Julius Meinl Genuss Frühstückkaffee

Julius Meinl Genuss Frühstückkaffee

Austria is renowned for it’s exports that you just do not mess with. Stroh Rum, Hitler etc.. and coffee needs adding to that list. It’s like an entire Panzer division running roughshod over your face when all you were trying to do was have a quiet morning coffee. They’ve laced it with heavy hitting Robusta beans – and you can smell them as soon as you open the half-kilo brick of coffee that could double as a useful murder weapon. Then they roast the arse off of it. There’s no point coming near this unless you like your face disfigured by tank tracks. Maybe it can be latte-fied – who knows – I wouldn’t dare. As we like ours strong, it does well for us, but it’s a real commitment, as on first taste you will flinch and your eyes will shed tears of blood. It’s not until you put the work in to get through the cup that you start to get the pleasure. By the end I was loving it, strapping on my Lederhosen and prancing about whistling the Lonely Goatherd. So it's a difficult on to score - it starts as a 4/10 but ends as an 8/10 – which must means it scores the average – 6/10. Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo


What the Manufacturer's say: 

"A powerfully aromatic Viennese blend, this blend of Julius Meinl is characterized by a powerful full-bodied flavor and touch. A special coffee that makes breakfast a stimulating experience. With or without milk, cup for cup, it is a delight. Characteristics: Beans: Arabica and Robusta blend of, Roasting: Medium, Aroma: strong, intense, flavor: without acid, full body"

Average: 6.3 (3 votes)
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It smells like other Austrians i've met in the past and I was not looking forward to it. It's that dirty robustary ash try kind of smell that makes me wretch a little. I sipped it and the smell hit me just before the shit hit the fan. It's a strong over powering taste that that creeps back into the cup when you set it down again. Each sip is a force to be reckoned with and I wasn't in the mood for it. I kept coming back to it though. Coffee is coffee and i'd take a kick in the nuts over a tea any time of day. So I finished like the man I am and I know i'll still be tasting it two hours later. This kind of effort isn't for me but overall it's a fair shout and not to be dismissed. Except by me as I favour the subtler warmer tones that don't make me puke when I burp. So just 4/10 for me as I really won't be making another one and i'm thinking I should avoid all Austrian coffees from now on. Good on them though for keeping real and down to earth by adding grit to their blends. 4/10