Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Kicking Horse Coffee Review & Giveaway

I used to think coffee was just coffee but as I have ventured into the expansive coffee world, I have learned that all coffees are not created equal. Now, I am no coffee connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination, but I do drink coffee regularly and I am always trying new kinds. Recently, I discovered Kicking Horse Coffee, and I couldn't be more pleased! All of KHC's coffee is 100% Certified Organic, 100% Certified Fair Trade, and shade grown. On top of all of these things, KHC also prides themselves on being involved in communities and being sustainable. 


I had very high hopes and expectations for KHC's Kick Ass Coffee and it met, or exceeded, them all. This coffee is just plain awesome. It is rich, dark, full-flavored coffee deliciousness. The coffee comes sealed in a sleek, black can. On the back, there is a lot of information about the coffee and KHC as a whole. The first thing you notice when opening the can is the awesome aroma. The smell is strong, thick, pure coffee. After thoroughly sniffing it for myself, I made sure my husband and father took a whiff for themselves. They were both equally as impressed.


If you are new to the whole bean coffee game, KHC's website has very detailed grinding and brewing instructions. I found these very helpful for figuring out just how many beans to grind for each cup. On their website, you can also find breakdowns of each kind of coffee they offer. These include boldness, aroma, acidity, body, flavor, and suggestions for other kinds you might like. Since they do offer quite a few different types, I could see this being very helpful for new and returning customers. Our neighbors to the north are definitely setting the coffee bar high!


My husband and father are the black coffee drinkers in the house. I don't mind black coffee, but when I can make some sweet, I usually do. I blame my sweet tooth. They lovingly call this my 'pansy-facation' of coffee. Whatever you chose to call it, I could still really taste the coffee through my creamer, which I loved. I did taste my husband's black cup, and I will admit, it was delicious. It had some very special notes to the flavor. Charles described it as 'spiced'. I am not too sure on how to describe it, but it wasn't your average, bitter, one-note coffee. All three of us really enjoyed our cups, 'pansy-fied' or not.

Overall, I couldn't be happier with Kicking Horse Coffee. The coffee is delicious and the company is eco-friendly. It is a win-win! Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on all of the delicious coffee news. Hurry back here though! The lovely people at Kicking Horse Coffee are hosting a giveaway for you guys! One lucky reader will win a can of Kick Ass Coffee! Enter using the Rafflecopter below. Must be 18 years or older. 

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Disclosure: I may receive products in exchange for an honest review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be good for my readers. My Empty Nest is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

25 comments:

  1. I think the Mexican would be my favorite. Thank you.

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  2. I think I would like to try the Mexican flavor.

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  3. I think I'd like the Grizzly Claw.

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  4. I think I'd like to try Pacific Pipeline

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  5. I would like to try Kicking Horse's Hoodoo Jo coffee.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  6. Smart-ass is probably one I would like.

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  7. I think my favorite would be the MOCHA YOHO - ESPRESSO

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  8. I'd like to try the z wrangler or the three sisters.

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  9. I think that Cliff Hanger Espresso® would be my favorite.

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  10. I think the Grizzly Claw would be my favorite.

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  11. I think the Kick Ass Dark roast whole bean would be awesome!
    Tricia Andrews
    hockeygalnc(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

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  12. MOCHA YOHO - ESPRESSO!!!! myawinz@mail.com

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  13. Grizzly Claw looks good!
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  14. I would love to try the Grizzly Claw coffee.

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  15. I think the Kick Ass Dark would be my favorite.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  16. Grizzly Claw would be my guess as favorite.

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  17. I might like the Grizzly Claw® [Dark]

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  18. I think I would like the PACIFIC PIPELINE

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  19. I would like to try the Grizzly Claw.

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