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Every single day when I first wake up I put the kettle on before doing anything else. While the kettle is boiling I then put the heating on if it is a cold day like in the winter months and then I go back to making a couple of cups of coffee. I always like 2 cups of coffee to drink first thing in the morning so it helps wake me up a little and to kick start my day. This coffee is one I buy regularly.
It comes in a glass jar which has the name very clearly on the front and so can easily be spotted on the shelf. It has a screw off lid which is very easy to twist.
The coffee is a nice brown shade and looks nice inside the jar and inviting. The coffee is fine granules which are nice and not like a fine powder. They are a decent size. The smell is really nice once the lid is removed and it has a nice aroma which I love. It is a fairly strong coffee smell but really pleasant.
I like a strong cup of coffee so I generally like to spoon 1 and a half teaspoons into my cup so that it is a strong taste. With this coffee I only need to use this amount for a strong taste and any more of the coffee would be too strong for me personally because it is too strong if I spoon any more spoons into the cup.
It dissolves really well in the hot water in no time at all and in just a couple of stirs. One dissolved in the water it smells really nice and again quite a strong smell.
It doesn't have that bitter taste or nasty taste which some brands of coffee can tend to have, with this one it is a nice smooth taste and a rich one. It tastes super in my opinion. I dislike that bitter taste because a bitter taste makes me feel a little sick when I drink it but that feeling doesn't have that kind of bitter taste at all.
If you love a nice cup or mug of coffee this one I think is a nice decent one to drink. I generally ony ever drink coffee in the mornings and then move onto tea in the afternoons unless I have visitors then I tend to drink coffee if my guest prefer coffee while visiting my home. This one is a super tasting coffee to offer your guests in my opinion and none of my guests have ever complained they don't like the taste of it. Some of my guests just like one teaspoon of coffee and some like it far stronger than I do and like 2 teaspoons. Whichever way any guests prefer their coffee this one always goes down well with my visitors that's for sure.
For a 100g jar I recently paid just £2 for it from my local shop and on the jar label it is priced at £2.59, so a little saving and well worth this price in my opinion. It is very good value for the money and the quality of the coffee is really good too.
I highly do recommend this coffee if you haven't bought it before, I don't think you will be disappointed with the taste of it at all and it is certainly a really good buy and brand.
I will continue to buy this coffee in the future because it gives me all of the smooth taste I expect from this brand of coffee.
I give this coffee 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
PRICE: Currently £2.49 for a 100g jar at my local Sainsbury's
DIETARY INFORMATION: Kosher certified
Coffee is something I can't live without, even though I only have one mug per day. It therefore is very important to me to pick something which I can enjoy, as well as it having the capability to effectively kick-start my day.
Kenco Rappor is a brand of coffee that I buy fairly frequently, especially when I'm on an economy drive or it is on special offer. The product comes packed in a glass jar with the standard Kenco Rappor logo on the front label, which also bears the image of a steaming cup of coffee. The label extends around the rear of the jar, giving the manufacturer's (Kraft Foods) contact details together with their quality claim, instructions for storage and use, plus recycling information.
When the red screw-lid is opened, there is a circle of gold-coloured foil sealed around the edges of the jar. This is for the most part easy to remove.
On peeling back the foil seal, the coffee inside is comprised of granules, which are a chocolate-ish brown in colour. The coffee smell is quite strong, being very pleasant, having the aroma which hovers around that of some filter coffees.
On adding boiling water to the coffee granules in a cup or mug, it doesn't take much stirring to make them dissolve completely. This is an added bonus, as it means the flavour is evenly distributed throughout the drink....not all brands of instant coffee dissolve this well or this quickly. The made-up drink for me does seem to lose some of its aroma, but on taking the first sip, the flavour is definitely that of a good quality instant coffee, being pronounced yet mellow.
I find Kenco Rappor Coffee very pleasing to drink, but it isn't my number one favourite. I do tend to prefer a sharp 'bite' to the flavour of my coffee, and this brand doesn't quite provide the necessary kick which sets my taste buds up for the day. However, the caffeine content is equal to that of other instant brands, waking and sharpening me up nicely.
