Percol Black and Beyond Coffee Beans
The Percol marketing people really know how to hit the right spot. As a Coffee Judge, reading the side of this packet is bound to get you in a fevered state of excitement - they have just described us perfectly. So the expectation from this is high - are we going to get a Lava Java Buster? Well - not quite. The usual issue with beans - another variable in the make up - means the brew we get is under powered. Hank went lightly on this one, obviously wanting to save his "grinding hand" for other activities later this evening. Despite this, for the first time, some of the blurb on the packet is actually true for the first time in this Judge's life. There IS no bitter aftertaste and it really does reach the depths of flavour! It's a cracking coffee in my opinion and restored my faith in the Percol brand which was starting to wane after the first two duffers. 8/10 for now, for sure a 9 when we get the strength right - maybe even a 10!
"Like a great chef searching out the finest ingredients, the adventure of discovering
great coffees to achieve the ultimate taste is never ending. So it is with Espresso.
Every coffee blender and roaster will have their own preference of beans with
the aim of achieving the Holy Grail of coffees - the Ultimate Espresso.
At Percol we believe we have crafted a coffee that goes Beyond all other espressos
with a darker, richer roast which with care and passion has created a coffee that
reaches the very depths of a full flavoured coffee without the harsh bitter
aftertaste often associated with espresso."