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Disappointing, But Not Bad.
on 17 May 2013
I was tempted to rate this 1 out of 5 stars out of sheer disappointment, but feel I should try my best to be objective. Whether you enjoy this will largely depend on what you're used to drinking and/or how strong you enjoy your coffee.
I like strong espresso. Compared to the beans I normally buy I found this to lack flavour, strength and the crema produced was poor. It's not a bad drink, far from it - it is vastly superior to any instant coffee, or coffee made using a 'pod' machine. I suspect these beans would be fine if you intend to make cappuccino or latte drinks.
If you prefer espresso I can only recommend you purchase beans from one of the many 'roasted-to-order' companies. It would also be better if Amazon had a uniform strength scale that could be applied to all the beans available from them. When you order from a specialist company it is a lot easier to know what you're getting. I took a chance and was disappointed, the other reviewers were very happy. Maybe choosing this and expecting it to be strong was my mistake, that's the main reason I won't give a negative rating.
I think it's best I leave a 3 star rating; hopefully the review is helpful to any lover of strong coffee that is considering buying this.