One distinct advantage of Kenco Rappor Coffee is that despite its obviously good quality, it is very reasonably priced and does go quite a long way. Bearing in mind that I make my coffee quite strong, using at least two heaped teaspoonsful per mug, a jar will last me around ten or so days, hence more economical than some other brands which are between £3 and £4 for 100g.
I'd say that Kenco Rappor is a universally pleasing brand of coffee, in that it is very smooth without compromising on quality of flavour, and I find that most people prefer their coffee a little weaker than I like mine to be. It also is cheap enough to be well within most people's budget, providing something which is of high standard and means that when watching the pennies, you don't have to resort to some very cheap and often nasty brands of coffee.
Aside from drinking it, I find Kenco Rappor Coffee, possibly due to its smooth flavour, is very good for use in things such as icing for cakes, or added to custard in order to give it an interesting taste.
Would I recommend Kenco Rappor Coffee? For the most part, yes, as it is very good value for money, although people (such as myself) who like their coffee strong enough to stand the spoon up in and make their eyes water, may find it a little on the bland side. For me, it's a perfectly acceptable and welcome stopgap when my finances have reached almost begging-bowl status, or when for any reason I'm unable to buy my favourite brand.
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I'm not an overly fussy person but I can't stand the taste of cheap coffee, so being in the same price bracket of own brand coffees you'd think that it'd taste just as nasty as many of them do. The coffee actually tastes great, which could be to do with the fact that it is made by Kenco, although they no longer make a point of advertising their name on this on the branding as when you buy it in stores the branding on the packaging just says ' Rappor'.
When on offer the coffee usually costs just over a couple of quid (currently on offer 12/1/14) in Tesco for just £2.34 for 200g.
Although not quite as widely available as Kenco's other coffees, Rappor can be found in lots of shops such as Tesco, Morrisons, B&M and Heron.
So how does it compare with other more premium coffee brands? I honestly can't tell the difference. It might not be quite a strong as some more premium branded coffees but unless you're a coffee connoisseur, I doubt that you would notice the difference.
I am sitting in bed this morning on my day off from work, and just gone and made myself a cup of coffee. I had two choices, it was using my gusto coffee machine, or Rappor. Day by day I will decide what one gets the use. Today it was Rappor. Reason? Those gusto pods are expensive and I am down to my last one, so would rather save until I can get to the shops.
But am I disappointed that I have Rappor? No not at all. I came across it at Morrisons and it was on offer. Although I cannot remember the price but it was miles cheaper than most other freeze dried coffee.
It use to have Kenco on the label. This has now disappeared and now no where to be seen. Its a Kraft product with little information about the coffee inside. Its not fairtrade and does not specify where the bean comes from etc. Instead it reads "Rappor is a great tasting coffee". When I read the label I was very sceptical considering how basic the label is. Is a glass jar with a plastic red twist cap.
Its freeze dried and not the powdered form which seems popular these days.
When you see a coffee this cheap and freeze dried, I think of the likes of Maxwell House which you can pick up on these pound shops. It tastes vile. My concerns however to be unfounded as I enjoyed this coffee very much. It tastes like coffee and despite it not being a premium brand, actually tastes like one. It can rival the likes of Nescafe and Millicano. I would have no hesitation in purchasing it again. However it would have to be based on a competitive price, as I find myself looking for the best coffee deal every time I purchase it.
The coffee melts away well and does not leave any bits floating around in the top.
The taste is pure coffee, and smooth in taste. It smells like coffee which is always a bonus.
Review of Kenco Rappor Instant Coffee
My name is brittle and I am an addict.
Yes it is true; I am a coffee addict and have been for many years, my flirtation with the beverage began in my teens. In those days, I really drank nothing but fruit squashes and was stumped when wanting a hot drink. I had tried tea, but hated it and still do, I'd also tried coffee and was not keen on it until I one day tasted black coffee, one cup and I was hooked!
Forty-odd years on and the only hot drink I drink is unsugared black coffee, I have cut my consumption down drastically from my days as a uniformed officer in a stressful government based job,but still probably drink more coffee than the average person. I am a little fussy over my coffee and have my favourite brands, Rappor being one of them.
