Making healthy choices has obvious benefits and those choices should be made in all aspects of your life, including when it comes to seeking out organic hazelnut coffee.
Coffee contains a number of toxins and artificially flavored coffee adds to that. To be fair to coffee, there are a number of health benefits with regular coffee. Obviously, these are improved when enjoying organic coffee and detracted when using coffee that is artificially flavored.
Keep reading as we dig down and detail organic hazelnut coffee.
What Is Organic Hazelnut Coffee?
Organic coffee, like all organic food, goes through a stricter process than regular food as they need to prove that it has not been cultivated and grown with pesticides, insecticides, chemical fertilizer etc.
When you buy organic hazelnut coffee, you are unlikely to find anti-freeze in it! Unfortunately, anti-freeze is an ingredient used in the artificial flavoring oils for flavoring coffee – some 85% of the oil is made from propylene glycol.
Organic hazelnut coffee uses real food or a real food extract. They simply grind down the fresh hazelnuts and add them to the freshly roasted coffee beans, which then absorb the aroma and flavors of hazelnut.
When organic vanilla coffee is made, or organic French vanilla, the same process is used. They simply split and chop the vanilla pod to freshly roasted beans and then leave them for 12 to 24 hours to take on the flavor.
Read: Is flavored coffee bad for you?
Best Organic Hazelnut Coffee – Our Top Picks.
In this section I will talk about some great organic coffee choices with natural hazelnut flavor that goes very well with coffee. All the choices are 100% organic.
#1 Lifeboost Organic Hazelnut Coffee – Our Top Pick. The Healthy Choice.
Lifeboost are dedicated to providing high-quality organic coffee that is toxin free and, better still, they are low in acidity. What is great is this company is dedicated to using the healthiest processes and maintaining all the flavors and aromas.
The coffee is clean, organic, shade-grown and single-origin from Nicaragua. It’s medium roast, with a rich creamy hazelnut flavor with a toasted flavor. I have no idea of the origins of the hazelnuts they use, but I can testify that the flavor of delicious hazelnuts comes through brilliantly.
Read: How to make hazelnut coffee
To maintain their flavor and freshness, the beans are hand roasted in small batches using a slow roasting process. The result is a very bold coffee with caramel and chocolate tones with touches of fruitiness mixing perfectly with the appeal of hazelnut flavor.
#2 Jim’s Organic Hazelnut Coffee – Runner Up!
Jim’s Organic coffee uses both South American and Central American coffee beans as their base and then use natural flavorings from organic certified and compliant sources. It’s a light roast and fully certified as USDA organic, fair trade compliant and gluten-free.
It a very mellow coffee with a subtle hint of hazelnuts coming through.
They also have a decaffeinated option available that tastes exactly the same if you want to go caffeine free.
#3 Tierra Farm Organic Hazelnut Coffee.
This is a very aromatic cup of coffee and perfect for boastful morning guilty pleasures. The aroma of roasted hazelnuts fills the room as you enjoy both your coffee and the hazelnut smell from your coffee.
Creamy, low in acid and full of flavor it is a cup of coffee that you will enjoy, thanks to the very subtle hints and notes of dark chocolate hitting your pallet.
#4 Organic Coffee Company Hazelnut Coffee – Best Artisan Option!
The organic coffee company is an artisan roaster and likes to specifically work with smaller coffee farms, family owned, and call it “growing their family”.
It is a Hazelnut Crème coffee which is flavored using 100% natural German hazelnuts, with smooth vanilla cream added. It makes for a rather fantastic hazelnut delight with the cream and sweet flavors coming through and goes perfect with the coffee, regardless of the brewing method. It works particularly well with your French press as it does with a moka pot.
I suggest that you use your espresso machine to brew a decent hazelnut espresso.
#5 The Bean Coffee Company – Organic Aloha Bean – Best Hawaiian Hazelnut Coffee!
Aloha bean medium roast hazelnut organic coffee is bold, complex and, above all certified as organic by the USDA and CCOF. These are roasted in small batches to ensure the maximum freshness.
The natural hazelnut flavor comes through very well and, oddly, appears to be accentuated by the coffee flavors.
#6 Java Trading Company Organic Hazelnut Ground Coffee
Testing this in my fav brewing method, the French press, I noted a rich creamy body, and a very notable and enjoyable nutty aroma. The best taste is produced when you use filtered water, or better still, distilled water.
This company, Java trading are focused on sustainable coffee farming and supports and invests in family owned farms and supporting the local communities.
Their very strict quality control teams and process, who work on site ensure that only the best beans make their way into their coffee.
