Call me a snob, call me a connoisseur, just don't call me "out of coffee". I think it's pretty safe to say that my husband and I both LOVE coffee! I love everything about coffee! The taste, the smell, and the warm cozy feeling I get when I sit down and wrap my hands around my warm mug. In fact, we love our coffee so much that even when we make our coffee, we make it as fresh as possible. I haven't gone as far as roasting my own beans, or potting my own coffee bean plant in my back yard, but we do grind our own beans every morning before we sit down to make that perfect cup. Not only do I love coffee, but I also love sleep - which means, getting out of bed in the morning is not always my favorite part of the day - but when I do, the first place that I run to is my coffee maker. As a working Mom with 4 children, I don't get many moments of the day that are totally mine. But for that moment, when I put the coffee to my lips and I that that first sip (ahhh), it's just a moment I get to enjoy for myself. Me and coffee, we have a great relationship! You can guess the level of my excitement when I was contacted by Coffee Beanery (who sent me the Deluxe Holiday Coffee Suitcase, at no cost, to facilitate this review) and they asked me if I would like to try out this awesome sampling of their coffee varieties. Having heard rumors of how great their coffee was, they didn't have to twist my arm to hard to say yes.
When my suitcase filled with coffee arrived, the first thing that hit me was that awesome smell of fresh coffee. The second component that gives this Deluxe Holiday Coffee Suitcase that "Wow" factor is simply the amount of coffee you receive and the manner in which it is presented. The woven basket suitcase is very handsome and can easily be used by whomever is lucky enough to receive it. I could even see it doubling as a picnic basket in the Spring!
The Deluxe Holiday Coffee Suitcase is packed with 2 pounds of coffee (Cinnamon Holiday Blend, and Peppermint Twist). Then surrounding these two large bags are an additional eighteen (yep, count 'em - 18!) sampler bags, each with their own resealable tab to keep your coffee fresh, in the following flavors:
1 – 1.75oz Colombian Supremo Sampler
1 – 1.75oz Breakfast Blend Sampler
1 – 1.75oz Beanery Blend® Sampler
1 – 1.75oz Italian Dark Roast Sampler
1 – 1.75oz Guatemalan Huehuetenango Sampler
1 – 1.75oz Peppermint Twist Sampler
1 – 1.75oz Toasted Almond Sampler
1 – 1.75oz Butter Rum Sampler
1 – 1.75oz English Toffee & Cream Sampler
1 – 1.75oz French Vanilla Sampler
1 – 1.75oz Chocolate Raspberry Sampler
1 – 1.75oz Double Dutch Fudge Sampler
1 – 1.75oz Swiss Mocha Almond Sampler
1 – 1.75oz Sinful Sundae Sampler
1 – 1.75oz Hazelnut Sampler
1 – 1.75oz Crème Brulee Sampler
1 – 1.75oz Amaretto Sampler
1 – 1.75oz Hawaiian Coconut Sampler
*All Coffee is freshly ground for Automatic Drip*
I have been able to try several of the flavors since I have opened this suitcase from heaven and so far the Creme Brulee and the Chocolate Raspberry have been two of my favorites! The flavors of these coffees are so bold and rich and have a depth to them that you can't get with the general grocery store brand coffee. Normally with a generic coffee, I'll ad some type of flavored creamer. With this Coffee Beanery Deluxe Holiday Coffee Basket, I just add a small amount of plain creamer and let the true flavor of the coffee take me away!
Not only do I drink my coffee - I also use it in lots of my baking! The Coffee Beanery Peppermint Twist was the perfect addition to my new recipe for Chocolate Mocha Mint Chip Cookies and heightened both of the flavors of chocolate and peppermint - these didn't last long as my house and went perfect with a cup of my Coffee Beanery coffee!
I love that this amazing package appeals to so many people! A perfect holiday gift to present to co-workers at the office, place it under the tree with a handsome bow for a member of your family. The perfect gift for any coffee lovin' friend or family member, or just to spoil yourself this Christmas! Whether you are a coffee lover by choice or necessity, whether busy at work or at home, let the Coffee Beanery give you that "Ahh" moment every day with their Deluxe Holiday Coffee Suitcase!
Want to PURCHASE your own Deluxe Holiday Coffee Suitcase? You can find it and other amazing coffee products at the Coffee Beanery website. They have everything from basic to flavored bags of coffee and even "Singlicious Servings" perfect for your single cup coffee maker! The price of the Deluxe Holiday Coffee Suitcase is $55.95
One lucky reader will win their own Coffee Beanery Deluxe Holiday Coffee Suitcase! The giveaway will end December 3, 2014 at 11:59pm. It is open to residents of the US only. Enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below.Entry-Form
Disclosure: I was sent the items listed above at no cost to facilitate this review. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of Coffee Beanery and not Our Southern Style or Thrifty Nifty Mommy. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest.