I’ll come right out and say that Gevalia wanted to send me coffee to test and write about their products. Sure! Who doesn’t like free stuff? I’m normally a tea drinker at work and rarely prepare coffee at home. I usually leave coffee to the baristas, it tastes better when someone else makes it. However, this Gevalia Stockholm Roast Kaffe was so smooth, almost sweet, that I’ve renewed my hopes of finding a coffee palatable for home brewing. I might be way off the path here, but this is my opinion after all.
I know there are local coffee vendors, hint hint, but Gevalia was the first to find me in the blogosphere. Kudos for being first!
I’m always elated when a parcel arrives. I also love to share the giddiness, therefore I will give one of my readers the joy of a box of coffee to enjoy while reading my blog. Join the throngs of contestants by leaving a comment below with your favorite time of day to sip a cup o’ jo.
This coffee was also good iced. Since Texas is too darn hot 98% of the time, this is the mode of choice for the barista prepared caffeine beverages I like. Make a frosty with it and you are my new BFF! Again, very little sugar was required.
Don’t know what else you can do with coffee? Ever baked with it? I got the idea from the Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten), you know, that episode where she made chocolate cupcakes with a ganache and put coffee in the second batch (or maybe the first… I don’t recall the order of the batches). Her friend took the “A” batch and the “B” batch to a pack of drooling women confined to a conference room without natural light (this can bring out the PMS in any woman forced to conference chocolateless). Anyways, guess which cupcakes tasted better? The ones with the coffee, of course. I must say, it does highlight the flavour of chocolate, especially dark chocolate. If you have a chocolate cake recipe you like that calls for water or milk, try using a strong brew of coffee as the liquid (keep some portion of the milk if called for, the acidity might be a key factor). Try Paula Deen’s Texas Sheet cake using this swap!
If only they could send that Swedish guy (who is really an actor from Cali, but hey) with the coffee….
* Contest Rules *
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Please include your email address in the comment submission form or I can’t find you if you win! To clarify: you don’t have to put your email in the comment field, include it in the form field *above* the comment and *below* your name. Sorry for any confusion 🙂
Leave a comment once per day until contest closes on Oct 19, 2012.
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Winner: 35th comment!
Thanks everyone who entered!
Update: The winner doesn’t want the coffee. I’m drawing again:
Congratulations #9! I’m sure you really want the coffee, not links, comments, and such like the last person….
OK, people… use real email addresses when entering contests. Second person either doesn’t exist or doesn’t care. Let’s try this one more time I will pick #28 my favorite number because random.org isn’t working right now. So the winner (hopefully) is Jennifer! I will be contacting you shortly!
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