Bacon-Flavored Coffee Coming to Seattle's Best
September 5, 2012 at 9:00AM by Kiri Tannenbaum
An outrageous food concoction served at the Iowa State Fair is coming to your local coffeehouse. The final round of the Seattle's Best "Red Cup Showdown" took place at the fair, where the winner, Eileen Gannon, laid down the gauntlet with her bacon-inspired java. Gannon's winning recipe — which combined Seattle's Best Level 5 coffee with caramelized bacon and hints of pumpkin pie spice — wowed the judges. In addition to scoring the $10,000 prize money, Gannon will see her drink served at Seattle's Best locations across the country.
Gannon first had to beat 13 opponents in a live competition in Iowa City. Then Gannon headed to New York City to compete against the top five winners from state fairs in California, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Illinois. But it was Gannon's secret weapon, bacon, that did the trick. "We wanted to see how Seattle's Best Coffee could be reinvented," said Next Food Network Star and judge Jeff Mauro. "Eileen Gannon really turned coffee on its head with an amazing combination."
No word yet on when we should expect to see the bacon in our coffee. However, when it does hit the shops, we know it will be one mean breakfast combo. Seattles Best Bacon Flavored Coffee - Iowa State Fair Inspired Coffee - Delish.com