The funny story about this coffee is that when I was browsing this time for a new coffee to try, I saw a lot of Bones coffee.
And I thought that naming a coffee “Holy Cannoli” was pretty clever.
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But I had no idea it was a flavored coffee!
I thought I looked pretty thoroughly through the description but I guess I didn’t.
In all fairness, one of the only places it says it’s a flavored coffee is in the title, which is long.
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I think it was after I opened it and took a whiff of it that I realized it’s flavored java.
You see, I don’t normally like flavored coffee very much.
But I already bought it, so I had no choice but to give it a go.
So anyway, here’s my Bones Coffee Company Holy Cannoli review!
I’ll say right from the get go that I was pleasantly surprised by this flavored coffee… but I’ll get more into that later.
Overall, I’d give this a 7 out of 10 rating.
Without further ado, let’s get into it!
Here’s a breakdown of this cannoli-flavored goodness…
Ok sorry that’s just a joke. Here’s the real tasting!
Starting with the aroma… it’s robust, sweet, vanilla, caramel, slightly smoky!
The taste is like… well, cannoli! It has a sweet, sugary, vanilla, caramel kind of taste.
It’s a tasty treat that is pretty well-balanced with that vanilla, caramel taste but also has a nice robust flavor under it.
It certainly isn’t “too much” like some flavored coffees can be. I can’t stand it when a flavored coffee’s flavor is too in your face.
There’s almost has a juicy profile as well!
Holy Cannoli made with Brazilian Arabica beans and you can tell when you drink it that it’s good quality beans.
It has a full body, and creamy texture… like cannoli of course!
I seemed to notice a low acidity. Actually it’s a very nice acidity that gives it that juiciness.
The aftertaste is sweet and smooth.
The vanilla seems to linger the most in terms of flavor notes. There’s a slight sourness as well but it’s not strong at all.
It Was Just An Accident…
It’s pretty rare that I would purposely buy a flavored coffee for my home brewing.
And honestly it’s because for me they usually become too much too quick.
But this coffee basically made me an offer I couldn’t refuse.
I do enjoy this coffee though, it just has a certain substance that many flavored coffees are missing.
So even though it was an accident that I bought some flavored java, it was a good one!
One thing about this coffee, it’s a bit pricey for a 12 oz bag.
So in my honest recommendation, I’d suggest if you want to spend almost $20 for a 12 oz bag of coffee, get a non-flavored one that has an awesome natural flavor… like my personal favorite.
It’s hard for me to say I’ve found a coffee that comes super close to that one.
Anyway, if you don’t mind spending a bit of money for a flavored coffee, then by all means get your Italy on, and wake up and smell the cannoli!
It’s hard to choose a favorite brewing method for this one…
I think both French press and pour over are very nice for this coffee.
If you’re not one for flavored coffees… I’m not sure if I should recommend this one to you.
As I said, it’s great in terms of flavored coffee. But it’s still a flavored coffee!
But I do hope that this review was helpful for you, and that if you get a bag of this stuff that you too will go, Holy Cannoli!
Take the gun, leave the cannoli…