Best Flavored Coffee Brands – Reviews & Top Picks 2019

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The ten coffees featured on our list have made it here on the basis of their taste, their value, their fragrance, and even the quality of their packaging. Because the world of flavored coffees is vast, we’ve also made a special point of choosing lots of different options. Not only will there be something here for every palate, but there will also be options for people of every budget.

Though there are hundreds of different coffees on the market, we have done enough research to narrow our top picks down to just ten. Read on for some flavored coffee reviews that will help you up your java game substantially!


Rundown of our Favorite Picks:

ModelPriceWeightEditor's Rating
Starbucks Flavored Coffee CaramelStarbucks Flavored Coffee Caramel and Vanilla(Top Choice)
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2 lbs4.8/5
Community Coffee Ground Coffee
Community Coffee Ground Coffee, Cafe Special, 32-Ounce Bag

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5 lbs4.6/5
New England CoffeeNew England Coffee Blueberry Cobbler, Medium Roast Ground Coffee(Best for the Money)
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11 oz4.5/5
AmazonFresh Hazelnut
AmazonFresh Hazelnut Flavored Coffee, Ground, Medium Roast, 12 Ounce

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3 lbs4.3/5
Gevalia Chocolate Mocha
Gevalia Chocolate Mocha Mild Roast Ground Coffee

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4 lbs4.2/5

10 Best Flavored Coffee Brands – Reviews 2019:

1. Starbucks Flavored Coffee Caramel and Vanilla – Top Choice

Starbucks Flavored Coffee Caramel and Vanilla

If you like Starbucks (and chances are pretty good that you do), you’re going to love our top choice. The Flavored Coffee Caramel and Vanilla package features not one but two flavors that will give you an optimal opportunity to try two signature tastes from one of the most popular coffee manufacturers of all time.

The vanilla flavor is smooth and sweet, serving as the perfect way to ease into your day. Meanwhile, the caramel is bold and flavorful, great for holidays, weekends, and any occasion that might be enhanced by a unique savory sweetness.

Keep in mind that just like any other Starbucks coffee, this package is fairly expensive. However, you do save a little money through bundling, making this a good way to get great coffee at a fair price.

Pros
  • Classic Starbucks taste
  • Sweetness of vanilla
  • Savory robust caramel flavor
Cons
  • Pricey

2. Community Coffee Ground Coffee, Cafe Special – The Runner-Up

Community Coffee Ground Coffee, Cafe Special, 32-Ounce Bag

We should preface this by mentioning that Community Coffee does not make flavored blends in the traditional sense. However, it does make coffee the traditional New Orleans way, which means that chicory is included in the blend to create a unique smoky effect that you don’t usually see.

It’s a medium roast that packs tons of flavor into every cup. However, the very best thing about Community Coffee is the fact that it actually cares about the community. The grounds are ethically sourced, and the beans are harvested in a way that has a low effect on the environment.

Like Starbucks, Community Coffee does tend to be very pricey. Such is usually the case with ethically sourced coffees. Still, if you want great coffee with lots of heart, this is a good option.

Pros
  • Great bold flavor
  • Coffee grounds specially sourced for low effect on environment
  • Company pays fair wages to employees
Cons
  • Pricey

3. New England Coffee Blueberry Cobbler, Medium Roast Ground Coffee – Best for the Money

New England Coffee Blueberry Cobbler, Medium Roast Ground Coffee

If the name of this coffee wasn’t enough to make your mouth water, the taste certainly will. The rich blueberry flavors of New England Coffee Blueberry Cobbler are undercut by a hint of sweetness that makes this a great breakfast or dessert blend.

In addition to tasting really good, this coffee also has the distinction of being one of the most affordable options on our list.

It’s a medium roast coffee that favors a milder taste that serves to bring out the flavoring. If you like mild coffees, this will be a great option for you.

The quantity is smaller than that of some of the other packages on our list. You do get a great deal, but you may run out of coffee fairly quickly, which hurts the value somewhat.

