Product Type: Kenco Coffee
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Smooth tasting coffee from Kenco
Kenco Really Smooth
Member Name: SoadFan
Kenco Really Smooth
Advantages: A smooth tasting coffee
Disadvantages: May be too light for some coffee drinkers
~Kenco makes a really smooth coffee drink~
Kenco Really Smooth Instant Coffee is a nicely flavoured freeze dried instant coffee drink that I have bought from time to time and found to be reliable in terms of quality and taste. This coffee blend is not as strong and dark as Nescafe, so may not appeal quite as much to those who like a really strong cup of coffee, however for those who enjoys a lighter, yet still flavoursome coffee drink I feel this product works well.
The simple glass jar that the coffee comes in has an unusual shape to it that along with the red coloured product label helps makes the brand stand out on supermarket shelves in my opinion. The twist off red plastic lid provides a good seal when in the closed position and helps to keep the coffee inside the jar fresh and moisture free, ready for future use.
The jars are not too large and bulky when buying the 100gm sized product and can be easily stored away in a cupboard or on a shelf as they don't take up too much room. This coffee can be bought in large sized tins if wanted, which does make sense in terms of value for money as you get more coffee for less money, although storing the coffee tins can be an issue as they are much bulkier.
~Using the product~
I find it quick and easy to make a coffee using this product with a little freshly boiled water. I tend to use a slightly heaped single teaspoon full of coffee to make a mug of coffee and slightly less if using a cup. The resulting coffee drink is smooth and flavoursome, without being overpowering and strong in my opinion. I find that this particular coffee blend still works well when drunk without milk and sugar if wanted, even though it is that little bit lighter it still tastes good and holds its own in my opinion.
If made in to a milky frothy type coffee drink with a little sugar or sweetener the coffee taste is still strong enough to stand out and makes for a satisfying drink on colder days. I feel that this coffee is a good mid strength coffee that can be enjoyed by most coffee drinkers as it has a good depth of flavour that will appeal. As this is a freeze dried product it feels light and airy when measured out for use on a teaspoon and is easily mixed with water to make a smooth drink with no grittiness to it.
~Price/ product rating~
My rating for Kenco Really Smooth is 4 stars as I feel it has a nice taste, is easy to use and is reliable in terms of quality. The price of a 100gm jar tends to be £2.65 to £2.95, although prices do vary depending on where you shop. I feel the cost per jar compares well with many other branded instant coffee products I have bought
Summary: A good mid range product
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