TOMS Coffee + Giveaway! {Closed}

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I’m a huge fan of the TOMS brand and what they represent with their one for one mission.ย  (I’ve had the same pair of TOMS shoes for years and they are the comfiest shoes ever!) Well, I was watching the news recently and learned that TOMS sells coffee now! Being a huge lover of coffee, I of course wanted to sample it immediately.

I usually only purchase dark roasted coffee, but I wanted to do a comparison of the different roasts that TOMS offers. I chose 3 of the 6 varieties offered online: Honduras (dark), Peru (medium) and Rwanda (light). I purchased the whole bean option, but the ground option is also available.

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As I set up the taste test, I wanted to make sure the experiments were consistent. Each varieties of coffee beans were ground to approximately the same coarseness, and I brewed roughly the same amount of coffee in a French press each time. (As you can tell, I’m a highly scientific person) On a side note, I conducted this all on the same day so I was a little coffee buzzed by the end.

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Honduras Roast- Dark: This coffee has a nutty, bold, and slightly bitter flavor. The aroma is very pleasant, and for someone who likes their coffee black usually, I found this variety of TOMS coffee much more enjoyable with a vanilla cookie (or a biscotti would be nice too) which helps enhance the bold flavor. I would say this coffee is a typical dark roast, very enjoyable!

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Peru Roast- Medium: This was my least favorite of the three coffees I ordered, but it was still worth the taste to me. Before even brewing this roast, I kept inhaling the grounds because they smelled so good- with a hint of berries. The Peru roast is mild in bite, and nothing too fancy, a little plain actually, if I may. I paired this roast with graham crackers to offset the taste. If you prefer a more bland, easy to go down cup, then this is the roast for you!

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Rwanda– Light Roast: This coffee surprised me the most. I tasted the coffees in the order listed in this post, and this roast is my favorite! I couldn’t believe it because normally I’m a dark roast gal. The grinds smell like almond biscotti mixed with leather. The coffee itself is a little muddy, but it has a wonderful citrus aftertaste. I paired this roast with Thin Mint cookies for the win.

Since coffee is a drink that holds such a personal preference to each person, it’s hardly fair to take my experience with TOMS coffee as absolute. I want you to have the opportunity to taste it for yourself!

I will be giving away a $20 TOMS gift card to use on the TOMS website- it can be used on anything on their site, not just coffee. All you need to do to enter in this giveaway is subscribe to this blog above, and leave a comment below telling me how you take your coffee. To subscribe, just enter your email above and hit “subscribe.” When you do so, you will be notified by email in the future every time there’s a new blog post. Simple! The winner will be chosen randomly and I will notify that person by email in one week!

Good luck!

 

 

There are 14 comments for this article
  1. Jessie Z. at 7:50 am

    Cream. No sugar. And seeing as I’m a bit of a coffee wimp, I’d probably go for the Medium roast. “mild in bite, and nothing too fancy, a little plain actually”, sounds like it’s just my speed :p Thanks for letting me know about TOMS newest addition!

  2. Becca at 8:34 am

    Jonathan and I just started drinking our coffee with just cream. We also just started drinking only organic coffee, and the taste of our coffee is much more natural. We also usually only like dark roast coffee, but we’d take your word for it that the light roast is good! Great post!

  3. Caitlin at 8:44 am

    Cream and sugar! But I like a dark roast after living in NYC, and grinding my own coffee on the weekends is the best. I also usually only drink a cup or two so I have a little teacup looking filter that I put ground into and pour water through, rather than using a big french press or an icky percolator.

  4. Laney at 9:02 am

    Kudos on your excellent scientific technique!

  5. Hannah at 12:48 pm

    I drink my coffee black! I have a wonderful single serve coffee maker from my mother and I have been drinking Folgers coffee. It’s really not that bad if I don’t make it too strong! It’s actually much better than they serve in the cafeteria here ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Elizabeth at 3:48 pm

    mmmm! what a tasty experiment! I drink my coffee black, usually with “something to go with a cup of coffee” like a cookie. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Ashley at 5:56 pm

    These sounds delicious! I was debating on trying some of these when I got my most recent Toms magazine! I can’t wait to try the light roast, but I have cream and sugar in my coffee ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. iloveapplepie at 9:56 pm

    A coffee tasting?? What a fun idea! Yum!! Josh takes his black and I have mine with milk. We grind our beans fresh every morning and always drink from our coordinating, but not matching, Jonathan Adler mugs.

  9. Jenne at 10:42 pm

    Most often I drink my coffee black, but sometimes add some half n half or vanilla soy milk. I generally lean towards dark roast.

    • Story.Style.Vision Author at 7:09 am

      CONGRATS JENNE! You were randomly chosen as the winner for this giveaway! Your gift card should be arriving in your email inbox soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Presh at 1:33 am

    Oh this is awesome! I’ll have to check the site sooner than later (currently on a cleanse from purchasing non essential items during this lent season, so I have not been to online shops either ๐Ÿ™‚
    I take my coffee black with two scoops of sugar usually…if I’m feeling fancy I add a syrup to the lighter roasts I’ll drink!

  11. Abi at 4:08 pm

    Wow, lots of great responses!! I drink herbal tea, two large cups a day. I do a raspberry leaf, nettles, and lemon balm blend in the morning, and usually peppermint in the afternoon/evening. I do like coffee but can’t take the caffeine. If I drink it, I like it with a little honey and half & half.

  12. Ellyne Olson at 9:47 pm

    I have never heard of TOMS coffee before. I have been blessed to received gifts of coffee from around the world — how fun. I like my coffee in the morning before breakfast with milk or half and half. And I also enjoy something special to go with a cup of coffee in the afternoon when I come home from work. Thanks Mags.

  13. Daddy at 11:50 pm

    Mommy brewed me some dark roast from the Coop a few weeks ago.Very good. Dark roast tends to have less caffeine. I have to be in the “right mood” for coffee. Shalom!