I live just a minute or two from a Krispy Kreme, but I haven’t been to one in years. Last weekend I was feeling lazy, I mean wanted to do some research for the blog, so I finally stopped by.
When I think Krispy Kreme, I think fresh, mouthwatering donuts, but not coffee. However, like any good donut shop, I recently found out that they also have delicious coffee.
They don’t just have a couple types of coffees either, they have a lot more choices than I expected. They had mochas, cappuccinos, lattes and four different roasts of coffee. I didn’t know where to start, so I ordered their default, their Rich Balance Roast. Maybe a little bit boring, but a good place to begin.
I couldn’t wait to taste it, but there was one problem. It was extremely hot. I literally had to wait twenty minutes before it cooled down enough so that I could start drinking it. Half of me blames it on them making their coffee too hot, while the other half blames the eighty-something Florida weather.
The taste of the coffee was smooth and they described it as a bold, balanced flavor. It had a slightly nutty or wood flavor, but it was very drinkable. It also tasted fresh, just like their trademark donuts.
It was definitely an nice alternative to Dunkin Donuts, which I continue to boycott. The service at Krispy Kreme was more friendly, although in need of a bit more caffeine. But at least they treated me as a customer they cared about, not just someone handing them money. Are you listening Dunkin Donuts?
Plus, the donuts were just as fresh as the coffee. They were coming off the conveyor belt when I was there. You won’t see that too often at DD’s.
Once I was done, I did have to go bike a million miles to burn off all of the calories, but it was worth every pedal. Overall, I enjoyed the trip enough where I’m going back to try out some of their coffees and to pick up some more donuts soon.
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