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Flying Bean Coffee Review

Coffee is the fuel that keeps me going lately. Guests and I drank ourselves through the holidays with Flying Bean Coffee. It is so good that it actually felt like a moment of luxury drinking each cup.

Now as the hustle and bustle of the holidays have slurred to a halt, I’m trying to find balance in getting back to life. Charlotte the Great arrives often, and our drink of choice over memories and musings is coffee. She likes light roast coffee. Grandma herself declares that she just likes coffee, “doesn’t matter if it’s gourmet”.

My Zac thinks he is a coffee connoisseur. In fact, let me just tell you how this whole thing with Flying Bean Coffee went down at my house.

Flying Bean Coffee Review

Flying Bean Coffee Review

I walk upstairs in heaven because I received the list of flavors we’d be reviewing from Flying Bean Coffee. How could I not be giddy? After all, the list was French Vanilla, Hazelnut Creme, Coconut Butter Creme, and Butterscotch Toffee! Did I mention I LOVE all those things and the thought of them being in my coffee just wowed me.

In my girlish squee, I make the announcement and include the fact that Flying Bean Coffee roasts fresh daily and hand flavors EVERY pound of coffee. I also added that they were family-owned and air roast (approximately 5% air roast) their coffee in Oregon, but ship all over the county.

It’s here the conversation turned ugly as Zac, my now 18 years old, announces that “we all know coffee beans shouldn’t be flavored. Coffee should be flavored AFTER it’s made, not before“.

“We shall see” were my famous last words.

The coffee arrives. Charlotte the Great was here, and we opened the box. Grandma and I have never had any sense of smell, but when Zac asked us which flavor we wanted to try and we both opted for the Butterscotch Toffee, he opened it then, took a whiff, put the bag down, and said, “Oh. My. Gosh. This smells SO good. You don’t even know what you’re missing.”

The debate was brought back to the table as the coffee brewed. It was in defense of a good cup of coffee; right?

We took a sip, and there was silence, and then Charlotte the Great, who, remember, thinks all coffee is created equal, said, “This coffee REALLY tastes good.”

I thought it was incredibly smooth.

Zac had to eat crow because he declared it “The BEST coffee I’ve had” (and trust me, the kid has no issues dropping six bucks for a cup of coffee when he’s out). He also goes on and on about how to tell if a cup of coffee is good.

Air-roasted coffee is less acidic, less carcinogenic, and definitely less bitter.

Every bag was whole beans; we ground them as we drank ( also sells their coffee ground). Grinding the beans seemed to be nearly euphoric for those in my house with a sense of smell.

The coffee is brewed beautifully with great color and an amazing light flavor. It was subtle and complimented the rich, smooth taste of the coffee.

Then the coffee really got tested.

The Starbuck Junkie Reviews Flying Bean Coffee

My in-laws arrived. My mother-in-law is a Starbucks junkie. When we visit her, she sends us on coffee runs; all we have to do is tell the barista her first name, and they know what to make. Crazy! So, she arrives asking where there’s a Starbucks, and my husband says, “I made you a pot of coffee, Mom.” The hazelnut is her preference at Starbucks, and Jason made a pot of Hazelnut.

She did not ask about Starbucks after that initial request when she was here. She drank her coffee and, with every cup, said, “This coffee is really good.”

The Neighbor’s Review

Then our neighbor died. As her grandson arrived and arrangements were made, we ground some FlyingBean coffee and took it to his widow. I didn’t expect to hear anything. I was doing it to be neighborly. A few days later, she and her grandson were at my doorstep, bringing us sandwiches and asking about the coffee. They couldn’t get over how it engaged their senses, from smell and sight to taste.

Final Thoughts on Flying Bean Coffee

The holidays had us entertaining, and we brewed Flying Bean coffee. Typically when we entertain, one pot lasts an evening. This year our family holiday party had us brewing three pots. It was the preferred beverage!

There are so many flavors to try! It’s also available in decaf.

Flying Bean Coffee is truly a fabulous coffee. One cup, and you’ll agree their customers have great taste!

*I receive coffee in order to facilitate an honest review. The opinions, where expressed, are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Other experiences may vary.

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