I was super excited to be offered a Don Francisco Coffee Review! I was even more excited when the box arrived! I really wasn’t expecting so much! LOL 4 bags of coffee 2 ground, 2 whole beans, a Krups coffee grinder, a water bottle and a thermos! WOW! I was in coffee heaven!
The first coffee I tried was the Hazelnut Creme.
Tantalizing taste and aroma, with creamy, nutty flavor notes.
All I can say is YUMMY! I have had this coffee a few times since the initial taste test! LOL This is my favorite for sure 🙂
Second I tried the French Roast Coffee.
Unusually smooth ultra-dark roast. Intense, sweetly pungent aroma: aromatic wood, raisin, nut, dark chocolate.
Now I am not a Medium-Bold or Dark coffee drinker, However, I was pleasantly surprised that this coffee was just as yummy! I guess it just depends on the coffee company ;).
Then I tried the Kona Coffee.
High-toned, delicate aroma: flowers, caramel, pipe tobacco. A bit sharp and astringent in the cup, but with a richly rounding caramel character and fine floral top notes. The caramel settles toward chocolate in the finish.
I got to use the KRUPS coffee grinder for this one. I have to say I love the grinder! It’s so easy to use and to clean!
The Kona coffee is a little stronger than the French Roast coffee, but it’s very good. My husband enjoyed it as well as the French Roast and he’s not as much of a coffee drinker as I am. The last bag was French Roast in whole bean, I didn’t open it because I already have the bag that is grinded, but it’s nice to know we have a back up when that bag runs out 🙂
About the Don Francisco Coffee Company, From their website: “Our family’s passion for coffee began more than a century ago when our ancestors José María and Ramón Gaviña left their homeland in the Basque region of Spain for the verdant coffee-growing regions of southern Cuba. On that lush Caribbean island, with its warm tropical breezes, fertile soil and towering mountains, the brothers planted a parcel of land with coffee trees and called their farm, Hacienda Buenos Aires.”
Here’s the recipe for Starbucks Frappuccinos
2 cups ice
3/4 cup double-strength coffee, chilled
2 tablespoons vanilla, hazelnut, raspberry, or other syrup
3 tablespoons granulated sugar and 1 cup low-fat milk and 3 Tbsp. Hershey’s Chocolate
Add 3 tablespoons of caramel topping to the original recipe and prepare as described.
Whipped cream for garnish and don’t forget the sprinkles 😉
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until ice is crushed and drink is smooth. Pour into two 16-ounce glasses. Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and serve with a straw.
Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Double-Strength Coffee is made by brewing with twice the coffee required by your coffee maker (that should be 2 tablespoons of ground coffee per each cup of coffee). Chill before using.
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I’m a Gramma to a beautiful, funny, smart little girl who was born in July of 2014. She’s the joy of my family and I’m so very proud to be a gramma (an alternate spelling for grandma)! I am a coffee, music, movie and outdoor lover! My family and I love picnics, festivals and concerts. Spending time with my family is the best part of my life. I love my job as well! Blogging and product reviewing has given my family and I a lot and I have also learned a lot and made a lot of friends.