Best Hazelnut Coffee Brands 2019 – Top Picks & Reviews

Last Updated: by: Amanda T

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We recently had quite the job on our (now very jittery) hands of going out into the world of hazelnut coffee and finding the five best options on the market. The ones we selected here have come at the cost of lots of sleep, but it was well worth it.

We chose coffees based on their flavor, value, and fragrance. We even investigated the quality of the packaging to ensure that every aspect of the blends on our list would be to your satisfaction.

Let’s just get right down to it, shall we? Here are some hazelnut coffee reviews that will change the way you experience your morning cup of java.

Our Favorite Brands

ModelPriceRoastEditor Rating
Jose's HazelnutJose’s Hazelnut(Top Pick)
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Medium4.60/5
Eight O'Clock Whole Bean Coffee
Eight O’Clock Whole Bean Coffee

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Medium4.45/5
Lovesome Ground Coffee, HazelnutLovesome Ground Coffee, Hazelnut(Best for the Money)
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Light4.40/5
Coffee Bean Direct Hazelnut Flavored, Ground Coffee, 5-Pound Bag
Coffee Bean Direct Hazelnut Flavored, Ground Coffee, 5-Pound Bag

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Light4.20/5
San Francisco Bay Coffee, Hazelnut Crème
San Francisco Bay Coffee, Hazelnut Crème

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Medium4.10/5

5 Best Hazelnut Coffee Brands – Reviewed in 2019

1. Jose’s Hazelnut Cream Arabica Coffee – Top Pick

Jose's Hazelnut

We kick things off with a coffee that does a great job of combining flavor with value. The robust taste profile of Jose’s Hazelnut features subtle notes of hazelnut that will entice drinkers without overwhelming the flavor of the coffee itself.

For your money, you get 32 ounces of whole bean coffee. That’s two pounds—enough to last most buyers for several weeks without any problem.

It also just manages to succeed in most of the other key factors that coffee lovers look for. It’s fresh, fragrant, and perfect for relaxing when you wake up in the morning.

This is a whole bean coffee. That means if you don’t have a grinder on hand, it will be effectively useless. If you have a grinder, however, you can take a customized approach to how you brew this delicious coffee.

Pros
Cons

2. Eight O’Clock Whole Bean Hazelnut Coffee – The Runner-Up

Eight O-Clock Whole Bean Coffee With Hazelnut

It doesn’t have to be eight o’clock for you to enjoy this delicious blend. Eight O’Clock Whole Bean Coffee is another whole bean coffee, which means you’ll need a grinder, but assuming you have one on hand, you’ll be in for a treat.

The flavor profile can be described as smooth and buttery. It’s a medium roast, which means that the actual coffee notes will not overpower the drinker. Everything about the blend is mild and aromatic—an optimal way to ease into your day with an uncommonly gentle yet delicious coffee.

Budget buyers beware: this is one of the more expensive brands on our list. If you’re really into your coffee, the money will be well spent. Otherwise, you may favor something a little more affordable.

Pros
  • Fragrant
  • Smooth buttery taste
  • Gentle way to start your day
Cons
  • Somewhat pricey

3. Lovesome Ground Coffee, Hazelnut – Best for the Money

Lovesome Ground Coffee, Hazelnut

You sure will love some of this next pick. See what we did there? Our best for the money option is a delightful but affordable blend that’s great for buyers who weren’t thrilled with the price tag of our last choice.

Lovesome Ground Coffee is a pre-ground coffee that’s an approachable option for budget buyers who just want a simple, straightforward cup of coffee when they wake up in the morning.

This is another lighter blend that underscores the coffee flavor to bring out the natural buttery notes that people so appreciate in hazelnut coffee.

Granted, there are a couple of concessions you’ll have to make to get this budget pick. For one thing, it does come across as slightly watery once brewed if you compare it to the last two options on our list.

It’s also a smaller container. At only 11 ounces, it won’t last as long as some of the others here.

Pros
  • Very affordable
  • Pronounced buttery notes
Cons
  • Tastes a little watery relative to top choice
  • Small bag

4. Coffee Bean Direct Hazelnut Flavored, Ground Coffee, 5-Pound Bag

Coffee Bean Direct Hazelnut Flavored, Ground Coffee, 5-Pound Bag

If you’re a bulk buyer, your ears should be perking up right about now. The Coffee Bean Direct Hazelnut Flavored five-pound bag has a big sticker price, but it should last a very long time, even for the most avid coffee drinkers.

The question is if you’ll like the blend enough to want five pounds of it. While taste is subjective, there is plenty here to like.

The manufacturer prioritizes freshness, which is apparent in the taste of the coffee. To do this, it roasts and then grinds the beans immediately before shipping the coffee out, making it about as fresh as you can get.

Of course, the problem is that with five-pound bags of beans, chances are that the last several pots you make won’t be nearly as fresh as the first few. Still, that is a concession that all bulk buyers must make.

Also bear in mind that because there are five pounds of beans, the bag is likely to get worn out very quickly. It’s not necessarily the manufacturer’s fault—this is a natural consequence of bulk bags. Still, it may result in a big mess if you aren’t careful.

Pros
  • Bulk bag
  • Made to be as fresh as possible
Cons
  • Big sticker price
  • Bag may rip

5. San Francisco Bay Coffee, Hazelnut Crème

San Francisco Bay Coffee, Hazelnut Crème

We end things with a trip to the Bay Area. San Francisco Bay Coffee is a creamy blend made with German hazelnuts. The result is a light, creamy flavor with a distinctly nutty finish. It also features a sweet aftertaste that makes it a good coffee for the holidays or weekends.

There are a few reasons that this blend finds itself at the bottom of our list. The main issue is that the flavor simply is not quite as pronounced as some of the other blends here.

Like many of our other bulk bags, the packaging is also fairly fragile, which can result in storage issues down the line. Finally, it’s one of the pricier options on the list, which will likely eliminate it as an option for budget buyers.

Pros
  • Sweet, creamy blend
Cons
  • Not as flavorful as other options
  • Packaging is not as durable as most people would like
  • Pricey

Conclusion

If our hazelnut coffee reviews have taught you anything, it should be that there are lots of great options out there for lovers of java. If you still are not quite sure what to fill your cup up with next time you need some coffee, we do have a couple of suggestions you might appreciate.

If you just want the highest level of quality you can get, you will probably appreciate our top choice, Jose’s Hazelnut. However, you can also get a delicious and slightly more affordable blend by choosing our best for the money pick, Lovesome Ground Coffee.

Of course, you should feel free to experiment as well. Everyone’s taste in coffee is different.