Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Gevalia Kaffe Review and Giveaway

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What’s better than starting off the week with some coffee? Last week I was excited to get a package that included coffee (I love opening a box and it’s filled with the aroma of coffee). I’ve been on a coffee kick lately, I think because of all the free coffee from McDonald’s via foursquare. I can’t drink it straight, I have to have the cream and sugar in it to where it’s a light brown color and I really like flavored coffee.

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Since mine has to be loaded with cream and sugar that’s usually why I don’t drink it all the time. I do like to cook with it though. I love the smell of fresh ground coffee and usually circle around the coffee section a couple of times at the store to satisfy my senses.

I really like that Gevalia strives for you to really savor and enjoy your coffee. They also know you deserve a more unique/special coffee experience than what you can pick up on every street corner. Now while I feel more luxurious escaping from the routine of a regular cup of coffee I wish it could transport me to Sweden haha. While they have been around since 1853 and are the official coffee of the Swedish Royal Court, you too can now enjoy this Swedish-style luxury and rich, never bitter taste to the Safeway grocery aisle.

Previously available online only, Gevalia is now offering its top-ten varieties in U.S. coffee supermarket aisles nationwide in 10 varieties, including roast and ground, whole bean, flavored and decaffeinated varieties:

  • Gevalia Traditional Roast (ground and whole bean):
    Gevalia Traditional Roast provides a perfectly balanced taste every time. Our most beloved blend – made of choice, mountain-grown Arabica beans – this coffee has a distinctive body and flavor with a lighter intensity. (Medium Roast).
  • Gevalia House Blend:
    A Gevalia favorite, House Blend is a robust yet never bitter coffee. This roast has a captivating aroma that is only matched by its exceptional flavor. (Medium/Dark Roast).
  • Gevalia House Blend Decaf :
    Delivering the same rich, never bitter flavor, House Blend Decaf has the same robust taste without all the caffeine. (Medium/Dark Roast).
  • Gevalia French Roast (ground and whole bean):
    Gevalia French Roast is a coffee of impressive richness and dimension, expertly crafted from prized Arabica beans grown in Colombia and Brazil. Hints of aromatic smoke give this dark-roasted French Roast blend an intense, yet uniquely satisfying flavor. (Dark Roast).
  • Gevalia Colombia:
    Grown high in the Colombian Andes, these beans produce a rich, bright and well-bodied Colombian coffee. This single origin classic is world-renowned, which is why we have sourced these beans for decades. (Medium Roast).
  • Gevalia Espresso Roast:
    Gevalia Espresso Roast is made of premium, mountain-grown Arabica beans from East Africa and Central and South America. This roast is bold and full-bodied with a hint of caramel undertones. (Dark Roast).
  • Gevalia Vanilla:
    This rich blend with vanilla flavor notes is crafted from choice mountain-grown Arabica beans, then roasted for exceptional body and flavor. Gevalia Vanilla is a flavorful and balanced experience with a heavenly aroma.
  • Gevalia Chocolate Mocha:
    Gevalia Chocolate Mocha allows you to indulge your passion for decadent flavor. Rich, velvety chocolate flavor is blended with mountain-grown Arabica beans for a sweetly satisfying experience.

I tried the French Roast and House Blend. Personally I preferred the French Roast, which surprised me because I usually don’t go for the darker roasted coffees. Goes to show you need to try new things! 

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Since I like flavored coffee I think I’ll have to swing by the store and pick up a bag of Espresso Roast and Vanilla and maybe even the Chocolate Mocha. I already have a recipe in mind that would be perfect for one of these flavors!

Here’s your chance to win a Gevalia Kaffe prize pack containing:

  • (1) sample of the House Blend from Gevalia Kaffe
  • (1) sample of the French Roast Blend from Gevalia Kaffe
  • A Gevalia Kaffe branded coffee mug

For your first MANDATORY entry, is to tell me which flavor you would like to try most? Giveaway ends 2-19-12 at midnight, US residents only.

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That's it! You can do as many or as little as you want-it's all up to you! Good Luck!!

Disclosure: Kraft Foods has provided sample product to me and is providing the prizes for this program at no cost to me through MyBlogSpark. This program is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by Finding Inspiration in Food.

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