9 Holiday-inspired coffees
The telltale sign that you're officially an adult comes on Christmas morning. If you need to grab a cup of joe before unwrapping presents, you're officially a grown-up. That doesn't mean your cup of coffee has to be the same as it is the other 364 days of the year, though. These holiday-specific brews will warm you up and have you feeling festive at first sip.
Starbucks Christmas Blend Blonde Roast
A combination of Latin American and Sumatran beans, this light roast has tinges of brown sugar, sweet orange and allspice. It's the perfect hint at holiday flavors without venturing into the realm of a full-blown, sugar-packed peppermint-espresso drink (StarbucksStore.com, $15).
Paramount Coffee HO HO Holiday: Naughty & Nice set
Perfect for holiday parties and even holiday gifts, this Naughty & Nice set blends the flavors of dark chocolate and sweet vanilla for deliciously dessert-inspired combinations that will leave you wanting seconds (ParamountCoffee.com, $18).
Dunkin' Donuts Mocha
Finally, you can get the barista-brewed taste of mint mocha at home. This Dunkin' Donuts blend infuses coffee beans with minty flavor. The cool peppermint flavor mixed with a warm serving temperature is so holidays (Foodtown.com, $10).
Dunkin' Donuts Pumpkin Spice
When the leaves start to change, there's nothing we crave more than pumpkin-spice coffee. This mix of cinnamon, nutmeg and other fall flavors will put you in the mood for Thanksgiving and Christmas (Wal-Mart, $7).
Keurig Green Mountain Coffee Holiday Coffee Collection
Feeling indecisive? This holiday coffee pack for Keurig machines has flavors of spicy eggnog, gingerbread and golden French toast — all warm, food-inspired flavors that remind you of home (Kohl's, $40).
Melitta One Home
for the Holidays
These coffee pods are perfect for Keurig machines, and they mix the flavors of vanilla, coconut, buttery caramel and sweet nuts for a totally satisfying dessert coffee. Drink it by the fireplace for the full warm effect (CoffeeforLess.com, $7).
Peet's Holiday Blend 2013 coffee pods
This spicy, complex blend is perfect for coffee lovers on the go because it comes in pod-style, single-serving packs. One pack comes with 16 pods (Peets.com, $14).
Coffee Bean Holiday
It only comes around once a year! This medium-bodied coffee from Guatemala blends rich chocolate notes with a hint of spice (CoffeeBean.com, $14).
Starbucks VIA Peppermint Mocha
Hey, some of us have to work over the holidays. Take your peppermint mocha on the go with Starbucks VIA packets. Simply mix a packet in hot water from the office water cooler for a rich, creamy and minty mocha experience (StarbucksStore.com, $7).