Product Type: Tesco Coffee
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Tesco Everyday Value Coffee
Tesco Value Coffee
Member Name: k2705
Tesco Value Coffee
Advantages: The price
Disadvantages: The taste
When it comes to doing my weekly shopping I always go to our local Tesco, whilst me and my husband do buy some branded items we are also happy to buy Tesco's own brand products including some of their Everyday Value items. Recently Tesco changed their Value range to Everyday Value and we have noticed that some of the products are of a much better quality since the change. We recently started using Everyday Value Teabags, I'm not a fan of strong tea so these were ideal for me. Recently I had run out of coffee so made a note to pick some up during my next shop, whilst having a look around I noticed that Tesco did Everyday Value Coffee Granules, I wasn't sure how good this would be but as it was being sold at such a cheap priced I decided to give it a go, out of curiosity more than anything.
The Tesco Everyday Value Coffee Granules come in a clear glass jar allowing you to see the contents inside, it has a dark brown plastic lid which screws on and off of the top of the jar, under this is a gold foil cover to keep the product fresh and to ensure it has not been tampered with. The jar also has a cream coloured label wrapped around the middle of it, this has the name of the product, Tesco Everyday Value Coffee Granules written at the top of it in brown and orange writing, the rest of the label is taken up with small pictures of things to do with coffee including cups, kettles and so on, these are in the same brown and orange colours as the writing on the label, there is also a large picture of a cup of coffee on the front of the label as well, the blend strength also appears on the front of the label.
The back of the label contains all of the product information including a strength guide, storage details and preparation guidelines, all of this information appears in black writing and is clearly set out. I would say that the packaging is basic, however it does tell you what you need to know and for me the packaging doesn't really matter as I only tip the coffee granules into one of my canisters once I get it home.
Tesco Everyday Value Coffee look just like my regular brand of coffee, just dark brown coffee granules, it is said to be blended and roasted by experts, however this didn't mean that it was going to taste good. This coffee is described as being medium roast, there is a guideline on the back of the jar which gives you an idea to the strength of the coffee. Each strength is given a number and there are five in total, for example
* 1 - Mild roast
* 2 - Mild/ Medium roast
* 3 - Medium roast (what I have)
* 4 - Medium/ Strong Roast
* 5 - Strong roast
When I opened the jar I noticed that the coffee again didn't smell too different to my regular coffee and smelt quite pleasant so was hopeful that it would taste as good when I made a cup.
Again these are on the back of the jar and are there to give you an idea of how to prepare the coffee, however how you actually prepare it is down to personal preference. The guidelines state that you should add 1 or 2 teaspoons of the coffee granules to a cup of hot, not boiling water, and then add milk if preferred. Personally I add 1 teaspoon of the granules to a cup of boiling water and add a little bit of sweetener rather than sugar, I do not have milk and always have my coffee black, so this was how I made the Tesco Everyday Value Coffee.
Price and Availability
Obviously this product is only available from Tesco as it is part of their range of own brand products. The 100g jar cost me just 47p, it was this low price that made me a bit dubious about purchasing it, however if it was really bad and I couldn't drink it I hadn't wasted a lot of money
I decided to try the Tesco Everyday Value Coffee Granules on the day that I purchased them as I was keen to see what they were like. I made a mug of the coffee in the same way as I usually would and when I had finished it looked and smelt just like a regular cup of coffee.
When I first tasted it I was quite surprised to discover that it wasn't too bad, it wasn't overly strong, however this didn't matter to me as I do not like my coffee too strong so the fact that it was a bit weaker was ideal for me, however I wouldn't really describe it as a medium roast.
I finished the whole mug and whilst it was ok and I could drink it, I do not think it was a nice as my regular coffee brand, it did leave a bit of a funny after taste in my mouth and didn't have that smooth rich coffee taste that more expensive brands have, however I wasn't expecting too much from a jar of coffee that cost just 47p!
Whilst I can drink the Tesco Everyday Value Coffee you can tell that it is a cheap brand when you drink it. I will finish the jar, however I wouldn't really recommend it and am unlikely to purchase it again.
Summary: I wont buy it again