Unusual Brews: Piñon Coffee

Today's post is just a quick one about a new kind of coffee we recently discovered: Piñon Coffee.

This isn't an affiliate or sponsored post. We actually drink this coffee and, yes, we actually really like it. So much so, that I thought I'd pass along the idea to readers.

It's made from an eyebrow-raising combination of roasted coffee and roasted pine nuts, and it's unlike any other coffee I've ever had. We quickly became addicted to the strikingly rich and nutty flavor.


This coffee originates in the southwestern USA, and one of best-known producers is The New Mexico Coffee Company.

A bonus for bargain-hunters: we recently found 1-pound cans of New Mexico Piñon Coffee at Trader Joe's for a quite reasonable $6.49. Sadly, if you visit The New Mexico Coffee Company's own website, you'll see this coffee priced at a punishing $11.95 for a one-pound can--and $12.50 for decaf! (Srsly, who pays extra for decaf coffee?)

Readers: Have you ever tried Pinon Coffee? If not, what's your favorite type of coffee?

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12 comments:

Julia said...

I've seen it, but never tried it. I wonder how it would be if you just roasted and ground pinon nuts and added it to your regular grind...

Diane said...

What kind of grind is it? Would it work for French Press (coarse) or moka pot (fine)? Those are the options I have.

Cynthia said...

Pinon coffee is great. Have you tried chicory coffee? It is really quite the wake up.

Daniel said...

Diane, it's a relatively coarse grind, so it would be fine for either a French press or a drip pot. It's not really fine enough for a moka pot or a bialetti.

DK

Little Les said...

New Mexico is our second home, yet I've never seen this coffee before. Will give it a try, thanks!!

Jenna said...

-waves hand- Actually, I pay more for decaf coffee.

Why? To have regular and unleaded cost the same - you have to use subpar and often bitter beans to make the decaff (more time to process, time is money, so is machinery). So... you can either drink crappy unleaded for the same cost as a normal cup of joe - or drop a bit more and get a cup of decaff thats tastes as good as the original.

chacha1 said...

Sounds good, actually. If I ever get into Trader Joe's again I will look for it.

At home I grind O Organics Latin American blend, medium roast whole beans. And add some ground clove to the filter.

I cut back to one coffee "out" per week (latte please!), after getting re-employed. Have stayed with that, as it is clear what a money suck the cafe can be.

aletheia_vox said...

I lived on this stuff when I live in Santa Fe for college! It's best with a little cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon and a nice big green chile breakfast burrito. Nice to know I can get a taste of home if I run out the TJs tomorrow.

The Sam's Club out there used to sell pinon coffee in 3lb bags for about $14. It's roasted in Albuquerque by a place call Rio Grande Roasters. I wonder if it's possible to get that out here on the east coast...

aletheia_vox said...

Actually, just found it. Looks like Rio Grande Roasters sells 5lb bags online for ~$45+ shipping.

http://www.victorallen.com

Rather tempted to buy this tonight...

Anonymous said...

The Costcos in Albuquerque sell this stuff for waaaayyy less! you can get two 1lb bags for $10.99! That's cheap! The sales people are super kind and they have a HUGE selection of flavors; french vanilla, mexican spiced chocolate, hazelnut and tons more! LOVE THIS COFFEE!

Anonymous said...

I work nights and sometimes want a cup of coffee with everyone else in the morning. Couldn't find a decent decaf, until I tried the New Mexico pinon brand. Great stuff, but the price from the company is prohibitive with shipping. If Trader Joes would just carry the decaf...

Anonymous said...

Just so you know, as with all flavored coffees, pinon coffee is flavored with an alcohol-based syrup. Adding pine nuts to your regular coffee is unlikely to produce desired results. It would also clog your grinder.