Douwe Egberts Morning Americano
First things first - we don't like to be told when to have our coffee. So we made this "morning" coffee in the middle of the afternoon, just because we can. The top of this one is really filthy dirty - loads of swirls of powder and oil - which us Judges actually don't mind - although your average punter might. The first thing you notice is the smell of a harsh coffee - this is a strength 5 after all - but your immediate thought is cheap Robusta beans. Now it doesn't say so on the packet, but it also doesn't say 100% Arabica, which we've now taken to mean it's full of the cheap stuff. Even checking out the Douwe Egberts website doesn't give you any more clues. Everything about the Douwe Egberts packaging is dumbed-down for the average Joe - they don't want to tell you much about it, 'cos they don't think you'll understand! Despite all this, it's OK and a good hit - just a little harsh. 6/10
"Morning Americano is a vibrant coffee, bursting with flavour and zing for those who crave a more lively coffee experience. We have created a full-bodied coffee that really packs a punch. Morning Americano is the perfect coffee to give you your morning boost! "
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