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We mainly drink half-caffeinated coffee in the morning and are disappointed we can’t purchase this at Aldi. However, we also keep decaffeinated coffee around for other occasions that arise, because a cup of decaf coffee is perfect on a cold winter evening. Desserts such as pie or a sticky bun just demand to be accompanied by a cup of coffee, no matter what time of day they are eaten! As we live in a rural community, home-baked versions of these and many other desserts are readily available, and we find that Beaumont Coffee Classic Decaf and Friendly Farms Vanilla Caramel Creamer pair well with these sorts of goodies.
Beaumont Coffee Classic Decaf
Beaumont Coffee Classic Decaf comes in an 11.3-oz. can for $2.69 (23 cents an ounce) and claims to make up to 90 6-ounce cups of coffee. It is labeled as 100% pure coffee with a medium roast and deep, rich flavor. The powerful smell one typically associates with coffee grounds is missing when one opens the can, though that is most likely because it is decaffeinated.
This is a very basic coffee, comparable in flavor to Folger’s decaf, which is sold for $4.84. I happen to like this better than the Great Value Classic Decaf Medium Ground Coffee from Walmart, which is priced similarly but I found to be overly bitter.
Friendly Farms Vanilla Caramel Creamer
Now we come to what I truthfully view as the most important part of a cup of coffee—the creamer! While I am pretty laid back about my coffee itself, I happen to be quite particular about what goes IN my coffee. I was first introduced to the daily habit with Peppermint Mocha, and I can make do with French Vanilla, but it never feels like MY coffee until I have Friendly Farms Vanilla Caramel. At Christmas this year, I was quite excited when my sister-in-law showed up with a brand-new bottle, so we didn’t have to go without while visiting our parents!
Friendly Farms Vanilla Caramel creamer comes in a 32-ounce container with the traditional spout for a coffee creamer and sells for $1.79 (5.5 cents an ounce). The label claims 35 calories per 1-tablespoon serving, and I need about that much per 6-8 ounces of coffee. Used this way, this container allows for 63 servings.
Yes, I know the ingredient list contains many, many things I can’t identify or even pronounce—but health reasons or the lack thereof are not why you should include this creamer in your daily coffee. Use it because it is a perfect balance of sweet, cream, and the slightest bit of salt to keep the sweet from being overpowering.
What I like best about Friendly Farms Vanilla Caramel creamer is that I have been unable to find anything comparable anywhere else. It really surprised me that no other national brands appear to offer a similar flavor.
Given that decaf coffee is never quite as delicious as the “real thing” (fully caffeinated coffee), this is still a tasty and economical choice for basic decaf coffee grounds. This vanilla caramel creamer is an excellent addition to any cup of coffee, no matter how you choose to brew it!
This was awful. It had that cheap coffee smell
as soon as I opened the can. I know, I know. It IS cheap coffee! I will spend the extra few bucks for decent decaf coffee next time.
Enjoyed this decaf coffee. Is it available anywhere? We are in Tennessee and could buy online if necessary.
It’s available at Aldi stores or can be delivered via Instacart if you have an Aldi nearby. Aldi doesn’t ship products online, though.
Is the decaf coffee from Aldis chemical free
I have been a type 2 diabetic for 23 years. So I think I am fully qualified to make this comment.
Sorry, but I have to comment on the Friendly Farms Creamer. Like all Non-Dairy creamers, It is not actually anything like actual cream. It is sugar with chemical flavorings. Check out the information on the bottle. One serving is a tablespoon. in that tablespoon is 5 grams of sugar. That equals 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar. Therefore, the creamer is at least 50% sugar. And, then most people add additional sugars with the creamer, thinking that makes cream and sugar. Want to have diabetes? Non-dairy creamers are a good start on the path to overloading your body with sugar and becoming a diabetic or at least becoming extremely overweight. You are much better off using real cream, Milk, skimmed milk or even cream. They do contain some natural sugar but nothing like this stuff. I use them and I have never had a weight problem., cholesterol problem and/or or problems with clogged arteries since I started, 23 years ago. And, real diary products typically cost less.
I was at aldis last week looking for my Beaumont INSTANT decafe coffee, and in its place was nescafe instant no decafe an the price was almost double what i paid for the beaumont
As an alternative to creamer with chemicals (it actually does spoil after about 2 weeks in the refrigerator) I use some dry non-fat instant milk powder, and you can add as much as you like. I find 3 tablespoons is plenty. If the coffee isn’t flavored and you would like flavor, you can add food flavoring with no additives.
All decaf has some caffeine. How much caffeine is in Beaumont Coffee Classic Decafe Medium?
I received strict doctor order for NO CAFFEINE
Any idea what method of decaffeination is used by Beaumont? Do they use methyl chloride?
No guarantees, but Aldi might be able to tell you: https://www.aldireviewer.com/contact-aldi/
Indeed – they did:
Dichloromethane is used in the decaffeination process of the Beaumont Decaffeinated Instant Coffee.