Hot or Not: Blueberry Coffee

In Mark Bittman’s Bitten blog for the New York Times, he shares his belief that “this flavored coffee business has gotten completely out of hand.” And he seems particularly flummoxed about the popularity of blueberry-flavored coffee, but he’s keeping an open mind, writing, “Dunkin’ Donuts is advertising it all over the place. I’ll have to get me some. Or stop complaining.”

But should anyone subject himself to blueberry coffee? Green Mountain Coffee Roasters offers a Fair Trade Wild Mountain Blueberry flavor, blueberry coffee is on tap at Dunkin’ Donuts, and New England Coffee has a Blueberry Cobbler Coffee—so somebody must be drinking it. Any fans out there?

I have to admit, I’m not entirely against flavored coffee myself. FreshDirect, a food delivery service here in the NYC area, offers its own variety called Sinful Delight, which is advertised as having “flavors of chocolate, vanilla, caramel and pecan.” The flavors are very, very subtle—it just takes like a rich coffee with a little sweetness that makes it a nice pairing with dessert. Any other suggestions for flavors that aren’t gross?

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