Some people remember the first time that they drove a car, got a dog or stayed up all night. One of my most memorable moments: My first cup of coffee! I was in my first year of college at UCLA and invited to the local cafÃ© by a senior (wow!). I doctored up that brew with cream and sugar, took a deep breath, and sipped. That heavenly taste of rich, creamy coffee captivated me. And although I don’t remember the name of the guy, I definitely remember the flavor of that brew. I’ve been a coffee queen ever since.
So when I learned that Vitacost was launching a new line of coffees called Vitacost Brew, I was delighted to serve as the Diet Diva Dunker. Ready to get the dish on your choices?
Colombian (organic, ground): A mild brew, Columbian coffee is ideal for a mid-morning break or as an accompaniment to lunch.
French Roast (whole bean): Lower in acid, this powerful brew makes an excellent afternoon break.
Breakfast Blend (organic, ground): What’s perfect with pancakes, cereal or toast? Our breakfast blend brew! Its mellow flavor goes well with any food or is ideal on its own complemented by almond or soy milk.
French Vanilla (ground): Rich, aromatic French vanilla coffee is superb with dessert or ideal at a party with a platter of cookies.
Hazelnut (ground): Hazelnut lovers, look no further! This nutty blend is fabulous with a morning muffin. And for those who need an afternoon pick-me-up, boost your mood and energy with this brew.
Whole Bean Espresso: Do you have an espresso machine but can’t find the ideal blend to make this densely flavored brew? Vitacost Espresso answers your quest with these rich coffee beans.
Not sure what blend is right for you? Consider the following information for help:
- Medium roasts have somewhat bittersweet flavors. Our breakfast blend is an example.
- Dark roasts have more bitterness and less acidity. Our French and Espresso blends are examples.
- Flavored coffees have added ingredients to provide you with sweet tastes of vanilla or hazelnut, as our brews do. They don’t have added calories unless you pour in cream or sugar.
What to add to your coffee:
Like to add milk or a dairy substitute to your coffee? Consider Living Harvest Hempmilk for something different. To blend with that vanilla coffee, accentuate the vanilla flavor with Blue Diamond Vanilla Almond Milk.
Something extra: Add zero calories but lots of flavor to your coffee with Sweet Leaf Sweet Drops in flavors like hazelnut.
Joanne Eglash, Vitacost.com’s Diet Diva, has a master of science in holistic nutrition and more than 15 years experience as a nutrition consultant, blogger, author and journalist. She has written for a wide range of publications and websites, including ediets.com, Natural Health magazine, Shape magazine, Success magazine, Energy for Women and Chefs. Joanne is currently the national Diets columnist for the online news and entertainment site, Examiner.com, and a features food columnist for Yahoo.