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Guest Post: Top 5 Summer Coffee Blends
Summer time is hard for those of us that are ardent coffee drinkers. “Who drinks coffee in the summertime?” is something we have all heard a time or two. There is no use arguing with the non-believers or those that do not pay homage at the altar of our beloved black gold temptress that we call coffee. For those that are brave enough to partake during the summer months, there is good news; there are summer blend coffees. Still rich, yet sometimes sweeter and with a bit more clarity than the coffee we drink during the rest of the year. Acid content is generally lower and the ‘heaviness’ that goes along with most coffees is much less pronounced.
Coffees that now come in different blends and varieties have their own versions of aficionados and the taste and variety of the many coffees are comparable to the different kinds of teas on the market, and exceed the varieties of wines. You don’t have to be an expert or a coffee snob to get started enjoying the different tastes summer blend have to offer however. Here are the top picks to get you on your way to summer blend bliss.
- Green Mountain Coffee’s Summer Safari Blend
This coffee is smooth and has different flavors that encourage sipping even more so than normal coffee. This particular blend is available for a limited time only and originates in South America and East Africa. This Green Mountain blend is a fair trade certified.
- Prospero Summer Blend by Metropolis Coffee
This summer delight mixes in the refreshing flavors of pomegranate, peach, and plum, and has a medium richness and crisp dry acidity. This is the lemonade of coffees and it perfectly complements a late night conversation with friends, or an afternoon with a favorite book.
- Early bird Summer blend by Just Coffee Co-op
Delicate but delicious, this blend comes from the fine folks at Just Coffee Co-op. As the name implies, it is great for warming up to a day when relaxation on a weekend is called for. Beautiful artwork on the bag from Rebecca Peebles is a nice bonus to attract your eyes while wait for you pot to brew.
- Simla Summer Blend by Cravens Coffee
Perhaps the most daring of the coffees on the list, the Simla blend offers exquisite overtones of milk Chocolate lemon and lime. The Simla blend is one of the best coffees in the category for enjoying with desserts and light meals. Blends are from Organic Ethiopian and North European blends.
- Klaire Bear’s Tropical Summer Blend by Chazzano Coffee Roasters
Another daring blend with a fruitiness usually reserved for wines and, well, fruit. Do not let the name or fruity flavors deter you. This tropical blend is best with other fruit flavors and goes well with brunch. Try it with melon and you may reconsider what you believe coffee should be.
About the author: Diane Johnson primarily writes about online classes and anything else that interests her. She enjoys traveling, reading, and sports.