Thursday, June 26, 2014

Now Available in K-Cups: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf {Review}

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf logo
My family took an amazing European vacation recently and, while there were aspects of home that each of us missed (Europeans don't like peanut butter? Whaaaa?), I was particularly mournful over not having my Keurig.

While I have discussed the ability to travel with your Keurig in the past, it wasn't in the cards (i.e. suitcase room) for this trip and I somewhat-mistakenly thought that it would be no big deal.

Right. Between the odd flavors and trying to brew my own coffee using a machine and grounds that were printed in anything but English, I was more than ready to give my Keurig a hug as soon as we returned home.

Even better? Arriving and finding that The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, the oldest and largest privately held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States, now has their coffee available in K-cups.

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf K-cups

Known for sourcing and providing the finest ingredients and flavors, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is very selective about only using the very best coffee beans and the finest teas. Whether you are enjoying your favorite brew at home or are lucky to live in a location with one of their cafes nearby, then you already know why CBTL is known for their dedication to providing the highest quality products and customer service.

So having the ability to enjoy their signature coffee at any point in my day in less than a minute with their handy new K-cups? Of course I wanted to give them a try!

Coffee Bean Tea Leaf

Available in a variety of different flavors, it wasn't long after my CBTL K-cup was brewing before the aroma was making me feel as though I was kicking back in one of their coffeehouses.


Coffee Bean Tea Leaf k-cups

Starting with the classic Café '63 Roast (the signature brew that helped build the brand into what it is today), I was happy to find that this K-cup resulted in a smooth, tasty cup of coffee.

Having read the description for this coffee as being "fruity," I was slightly concerned that it would have a bit of an artificial, fake flavoring, but that wasn't the case at all with this light roast. In fact, as I'm not a fan of roasts that are extremely dark, the Café '63's lighter attribute struck me as deliciously satisfying from the first sip to the last!

CBTL Cafe 63

After enjoying the brightness of the Café '63, I was looking forward to my experience with CBTL's Toasted Amaretto flavored coffee... and wasn't disappointed in the least!

This medium roast coffee has a rich, nutty fragrance and a full, creamy taste to match. While again I was slightly hesitant — this time that it would have a manufactured almond-flavoring taste to it — instead my taste buds have been thrilled with the silky sweetness that complements (but doesn't overpower) the underlying coffee.

In short, yum!

CBTL Toasted Amaretto

If you're already a fan of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, you'll love that their delectable coffee is now available in K-cups. Or, if you haven't tried CBTL before but are a devoted Keurig user, I recommend picking up a box (head over to the fabulous Cross Country Cafe for a great deal!) to give it a try today!

As a Cross Country Cafe Ambassador, I have been provided with products in exchange for my continued work with their company and affiliate links are included in the above post. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.


Unknown said...

I would love to try the Cafe'63 light roast. I love my Keurig too!!

slehan said...

No Keurig. Don't like coffee. Like tea.

slehan at juno dot com