Nerd Fuel: Bones Coffee – Wunderbones

October is finally here and with it, a slew of seasonal coffees. As usual, I love trying whatever new seasonal flavors hit the scene. Of course, recently I’ve been very taken with Bones Coffee company. So when I saw a handful of Autumn-themed flavors, I snapped them up as quickly as I could. Today, I’m going to review their Oktoberfest coffee; Wunderbones.

Wunderbones is a salted-pretzel coffee. This sounds like a pretty weird flavor. So naturally, I was excited to give it a try. Wunderbones is a medium roast coffee and upon opening the container, it does indeed have a very distinct “bag of pretzels” smell to it. So much so, that I was almost expecting it to be somewhat salty tasting. However, upon first sip I found the flavor to be VERY subtle.

This coffee actually has a very earthy taste. The finish does have hints of Bavarian pretzel, but it’s barely distinguishable. In fact, the flavor is so subtle that unless you’re paying close attention it’s easy to miss. I suppose this is not a bad thing. Salty coffee certainly doesn’t sound very appealing. But still, I think the “baked pretzel” flavor could be a tad more prominent.

Of all the Bones Coffees that I’ve tried so far, this one has been my least favorite. It’s certainly not bad. It’s a very drinkable coffee and the flavor is fitting for this time of year. But, when I’m in the mood for a flavored coffee I want something just a little more than what this cup offers.

Score: 2 out of 4

Would buy again?:  Probably not. This is by no means a terrible tasting coffee. But it just doesn’t push my buttons. I’m sure that a large number of people will find this to be right up their alley. Sadly, I’m not one of those people.

Old Game Hermit


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