Made by the well-known Kraft Foods group, this coffee is an instant granule type. It is widely available and is presented in a sturdy recyclable glass jar with a chunky red plastic screw top lid. Labelling is attractive, a basically red label with embellished with images of coffee beans and a cup of steaming coffee. All details for use, manufacturer details and other information including the use by date can be found on the label.
This is a standard coffee, not a decaffeinated version.
The jar is sealed with a foil inner closure which has to be removed before you a can access your coffee when you first open the jar. This is one of my guilty little pleasures, popping the seal and getting a good lungful of coffee aroma! I get quite annoyed if another family member opens a new jar and robs me of my 'fix'! Seriously, this coffee has a rich, pleasing aroma, reminiscent of 'real' coffee.
I would say this is one of the better instant coffees on the market. Naturally everyone will have their own tastes and I do not add anything but boiled water to my coffee granules. I like my coffee fairly strong and have two heaped spoonful's of granules in a mug. The granules are a deep, rich brown colour and they dissolve exceptionally well, leaving no sludgy residue the way some brands do.
The all important element to me is the taste of my chosen brew and Rappor certainly fits the bill for me. The coffee delivers a good depth of coffee taste with no hint of bitterness or aftertaste. I am not fond of those cheap coffees that have a really tongue tingling bitterness to them!
As mentioned I do drink quite a lot of coffee and on average we buy 2 x 200g jars per week. I would not say that I drink ALL that myself as my partner often has a couple of cups a day and of course visiting friends and relatives may also have coffee.....actually who am I kidding? I do drink the bulk of the instant coffee myself, no anti caffeine lectures please, I know it is not good for me, but then anything 'nice' seems to be bad for you!
**Cost and Availability**
Rappor is generally available from supermarkets in 100g and 200g sizes. My current jar of Rappor was purchased in a Morrison's supermarket and the 200g size cost me just £2.00, this was a special offer and a real value for money price in my view.
At the point of writing Tesco stock the 100g size for £1.50 and the 200g for £4.49. The larger size is on a 2 for 1 promotion. Sainsburys currently offer this coffee at £2.49 for 100g, so it is worth shopping around for.
I have seen this coffee in my local Poundland, however the jars on offer there seem to have Arabic labelling so I am not sure that the product is identical.
**My Thoughts and Conclusion**
I really enjoy this brand of instant coffee and rate it very highly. I do not really like filtered coffee and as I drink so much of the stuff, I cannot be bothered with all the faffing around that espresso and similar coffee makers seem to involve. I like to simply put the kettle on and enjoy my drink almost straightaway. I prefer to use the granule form of coffee as opposed to a powder and have found Rappor dissolves easily and the coffee tastes excellent in my opinion.
As mentioned I drink my coffee strong, black and unsweetened as is my want, however I have had no complaints when serving this to family and guests who take milk or sugar and prefer a weaker drink.
I would recommend this brand of instant coffee to others and am awarding it a 5* rating.
Thank you for reading.
©brittle1906 July 2013
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It is worth mentioning that the product label has changed recently and Dooyoo's stock photograph is of the previous design.
Although I am a great tea drinker I sometimes like to ring the changes particularly in the Winter time when I am not quite so thirsty and need warmed up more than re hydrated. To this end I have been investigating a few different types of coffee to make a change from the standard Morrisons brand which I automatically buy for my husband.
First I tried the boss's favourite blend of Nescafe Cap Colombie , (check out the review) but although I enjoyed the taste I was not impressed by the cost. Back to the hunt. Last week I spotted a 200g jar of Rappor on the shelves at my local Morrisons in Gibraltar. It was advertised at half price, 2.98pounds for 200g which, on comparing it with other brands, the Nescafe Colobie is usually around 5.00pounds for 100g. This seemed very reasonable so into the basket it went.
The jar is pretty standard being flat sided with curved corners and is made of clear glass. The top is made of red plastic and is circular in shape but the edges are flattened so that it is easy to grip which is good as many people have arthritis or problems with undoing lids. Food producers please take note!
Surrounding the jar is a mainly brown label showing on the front, a cup of steaming coffee under the name "Rappor", we are also told it is a "New Smooth Everyday Taste" There are also some nice dark brown coffee beans which match the colour of the coffee granules in the jar. On the reverse of the jar the design is repeated whilst on one side it tell us that this is a good everyday coffee with a smooth taste, great for anytime of the day. We are also given a use by date, in this case Oct 14 and that it is packaged in a protective atmosphere. On the remaining side are the contact details for Kraft.
