Product Type: Nestlé Coffee
Newest Review: ... at least one coffee a day. Normally at home I drink Morrisons instant but at work I drink Nescafe Cap Colombie as this is the boss's f... more
Nescafe Cap Colombie
Member Name: springtide
Nescafe Cap Colombie
Advantages: Smooth, gentle coffee with a lovely aroma.
Disadvantages: Expensive copmared to other instant coffees.
I have always been a great tea drinker, I find it refreshing in the summertime and warming and comforting in the winter. That's not to say I don't like coffee but it has to be exceptional to compete with my favourite cup of "Rosy Lee" I do like the smell though, probably more than the taste! There is something about that fresh ground coffee aroma that is like nothing else.Then, about a year ago I started drinking coffee again for the sake of my skin. Yes that's right my skin.
Now I have to point out that I live in Spain and have spent nearly all of my working life outside in the sun as crew on various boats. This has played havoc with my pale Scottish skin resulting in annual visits to the dermatologist to get any grotty sun damaged bits blasted off with liquid hydrogen. This sounds worse than it actually is you just look a bit blotchy for a while, this has to be done to prevent any actual cancers developing so I don't mind it at all.
Then one day I was reading a magazine article which said that coffee could help prevent skin cancer and that is why I now try to drink at least one coffee a day. Normally at home I drink Morrisons instant but at work I drink Nescafe Cap Colombie as this is the boss's favourite and if he is around the first thing he does when I arrive is to put the kettle on, what a nice man!
Nescafe Cap Colonmbie comes in an attractive flat sided jar with a slightly nipped in waist and rounded edges. This makes the jar very easy to hold even with wet hands and compliments the square dark brown plastic top which comes off with a twist of the wrist. On the front label is a dark brown steaming cup of coffee on a back ground of toning red and brown. My jar is the Spanish version and it says that it is an aromatic coffee and is two coffee beans in strength on a scale of 1-4. it also says that it is made with pure Arabica beans from Colombia and interestingly for me that it is a source of natural antioxidants.
This is reinforced on the label on the reverse which encourages you to eat a balanced diet and that one cup of coffee a day gives you a significant amount of profiteroles, no, just changed my glasses, poliferoles, shame.
Anyway off with the top. Someone has already removed the foil top which is the best bit but the smooth coffee smell is still nice and strong. The granules are like little light brown chippings and it is easy to spoon in to your cup or mug, my jar recommends two spoonfuls but Spanish tea spoons are teeny weeeny. Then pour in the boiling water. The granules dissolve easily to give a clear, golden brown liquid to which you can add sugar or milk as you wish.
The taste is smooth, with a hint of chocolate and very pleasant. It is not a "You will wake up!' taste but more a comforting need a little boost taste. It is easy on the taste buds and easy on the tum but for me the best is still the aroma! I find that as with other coffees one cup is fine but two starts to give me the jitters so I will have a large gap of time between coffees. This coffee also take two big mugs to make me behave like a hanmpster on a wheel.
My thoughts on The Colombian.
It is very pleasant, tasty and a gentle coffee but I do have a problem with the price which is normally around the 4.99pounds mark. There are other coffees which I think are better value but if this gentle Colombian appeals to you dash down to Morrisons where it is on special offer at half price.
4 stars form me one deducted because of the price.
Thank you for reading my review which may also be posted on Ciao under splishsplash
Summary: An aromatic, smooth coffee from Colombia.
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