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Starbucks Natural Fusions Coffee Giveaway

by on July 29, 2010 · 169 comments

I take my coffee black with a side of cookies. My favorite brew is Sumatra, but I like Kona when I can get it and love a good espresso now and then. What I rarely order is flavored coffee. I used to like it, but one morning someone accidentally brewed mint coffee and I drank it with peanut butter toast. From that point on, I stopped bringing flavored coffee into the house…or at least mint. Every so often I’ll buy a cinnamon flavored coffee for the spouse, but I usually stay away from it these days because the added flavors so often overwhelm the brew. At least until now.

Starbucks Coffee

A few weeks ago Starbucks sent us samples of their new Natural Fusions, which is a blend of hand-selected Arabica beans and natural spices and botanicals. What you get is a coffee with more than a hint of flavor (you can definitely taste it) but a flavor that mingles well with the beans and doesn’t overpower — case in point, the Caramel Fusion which I’ve been drinking with just about everything. At first, I could really taste the caramel flavor. But by my third sip I was enjoying the nuances of what tasted like burnt sugar and didn’t find the blended flavors overpowering in the least. And yes, it does go well with peanut butter or chocolate or whatever the sweet of the day is. Today I’m drinking Caramel Fusion with Peanut Butter Cup Toffee Cookies. I can’t share the cookies, but I can share the coffee with one person.

If you’d like a chance at receiving a set of three new bags of Starbucks Natural Fusion Coffee, tell me what your favorite brew of coffee is and what you like to drink it with. I or my associate (Fuzz) will pick a random number and match it up with the comment. This giveaway will end tomorrow (Friday) at midnight. I’m keeping it short so your odds will be better. Good luck!

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Published on July 29, 2010

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Jessica S. July 29, 2010 at 10:55 pm

My favorite is the Texas Pecan coffee at HEB. It smells really delicious while it is brewing and has just a subtle hint of the pecan flavor. Not sweet, just nutty.

elisa July 29, 2010 at 11:09 pm

I love Kona coffee with skim milk

barbi July 29, 2010 at 11:11 pm

I love peppermint coffee with fresh chocolate chip cookies! yummy!

winnie July 30, 2010 at 5:16 am

Sumatra is my favorite too! So different from any other coffee and goes great with anything chocolate and cake-like. Now I’m hungry.

Cera July 30, 2010 at 5:35 am

I love drinking vanilla hazelnut. It’s so good with just about anything.

Kathie July 30, 2010 at 5:37 am

I love cinnamon coffee!

Francesca July 30, 2010 at 6:33 am

I’m not much of a coffee drinker at home, but my boyfriend has, at the very least, two big cups of joe everyday.

I do love caramel macchiattos and simple lattes. My boyfriend is a huge fan of Starbucks coffee (whatever that flavor is when you simply ask for a “Venti Coffee”)and anything hazelnut, vanilla, or caramel.

I like my coffee with anything sweet – typically a scone!

Yosha July 30, 2010 at 7:01 am

I love anything vanilla, hazelnut coffee. Perfect side is a scone, one that has a bit out crust on the outside an nice and fluffy inside!

Speaking of which, time for coffee!

Thanks for the chance!

Crystal July 30, 2010 at 7:04 am

I enjoy Kona, even though we do not have very often.

CaSaundra July 30, 2010 at 7:08 am

Vanilla coffee is the best, and I love drinking it with biscotti!

Ashley July 30, 2010 at 7:31 am

My favorite coffee is hazelnut or french vanilla. I enjoy a cup (or two) every morning with breakfast!

Tierney M July 30, 2010 at 7:39 am

I’d have to say either a simple breakfast blend or Hazelnut flavored coffee. I don’t often get to drink Hazelnut because my husband can’t stand flavored coffee – maybe like you, he’d like the Natural Fusions.

Jessica July 30, 2010 at 7:45 am

Lately, I’ve been enjoying Folgers Lively Colombia, but I would LOVE to try a vanilla or caramel or even cinnamon flavored coffee. I love to munch on a fresh baked oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookie when I drink coffee, but that doesn’t happen every day!

CB July 30, 2010 at 8:40 am

I love a Starbuck’s mocha, and especially like it with anything chocolate. I’m new to your blog, but I like it very much. C-

Danielle Knippenberg July 30, 2010 at 8:55 am

I love Hazelnut coffee, and I like to drink all by itself, or with the occasional buttered toast.

Evelyn L July 30, 2010 at 8:55 am

My favorite brew of coffee is probably either a Mocha or a Caramel Macchiato! Its perfect for me to have it with a slice of Red Velvet Cake or a simple cookie.

Theresa July 30, 2010 at 9:05 am

I love Sumatra!!! I also love Starbuck’s Dark Cherry Mocha and their Caramel Macchiato!

I’m currently enjoying my Sumatra with a bear claw….hey, it’s Friday!!!

laura July 30, 2010 at 9:07 am

I love any sort of caramel coffee, and the best accompaniment is a warm scone!

Maria July 30, 2010 at 9:12 am

Mmmm…coffee! I’m drinking some right now. My favorite brand is Green Mountain, and I like all of their flavors. Almond and amaretto are my two favorites (probably because they are so similar!!). I always have coffee with breakfast, and it is especially good with a nice strudel or kolacky. Now I’m hungry!!

Yatee July 30, 2010 at 9:15 am

I love vanilla hazelnut coffee with a scone or almond biscotti.

