Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Barnie's CoffeeKitchen Pronto! Brewsticks

I'm one of those weirdos who drinks iced coffee year-round. On rare occasions, I crave a nice, hot cup of coffee, but...that definitely doesn't happen often. I also started drinking coffee (Coffee Coolattas, to be exact) at the age of 12, so I know how I like my iced coffee, 17 years later.

So when the folks at Barnie's CoffeeKitchen - a 30-year-old company based in Florida - asked if I'd like to try their Pronto! single serve coffees, I was skeptical, yet intrigued. I don't like my coffee too strong or too weak, so I was interested to see how their's measured up.

Pronto! is a single serve, cold brewed liquid coffee concentrate made from 100 percent Arabica beans. It also comes in seven fun, unsweetened flavors, including:
  • Barnie's Blend
  • Cool Cafe Blues
  • Creme Brulee
  • French Roast
  • Hawaiian Hazelnut
  • Southern Pecan
  • Santa's White Christmas
So, how the heck does Pronto! work? You simply pour one brewstick into 10 ounces of hot or cold water (depending on whether you want hot or iced coffee) and stir. 

I found that the coffee tasted smoother and stronger with a little less water (about 7 to 8 ounces), but that is also based on your preference.

When it comes to the flavors, I was lucky enough to try all of them, but my favorite was the French Roast. This blend of South and Central American beans has subtle flavors of caramel and deep chocolate, without being too sweet.

As of now, us Boston folk can only get Pronto! online, and the company offers free shipping for orders over $20. Pronto! is sold in a container of six sticks, which costs anywhere from $5.99 to $6.99. I think this product is definitely a great idea for camping trips, and would be really convenient to keep in your desk for caffeine emergencies.

If you're a coffee drinker, how do you prefer your's: hot or iced? 

These products were complimentary, but the opinions expressed in this post are honest and 100 percent my own.

1 comment:

  1. I always have hot coffee first thing in the morning, but if I go out for a second coffee during the day, I drink with the seasons. Hot coffee when it's cold out and cold coffee when it's hot out. Those brewsticks sound so easy to use.