This is probably going to sound really sad, but my favourite thing about Christmas is the Christmas coffees. Early November each year, I start getting busy practically buying shares in Costa and Starbucks. But now I’ve finally put my ‘hobby’ to good use and ranked each Christmas coffee for taste. Read on to see the full list below.
My definitive ranking of 2017’s Christmas coffees
10. Cafe Nero Roasted Hazelnut Latte
I’ve put this in the last place just because I don’t think it tastes much different to the standard hazelnut. And not to mention the normal hazelnut comes in sugar-free! Overall, I think this is a waste of Christmas calories.
9. Starbuck’s Gingerbread Latte
I’m a big fan of gingerbread syrup, BUT did you know that Costa do sugar-free gingerbread all year round? If you prefer Starbucks coffee over Costa, then I imagine you’d rank this latte a lot higher. But for myself, it’s just a bit meh compared to the other drinks in this list.
8. Costa’s Gingerbread and Cream
This is the Christmas version of my standard order from Costa. However, this version comes with cream and a super cute gingerbread biscuit. Therefore, beats the Starbuck’s version.
7. McDonald’s Toffee Latte
I love anything toffee flavoured. And this tastes super naughty! It might not come from ground beans like the other coffees on this list. But it’s still really good, so it definitely earns a place on my list!
6. Starbuck’s Toffee Nut Latte
This used to be my all-time favourite, but I personally don’t think it tastes as good as previous years. The syrup is a bit bland and adding hazelnuts was a really bad idea. And has anyone ever admitted to liking soggy nuts?
5. McDonald’s Spiced Cookie Latte
My favourite out of the McDonald’s range! It’s sweet, without tasting overly sugary. And a cookie flavoured coffee was a smashing idea Mcdonald’s, kudos!
4. Costa’s Billionaires Latte
Carmel syrup with layers of caramel sauce and crumbled biscuit…amazing! I really love the concept of creating a coffee like a biscuit (see above!). BUT this would rank soooo much higher if my drinks had been consistent! I’ve received a version that I couldn’t even taste the caramel. And I also received a version that was cold with a ridiculous amount caramel sauce in. Honestly, Costa sort it out, because you’re onto a winner with this one!
3. Cafe Nero Salted Caramel Latte
This is a really nice drink, without being overly Christmassy. You can definitely taste the difference between the standard caramel and the salted caramel. And I do think Cafe Nero serve the best coffee compared to all their competitors. But you shouldn’t have to purchase cream as an extra!
2. Costa’s Honeycomb Latte
My favourite from Costa’s offering! This latte has a really nice flavouring and I think the crunchy honeycomb pieces make a great addition to the drink. The only problem is the fact the honeycomb pieces turn into a slight choking hazard if you don’t order cream. However, they do offer them in a little cup on the side. The only reason this isn’t top is that I don’t think Costa have topped their sticky toffee latte from 2015.
1. Starbuck’s Eggnog Latte
I only tried this for the first time at the weekend, and it is AMAZING. It’s so creamy and naughty. The combination of eggnog and coffee is perfection. But don’t be put off, or see this as a bland choice. Because if you haven’t tried it yet, you honestly don’t know what you’re missing! It’s now become my firm favourite Christmas coffee.
Do you agree with my list? What’s your favourite Christmas coffee? Let me know in the comments!