Now for the best bit unscrew the top and punch through the gold foil top! Mmmm, nice coffee aroma with just a tiny hint of bitterness. The granules are easy to spoon into your cup or mug and look to me to be a mix of light and dark granules. They dissolve quickly in the boiling water to give a clear, quite dark brown aromatic drink.
The taste is smooth and gentle with just the smallest hint of bitterness and I find it very pleasant. I would suggest that it is not for people who need a strong hit of caffeine or are aficionados of coffee but as Kraft say it is a good all through the day drink and does not pretend to be anything else. It is gentle on my tum as opposed to other stronger coffees and neither does it give me the jitters so for me along with the excellent on offer price it is a good buy. A lot of other people thinks so too as today, when I went to buy some more the shelves were empty!
I am unsure whether I would pay full price for this coffee but I have seen that it is available in much larger sizes which would make it a very good buy. I would certainly buy it on special offer.
4 stars as it does what it says on the jar but is just not very exciting.
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I like nothing more than a nice a cup of coffee, tea is usually my preference though getting through several cups a day but with a cup of coffee thrown in for good measure occasionally . I bought this one on offer at £1.50 for a 100g jar instead of closer to the £3.00 mark in Asda.
This comes in a see-through glass oblongish jar with a large red plastic twist on/off lid to the front of it and then the label around the jar is a metallic red with a picture of coffee beans and a coffee on there on two sides of the jar and we are told that it is Rappor 'New smooth Everyday taste' and then other information listed on the jar includes a little information about the coffee given, the size is stated (as I have listed already) and contact details for Kraft which is the manufacturer of the product are also given. Some people will remember this being called Kenco Rappor but the Kenco bit has now been dropped.
I have to admit to only buying this because a) I had run out of coffee and b) I was looking for a cheap to buy but not cheap tasting coffee! This is excellent and I really do like it!
When you open the jar you are greeted by really chunky brown granules and not any powder at all and a real rich smell of almost a nutty coffee, the fragrance is strong and really authentic and quite simply roasted.
We all should know how to make a coffee and of course you can add milk, cream, sugar whatever you like to it and the granules when met with hot water melt to make a very dark and still very rich and dark coffee.
I like this one because it is rich in roasted flavour and sometimes I find that one teaspoon of coffee from other branded coffees just isn't strong enough for me as I do like it strong however this works out rather an economical purchase for me with one teaspoon sufficing me and my coffee drinking needs!
All in all this is a flipping brilliant buy and I will certainly buy it again. It really is a well blended, strong coffee and to be almost as good as freshly brewed and that's saying something from me!
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I am a total coffee addict I must admit, I drink far too much of the stuff. My favourite coffee is a good old Starbucks however I'm watching my pennies of late. I drink instant at home all the time now.
The jar is made of glass with a label covering it. The name Rappor is clearly seen on the front of the jar. There is a picture of cofee beans and a white mug on the front. The glass jar can be recycled so please do your bit for our planet! The jar contains 100g of cofee granules the granules are brown.
Made by the company kraft foods they have given an address and helpline number if you have any questions regarding the product either good or bad. They can be contacted by email. firstname.lastname@example.org
My favourite drink is coffee I just can't get enough of the stuff.
The coffee smells of a rich chicory smell not far off what ground coffee smells like to be honest. I live alone and find that a jar can last me a week that is good going for me having around five mugs a day. The coffee has a rich smooth silky taste to it. Not the bitter after taste that some coffees leave behind. I usually buy Cart noir or what ever is on offer however this is now one of my fourites now I will definately be putting this in my trolley next time I shop.
I bought this from my local Tesco store costing me around £2.00 A jar that is bargain for the quality of it.
I'm not a huge coffee drinker but do have one or 2 a day. I finished my jar of coffee a few weeks ago so had to purchase a new jar. Kenco Rappor was on offer at Tesco's for only £1.50 (normally £2.15) for 100g.
The packaging for Rappor is a little boring compared to other coffees on the shelf with a clear jar and red label and top.
