Skinny Coffee Review: Green Coffee on the Go

Posted on Apr 29 2013 - 12:50am by Susan Bewley

Do you remember the green coffee weight loss craze? I had quite a few friends who were buying green coffee pills and extract to put in just about everything .While it seemed great in theory, most of them gave up once they didn't see instant weight loss and went back to their bad eating habits. Since I was a poor college student back then, I didn't take part in it since it really wasn't in my budget. Once I was married and no longer struggling, I completely forgot about green coffee, until I was approached by Genesis Today to review their Skinny Coffee. As someone who was curious about green coffee, I asked for enough to try the coffee for two weeks to see it compared to some of my other portable coffee choices.

Skinny Coffee: How It Works

So, what is the big deal with green coffee and how is it different from normal coffee? The major difference is that green coffee is made from unroasted coffee beans. While roasting coffee gives it an amazing flavor, it also destroys the chlorogenic acid in the coffee. For those who are wondering what exactly chlorogenic acid is, it is one of natures strongest antioxidants, one that is known to help with weight loss by slowing down the release of sugars in the bloodstream and helps keep your metabolism regulated. Green coffee also has more caffeine naturally since it isn't lost in the roasting process.

What makes Skinny Coffee so unique is that it is a mix of light roast coffee and green coffee extract. This coffee not only tastes amazing, but has all the health benefits from both types of coffee. To give a delicious specialty coffee flavor, it also contains milk and natural sweeteners (both natural cane sure and stevia) to make your coffee on the go experience even more heavenly. Best of all, it has fewer calories than a cup of Starbucks coffee, allowing you to treat yourself without feeling guilty – it only conatains 130 calories per 11 oz container.

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Skinny Coffee: Taste & Flavor

Currently, Skinny Coffee is available in two flavors – Vanilla Latte and Creamy Cappuccino.  Both of these flavors taste pretty good in my opinion – emphasizing the coffee with a slight hint of milk giving a nice, creamy texture. The one thing that makes it stand out from other bottled or canned coffee is that it is slightly more bitter than normal, due to the green coffee extract. In my opinion, the green coffee extract makes it taste like a mix between quality coffee and green tea, giving it an unusually interesting, but good flavor. I personally really like the taste of these coffees. The only thing that some people may not like about it is that it does have a slight aftertaste from the Stevia in the coffee. While the Stevia is pretty low on the ingredient list, it is still there – something that made my husband disappointed in the coffee. Since I love Stevia, however, I was pretty happy with this coffee.

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Skinny Coffee: Usability

In my opinion, the best part about Skinny Coffee is that it is so convenient! The individual 11 oz container is lightweight but sturdy, and the perfect size for throwing in a backpack or your purse. With the thickness of the paper packaging, I'm not even worried about it getting punctured in my purse. What I also love about this coffee beverage is that it is in an easy to drink container. No annoying straws or easy to deal with tops. All you have to do is unscrew the top and you have a coffee drink that is not only easy to drink in the car, but closable too!

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Skinny Coffee: Overall

Based on my own experience with Skinny Coffee, I would give it an A rating. This coffee tastes great, gives you a boost of energy, and can help you lose weight! While I'm not likely to give up my normal morning coffee at home, this is a great way to watch your calories on the go and avoid spending way too much at Starbucks or your local coffee shop. I don't think I will be purchasing bottled coffee anytime in the near future, especially now that I have found a healthier alternative – Skinny Coffee!

Skinny Coffee: Where to Purchase

Currently, you can purchase a six pack of Skinny Coffee at Wal-Mart, the Genesis Today website, and on their Skinny Coffee product page. If you would prefer having a liter rather than the individually packed coffees, you can also purchase it at Whole Foods and other specialty health stores. No matter where you decide to purchase Skinny Coffee, we think you will love it!

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Skinny Coffee Giveaway

Would you like to try Genesis Today's new coffee beverage? We are happy to announce that we are working with Genesis Coffee in this awesome giveaway where one reader will get a six pack of Vanilla Latte Skinny Cafe AND a six pack of Creamy Cappuccino. With a nearly two week supply of this green coffee beverage, you can see if this coffee is really right for you as something to help with your weight loss, or to cut calories at work if you are a Starbuck-aholic (I used to be one too).  Before entering, make sure to read the rules below before you enter the Rafflecopter!

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Skinny Coffee Giveaway

  • 1 Readers will receive a six pack of Vanilla Latte Skinny Cafe AND a six pack of Creamy Cappuccino.
  • Open to US Only.
  • Winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter via
  • Giveaway ends May 14th at 11:59pm.
  • Winner will be notified through email.
  • Winner will have 48 hours to respond before new winner is chosen.
  • Must be 18 Years or Older to Enter Rafflecopter.
  • Entering the Rafflecopter Means You Agree to Terms Above.
  • Good Luck!

Disclosure: Budget Earth did not receive monetary compensation for this review and giveaway, but did receive 2 six packs of Skinny Coffee for review purposes from Genesis Today. All of the opinions on this blog are the opinions of said author and these opinions may differ from your own.

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

40 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. RozAnn April 29, 2013 at 7:07 am - Reply

    I really would be interested to know if this actually works. Might be purchasing in the near future based on this review. 
    Thanks Budget Earth.

    • Susan Bewley April 29, 2013 at 11:28 am - Reply

      I really want to try it too. I didn’t have enough to really see if it worked for weight loss. I read somewhere about a study with green coffee where people lost 1/10th of their body weight just by adding green coffee to their diet. It seems healthy and not dangerous like most diets.

