Oak and Bond Coffee Co Review: Superb Barrel-Aged Coffee

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I honestly don’t know how I haven’t heard of Oak and Bond Coffee Co. before because I just love their brand. But, they were completely new to me for this review. 


So, I’m excited to review Oak & Bond on the blog today.


Oak and Bond Coffee Co. is based in North Carolina and is owned by a husband and wife team. Keep reading to learn more about their amazing barrel-aged coffee and my thoughts on the various roasts I tried.




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I love the story behind their name, which they explain on their website. Here’s an excerpt:

“As an ode to the BOND of the married founders and the term Bond in the bourbon community, it seemed only fitting that BOND composed a portion of the Oak & Bond name.”

Oak and Bond Coffee Co.


Although you can find Oak and Bond coffee on Amazon, I ordered directly from their website.


Shipping was fast and easy, and the packaging was great. Oak and Bond often has a promo code you can use for a small discount or free shipping. And, they have more options for coffee blends to choose from on their website than on Amazon. 


Oak & Bond Coffee Purchase Image

I ordered the following from Oak and Bond Coffee Co:


  • Guatemala Finca Buena Esperanza
  • Session Blend
  • A Custom Barrel-Aged Coffee Box that included
    • Bourbon 
    • Espresso Bourbon


The Custom Barrel-Aged Coffee Box is a great option to start with for the barrel-aged coffee blends. You get to pick two barrel-aged flavors from their five different options. 


And, that’s what drew me to Oak and Bond Coffee Co. in the first place, the unique barrel-aged coffee blends they do with bourbon barrels, scotch and rye whiskey barrels, and even wine barrels. 


All of the bourbon barrels and rye whiskey barrels Oak & Bond sources are out of Kentucky. Scotch whiskey barrels are sourced from Scotland. And, wine barrels are sourced from Napa, California. 


Before we get into what I thought about the barrel-aged coffee, I want to touch on their standard ground coffee.


Both the Guatemala Finca Buena Esperanza Blend and the Session Blend were good, easy drinkable blends. They had a great taste, that honestly wasn’t anything special, but it was good coffee. 


I’d drink either blend again, but between the two, I preferred the Session Blend which is a medium coffee roast with notes of milk chocolate, grapefruit, and brown sugar.


The Guatemala Finca Buena Esperanza was also a medium coffee roast and had notes of rich chocolate, sweet honey, apricot, and caramel. 


The Guatemala blend was sweeter in comparison to the Session Blend, so that’s probably why I preferred the Session Blend more because I’m picky when it comes to sweeter coffee.


And, although I enjoyed both of those coffee blends, what makes Oak and Bond unique and amazing in the coffee world is their barrel-roasted coffee. 


I would absolutely go out of my way to buy Oak and Bond Coffee Co’s bourbon barrel-aged coffee again.


This coffee was some of the best, most unique flavors I’ve had in a long time. 


Oak & Bond Barrel Aged Coffee
Photo courtesy of Oak & Bond Coffee Co on Unsplash.

There are a lot of gimmicky things when it comes to bourbon and whiskey-flavored products, but this coffee is definitely not one of them.


You could smell the bourbon flavor in the can when you opened it. You could smell the bourbon flavor as the coffee was brewing. 


It was strong and almost like I had an actual bourbon barrel in my kitchen (but in a good way)!


When it was first brewing, I thought it might be too strong because I’m not a bourbon drinker.


But it was not. You could taste and smell the bourbon in the best way and the flavor was just amazing. 


It was the perfect blend. And, it tasted like I was drinking bourbon-flavored coffee.


My husband loved it too! He said it was almost like drinking bourbon in the morning…almost, lol. 


The flavor of the bourbon barrel-aged coffee was just perfect and I can’t recommend Oak & Bond enough. 


The only warning/disclaimer I have with Oak and Bond Coffee Co. is you do have to buy whole beans.


I didn’t see an option to purchase anything ground, so if you don’t have a grinder, you’ll need one to enjoy their coffee.


Oak and Bond Coffee Barrel Aged Coffee Cans

This is the coffee grinder I have, which I mainly got because it was cheap, lol. I know we will need a better one at some point, but this one gets the job done for now. 


Whole beans that you grind at home are better for flavor so I understand why Oak & Bond only has a whole bean option.


If you are curious to learn more about brewing coffee and the different processes, Oak & Bond has a great section on its website devoted to this topic. It’s spelled out clearly and is a helpful guide if you’re new to coffee! 


Overall, I highly recommend Oak and Bond Coffee Co. I know I will be coming back to try their whiskey barrel and wine barrel coffee specifically! 


You can find Oak and Bond Coffee Co. on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.


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4 thoughts on “Oak and Bond Coffee Co Review: Superb Barrel-Aged Coffee”

  1. Your description just makes me want to buy some and try it – “You could smell the bourbon flavor in the can when you opened it. You could smell the bourbon flavor as the coffee was brewing.” I can literally smell it now! And what better way to start the morning with Bourbon-flavored coffee 🙂 Thanks for sharing this review!

  2. Oak and Bond Coffee Barrel-Aged Coffee sounds interesting and delicious! I’m a big coffee fan, and I have to look into this brand and try some.

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