Whittard’s Columbian coffee is best bought from the shop where you can see the beans ground to order to the correct size for your coffee maker. The great thing about it is you can buy as much or as little as you like. Freshly ground coffee as we all know, loses its flavour after time. I am a bit of a fan of Columbian coffee as a rule but out of the ones I've tried (mainly supermarket brands) Whittard’s is my favourite. I drink my coffee black and unsweetened so I have no idea what it’s like with milk, cream or sugar. The flavour is strong but importantly for black coffee drinkers, it is so smooth, it lacks that nasty sharp kick that some coffees have which makes it a pleasure to drink, I also think it has slight vanilla overtones but maybe I’m pretending to be Oz Clarke. Coffee often suffers from the problem that the smell is far better than the taste. Non-coffee drinkers often say they love the smell but the taste is too much. At the risk of sounding like an ad, Whittard’s Columbian coffee tastes like it smells and is understated enough for first time coffee drinkers but with enough other flavours to keep hardened addicts happy. The other good thing is they frequently have coffees and teas to test in the shop and if you ask nicely they’ll usually give you a tester of the variety you would like to try.
The most popular of the Whittard coffees, with an unbeatable variety of intricate flavours. Strong coffee taste, rich & creamy, gently piquant, with a lovely nutty character.