Rombouts Supremo d'Arabica Coffee

Rombouts Supremo d'Arabica CoffeeThis one claims to be the Champagne of the coffee world... a big bold claim. Well, the tin certainly looks the part, it's a golden precision engineered piece of tin that puts your average Europe foil block packaging to shame. Even the way the lid fits so perfectly is slightly erotic. It's a heavy tin too, seeming like there's more packed into this than normal. The coffee itself is pre-ground and it's of a super fine grind - which means you do have to treat it with a little respect when spooning it up as it's easy to pile it 6 inches high on even a teaspoon. The smell from the tin is pretty good too - we accidently left the lid off and walked out of the kitchen to pick up some cups and when we came back the whole room was flooded with gorgeousness. So onto the tasting - it doesn't disappoint - it looks appealing with a fine head and kicks as hard as a mule who's just missed his tax return deadline and been fined a bag of oats.  There's no fancy flavours in there - just a good nutty punch to the tonsils. We'll take some more of these. Its a 9/10

What the Manufacturer's say: 

 A very fine, slightly fruity and long-lasting coffee, the equivalent of fine Champagne in the coffee world. A medium bodied coffee with a subtle fruity aftertaste. This is a blend of some of the finest arabica coffees in the world.

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Average: 9.3 (3 votes)
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The 'Champagne of coffee' is quiet a statement, but in Rombouts defence there is a certain 'exclusive' nature about the it that extends beyond the fancy script and gold packaging. Texture wise, it manages to achieve the slightly thicker consistency so prevalent with coffees from chains, but without the sickly-sweetness that seems to accompany those high street store-bought brews. The Supremo's most impressive quality however is one that I haven't come across before... The flavours you get when first taking a sip are the flavours you get from the aftertaste, there's no funny tastes at the end - just good, clean coffee drinking. I really don't have a bad word to say about it. Impressed.