March 5, 2014
Creamy almond milk meets bitter-sweet coffee in Califia Farms Cold Brew coffee line, giving the palette a delightfully caffeinated sensation.
Here’s the low down, Double Espresso packs a caffeinated punch with the sweetest taste. It’s not overtly bitter, or sweet, but a middle ground between the two.
Cafe Latte is sweeter on the tongue, but still offers that actual taste of coffee – not an artificial coffee taste, but the real deal.
Both beverages are a cold brew, but can be popped in a microwave for a few seconds, or heated gently over a stove for a warm drink. Both drinks also taste like coffee – not almond milk flavored coffee. (Yes, there’s a difference.)
Who’s my favorite? Mugs down, the medal goes to Double Espresso. I find it to be as refreshing as freshly pulled espresso poured over chilled non-dairy milk. I’ve also had the Mocha flavor (not pictured), and it’s alright, but my least favorite of the three. I thought it to taste a bit too much like almond milk, and not enough like chocolate and coffee – but that is just me.
I’ve seen images of Salted Caramel flavor float around on Instagram and Twitter, but I’ve yet to locate them near me. Califia Farms, you’ve done cold brew the right way. I’m impressed.
[Califia Farms Cold Brew Latte tastes even better with a striped straw + with Vogue.]
All thoughts and opinions are my own. I did not receive any compensation for this post.
December 4, 2013
Moments of bliss are those seconds of the day when you can take a sip of your freshly brewed coffee without the impeding thoughts of your to-do list interrupting your thought patterns. Bliss is morning light streaming through the cracks in your blinds, and onto your wooden floorboards. Bliss is the faint glow of spicy scented candles. A moment of bliss is when your cat crawls down from the back of your couch to curl up next to your shoulder on a blustery day. Or at least, these are what I consider to be my moments of bliss.
I partnered up with Coffee Mate to do this fantastic Natural Bliss Giveaway*. The winner of this giveaway will receive the same package that I did. The package includes a biscotti scented candle, $1-off Natural Bliss Coffee Mate creamer coupon, a tumbler to take your blissful coffee with you, two biscotti, and a $5 Target gift card. (Perfect to pick up yourself a bottle of Natural Bliss creamer!)
Mugs down, my favorite part of this package was the biscotti scented candle. Not only does it make my room smell like baked cookies, but it also crackles like a fireplace. I no longer have a fireplace, so this Florida girl will take her fireplace nuances where she can.
In order to win this package, I want YOU to leave a comment below with your moment of bliss, whatever it may be. In order to get a second entry, you must tweet the link to this giveaway with the hashtag: #NaturalBliss, and tag me @CoffeeVanilla. I will pick the winner randomly.
This giveaway ends Tuesday at 11:59 p.m.
If you are interested in coupons to purchase Coffee Mates Natural Bliss creamer, travel over to Coffee Mate’s Facebook page.
*I did not receive monetary compensation for this post, but did receive the above package. All thoughts and opinions are my own.