  2. Kelly R. April 29, 2013 at 7:43 am - Reply

    I actually recently started taking the Green Coffee Bean Extract. 

    • Susan Bewley April 29, 2013 at 11:28 am - Reply

      How has it been working for you, Kelly? I am really curious about it after reviewing this coffee.

  3. Sara Fletcher April 29, 2013 at 8:37 am - Reply

    I am going to try to cut back on fat & empty calories & start excercising regularly again. I am just about to have my 3rd child & I have been so tired & so irresponsible with watching what I eat in regards to my activity.

  4. Jo Ricker April 29, 2013 at 9:55 am - Reply

    I am eating healthier and trying to exercise more

  5. Barrie April 29, 2013 at 9:58 am - Reply

    I lost 30 lbs last year and have 30-40 to go. I am trying to incorporate daily exercise. I did the Dukan Diet for a year but need something different so am looking for other plans to follow. Just trying to eat smaller, healthier amounts of food!

    • Susan Bewley April 29, 2013 at 11:21 am - Reply

      Awesome Barrie! I am trying to lose 60 pounds this year too and so far have lost about 6 to 8! Better than nothing! Exercise is so hard to incorporate sometimes!

  6. Katherine April 29, 2013 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    I don't know what rock I've been hiding under but I've never heard of this. I'd definitely be willing to try it!

  7. Amanda Rodriguez April 29, 2013 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    Looks tasty!!

  8. Anna at Mama Writes April 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    Sounds very interesting and tasty! I'll have to look for this!

  9. laurie damrose April 29, 2013 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    I would try this

  10. Ruth Hill April 29, 2013 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Change up my exercise routine so that I don't get stuck in a rut.

  11. Eva Mitton-Urban April 29, 2013 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    When exercise and eating right doesn't help you hurdle over a stand still then other measures need to be in place. I love coffee – I must say I have reduced my daily intake – the skinny coffee description allures me – think I will give it a try – hey if you can lose weight and then vault over the plateau – anxious to taste and follow the results.

  12. thischickwins April 29, 2013 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    I'd be interested in trying this, but until then, Cafe Yaucono is the way to go.

  13. Marti Parks April 30, 2013 at 5:13 am - Reply

    I'm eating more fruits and vegetables and trying to drink more water on a daily basis.

  14. Alison April 30, 2013 at 10:49 am - Reply

    This sounds great – especially since I have to have my coffee in the morning – it has become a part of my morning routine – thanks for the review and possible giveaway!

  15. Alison April 30, 2013 at 10:52 am - Reply

    I am trying to drink more water, exercise more (like walking and running) and making healthier choices.

  16. marissa lee April 30, 2013 at 11:20 am - Reply

    I'm going to be telling my uncle about this..i think this would be perfect for him to lose weight,,thank you for sharing.

  17. marissa lee April 30, 2013 at 11:25 am - Reply

    I'm into doing yoga and walking.and eating healthy.

  18. Sacha Schroeder April 30, 2013 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Coffee for weightloss. That would be awesome!

  19. michelle elizondo April 30, 2013 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    love coffee

  20. Peggy Greco April 30, 2013 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    I am trying to eat right and take walks when possible.

  21. Sandy McFadden May 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    I am trying to eat healthier by eating more fiber rich foods and lean meats and fish and chicken……….and watching my portion control.

  22. michelle oakley warner May 2, 2013 at 8:14 am - Reply

    wow, great review, i always wondered if this work, thanks again

  23. Barbara May 2, 2013 at 10:59 am - Reply

    I don't know what rock I've been hiding under but I've never heard of this. I'd definitely be willing to try it!

  24. cheryla lister May 2, 2013 at 11:04 am - Reply

    am trying to get more exercise, as well as avoiding saturated fat

  25. Judy Lipcsak May 3, 2013 at 12:34 am - Reply

    I have been going to water aerobics classes 2-3 times a week at my local YMCA.  I hope to loose 40-50 pounds in time for my 30th anniversary in October.

  26. Laura K May 3, 2013 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    I've never seen this at Walmart, but it sounds like something I would LOVE!  I try to eat healthy most of the time; coffee is my favorite indulgence! But since current research says it's actually healthy for us, I'm going to stop thinking of it as such and consider it part of my healthy diet 🙂

    • Susan Bewley May 3, 2013 at 9:51 pm - Reply

      WalMart usually keeps things like this back by the pharamacy.

  27. Belinda May 5, 2013 at 11:46 am - Reply

    Did ithelp you loose any weight in the two weeks that you tried it?

    • Susan Bewley May 5, 2013 at 12:52 pm - Reply

      Well, I’m on a monitored calorie diet so I’m not sure if its from the coffee or my diet.

  28. marissa lee May 6, 2013 at 11:19 am - Reply

    thank you for this giveaway.

  29. Heather Heslip Alexander May 6, 2013 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    OMG, as a huge coffee drinker I would love to try this. What a fantastic idea.

  30. emily r May 10, 2013 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    I am trying to cut back on sweets and eat more fresh veggies and fruits!

  31. courtney hennagir May 12, 2013 at 1:14 am - Reply

    i'm getting my booty off the couch and playing outside with my kids every chance i get and getting serious about my diet!

  32. marissa lee May 12, 2013 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    thank you.

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