Happy Monday! Some interesting coffee things that have been happening lately: Dunkin’ Donuts celebrates the return of warmer weather with Butter Pecan and Coconut Crème Pie flavored iced coffees, news of the newest “world’s strongest coffee” and it’s U.S. availability had the internet buzzing, and Mongoose Mountain Farm launched a Kickstarter campaign for the first recyclable/ disposable farm direct 100% Kona coffee pour over.
Starting March 27, participating Dunkin’ Donuts across the U.S. will be welcoming in the Spring and Summer months with two new coffee flavors: Butter Pecan, a returning favorite flavored with sweet creme and butter roasted pecans, and Coconut Crème Pie, a brand new addition which is supposed to taste of vanilla, coconut, and sweet pie crust. These new flavors are available, hot or iced, in any coffee, latte, or macchiato.
You may remember back in January, I mentioned Black Insomnia Coffee, a Cape Town, South Africa coffee roaster claiming to have 6.5% more caffeine per cup than it’s competitors, making it the strongest coffee in the world and so strong that the average American (the average weight for Americans being between 160 and 190 lbs) should only drink a maximum of about 7 to 8 oz of Black Insomnia Coffee per day (about one average cup of coffee). Back in January they launched a Kickstarter campaign to kick off their U.S. launch. The Kickstarter ended up being unsuccessful, but it looks like that didn’t hold them back much as, thanks to the power of Amazon, Black Insomnia Coffee is now readily available in the US.
And speaking of Kickstarters, Mongoose Mountain Farm in Honaunau, HI recently launched a campaign of their own for the first recyclable/ disposable farm direct 100% Kona Coffee pour over. If you’re wondering what the heck that is, they’ve put their own freshly roasted farm direct 100% Kona Coffee in these little, easy to use self-contained Pour Over packets that simply clip to the side of any cup with small cardboard wings. Simply pour hot water over the coffee in the packet, allow to filter through, and then recycle/dispose of the packet for easy clean up. Watch the video below to get a better idea of how the whole thing works: