Sunday, September 2, 2012

Gevalia Kaffee Coffee Fika with Friends Sweepstakes, Review and Recipe Ideas

I was excited to meet with the peeps from Gevalia Kaffee late this summer during the BlogHer conference in NYC.  I didn't realize that Gevalia has been around since 1853--that is a long time!  Gevalia used to be available online only but now the Top 10 varieties are available nationwide in the coffee aisles of supermarkets.  Check your local supermarket HERE for availability.  Gevalia believes everyone including busy moms like us deserve a second moment for themselves to savor a delicious cup of coffee!

  Gevalia was kind enough to send me several varieties of coffee to try at home.  Hubby was very excited as he loves premium coffee brands like Gevalia.  I received a Gevalia Traditional Roast and a Gevalia House Blend variety to try. 

The Traditional Roast comes in whole bean and ground for convenience.  This is a really balanced blend that tastes great.  We both loved it.  My mom was visiting for a week and this was a fave of hers as well!  It is made from choice, mountain-grown Arabica beans but it is not super is a medium roast.

The Gevalia House Blend is a little more robust than the Traditional Roast.  It isn't bitter it just has that darker roast kind of flavor but not as dark as a French Roast if you know what I mean.  It has a great aroma and the flavor is nice and deep--good for when you need a little more than a nudge on those EARLY mornings.  Kind of like when school is all know exactly where I am going, right ladies?  I really enjoyed the House Blend too. 

Want to try a yummy Gevalia recipe?  This one is a little fancy....perfect for guests!

Frothy Mocha Seville


  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 squares (2 oz.) semi-sweet baking chocolate, cut up
  • 1 square (1 oz.) unsweetened chocolate, cut up
  • 1 1/2 tsp. grated orange peel
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups freshly brewed double-strength Gevalia Espresso Roast Coffee
  • 1/2 half-and-half or light cream, warmed
  • Whipped Honey-Orange Topping


  1. Place brown sugar, semi-sweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate, orange peel and cinnamon in blender container; cover. Blend until chocolate is finely chopped.
  2. Add hot coffee to blender container; cover and blend on medium speed until chocolate is melted.
  3. Add half-and-half or light cream; cover and blend until frothy. Pour into 4 coffee mugs or cups.
  4. Top each serving with a spoonful of Whipped Honey-Orange Topping and additional grated orange peel. Makes 4 servings.
  5. Whipped Honey-Orange Topping
  6. Mix 1/2 cup heavy (whipping) cream, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon orange liqueur or orange juice in chilled small bowl.
  7. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form.

Would you like to win $50,000?  Oh, come on....who wouldn't love that?  Gevalia has an exciting sweepstakes promotion right NOW where you can have the chance to win $50,000!  Even the 2nd place prize is fantastic....a trip to Hawaii!  What the have to be in it to win it so throw your name in the hat.  Mine is in there so we will cross our fingers!

Don't forget to follow Gevalia on Twitter and on Facebook for lots of other fun ideas with coffee.  

I received complimentary Gevalia products from Kraft as a part of this blog post.  All opinions are my own and include my personal experiences with the products. 

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