amazon… you know so I’m stocked up for the next 10 months.
Green Mountain – Gingerbread. Perhaps my first love of holiday kcups goes to the Gingerbread. In years past I tend to overstock on these, especially if I find a good amazon deal. They’re hard to find other times of the year.
Green Mountain – Cinnamon Sugar Cookie. This was a new discovery that was brought into our office. With limiting myself in caffeine this year it is a wonderful treat every morning. On the days I get a second cup I run right for this. It’s a must try.
Donut Shop – Peppermint Bark. If you are in the mood for a Peppermint Mocha but not ready for the heavy mocha or complicated process I highly recommend this kcup. It’s not too strong and isn’t a latte but will satisfy the craving.
Starbucks Keurig Hot Coffee, Caffe Latte, Peppermint Mocha. Apparently this is a hot drink this season as it is not available anywhere online. I found it on a Walmart end cap and decided it was a must try. It turns out, it tastes JUST like a Starbucks Peppermint Mocha. I may have to stash these for a cold Winter week.
What is your favorite holiday coffee?