#7 EKOCUPS Organic Hazelnut Coffee Pods – Best Coffee Pod!
An artisan and organic hazelnut coffee Keurig K-cup coffee pod that is bright and sweet. A gourmet coffee of a medium roast that is perfect for your morning cuppa Joe.
You get a lot more coffee, 30% more with EKOCUPS which means you get a bolder, deeper, richer flavor. They are fully certified as organic, fair-trade and friendly for keto, vegan, kosher and pareve diets.
As the name of the company suggest, they are eco-friendly also as the pods are 100% recyclable.
#8 Thrive Market Organic Roasted Hazelnut Coffee.
The beans for this great coffee come from one of the most overlooked coffee nations in South America, Peru. Sourced in small batches and roasted in small batches to ensure optimal quality and freshness.
This is great as black coffee, with a dash of milk macchiato style, a Spanish cortado, flat white and simply outstanding as an affogato. I double dare you to use vanilla ice cream, let it melt and enjoy a great organic hazelnut coffee with hints of vanilla.
#9 Deans Beans – Hazelnut Dream Swiss Water Process Decaffeinated Coffee – Best Decaf
With tastes of milk chocolate and hazelnut and a very smooth rounded flavor and decaffeinated with the clean, non-chemical Swiss Water Process that removes 99.9% of the caffeine, you can be assured of a great tasting decaf Hazelnut coffee.
Expect a very natural, mellow tasting Peruvian coffee.
Deans Beans participate in compost and education programs in Central America and immigrant relief programs.
Note: This is not an organic coffee.
#10 Lion Decaffeinated Hazelnut Coffee
99.9% caffeine free and uses the only process that we at Latte Love Brew, recommend – the Swiss water process which removes the caffeine in a natural and non-toxic way without compromising the flavor of the beans.
Lion Decaffeinated hazelnut coffee has a very smooth and subtle hazelnut flavor with beautiful hints of coconut lingering in the background making it a great afternoon or early evening coffee.
Note: Like the Deans beans decaf coffee, this is not organic.
Organic Hazelnut Coffee Creamer
Organic coffee creamer is made with a blend of cream and milk which is infused with the sweet hazelnut flavor. If you like organic coffee and want to make a hazelnut flavored coffee with your favorite beans, and they are not on the list above, your easiest option is to use naturally flavored organic hazelnut coffee creamer.
Skip the coffee mate versions and other non-natural products as they use chemical based artificial flavorings.
Organic Decaf Hazelnut Coffee
Sadly, Organic Decaffeinated hazelnut coffee is hard to find, literally impossible to find. I could only find a single reference to one while searching on 4 different search engines and a variety of social networks and video sites.
The only reference was to a site selling organic hazelnut coffee that has a site design stuck in the 1990s’ and has not been updated since 2009.
I am not at all convinced this brand still exists and is still in business.
If you find or know of a quality organic decaf hazelnut coffee that is Swiss water processed shoot us a line on social media or use our contact page – we will happily try it, mention it and help coffee lovers the world over to get the coffee they want.
Frequently Asked Questions About Hazelnut Coffee
Is Hazelnut Coffee Made With Real Hazelnuts?
It depends on the coffee brand and the coffee company. Most Hazelnut coffee is made with artificial ingredients and solvent based flavoring oils. Some coffee outlets, use sugary flavored syrups to make their flavored coffee. Very few coffee companies use real hazelnuts and natural ingredients to make their hazelnut coffee beans, grounds and coffee pods.
What Are The Benefits Of Hazelnut Coffee?
There are a number of health benefits related to hazelnut coffee if it is made with real hazelnuts. Health benefits of hazelnuts include a strengthened immune system thanks to the vitamin E content and stronger bones and a reduction in osteoporosis due to the manganese content.
Is Hazelnut Coffee Artificially Flavored?
The overwhelming majority of Hazelnut coffee is artificially flavored and unfortunately made with low quality coffee beans. Hazelnut coffee is very easy to make by yourself as long as you have the right ingredients and equipment.
Is Hazelnut Coffee Strong?
Yes, a well-made hazelnut coffee is strong, aromatic and have engages your sense of smell as well as taste. Hazelnut coffee is not any stronger than a regular coffee in terms of caffeine content.
Final Thoughts, Frappé-Ing It All Up, Organic Hazelnut Coffee
If you have read this far you know exactly what the healthiest and best organic hazelnut coffee is and a have a nice list of brands to try out at your pleasure.
Unfortunately, we could not source a 100% organic hazelnut coffee using any of the known decaffeination processes. Get in touch with us if you know of any – we will try, test and add them to this list.