As a food blogger, I get interesting requests from time to time. The Nuvia Coffee folks asked if they could send me a box of their “Instant Healthy Coffee” to try and I said yes. They did not ask me to blog about it, but I offered to give them some feedback. First I checked out their blog which says the coffee contains 100% certified Organnic Ganoderma Extract, African Mango Seed Extract and Pomegranate Extract. I don’t know what all of these are, but the Nuvia folks also claim the coffee supports healthy energy and immune health and supresses appetite. Sounds good to me. At their site you will also hear a video report on other benefits of coffee in general: http://nuviacafe.com/
Coffee is one of those foods that has gotten good and bad reports in medical tests over the past few decades which has left consumers confused. I’m certainly in the confused category. But if they can find a coffee that’s healthier, it sounds like a win.
Ironically, my son, Jake and his wife Becky, just happened to be in town for a day right after the coffee arrived and I twisted their arm into making a statement for the blog.
Jake said, “This coffee has a burned taste when you drink it black. I think it’s better with creamer.”
Becky said, “I really don’t ever drink instant coffee, so I’m not a great judge.”
My husband, Ken, is a big coffee drinker and he prefers dark roast and he said, “This is an instant coffee for someone who likes a dark roast. It’s good for instant coffee.”
As for me? Like Becky, I’m not a great judge of instant coffee but I thought it tasted OK with creamer.
And the little packets will be very handy for some of my recipes that call for instant coffee. Such as:
Sunflower Seed Pumpernickle Bread: http://www.nanaclareskitchen.com/2011/11/07/sunflower-pumpernickel-rye-bread/
Cowboy Cake doesn’t specifiy instant coffee, but I often use it if I don’t have any brewed cold coffee available for the final step in this wildly popular coffee. http://www.nanaclareskitchen.com/2011/12/27/cowboy-cake
Chocolate Glaze in the Brownie Lover’s with Chocolate Glaze recipes: http://www.nanaclareskitchen.com/2012/01/10/brownie-lovers-brownie-with-chocolate-glaze
Explore the option for yourself and see what you think.
In the interest of disclosure: I was not paid any money to try this product.