This post contains gifted items from Vitamin Coffee which have been marked with *. The company have provided them for review but have not had any control of this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
Just before the pandemic hit and we were all put in lockdown I was offered some Vitamin Coffee * to try and review on my blog. With the pandemic becoming closer each day I thought now would be the perfect time to try out something like this, so I agreed and have been drinking it for the last couple of weeks now.
Vitamin Coffee was born out of a desire to make vitamins easily accessible, so that you don’t forget to take them and all you have to do is drink your morning coffee. This way your routine isn’t disrupted and you don’t have to make sure you’re taking an extra tablet each morning in order to get all of your daily vitamins and minerals.
All of the coffee beans are sustainably sourced and freshly roasted in the UK by a team of experts who have over 130 years of experience. They also use the highest quality FDA approved ingredients in their vitamin blends to ensure they are effective and balanced. They have been carefully formulated to withstand heat treatment and to not affect the taste of the coffee.
There are 2 types of roast on offer: Medium and Dark, and there are 3 types of vitamins to choose from: Complete, Defence and Energy. I chose the Medium Roast with the Defence vitamins * . I like a mild coffee myself with quite a lot of milk and sugar, so the Medium roast sounded as if that would be best for me. Then with COVID19 spreading fast in the UK I thought what better vitamins to try than the Defence. If there was any time that my immune system needs a boost it’s now!
Medium roast is a rich blend of African and Asian coffee that uses Monsoon Malabar beans that leave a finish of chocolate and toffee. Combined with the Defence vitamins which are infused with a high grade multivitamin blend that is rich in Vitamins C and D, this created the perfect coffee for me.
I was really surprised by the taste. I was kind of expecting it to taste a little off and medicinal due to the vitamins, but it actually tastes really nice! I love the chocolate hint to the coffee and it tastes so similar to a mocha. In normal coffee blends I add some chocolate milk to make it into a sort of mocha, but I found that I didn’t need to add any to this at all. The chocolate and toffee comes through easily and it’s great if you have a sweet tooth like me!
As for the vitamins I can’t say whether they’ve had a direct effect on me, as I don’t particularly feel any different, however I’m happier in the knowledge that I’ve fed my body with the fuel it needs to work at it’s optimum performance. To me this tastes nearly as good as my Starbucks coffee I normally use and to know that it’s good for me too means I’ll definitely be looking into getting some more of this once I run out of my other coffees.
A pack is £5.95 and it provides you with 2 weeks worth of daily servings, so one cup of coffee a day. I’m the only one that drinks coffee in my house so I make up 2 cups at a time and store one in the fridge to reheat the next day. As it’s fresh coffee you will need a cafetiere (which is what I use) or a coffee machine that you can use fresh ground coffee in. If you decide that you want to keep using it too, then they do a subscription service that you can sign up to and you can have them automatically delivered to your door every so many weeks.
I think this coffee is amazing and in the current situation I think that whatever we can do to give ourselves a little bit of a head start with our health is great. If you already have a daily cup of coffee then it’s easy to switch it to a Vitamin Coffee and know that you’re giving your body a helping hand too.