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Great blueberry taste
Cons
  • Quantity is fairly limited

4. AmazonFresh Hazelnut Flavored Coffee, Ground, Medium Roast, 12 Ounce

AmazonFresh Hazelnut Flavored Coffee, Ground, Medium Roast, 12 Ounce

Hazelnut lovers rejoice! This affordable take on a classic coffee flavor will be a tantalizing choice for buyers with a limited amount of money to spend.

AmazonFresh Hazelnut Flavored Coffee is a light roast that’s a good option for buyers who favor mild coffee. The only problem is that the flavor can be a little too mild. It’s so subtle that some people may not even completely register the taste of the hazelnut.

The good news, however, is that Amazon offers a money-back guarantee with this product. If you don’t like the taste, you can get all of your money back.

Pros
  • Affordable
  • Money-back guarantee
Cons
  • Flavor may be too mild for some drinkers

5. Gevalia Chocolate Mocha Mild Roast Ground Coffee

Gevalia Chocolate Mocha Mild Roast Ground Coffee

Chocolate lovers will find plenty to love here. Gevalia Chocolate Mocha Mild Roast is rich and creamy. The smooth flavor makes for a nice way to unwind on weekends, or even to enhance the sense of occasion on a holiday.

It’s also a kosher coffee that is sensitive to the health and lifestyle decisions of a wide variety of coffee drinkers.

It is vacuum-sealed to ensure long-term freshness. Unfortunately, the bag itself is somewhat lacking in quality. It tends to tear very easily, which can cause a big mess, and lead to freshness problems.

You can solve this issue by investing in some good Tupperware or other vacuum-sealed storage containers, but it is still a problem most people don’t want to have to deal with.

Pros
  • Great chocolate flavor
Cons
  • Bag tends to break very easily

6. Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Spice Flavored Ground Coffee

Dunkin' Donuts Pumpkin Spice Flavored Ground Coffee

Who doesn’t love pumpkin spice, right? If you want to usher in the fall season in style, consider this sweet, cinnamony blend. Dunkin’ Donuts is famous for making great coffee, and the Pumpkin Spice is certainly no exception. It’s a medium roast, which leaves plenty of room for the pumpkin spice flavor to shine.

You do pay a good deal of money for the name brand recognition, which means budget buyers might want to look for something else. We have also seen several reports from regular drinkers who claim that the bag tears easily.

However, if you’re looking to treat yourself to a unique seasonal flavor, you may still find it worthwhile to splurge on this great coffee.

Pros
Cons
  • Pricey
  • Low-quality packaging

7. Cameron’s Coffee Roasted Flavored Ground Coffee

Cameron's Coffee Roasted Ground Coffee Bag, Flavored, Highlander Grog

The Cameron’s Coffee Highlander Grog has a sweet, almost pancake-like flavor that goes great with a leisurely breakfast. It’s a light roast blend that features a mild flavor perfect for buyers hoping for a gentle coffee experience.

The smooth flavor is available at an affordable price that most buyers will be able to manage. Like many of the more affordable options on our list, it does feature delicate packaging. If you aren’t careful, you may find that the bag rips easily. However, if you’re willing to make the compromise, you can get a good coffee at a reasonable price.

Pros
Cons
  • Low-quality packaging

8. 16oz (1lb) Roasted Peaberry Bean 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain

16oz (1lb) Roasted Peaberry Bean 100% Jamaica Blue Mountain

This is what you might call a luxury coffee. We’ll put it right out front that this is by far the most expensive coffee on our list.

This is mostly due to its exotic origins. Blue Mountain’s Peaberry blend is the rarest offering from a company that only makes very small batches to begin with. In fact, according to Blue Mountain, less than 1% of the beans it harvests end up being used to make Peaberry Bean.

The rich flavor provides the perfect blend of sweet and savory, making it great for people who want something distinct and bold.

