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'Luxuriously nutty with hints of ripe berry fruits, clear citrus notes and a chocolate-like flavour'
on 24 July 2014
* COLUMBIA HUILA
* LUNGO : 110ml
* STRENGTH : 8
~ DARK FRUIT
~ COCOA NIB
~ ORANGE ZEST
As the description of coffee increasingly becomes similar to that of a quality full-bodied wine or an expensive chocolate box selection, there is no argument from me with the above and the amount of packaging does not particularly worry me when it comes to choosing my coffee.
It is all part of the unique and desirable experience, which starts with that fresh, moreish aroma on opening the easy-tear individual little pod packet and follows through into a flavoursome cup of coffee with a thin but perfectly adequate crema.
This is a rich smooth coffee on its own if you like yours strong and dark, but adding milk makes it a longer, lighter affair.
My robust little machine (Nespresso Magimix) copes fine with this type of POD and no extra pressure is required.
The VINE package, which arrived, was a sturdy CAFÉPOD cardboard container with four boxes of ten individually sealed pods safely stowed within.
Each 52g box, measuring roughly 9 cm x 9.5 cm x 13.25 cm high, is just the right for my top cupboard shelf, which is an added bonus.
On the base of each box:
* 'Recyclable carton and capsule ~ Sachet and capsule film currently not recyclable
The black/brown pods dissect easily, as I continue to pile my coffee remains around the sunflowers in the continuing struggle with the midnight feasts of the slug and snail population!
'Best Before July 2015'...on my batch, but I'll be ordering some more way before then!
From the box:
Ingredients : 100% Roasted and Ground coffee
COLOMBIA: With its high altitude, consistent temperatures and mineral-rich volcanic soils, the Huila region has become synonymous with great Colombian coffee. Its quality Arabica beans deliver a smooth and well-balanced cup.
Origins by CaféPod: Select single estate coffees expertly sourced from around the world. Crafted from HIGH QUALITY Arabica beans slow-grown on the slopes of the Andes, COLOMBIA HUILA represents the best of Fairtrade small-batch production.
Our DEDICATED farmers remove the fruit from the bean before fermentation for GREATER flavour clarity and acidity, resulting in a vibrant orange zestiness and a LUXURIOUS chocolate finish.
TASTING NOTES: Luxuriously nutty with hints of ripe berry fruits.'
EDIT TO ADD:
I was just about to throw my first empty box away when I spotted a note to 'Tear open to explore'....so I obeyed.
Yet more information about the origins of this coffee and a map!
A nice extra touch and I can feel another 'little project' coming on!
The little(-ish) ones will be impressed when they return from their summer hols!