Union Hand Roasted Sumatra Takengon Coffee

Union Hand Roasted Sumatra Takengon CoffeeWe were expecting the world from this for some reason. While it's not a bad brew, something was just not right. It doesn't seem fine, yet we ended up with a very powdery cup that had that dry, metallic taste. It smelt divine though - the whole building smelt like a coffee grinding mill. For now, we'll give it the benefit of the doubt and hope the error was in the making!  Judge rating (7/10)

7.2
35 votes
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Sainsburys Basics Fairtrade Coffee

For the sake of comparison we ended up with this one, and my God it has tested the review scale. There is no other word to describe this than disgusting - or possibly poison. It has the smell of a burnt out building and tastes as bad as eating the contents of an ashtray from a cigar smoker's convention. We couldn't finish it - in fact we could barely start it. One mouthful was enough to bring on an instant gagging reflex. The acrid aftertaste was so severe that even a cup of decent stuff to try and wash the taste away had no effect and it just dragged that down too. Avoid at all costs. Judges rating 0/10.

If you want to waste £1.65, or need to get rid of some unwanted guests, buy it here

5.63636
33 votes
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Taylors Lazy Sunday Coffee

Taylors Lazy Sunday CoffeeThis kind of tells you that Taylor's extended "it goes up to 6" strength scale only really has 4 grades, as this is graded a 3 and there can't be anything weaker. It almost tastes like one of those perverted "hazlenut" concoctions - sickly and insipid. This should be reserved for young children and old ladies. The lowest judge rating so far - 3/10

See where you can buy it for your granny here for £2.50 a pack

6.52778
72 votes
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Taylors Guatemala Cloud Forests Coffee

Ok I think we may have over done this one trying to bounce back from a hideously weak thing this morning. Bitter indeed, but with a slightly metallic after taste which I’m putting down to the excessively heaped 5 spoons that went into the two cups. We’ll give it  another go but make sure we don’t over egg it next time.

Buy it for £2.99 here

8.06452
31 votes
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Taylors Café Brasilia Coffee

Taylors Cafe Brasilia CoffeeMade with four spoons rather than five – why? – who knows. The result though felt like a five spooner – dark and strong. There was big contrast between the pale froth and the super dark coffee beneath which just made you want to pick up that mug and get your face in it. Next time we’ll try a five spooner  and see if we can survive it. Judges Rating - 7/10

It's available to buy for £2.50 a packet here

7.76923
26 votes
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Taylors Hot Lava Java Coffee

Taylors Hot Lava Java Ground CoffeeChocolaty and bitter. Every cup from this packet delivered on every count. Usually you’ll make one bad brew from a packet, but the Lava Java covers up any school boy errors you may make with your plunger, turning you into a coffee making guru with ease.  We don’t think this one will be beaten… Judges Rating: 10/10

I'd buy some now if I were you, for as little as £2.50 a pop! It's available to buy, here and now!

6.537
527 votes
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