Reviewed: Jim Beam Original Bourbon Flavored Coffee
Jim Beam is an American brand of bourbon whiskey produced in Clermont, Kentucky. It is one of the best-selling brands of bourbon in the world. Now you can enjoy the smooth flavor of Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey as a coffee (Alcohol Free of Course)
The Coffee Flavor:
Bourbon Whiskey will often have a sweet flavor than other styles of Whiskey. Often characterized as Vanilla, Oak or Caramel Notes. This original bourbon coffee has a very subtle bourbon flavor when brewed and enjoyed black. You can taste a faint flavor of vanilla as well. Neither is overpowering or in your face. This actually makes a good starter for mixing some actual Jim Beam in for an adult coffee.
The actual bourbon flavor added to this roast is non alcoholic.
The Coffee Aroma:
When brewing you will get a faint smell that will match what you would expect from a bourbon. However the overall aroma is not going to fill the house like other flavored coffees. Hints of caramel and vanilla are present. However, this coffee is more about taste than smell.
The Roast/Beans Used:
Jim Beam is a darker roast with a quality rich flavor under the bourbon flavoring. It is a blend of 100% arabica beans. Origins of the beans are not listed so we assume it is a blend. Using arabica with this coffee adds a little natural sweetness to the flavor.
The Caffeine Level of this Coffee:
Since this is 100% arabica the caffeine level matches most standard retail coffees found in any grocery store or McDonalds.
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How We Suggest Brewing For the Best Cup:
The grind of this coffee is pretty consistent for what you find in grocery store coffee options. We brewed using an AeroPress Brewer and found the grind level was suitable and this actually had the best result in bourbon taste. Drip brewer style seemed to leave some of the bourbon taste behind.
Jim Beam's entire line is packaged in a standard 12oz bag with a resealable strap tie glued to the top of the bag. Their bags come with an air valve to allow gases to escape. Roasted coffee will typically create gas after the roasting process and allowing it to vent will keep your coffee from going stale.
Where to Buy Online:
You can find the Jim Beam Original Roast as well as all their flavors by visiting our Meadow Ridge Coffee Jim Beam Coffee Collection
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