My hubby loves coffee, I drink it on occasion. I don’t always react well with too much caffeine. The traditional brands that I grew up seeing all smell great, but I never cared for the flavor. I have always associated coffee with a bitter flavor that sticks around my mouth for the rest of the morning that I drink it. I was offered the chance to do a review for Kicking Horse Coffee, the ‘Kick Ass’ brew. I started to think that this would be a review that was perfectly suited for my hubby; I ended up discovering one of Canada’s best-kept trade secrets.

There are several different items you can purchase from Kicking Horse Coffee: Organic Fair Trade Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Accessories, and Mugs. We can't forget the different flavors that are offered in coffee. Kick Ass, 454 Horse Power, Hoodoo Jo, Grizzly Claw, Half Ass, Decaf, Decaf Cliff Hanger Espresso, Cliff Hanger Espresso, Three Sisters, Z-Wrangler, Pacific Pipeline, Kootenay Crossing, Jumbo Wild, Bugaboo, Mocha Yoho, Mexican, Sumatran and Peruvian

I noticed right away that the coffee smelled great. After removing the metal lid and peeling back the air seal, I saw that the beans were in fact full-sized coffee beans. While it was cool to see the beans in this form, my hear t slumped a little. You see, I didn’t have a coffee-bean grinder, this came as somewhat of a culture shock to me. After obsessing a little over when the next time I would be in town to buy one was going to be, my husband decided that he wouldn’t wait. He put some of the coffee beans in a zip lock bag, placed the bag on a cutting board, and began to pound and roll them with a roller pin. I laughed a lot at the sight, but it was actually effective enough to do the trick. The next morning we had our new coffee, which smelled even better now that it was brewed. A day later, I had my coffee grinder.

The coffee tasted great, it says “extreme bold” on the outside of the can. I was a bit worried that it would mean that the coffee would be super-strong, or loaded with caffeine. Neither was the case, the flavor was full, but only subtly bold by my standards. I do think that it has more body, deeper flavor, and a better aroma than Folgers. The cup I had did not make me jittery, but it did wake me up. I can be sensitive to caffeine at times, but I felt great without crashing later. The taste is bold, but I wouldn’t say extreme. There is almost a sweet aromatic aftertaste that follows the coffee’s flavor.


About the company: Small in stature but big on flavour, Kicking Horse Coffee is Canada’s #1 Organic Fair Trade Coffee. Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies at the headwaters of the mighty Columbia River, a lot has changed since those humble beginnings in 1996. Now employing over 40 dedicated personnel and occupying a 60,000 ft2 office and roasting facility, a growing and loyal following continually reinforces our commitment to roasting, packaging and blending, the finest super-premium coffee in the country!

Where to purchase: You can purchase Kicking Horse Coffee at retailers throughout Canada and US. You can also purchase from the Kicking Horse Coffee website and on Amazon.com. Prices are $12.99 and up.

For your readers to know; Kicking Horse Coffee is available at retailers throughout Canada and US, on our Online Store as well as on Amazon.com

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The good people of KIcking Horse Coffee  is kind of enough to be giving away a Can of coofee for  one



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  1. Maryann D. says:

    I would like to have the flavor Jumbo Wild [Medium]

  2. Sherry S. says:

    I would like either Kick Ass or Grizzly Claw.

  3. Lisa Brown says:

    Bugaboo sounds good

  4. Maryann D. says:

    Kootenay Crossing [Light] sounds great.

  5. Maryann D. says:

    I would enjoy also THREE SISTERS [MEDIUM] flavor

  6. Mackenzie says:

    I’m strictly decaf, myself.

  7. Amy Peschel says:

    I would like to try the Pacific Pipeline [Medium].

  8. Carolyn Colley says:

    I’ve never had it before, so I’m not really for sure which one I would like best.

  9. jeanette sheets says:

    mocha yoho espresso light

  10. Carolyn Colley says:

    I would like to try the Three Sisters

  11. Maryann D. says:

    Grizzly Claw sounds great

  12. Carolyn Colley says:

    I would love to try the Chocolate Lovers Trio – Milk

  13. Maryann D. says:

    Kick Ass sound good also to try

  14. Maryann D. says:

    I would like Z-Wrangler [Medium]

  15. Carolyn Colley says:

    I would like to try the jumbo wild

  16. I think the medium blend coffee would be good for me.

  17. Carolyn Colley says:

    I would like to try their Peppermint – Organic

  18. Carolyn Colley says:

    I would like to try the 454 Horse Power [Dark]

  19. Maryann D. says:

    I would enjoy Pacific Pipeline [Medium]

  20. Monja Blue says:

    I’d love to try the Mocha Yoho! Thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous giveaway!

  21. Maryann D. says:

    I would like Bugaboo flavor also.

  22. Nicole Carter Weasley says:

    Sumatran 🙂

  23. Nicole Carter Weasley says:

    I would like sumatran

  24. Nicole Carter Weasley says:

    I just want Sumatran

  25. Nicole Carter Weasley says:

    Oh how bout Sumatran

  26. Nicole Carter Weasley says:

    Love Sumatran

  27. Nicole Carter Weasley says:

    Gotta have Sumatran

  28. Nicole Carter Weasley says:


  29. Maryann D. says:

    Grizzly Claw sounds terrific to try also.

  30. Nicole Carter Weasley says:

    Hmmm…. Sumatran

  31. Nicole Carter Weasley says:

    I believe I would love Sumatran

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