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Tesco Colombian Roast & Ground Coffee
I don't buy fresh ground coffee that often but when I do it occurs to me that I really should treat myself to it more often. When I so buy it I tend to go for coffee that is on offer or a reasonable price and Tesco's own brand ground coffees are just that.
The Colombian Roast & Ground Coffee comes in a very distinctive coffee bag, it is a bright yellow colour with huge bold, black letters down the front of the pack saying the flavour of the coffee, 'Columbian'. The packet is fairly plain and simple; there is no artwork or pretty pictures. On the back of the pack are the ingredients, product info and instructions for use.
The pack is the typical foil sealed coffee packet that keeps the coffee inside fresh and safe. You can either pull or cut open the top of the bag and reseal it when you have used it.
Tesco's Columbian Roast & Ground coffee looks like any other freshly ground coffee to be honest - brown, finely grained coffee remains. On opening the packet you get a burst of fresh coffee flavour, it's lovely and intense.
This Columbian coffee is rated as a medium strength coffee drink (3 out of 5 on the Tesco coffee scale) and I would totally agree with this rating, I have had a lot stronger and weaker in freshly ground coffee products before, this is a good middle ground which I prefer. Tesco describe this as having a rounded, smooth and nutty flavour to it, with some sweetness. The coffee when brewed is very rich and not too intense or bitter to taste.
It tastes like a very high quality coffee, which is what I would expect from a Columbian coffee. I am not sure that I get much nuttiness coming though in the flavour, but I do take a dash of milk in my coffee which may mellow the flavour somewhat. It goes down very smoothly and is a lovely rich hit of coffee. This contains Arabica Coffee Beans (100%) and is vegetarian.
This packet of coffee costs £2.28 for a 227 g packet, which will make approximately 20 pots of coffee, depending on how strong you make it! Very nice taste and price to boot!
Having had our lovely little daughter come into the world the need for that extra bit of caffeine has started, normally I have Carte Noir instant or Kenco Colombian instant but was bought a caffitiere mug for my birthday. I have always enjoyed my filter coffee but was rarely getting the opportunity to be at a posh enough do to have any. So the caffitiere mug was an ideal present. Selecting the right coffee took a bit of trial and error, a lot of different ones were tried before I have pretty much stuck to Tesco Colombian
The packaging is modern looking with a yellow stripe down the centre, this is in a foil type packet to keep it fresh and I tend to transfer it into a sealable container in order to keep its freshness that little bit longer. The coffee itself is fairly normal to look at for ground coffee, plenty in the packet not full of air to make it look bigger than it is
It is a medium strength coffee so is not too strong but the good thing with filter coffee is you can pretty much add as little or as much as you wish to taste, but be careful that it does not over brew bit like a tea bag would as it can make it taste bitter. The coffee itself is a nice rich blend with a sweet edge which Colombian coffee tends to carry but hardly noticeable to be honest is the sweet edge.
Coffee is ok in moderation like most caffeine drinks, be wary of what milk you use if you drink many cups a day and also the amount of sugars you use, may be worth using sweeteners as a calorie light alternative to sugar.
For the 227 gram bag this sells for around the £2.59 with plenty of cups of coffee out of this. I have around two cups of the coffee a day and this lasts me around ten days.
Great tasting, great price, despite this being supermarket brand it tastes unlike one
Tesco Colombian Roast and Ground Coffee is a bit of an expensive treat at just under £5 for a large bag of the stuff. A large bag will only do around forty cups of coffee (depending on how strong you take your coffee), so this does work out quite expensive over time. This is real coffee though, and real coffee never comes cheap. It's designed for use in a proper coffee maker, and probably wouldn't make a very nice cup if you tried to use it in a cup with boiled water.
The packaging claims that this stuff is medium strength with a nutty aroma, and I'd agree with that. It's got an almost woody undertone to the aroma as well, and it surprised me that I found it so appealing considering how different the smell is to many other kinds of coffee. It's only a subtle difference, but it's instantly noticeable to me.
The taste of this coffee really makes this worth the price tag. As well as having a lovely, unique aroma, this coffee also has a really pleasant taste. It's very smooth, slightly nutty and almost sweet in a way too. With a spoonful of sugar or sweetner, this is akin to a cup of hot chocolate it's so nice!
The texture is smooth and noticeably different to the texture of instant coffee. Coupled with a luxury taste and an appetising smell, I really couldn't ask for more from my cup of coffee! It is a little on the pricy side, but I think it's worth it. I'll continue to buy this stuff and would happily recommend it to coffee lovers everywhere. If you're not too sure whether you'd like this or not, I'd suggest going for the smaller bag, which Tesco sells for around £2.75. At least if you're not as big a fan as I am you won't feel too out of pocket!
Brand: Tesco / Type: Coffee