If you’re willing to spend a lot of money on your coffee, you will be treated to a unique taste that you aren’t likely to find anywhere else.

Pros
  • Deliciously unique bold and sweet taste
  • Rare flavor from an artisanal small-batch roaster
Cons
  • Priciest coffee on our list

9. Wallacea Coffee Wild Kopi Luwak Coffee Beans, Gayo Sumatra Indonesia

Wallacea Coffee Wild Kopi Luwak Coffee Beans, Gayo Sumatra Indonesia

You may have heard of Kopi Luwak before. It’s a unique, one-of-a-kind coffee that is harvested from the intestines of wild island cats (you can let your imagination fill in the blanks as to how the beans are extracted). How could we have a list of flavored coffees without including one of the most distinct brands of grounds in the world?

Because the beans have already been digested by cats, this is one of the least acidic coffees in the world, making it great for people with sensitive stomachs. The Wallacea Coffee blend also features a mild sweet taste you will be sure to appreciate.

Bear in mind that it is very pricey, and also likely to gross some drinkers out.

Pros
  • Not very acidic
  • Very rare flavor
Cons
  • Pricey
  • Harvesting technique may gross some buyers out

10. Schuil Whole Michigan Maple Bean Coffee

Schuil Whole Bean Coffee, Fair Trade Premium Roasted Gourmet Coffee Beans, Smooth and Full Bodied Artisan Coffee (Michigan Maple, 12 oz)

 

Schuil’s mapley Whole Bean Coffee will be great for buyers who favor a light sweet cup of joe. It will also be a great option for people who like to grind their own beans. However, if you do not have a coffee grinder, these beans will be effectively useless.

It’s an affordable product that’s good for buyers on a budget. However, the flavor may be a little too subtle for some people. We have also heard from a few regular drinkers who report that their beans arrived tasting less than fresh. Granted, perception of the freshness of coffee is a subjective evaluation. Still, it may be something worth keeping in mind.

Pros
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Useless without grinder
  • Subtle flavor
  • Some users report receiving grounds that are not fresh

Buyer’s Guide

And now we have a few buying considerations that will help you choose the perfect coffee.

Roast

Coffee roast styles range from light to dark. The darker the roast, the more pronounced the coffee flavor itself will be. Most flavored coffees tend to be roasted on the lighter side. This is so the taste additives have a chance to stand out.

However, when a coffee is roasted to be too light, it can end up lacking flavor entirely. Of course, the taste is subjective. Only you can decide which roast style is right for your palate.

Price

As you can see, coffee does not have to be expensive. In fact, we featured many delicious budget blends on our list. Budget buys will usually be packaged cheaply and roasted in bulk, which can lead to a less pronounced flavor. Still, if you are just sampling, it may be wise to try out new tastes with budget picks. If you find a flavor you like a lot, you can always splurge later down the line on something more expensive.

Quantity

The quantity of the coffee ultimately has the biggest effect on its value offering. Bulk buys may feature a bigger sticker price, but they also usually last for a long time. Gourmet coffees usually come in smaller quantities, but you are sometimes able to buy these in bulk to get a slightly better deal.

Company Ethics

It can also be worth your time to look into the business practices of the manufacturers you buy from. The coffee industry is notorious for underpaying workers and causing harmful environmental effects through harvesting practices.

The good news is that there are plenty of businesses that don’t do things this way. If you want to buy coffee that has been ethically sourced, it will usually cost a little more, but the money will be well spent if it eases your conscience!

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Conclusion

Did any of our flavored coffee reviews stand out for you? With any luck, you’ve already selected your new favorite coffee. However, if you do find yourself in need of a little extra help, there are two coffees we recommend most.

Our top choice, the Starbucks Flavored Coffee Caramel and Vanilla, will be an awesome option for people looking for a higher-end blend. However, if you are on a more restrictive budget, you can get a good deal with our best for the money pick, the New England Coffee Blueberry Cobbler.

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