Trader Joe's Wintry Blend coffee is something I look forward to every winter. It is a spicy blend with peppercorns and other spices. I love that extra kick in my coffee. It is a nice, dark-ish roast that benefits from the additional spices. It differs from flavored coffees because it does not have a flavor, per se. The best way to describe it is a "kick." I add some nonfat milk to my wintry blend coffee or drink it black. My mother-in-law and I usually stock up during the holidays, and drink it throughout the year. Last year, this coffee must have had a huge following, as Trader Joe's ran out of stock. I can't wait for it to return to the stores this year. I would venture to say that this is our favorite coffee. Keep it whole bean and grind before brewing. Brew it strong and add some milk or creamer. It is a great way to spice up your winter morning...or spring...or summer...or fall.