The aroma of this coffee is not particularly distinct from other coffees but all the same very inviting with it rich, strong coffee aroma.
I have started drinking my coffee black (I'm on yet another diet!!) and sometime coffees have a bitter taste with no milk but this coffee works very well with no milk. It has a deep, rich and smooth texture/taste. It's a great tasting coffee ideal for everyday consumption nothing fancy.
Many people complain this coffee has a burnt smell/taste but I personally do not get this.
Great coffee, would definitely buy again and happily make it for my visitors and recommend.
I am not really a coffee drinker and so find it very hard to buy coffee. My boyfriend is a coffee drinker and so it is hard to find something he likes without taking him intot he shop with me to point out the coffe he wants.
As I dont like coffee I also dont really want to spend lots of money on a jar of coffee!!
I was doing the monthly shop and found this make cheap and cheerful. I bought it and decided to make the coffee for my boyfriend and see if he made any comment on the taste!
So I made the coffee, One tea spoon of coffee and milk in first then a bit of sugar and the hot water on top.
So did he notice the difference?
Not a bit, he liked the coffee and didnt even notice that is was a cheaper brand. For me this is great as I dont have to spend so much money on something I wont necessarily drink!
So what does it taste like? It is creamy but not sickly and smooth not bitter as some coffees are. If you are looking for a speciality coffee taste then this is not for you. It is a very plain maybe boring flavour.
The coffee is £1.50 a jar from Sainsburys so not a great price as you can pay up to £3.50 a jar for some specialality coffees.
For me this coffee is good as it is very mild and unasuming and nice to drink everyday. In addition it is a good price too!
I have recently been swayed to this brand as it was on offer at my local Tesco, if it's a product I think I'll like then I'll swap from my usual brand to help save a few pennines.
As I drink my coffee black I don't like my coffee to be too strong or bitter as without milk I find it very unbearable to drink. So this coffee for me is a real break from the norm.
As soon as you open the jar you are hit by a really rich, strong smell of coffee, which is a wonderful, and welcome, smell first thing in the morning. It's not what I'd describe as distinctive aroma, just strong and dark. I checked their website to see if there was any fancy claims made about it and it says that it bursting with a freshly brewed coffee aroma. Now I've read that it does remind me of freshly brewed coffee that I drink when I'm on holiday.
I thought I had made a mistake with this coffee and that it would taste too strong but I decided to continue and make myself a cuppa.
The taste does not match the smell. Yes it is a strong tasting coffee but I am still able to drink it. Although it is not a smooth coffee, like Nescafe Gold, it has a richness about it that complements its strength perfectly. I find that I can drink this all day as it is not bitter and I don't have to add sugar to it as I normally do with a coffee which is too strong and bitter.
I recently went for a bit of an experiment with my coffee. Usually I go for Gold coffee, finding the smoother and lighter taste more appealing. However, I went for a jar of Kenco Rappor as it was on offer for about £1.50 for a 100g jar. While I was impressed with the secure lid on it compared to a lot of other coffees which just don't convince me they're going to stay on, this just didn't really cut it in terms of smell or taste.
When you first open the lid and perforate the foil seal, you get a very rich aroma that hits your nostrils hard, especially if, like me, you're used to something a lot milder. It was almost like a burnt smell, and it was like an assault on my nostrils. But then, I had chosen a stronger coffee than I was used to, so what was I to expect?
When you first add the hot water to the ground coffee, the aroma comes out instantly, and despite the slightly burnt element, there was something a little bit comforting about the smell. This coffee does come in granules, but it's not freeze dried like other coffees, and so the aroma comes out quicker. As much as I prefer the freeze dried gold coffee I usually go for, the aroma of this one once added to hot water was instant and quite nice.
Tastewise, it's harsh. There is still that curious burnt element to it, and while this reminded me of coffee beans with the initial aroma with hot water, having it present in the aftertaste was rather unpleasant. I occasionally add milk and sugar to coffee, and this did somewhat mute the burnt effect, but often, at work, I'll just have it black and no sugar. With Gold coffee, I quite like this, but ultimately, without the milk and sugar, it just wasn't nice.
