Product Type: Kenco Coffee
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A Certain Rappor.
Member Name: springtide
Advantages: Smooth coffee.
Disadvantages: Not very exciting,
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.
Thanks for reading my review which may also be posted on Ciao under splishsplash
Summary: Good every day coffee.
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