Kicking Horse Coffee came packaged in a sleek black can with a neon green lid bearing a donkey, an ode to the “Kick Ass” blend I tried. The box it shipped in had the Kicking Horse logo on it.
When I opened the can the first thing I noticed was how glossy the beans were. I’ve never seen a shiny coffee bean before. My fiancé joked that they must have shined each bean individually for them to look that way. Then I smelled the beans- they are strong and somewhat earthy- a departure from the grocery store coffees I am used to. By the way, Kicking Horse Coffee is only available in whole bean.
I do not have a coffee grinder, but I always use my blender to grind coffee beans. The aroma of Kicking Horse Coffee was even stronger once the beans were ground. I brewed a pot of Kicking Horse Coffee and then took a sip of it without cream to adequately taste the coffee by itself, and then with cream and sugar like I usually make my coffee.
What I thought about Kicking Horse Coffee
On it’s own, Kicking Horse Coffee is what it says it is: Kick you-know-what. I usually drink Colombian coffee, and the Kick Ass blend was stronger than any Colombian Coffee I’ve ever drank. If you want a very strong cup of coffee, the Kick Ass blend from Kicking Horse Coffee is probably what you should go with. I’m not kidding: My fiancé and his friend both tried a coffee bean by itself, as in chewing the bean, and his friends exact words were “this is the stuff that will make the hairs on your head stand up.”
I liked Kicking Horse Coffee even better with cream and sugar. The smoothness of the coffee came out more. I could really tell Kicking Horse Coffee is one of those gourmet coffees people go out of their way to enjoy at coffee shops. I’ve read Kicking Horse Coffee is even better made in an espresso maker. If I ever get an espresso maker, I’ plan on trying Kicking Horse coffee made the coffee shop way.
Even my cat likes it…
My cat, Cricket, even likes Kicking Horse Coffee. Well, the box anyway. Whenever I get a product to review, Cricket just has to lay in the box. I think Cricket is going to start being a regular “reviewer” on Valiable Reviews, just because he has to give his input by reviewing the boxes.
History of Kicking Horse Coffee
Kicking Horse Coffee began in the garage of Elana Rosenfeld. Far from its humble beginnings, it is now the number one Fair Trade, organic coffee in Canada. The cans Kicking Horse Coffee is packaged in are recyclable, and have a cool story about what makes Kicking Horse Coffee so kick you-know-what. You can buy Kicking Horse Coffee on their website and on Amazon as well as at some retailers in Canada and the U.S.
Random Coffee Fun Fact
Coffee is the world’s biggest cash crop.
Kicking Horse Coffee Giveaway
Now that you know about the awesomeness that is Kicking Horse Coffee, would you like to win a can? Enter the Kicking Horse Coffee Giveaway below and you might! I’ve even added some extra non-mandatory entries in addition to the usual, simple mandatory entries so you can increase your chances of winning. This giveaway will run for one week, and one winner will randomly be selected.
Disclaimer: I received a can of Kicking Horse Coffee for review. This is my honest opinion of Kicking Horse Coffee.