Ever since I bought myself a Keurig last fall, I’ve been drinking less and less teas, and beginning to cling to coffee in the morning. With an early wake-up for school and heeding the 6:30am, “Mama! I wake up!” call from Red, I need some caffeine served up in a tasty way. Being a Chick-fil-A ambassador, I caught early wind of the new specialty-grade, farmer direct coffees being served chain wide, and I was really interested. Now, being a coffee “newbie,” I know what smells amazing, but I usually need a mild blend or a lot of milk rather than drink it black.
Now Chick-fil-A has paired with THRIVE! Farmer network, which means that Costa Rican, Ecuadorian and Colombian coffee farmers (most small businesses) join and work with thrive to produce high end , sustainably grown coffee which is fairly paid for (not fair trade – better than that!) and offered straight to Chick-fil-A and you. These farmers that used to be strong armed into fair trade campaigns now can actually earn a living producing and marketing with THRIVE!. Being the only quick service chain to offer this high end quality coffee means that you, the customer, are tasting something that can only be gotten in high end shops (nope, higher up than over-roasted mermaid coffee).
If you’re not into hot coffees, there’s also an iced version, mixed with 2% milk and offering a few flavor options like Hazelnut, Original and French Vanilla (my favorite). If you’re looking for a non-dairy option, the iced coffee only watered down right now, without milk, so your best option is to order a hot coffee with the great non-dairy creamers.
Offered in Small ($1.59), Medium ($1.89) and Large ($2.09), the new hot coffee comes in decalf as well as regular (see what I did there? lol.) and Chick-fil-A’s long term goal is to grind the beans freshly in-store each morning. Iced coffees come in just two sizes, but the French Vanilla ones are my favorite! On the go? Ask for your creamers and sugars when you order at the drive-through and the staff will mix them in for you – all ready to go!
So are you a coffee fan? This certainly isn’t helping my newly- growing addition. Would you try the iced or the hot version?