We were recently lucky enough to get to try lots of different French vanilla coffees. And, in the sleepless nights that followed, we also spent plenty of time evaluating and ranking those blends to come up with a list of the five best options on the market.
We reached our conclusions on the basis of several different factors, including the taste, freshness, and fragrance of the blends.
We’ve also made a point of including different varieties that will suit the needs of budget buyers, as well as people who are happy to spend a little extra on their coffee. There is something for everyone, so check out our French vanilla flavored coffee reviews!
|Dunkin' Donuts French Vanilla Ground Coffee(Top Pick)||Medium||4.7/5|
|New England French-Vanilla Coffee||Medium||4.6/5|
|Maxwell House International Coffee(Best for the Money)||Medium||4.4/5|
|Jim Beam Bourbon Vanilla||Dark||4.2/5|
|Copper Moon Whole Bean Coffee||Medium||4.1/5|
The slogan says that “America runs on Dunkin,” and after trying this coffee, it’s no wonder why. The bold flavor, rich fragrance, and gentle vanilla notes of Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla Ground Coffee are enough to make you want to reach for a donut.
This is a classic blend from a company that is known for making great coffee. Indeed, one of the nice things about this blend is that the flavor profile is likely to strike many drinkers as very familiar. The boldness, combined with the prominence of the vanilla flavor, promotes a “going out for coffee” vibe that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own kitchen.
Unlike most big-name coffees, it’s also relatively affordable. Though not the least expensive blend on our list, it does treat you to a great experience for a very fair price.
In terms of issues, there really isn’t anything to report. We have heard from many regular drinkers that say the structural integrity of the packaging is a little lacking. It’s easy to tear the bag when you try to open it the way the manufacturer recommends. It isn’t a huge deal, but it can be a little frustrating first thing in the morning.
New England Coffee is a great pick for buyers who want a delicious coffee at a very reasonable price. The gourmet blend is entirely kosher and gluten-free, and features a rich taste that you don’t usually find in coffees in this price range.
It’s an Arabica coffee that prioritizes natural flavors, which means the manufacturer has made a point of minimizing unnatural treatment of the grounds. This will be great for those who are trying to cut back on unnatural preservatives.
The time-tested company has been around for over one hundred years, and it is no wonder why. You don’t usually find high-quality coffee available at this price, making it a really great pick for aficionados who don’t have lots of money to invest in coffee.
It is worth noting that the quantity cuts against the value offering a little. At only 11 ounces per bag, you will probably be re-upping your supply regularly.
For budget buyers everywhere, there’s no beating Maxwell House. Not only does it provide really good coffee at very decent prices, but you can get it in bulk, further enhancing the value offering.
That is certainly the case with our best for the money pick, the Maxwell House French Vanilla Café. The coffee features the standard rich flavor profile but is enhanced by a delightful touch of French vanilla that is not unlike the flavor of the company’s popular creamer of the same name.
For your money, you get a massive 29-ounce container that will last even regular coffee drinkers for several weeks.
Keep in mind that this is not a gourmet blend. If you prioritize flavor over everything else, you will probably look to one of the other options on our list. However, this coffee does prove that whatever your budget, you can find something tasty to drink.
It isn’t as bold or flavorful as our top choice, but it is still a pleasant coffee to wake up to in the morning, and the price cannot be beaten.
This is a little bit of a twist on our theme of delicious vanilla-flavored coffees. The Jim Beam Bourbon Vanilla coffee takes everyone’s favorite French-style coffee and throws a little bit of Ireland into the mix.
Don’t worry, you can pour this coffee for your returning under-aged college student in good faith. Though the blend features the rich woody notes of everyone’s favorite bourbon, it is a strictly non-alcoholic coffee.
The smoky blend provides a fun way to give your morning coffee intake a twist. The bourbon notes do override the vanilla effect to a certain extent, but it’s still a good blend for coffee lovers looking for something new.
It’s also worth mentioning that this coffee is a little pricier than many of the other options on our list.
We conclude the list with a delightful whole bean coffee. The two-pound bag of Copper Moon Whole Bean Coffee French Vanilla is one of the most expensive options featured here, but it will be perfect for home baristas who like to grind their own beans.
The coffee beans are roasted in single batches to enhance the flavor profile, and the company claims to be painstaking in its commitment to making great coffee.
Price aside, buyers should note that the bag comes across as very feeble. This is likely due to the quantity featured in the packaging. The two pounds of beans seem to overencumber the delicate package, making it prone to tears.
Hopefully, our French Vanilla coffee reviews have made your buying decision very straightforward. If you’re still unsure which coffee to try next, you may find it worth your time to get your hands on a bag of our top pick, the Dunkin’ Donuts French Vanilla Ground Coffee blend.
You can also save yourself a few bucks with our best for the money pick, the Maxwell House International Coffee French Vanilla Café.
The good news? This is coffee that we are talking about here. In the weeks and months to come, you can try all five of the blends if you want, on your hunt to find the best coffee out there.
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