Top Pick Of The Week

February 22, 2011

Coffee Cookies

Espresso beans are “brewed” in these coffee cookies. Photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE.

WHAT IT IS: Espresso-flavored cookies in six varieties.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: Great espresso flavor in a crunchy cookie.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Aside from the flavor, we love the 100-calorie two packs.
WHERE TO BUY IT: (six varieties available—see next page). Learn more at

.Java Bites: Espresso Cookies For Coffee Lovers

CAPSULE REPORT: Don’t think we’re turning into java heads because we’re following a review of Tiny Footprint organic coffee with a review of Java Bites coffee cookies. Next week will take a new direction entirely.

But if you do like the flavor of coffee—or more specifically, espresso—in a sweet treat, Stir Crazy Creations has your number. Nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Loveland, Colorado, the company bakes espresso-flavored cookies that are delightful.

Why bake cookies when you can brew them? ask the folks at Stir Crazy.

They start with organic, shade grown, espresso-roasted Arabica beans. The beans are coarsely ground into a specially formulated moist cookie dough and slowly baked, so the coffee “brews” in the dough.

The boxes couldn’t be niftier: They’re shaped like a tall coffee mug with a handle that pulls out. (If it were shaped like an espresso cup, the cookie content would be seriously constrained.)

A bonus: The handmade cookies are packaged in 100 calorie two-packs (two cookies wrapped in cellophane, six packs per box).

The cookie flavors parallel favorite espresso drinks: Almond Mocha, Chocolate Chip Espresso, Cinnamon Cappuccino, White Chocolate Mocha Latte and White Chocolate Vanilla Latte.

Now the tough part: Each flavor is worthy of your attention. We’ll go into further detail on the next page.

Put these espresso cookies on your holiday list as stocking stuffers and gifts for teachers and helpers.

Learn more about these cookies on the next page. Before you click away, look at the article index below.

But first, a reminder:

THE NIBBLE previously featured another coffee cookie as a Top Pick Of The Week, Biscoffee Shortbread Cookies. The cookies are very different in style: A coffee lover will delight in both brands.

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Know Thy Espresso

Espresso From Bean To Cup Espresso Coffee: The Science of Quality, How To Open A Financially Successful Coffee, Espresso & Tea Shop
Espresso From Bean To Cup, The Complete Guide To Espresso, Cappuccino, Latte and Coffee, by Nick Jurich. Everything you need to know to make good espresso. Learn more.

Espresso Coffee: The Science of Quality, by Rinantonio Viani and Andrea Illy, the father of modern espresso. Get down to the nuts and bolts of coffee with this intriguing read. Learn more.

How To Open A Financially Successful Coffee, Espresso & Tea Shop, by Laura Arduser and Douglas L. Brown. Here’s how to become the local Starbucks alternative. Learn more.


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