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'How to Win a Guy with One Sip' 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

  • 1 Tablespoon Seattle’s Best Coffee, Level 5, ground
  • 3/4 Cups hot water
  • 2 Tablespoons light cream
  • 2 Teaspoons bacon-flavored syrup
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon caramel-flavored syrup
  • 1/8 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

For the Spiced Caramelized Bacon Whipped Cream

  • 1/2 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 Teaspoon caramel-flavored syrup
  • 1/4 Teaspoon bacon-flavored syrup
  • 1/4 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

For the caramelized bacon

  • brown sugar
  • bacon


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.

Nutritional Facts
Calories Per Serving1065
Total Fat105g100%
Vitamin A84µg9%
Vitamin C0.3mg0.5%
Vitamin D0.2µgN/A
Vitamin E0.3mg1.4%
Vitamin K1µg1.2%
Folate (food)1µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)1µgN/A
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg23.4%
Sugars, added23gN/A