Product Type: Kenco Coffee
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Kenco Really Smooth
Member Name: rji0907
Kenco Really Smooth
Advantages: Makes a great cuppa
Disadvantages: There are cheaper brands out there
I do like the odd cup of tea, but generally I would definitely describe myself as a coffee drinker and always start the morning and end the day with a nice cup of coffee. I am not loyal to a certain brand and tend to purchase whatever is on offer at the time as coffee does tend to be rather expensive so I try to save money where possible.
I am not overly keen on the really cheap brands so tend to stick to the likes of Nescafe and Kenco when money allows and you can often get two jars of Kenco for around the £5.00 mark so I tend to go with this when possible.
A standard 100g jar of Kenco is £2.98 so you are saving a pound or so when purchasing two jars for the £5.00 offer that is regularly on at Tesco's. Kenco coffee comes in a clear glass jar with either a blue or a red top. The different coloured tops indicate different styles of coffee, with Kenco offering a Really Rich and Really Smooth variety and the blue top indicates the rich version with the red top being the smooth version. I always go for the smooth version, just for personal preference as I much prefer my coffee smooth and milky, than too rich.
Kenco coffee is made from freeze dried instant coffee beans and is apparently a 'premium blend for superior smoothness' - their words, not mine. I have to say that aside from the fact that this is a bit cheaper than Nescafe, I do prefer the taste of Kenco because as the name suggests - it is really smooth with a slight creamy taste to it and it is so warming, it really does make a lovely cup of coffee.
I don't personally like my coffee too strong, and so if you prefer your coffee stronger, you would probably be better off with the blue top Kenco, but for me this is just perfect. The strength of the coffee is just right for me and I tend to use a level teaspoon of coffee to make the perfect cuppa and I have found that this much coffee gives a good coffee that is neither too strong or too weak.
Once the hot water and milk is added, the beans melt and disintegrate almost immediately and once you have stirred your coffee, there is no evidence of the beans at all so your coffee looks smooth, as well as tasting smooth.
This really is a good quality coffee and I personally love the taste of this one. Some premium coffees can be a little too rich, but you don't get that with this one and there is nothing better than a cup of Kenco Smooth on a cold night like we are starting to experience again at the moment so overall, this coffee comes with a recommendation from me.
Summary: A great coffee in the Kenco range
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