As time went by, I figured I would get more used to the taste, and this was true. I have now finished the jar, and my tastebuds have grown somewhat accustomed to the burnt offering Kenco have given me. However, I have just had my first mug of Gold coffee, and appreciated it like never before. My conclusion is that it's not for me, and my overall lasting impression of the Kenco Rappor is of a mug of gaping black (or brown depending on what I put in it) burnt coffee.
Kenco is, of course, a well known coffee brand, and I'm sure there are people who like this flavour of coffee, and it shows that it's very much down to personal taste. This coffee just wasn't for me. It's a decent price for the amount you get, with it normally retailing at well over £2 for the jar, but it could have been 50p and I still wouldn't have liked it. Kenco do promote using sustainably grown beans, and I'm not sure how ethical they are in general. I may go for a Gold version if they have it, but this experience hasn't really enamoured me with them.
I am a fan of Kenco coffee (which I started drinking after boycotting a certain well known brand which has a really bad public image), because it is a really good quality brand, which has a variety of different cofees to suit every taste. I particularly like the columbian and brazillian blends, and I love the fact that Kenco is usually on promo at the supermarkets.
I'm not a big coffee drinker, I only usually have one cup a day, so a jar of coffee lasts me ages. However, when my last jar ran out, and my favourites were not on promo, I decided to buy Rappor because it is cheaper than most kenco products, but I love the brand.
The coffee comes in a 100g glass jar with a red plastic twist off lid. There is a red shiny label with the brand name on the front and back and a picture of coffee beand and coffee. the side of the jar has a website link www.kenco.co.uk, and a bit of info about the company, which has been making coffe for more than 80 years.
On opening the jar, what I noticed is a more subdued coffee aroma than I'm used to. Also the coffee itself looked slighly different to the Brazillian and Columbian. It had a cheaper more manufactured look about it. On adding water, I didn't get the usual irresistible coffee house smell that usually filled the kitchen. I was a bit disappointed.
The coffee itself tastes OK, but won't win any prizes from me. The jar claims "full flavour", but I didn't really get any of that. It was an average coffee, but nothing would distinguish it from a shops own brand. Pleasant enough, but no fireworks.
I don't really think I would buy Rappor again. As an occasional coffee drinker I do like more of a treat. This is more like "staffroom" coffee, than a homely indulgence. I will stick with Kenco though, as I do really like the brand, and there are lots more varieties for me to try.
I don't drink many hot drinks but i do like a nice cup of coffee sometimes but I don't like it to be too strong because it makes me feel sick.
My mum brought a box of Kenco Rappor sticks at the car boot and each one is enough to do one normal strength cup of coffee. You just tip the sachet of coffee into your mug and make it the same way as you would coffee out of a jar.
I don't like this one though even though I drink the Kenco we have at home because this Rappor coffee has a funny burnt taste and smells dead strong. I think it tastes very harsh even when I have put my milk and sugar in it.
It doesn't dissolve as good as the other Kenco either and it leaves loads of little black bits on the top of my coffee and that is something that has always made me feel sick.
It's got a proper funny smell when you put the hot water in and smells watery and a bit rubbery as well. When I drink it I always think it hasn't got much coffee flavour because that burnt taste lasts for so long and it only goes off when the coffee cools down but I like to drink my coffee while it's still very hot so I always end up wasting this one.
It's a bit cheaper than the other Kenco and costs about £2.00 for a jar but it tastes like it's a bad quality coffee so its not worth saving the 69p because you might as well get a decent jar and one that you will enjoy more.
I like my coffee I find that I really needa cup to get me going in the morning - probably just psychological or plain habit - or perhaps the caffeine addiction!
This is areally easy coffe to drink it is produced by Kenco who I feel do make some really good quality coffee's. This is really their economy brand I feel as it always seems to be a bit cheaper than the nescafe brand.
This is a granule style coffee and sometimes I find that the granules are a bit varied in size and once you get down to the bottom it does tend to be a bit powdery. The coffee is fairly mild and has no bitter aftertaste that some varieties can have. The aroma is good - I don't think anything can really beat that smell when you first remove that paper lid on the top of the jar.
A jar doesn't tend to last that long in our house so I can't really comment on any possible deterioration in quality over time.
I find that this is really is good value for money.
Kenco Rappor. Bursting with real coffee aroma and real coffee taste, it's coffee worth drinking.