'How to Win a Guy with One Sip' Coffee

'How to Win a Guy with One Sip' Coffee
Staff Writer

Courtesy of Seattle's Best Coffee

The 'How to Win a Guy With One Sip' coffee beverage.

Who can resist a cup of coffee literally infused with bacon? The winner of Seattle's Best Coffee Red Cup Showdown (a state-fair contest where competitors could submit their own flavored coffee drinks), the 'How to Win a Guy with One Sip' coffee beverage will be served at select Seattle's Best locations. Said judge Jeff Mauro of Food Network, the winning drink was a no-brainer. "The drink was very balanced: not to sweet, and complex," he said. "There was a smokiness of the bacon that mixed with the medium sweetness of the drink." (And this is coming from an iced, black Americano guy — we asked.) Congratulations to the chef of the winning coffee drink, Eileen Gannon of Des Moines, Iowa — you could say she literally took home the bacon, to the tune of $10,000. Make your own coffee beverage (and let us know whether the guy is won over). 


For the coffee

Brew the coffee with the hot water in a pour-over brewer or coffee hand press; pour the coffee into a cup. Pour in light cream, bacon-flavored
syrup, caramel-flavored syrup, and pumpkin pie spice and stir with a spoon until combined. Top with a dollop of Spiced Caramelized Bacon Whipped Cream, drizzle with caramel ice cream topping, and sprinkle with a little pumpkin pie spice. Garnish with a caramelized bacon strip. 

For the Spiced Caramelized Bacon Whipped Cream

 In a large mixer bowl, add all the ingredients; Whip until stiff peaks form. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip and set aside until ready.

For the caramelized bacon

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a 9-by-13-inch pan with parchment paper and cover with a thin layer of light brown sugar. Layer bacon strips over the brown sugar.

Pat additional brown sugar over the bacon to cover and top with a second piece of parchment paper. Bake the bacon for 15 to 20 minutes, or until brown and bubbling. Remove to wire rack and cool completely.


Calories per serving:

408 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 27 g
  • Protein 10 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 30 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 1510 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 431 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 1 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 3 mg
  • Vitamin D 57 IU
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 3 µg
  • Ash 2 g
  • Aspartic acid 1 g
  • Calcium, Ca 255 mg
  • Carotene, beta 52 µg
  • Cholesterol 87 mg
  • Choline, total 30 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 2 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 8 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 15 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 3 g
  • Fluoride, F 4 µg
  • Folate, DFE 112 µg
  • Folate, food 13 µg
  • Folate, total 71 µg
  • Folic acid 59 µg
  • Fructose 2 g
  • Glucose (dextrose) 2 g
  • Glutamic acid 2 g
  • Iron, Fe 10 mg
  • Lactose 5 g
  • Leucine 1 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 2 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 59 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Niacin 5 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 257 mg
  • Phytosterols 1 mg
  • Potassium, K 340 mg
  • Proline 1 g
  • Retinol 426 µg
  • Riboflavin 1 mg
  • Selenium, Se 16 µg
  • Sodium, Na 177 mg
  • Starch 16 g
  • Sucrose 1 g
  • Sugars, total 9 g
  • Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 1 µg
  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 1 µg
  • Water 250 g
  • Zinc, Zn 2 mg
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