Product Type: Kenco Coffee
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Instant coffee at its best...
Member Name: InchyInchy
Advantages: Tastes lovely and makes for a good morning wake up call
Disadvantages: Is slightly more expensive than other instant coffee brands
Who can resist a nice mug of hot strong coffee? I certainly can't! In fact I would go as far to say that I am a huge fan of a good mug of coffee, not so much the buzz but the taste and flavour of coffee. And usually that would mean some real brewed coffee but I don't always have the time and I still want great taste just all in an instant...but is that possible.
Well yes. Let me tell you how.
I personally think that Kenco have made a great compromise between great taste and instant availability in their Millicano whole bean instant coffee.
In my opinion, the coffee tastes a lot like it would from a coffee shop and not like the typical instant coffee usually does. I like to take my coffee black, with the odd exception for a lovely soya extra hot hazelnut wet latte (I know a complete mouthful to order but oh so yummy), so I really can taste the difference between varieties of coffees. And Kenco Millicano have a lovely rich taste and a strong yummy coffee fragrance, and makes a nice dark mug of coffee. Overall the whole product in my opinion resembles fresh coffee rather than instant.
When you tip the heaped spoonful into a mug it does look different from what you might expect from other instant coffees. It is much more finely ground and a little darker in colour. I find that you don't need to use as much of the coffee as you might expect, but it does brew into a lovely strong taste.
I have tried some of the other brands that are bringing out a similar whole bean instant coffee and so far the Kenco Millicano whole bean instant is my favourite.
Probably the only major downside to the instant Millicano coffee is the price tag, it is quite expensive (£3 - £4 for a tin depending upon where you buy it from, I tend to get my fix from Tesco). Despite it being expensive the taste and convenience is why I keep going back for more and paying the expensive price tag. You can also buy refill packets for a cheaper price.
Even despite the slightly hefty price tag for a cup of instant coffee I still want to give Kenco Millicano FIVE out of FIVE stars.
I highly recommended it, if you haven't tried it yet and you enjoy a nice cup of coffee but don't want the bother of brewing something from scratch then I do suggest picking up a packet to try at some point as I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
Summary: Five out of five stars