Thank you to Intelligent Blends for providing me with product in exchange for review. All thoughts are my own.
I have found myself extra stressed this holiday season. The kids have been sick, which means that I have also been sick off and on. Work is always piling up, kind of like the diry laundry in the wash room. Someone always needs something every moment that I am awake, and some days, I long for a quiet moment, just to sit in a dimly lit room, in total quiet, first thing in the morning. My first cup of coffee each morning helps set the tone for the rest of my day, so why not start off with an extrodinary blend?
These days, I'm starting my days with a delicious cup of coffee from Intelligent Blends. Coffee time is semi-sacred to me, so I don't take my coffee of choice lightly. I have my favorite brands and tend to stick with them, but I was intrigued when I was introduced to Intelligent Blends.
Their mission is to create premium gourmet pods and save you money by offering it direct from factory to your door. They're constantly roasting and producing Fresh Coffee & Tea Pods to supply their growing community of customers on a monthly basis so you always get the best, freshest coffee & tea they have to offer!
To test the waters with Inteliigent Blends, I received two Jumbo boxes of coffee pods: Maud's Variety Pack & Maud's Flavored Coffee Collection.
I'm very particular about my coffee. I like a strong, full bodied cup of coffee that I can flavor with a creamer. If the blend isn't smooth, it's probably not for me. I wanted to start off with the Maud's Variety Pack, because it offers nine blends from Intelligent Blends' Gourmet Coffee Collection curated by 5th Generation Roastmaster, Jeff McIntosh. This special variety pack contains a delicious mix of their most popular blends, specialty roasts, plus organic blends.
Just a sampling of Maud's Variety Pack (80 ct box)
I have been loving this variety pack! First of all, 80 coffee pods will last me a couple of months, if I don't go crazy. With nine different blends included, I can enjoy a different flavor every day, and never get bored of drinking the same old thing. Each and every blend is delicious. I don't know if I could pick a favorite- I love them all!
Maud's Variety Pack includes:
1. Maud's in The House Blend – This Medium Roast is an American Classic. A well balanced, medium bodied coffee with South American richness, bright enough for breakfast and rich enough for dinner.
2. Tall Dark & Handsome – This Dark Roast is a gentle, heavy bodied coffee with silky texture, sweet aroma and flavor rich with notes of toasted nuts.
3. French Roast – This coffee is roasted to a perfect dark brown bean and has delicious burnt undertones. A wonderful bold cup that's flavorful, shiny with oil and has a diminished acidity.
4. Bubbies Breakfast Blend – Light Roast delightful coffee brightened by citrus top notes and balanced with caramel sweetness. A rich and satisfying coffee for drinking all day.
5. Kona Lisa Blend – A rich medium roast with a smooth heavy body. This rich, low-acidity coffee is roasted to a perfect dark brown bean and has delicious chocolate-nutty undertones.
6. Dunk Your Donut Shop – Light Roasted blend with the perfect mellow flavor and a crisp, clean aftertaste.
7. Organic Colombian- This classic organic Colombian coffee brings together a mellow acidity and strong caramel sweetness, with a nutty undertone. Sweet and medium-bodied, Colombia has the most recognizable coffee flavor to most North American coffee drinkers.
8. Salted Caramel – "Dreamy Creamy Salted Caramel" is a delicious blend of medium roasted and flavored gourmet coffee. If you like creative flavor combinations, you'll love this delightfully distinctive indulgence.
9. Espresso Blend – "Espress-O Yourself" is some of the best and boldest coffee we've ever tasted! This coffee roasted to a perfect dark brown bean and has delicious burnt undertones.
PREMIUM 100% ARABICA COFFEE BEANS ARE EXPERTLY BATCH-ROASTED BY 5TH GENERATION ROASTMASTER THEN SEALED INTO OUR ADVANCED RECYCLABLE PODS.
COMPATIBLE WITH ALL KEURIG® & K CUP® BREWERS (INCLUDING "2.0")
If you love flavored coffee, you're going to want to try the Flavored Coffee Collection from Inteliigent Blends. It includes six different blends of flavored coffee, and has some of my favorite flavors- vanilla almond, raspberry, and hazelnut! These are my go-to coffee pods for that much-neeed afternoon cup of coffee! A different flavor every day, and I love having such a wonderful variety to offer guests.
6 BLENDS OF GOURMET FLAVORED COFFEE!
1. French Toast Roast – Warm French toast and cinnamon with notes of maple syrup and whipped butter, blends perfectly with fresh roasted 100% Arabica coffee.
2. Sister Hazelnut – The smooth and rich flavor of creamy toasted hazelnut and vanilla, with a touch of sweetness.
3. Gone Banana's Fosters! – Delicious blend featuring subtle notes of bananas and vanilla ice cream, Topped with buttery brown sugar, cinnamon and dark rum.
4. Raspberry Choco-Latte – The sweet tang of raspberries blended perfectly with the rich irresistible flavor of silky smooth chocolate, dusted with powdered sugar.
5. Hottie Biscotti Vanilla Almond – Notes of vanilla cream and toasted almonds delight with a sweet and nutty taste in every sip.
6.Jamaican Rum Yum- Delightful notes of sweet molasses, caramel coconut and vanilla roasted to perfection, delivering the delicious aroma and taste of sweet Jamaican rum.
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There are lots of coffee and tea lovers in my family and circle of friends. I am enjoying picking out different gifts from Intelligent Blends for those who love their daily coffee and tea. The fact that these can be used in standard Keurigs, iCoffee makers, etc., is a huge draw, not to mention how amazing it is that the pods are recyclable and biodegradable!
Special thanks to Intelligent Blends for allowing me to share about their delicious coffee variety packs this holiday season. Look for them in our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.