When it comes to pour-over coffee I’m a total beginner and that’s honestly because this mom doesn’t have time for all that every morning.
I get that pour-over coffee is superior for coffee buffs, but it’s just too much work for me when you ultimately get the same result.
Whether it’s brewed as a pour-over, in a Keurig, or in a drip coffee maker you still end up with a cup of coffee.
I’ve told you before I’m a no-frills coffee person and I really do mean that.
I recognize good coffee when I taste it, but at the end of the day, I will drink it however.
All that said, my favorite coffee indulgence lately is single pour-overs from Copper Cow Coffee.
You don’t need any fancy brewing equipment, you don’t even have to grind the beans.
Basically, you don’t need to know anything about pour-over coffee to brew something from Copper Cow Coffee and that’s what I really love about it.
It’s truly pour-over coffee for beginners.
Copper Cow Coffee is a women-owned small business that makes single-serve Vietnamese coffee pour-overs in convenient kits.
Founded by Debbie Wei Mullin in 2017, Copper Cow Coffee has taken the coffee world by storm and provided a truly unique product showcasing Vietnamese-style coffee.
Vietnamese coffee is naturally stronger than most standard coffees and that’s because of the use of robusta beans over arabica beans.
Copper Cow Coffee takes a unique approach in their Vietnamese coffee using a blend of 70% robusta beans and 30% arabica beans.
It makes for a strong cup of coffee, but not too strong especially when you add in their amazing creamers to your liking.
For this review of Copper Cow Coffee, I purchased a variety of latte kits plus the 12-Day Advent Calendar, which included exclusive seasonal coffees in addition to some of their year-round classics paired with either the classic creamer or mocha creamer.
Unfortunately, because it’s a seasonal product, the advent calendar is not available right now for purchase, but it’s something they do every year so don’t worry…it will come back!
Many of the lattes I did try are standard offerings, though, so there are still plenty to choose from!
I ended up with such a variety that I decided to rank them according to my thoughts, so continue reading to see my Copper Cow Coffee review rankings!
Copper Cow Coffee Review – Rankings
#1 – Earl Grey
Why oh why can’t I buy this ALL THE TIME Copper Cow Coffee?!
Included in the advent calendar, this was my overall favorite out of all the coffee lattes I tried. It reminded me of Tanzania Peaberry from Crucible Coffee Roasters which was my overall favorite coffee for 2022.
I guess I have a thing for black tea and coffee combos, but when done right like this one they are seriously amazing!
#2 – Gingerbread
Another seasonal selection from the advent calendar, this one was really good and the perfect blend for the holiday season.
It really does taste like gingerbread and it’s sooo much better than the other ginger one on this list!
#3 – Churro
Finally, one you can still purchase! The Curro Latte was oh so yummy!
Copper Cow Coffee grinds real cinnamon sticks into the coffee so the blend infuses as it brews. It’s a little spicy in that tasty cinnamon way and its one you really don’t want to miss out on in my opinion!
#4 – Peppermint
Back in the advent calendar again, this one is actually offered twice as it’s a popular fan favorite amongst Copper Cow Coffee drinkers.
The Peppermint Pour-Over is included once with the classic creamer and then again with the mocha creamer.
I preferred it with the classic creamer as the peppermint flavor was more prominent for me that way. The mocha creamer is good, but it is very rich!
#5 – Chai
This was kinda like a dirty chai you might get at a coffee shop (and currently my drink of choice at a coffee shop this winter).
In case you don’t know, a dirty chai is just a shot of espresso mixed into a chai latte.
It’s an excellent coffee with a unique taste that highlights both the coffee and chai in a lovely way.
#6 – Classic Coffee
You honestly can’t go wrong with the classic coffee from Copper Cow Coffee.
The Classic Latte Set includes 5 black Vietnamese coffee pour-over filters and 5 single-serve sweetened condensed milk creamers.
#7 – Vanilla
Like all their blended flavors, the Vanilla includes real whole vanilla beans ground up into the coffee. It really does taste like a Vanilla Latte when you add in the latte creamer.
#8 – Salted Caramel
A unique take on caramel coffee, the Salted Caramel doesn’t use any synthetic flavors to get that caramel flavor and includes a pinch of salt.
It’s delicious because of that perfect balance it strikes. I don’t think it needs much latte creamer either.
#9 – Lavender
The Lavender from Copper Cow Coffee is definitely an acquired taste. My husband, for instance, really dislikes this one (especially the smell).
Copper Cow Coffee puts actual lavender buds in this blend (seriously you can see the lavender in the pour-over filter!).
If you don’t like lavender you won’t like this one because trust me you can both taste it and smell it. But if you enjoy lavender and coffee you have to give this one a shot because it’s so unique.
#10 – Rosemary
Real rosemary is ground into this blend and if I’m honest I don’t really want rosemary in my coffee.
I think rosemary is such a powerful herb and this one just missed the mark for me. But it was still fun to try (I mean have you ever had a Rosemary Latte?).
#11 – Raspberry
This was just a weird combo.
I get raspberry creamer/flavoring, but having raspberry mixed into the actual coffee just didn’t taste good to me.
This is another seasonal option though, so it’s not available right now.
#12 – Ginger
A firm last for me in this ranking was the Ginger Coffee. Full disclosure, though, I don’t like ginger that much, especially gingersnap cookies and that’s exactly what this coffee reminded me of.
If my parents ever gave me a gingersnap cookie as a kid, I fed it to our dog (and for a while, my dad actually thought I liked gingersnap cookies until he realized what I actually did with them…)
Even adding the latte creamer didn’t help things. It just tasted bad to me. But if you like gingersnap cookies maybe you would like this seasonal blend too.
Copper Cow Coffee really is a unique coffee company and they are doing great things for both Vietnamese coffee and also pour-over coffee for beginners.
For this review on Copper Cow Coffee, I wanted to do a quick summary of some of the highs and lows because there are some really clear positives and a few drawbacks to highlight.
Copper Cow Coffee Review – Pros and Cons
- You don’t need any fancy brewing equipment for the pour-over coffee. It’s the perfect pour-over coffee for beginners.
- The flavored coffees pack a punch because the actual ingredients are ground up and mixed with the coffee.
- You can customize it to your liking (adding as much sweetened condensed milk creamer as you’d like…or none at all).
- It’s a really great concept, but the bag for the pour-over coffee doesn’t fit all coffee mugs equally. It’s definitely better if you use a specific style/shaped mug (or just the one Copper Cow sells in their coffee starter kit).
- Some of their best flavors (in my opinion) are only available seasonally.
I absolutely love Copper Cow Coffee and I can’t wait to get my hands on the Earl Grey Coffee again. In the meantime, the Classic and Vanilla Coffees will have to do!
If you’ve never had anything from Copper Cow Coffee before, I encourage you to give them a try.
It’s the perfect introduction if you are a pour-over coffee beginner and their seasonal flavors are delicious and so much fun. They will keep you coming back over and over again to try something new or a favorite you haven’t had in a while!
Not only can you buy Copper Cow Coffee products online, but you can often find the latte kits at your local grocery store or Walmart too.
They are always creating new flavor combinations and seasonal blends, so be sure to check back to my Copper Cow Coffee review for updates as I continue to try more and more flavors!
You can also follow @coppercowcoffee on Instagram too!