Pam July 30, 2010 at 9:36 am

Any coffee tastes good with a chocolate chip cookie.

Robyn July 30, 2010 at 10:02 am

My favorite “brew” is just about anything made from freshly-roasted beans. And I like it with a side of my daily internet news and blog crawl.

Tory July 30, 2010 at 10:04 am

I love coffee brewed with spicy good earth tea bag to enhance the cinnamon flavor. Yum!

swimmy333 July 30, 2010 at 10:07 am

peppermint flavored coffee around the holidays with any kind of cookie right out of the oven!

Nicole M. July 30, 2010 at 10:08 am

I love Hazelnut Coffee!

Sarah July 30, 2010 at 10:18 am

i love dark roast coffee… no particular brand… with chocolate/caramel or vanilla/caramel creamer. yum!

Kristen July 30, 2010 at 10:50 am

I love SBUX caramel macchiato, but for straight coffee their Verona can’t be beat. I drink coffee anytime, with anything!

annie July 30, 2010 at 11:04 am

Vanilla hazelnut is one of my favorites, but regular coffee is just fine with absolutely everything…like muffins, cookies or cake! Love your blog, Anna.

catlady July 30, 2010 at 11:14 am

I love hazelnut coffee, milk with no sugar.

Megan July 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

I love Christmas blends. It may be the cold weather or the holiday spirit, but it is my favorite thing to pair with a hot breakfast or a Christmas cookie!

kelly o July 30, 2010 at 11:30 am

*bucks Italian roast!

Polly July 30, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I love Coffee…expecially the stronger blends and I will take a cinnamon chip scone on the side.

Claudia July 30, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I love coffee with vanilla flavor – my close second is caramel flavor – sometimes I blend those too syrups too – it’s addictive – smile

Ellen July 30, 2010 at 12:51 pm

I like espresso roast. Strong and dark. Add some sugar free vanilla creamer. Mmmmm….

joan July 30, 2010 at 12:55 pm

In the winter I drink non-fat lattes, with a little unsweetened cocoa on top. In the summer I drink ice coffee with skim milk, but I always add a little bit of half-and-half @ the end because I love watching the cream marble through the coffee. The visual experience is almost as good as the coffee itself.

cardamombraid July 30, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Can’t say any one coffee is a favorite over another but growing up in a swedish community, and being swedish helps. we always made coffee with eggs….The flavor is definately there but it comes out so clear that if you have a fancy cup with flowers on the bottom (my favorite was my lilac cup and saucer)…….One of my memories as a toddler was having a cup of black coffee with my MorPhar. What made it special was the box of sugar lumps on the table next to his lawn chair. My grandfather and I would sit under his sour apple tree, i’d pick a stalk of rhubarb to eat raw, and we would eat apples with salt, rhubarb and then we would finish with a contest on who could slurp the coffee soaked lumps the loudest…..

Katherine July 30, 2010 at 1:28 pm
Mary July 30, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I love getting the light vanilla latte at Starbucks iced, with a light touch of vanilla. So refreshing!!

Colleen July 30, 2010 at 1:49 pm

I absolutely love a strong Italian roast with a touch of creamer. A small piece of dark chocolate brings out the flavor of the coffee perfectly. If I’m in the mood for something sweet I will enjoy my coffee with a black & white cookie… mmm, perfect!

Sherry July 30, 2010 at 2:53 pm

I love a non-fat latte with sugar free toasted marshmallow syrup, yummy

Patty July 30, 2010 at 3:17 pm

I love a k-cup coffee called Glazed Chocolate Doughnut…it is yummmy and tastes best with a chocolate iced or cinnamon doughnut from a local bakery near us.

cookienurse July 30, 2010 at 4:15 pm

I enjoy the caramel macchiata or caramel frappacinos. I know it may not be real coffee, but I like them!

Jennifer July 30, 2010 at 4:29 pm

I love french vanilla and cinnamon

Kori July 30, 2010 at 4:30 pm

I like coffee that has any type of French Vanilla in it and I usually like to drink my coffee by itself =)

Pamela M July 30, 2010 at 4:33 pm

My favorite brew of coffee is Verona. I take it with some milk, and a piece of pecan pie (heavy on the pecans!) would make it scrumptious!

Elina (Healthy and Sane) July 30, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Finally Starbucks makes a flavored coffee! My favorite coffee is Deans Beans hazelnut dream organic coffee. It’s SO delicious and it’s organic and fare trade to boot :)

Charlene July 30, 2010 at 5:48 pm

I love Starbucks white peppermint mochas – very decadent and I only indulge once in a while. I also love Kona Coffee with a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg! Thanks and have a great week-end!

Stacey July 30, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Green Mountain Extra Bold decaf with skim and splenda at home. Anything Starbucks out!

Mary Kay July 30, 2010 at 6:33 pm

I can’t live without my Starbucks Estima! I buy two bags of beans at a time so I never run out. I never really like flavored coffees, but I will admit to recently developing a serious crush on Skinny Cinnamon Dolce Lattes at Starbucks. I’ve got my fingers crossed I will get to try their new flavored coffees!

Katie July 30, 2010 at 6:45 pm

I recently started drinking coffee (in my late 20s) so I do not have a brand favorite yet. I get some locally brewed at a cafe near where I work. I like it black with a little sugar or a cookie on the side.

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