Best Pumpkin Spice Coffee: Fall In Love Pumpkin Spice Flavored Coffee

Nothing says autumn like a cup of pumpkin spice coffee!

We gathered pumpkin spice coffee enthusiasts to help us find the best brands, doing a blind taste test of 10 different options.

The winner of best pumpkin spice coffee overall was Fall in Love’s Pumpkin Spice Ground Coffee. 

What We Liked

• Love the aroma!

• More subtle, not heavily spiced.

• 100% Arabica beans.

• Gluten-free.

• Very tasty!

• Kosher.

What Needs Work

• Artificial flavors.

Best Pumpkin Pie Taste: Paramount Roasters Coffee Pumpkin Pie

Yes, there are two camps of pumpkin spice coffee enthusiasts: one group that likes the spice part of pumpkin spice. That is, the cinnamon and nutmeg flavor notes.

The second group likes more pumpkin flavor in pumpkin spice coffee. For that group, we’d recommend Paramount Roasters Coffee Pumpkin Pie. It won our taste tests for those folks who prefer more pumpkin and less spice!

What We Liked

 Smooth taste.

• Mild sweetness.

• Gluten-free.

• Nicer aroma.

• No GMO’s.

• No sugar.

What Needs Work

• Not enough pumpkin flavor for some of our tasters. That was a minority view, however.

• More availability year-round, please! Unfortunately, this coffee is only offered seasonally.

Best Budget-Friendly: Eight O’Clock Ground Coffee, Pumpkin Spice

Perhaps the worst thing about pumpkin spice coffee is its availability—some brands are only sold seasonally. And that can drive up the price.

But there is good news: we did find one brand of pumpkin spice coffee that won over our taste testers . . . and is available year round. This makes it easier on the wallet. Here’s more:

What We Liked

• Spicy aroma!

• Very pumpkin-like taste.

• Delicious.

• 100% Arabica beans.

• Medium roast.

• Affordable.

What Needs Work

• Not enough spice for some. Yes, some folks like more spice in their pumpkin spice coffee and others prefer the pumpkin taste. This coffee falls more into the second camp—and that turned off some of our testers who liked the spice!

Best Cinnamon & Nutmeg Taste: Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Flavored Ground Coffee

As we discussed earlier in this article, there are two groups of pumpkin spice coffee enthusiasts—the pumpkin crowd and the spice fans. For the latter, coffee with more cinnamon and nutmeg flavor notes wins their hearts. After a blind taste test, we thought the Starbucks Limited Edition pumpkin spice ground coffee was the best bet for those who prefer those flavors.

What We Liked

• 100% Arabica beans.

• Natural flavors.

What Needs Work

• Pricey.

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research, evaluating products with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability. When we purchase a product for hands-on testing, we do so with our own money.

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