Percol Colombia Arabica Coffee
After yesterday's Percol Debacle with a strength 4 that was so weak, sickly and milky that I may as well have just have put my mouth directly on the cow's udder, we decided to really spoon this one up as even Percol grade it a strength 3 - which as we all know is the weakest coffee strength known to man. So at 7 spoons the initial waft wasn't bad - I could smell coffee over the cow shed - and it looked fine too. It looked professional. But professional coffees are never really that good are they? I mean, they start well, but after a few glugs you're used to it and wishing you'd just stayed at home and made one yourself. They claim "a hint of nuts" - which is the usual bollocks - unless it refers to the bloke who does their packaging which this time looks like a packet of salt and vinegar. So - ideal for those after-dinner-party moments where you don't want to disgrace yourself, but don't want them hanging around too long discussing it. Drink and go. 5/10
"Unmistakably Colombian. A tantalisingly rich aroma with a hint of nuts. Complex flavours creating a smooth, full-bodied coffee with attractive citrus notes on the finish. As you approach Bogota from 30,000ft up you'll notice that Colombia sits at the gateway to South America. Colombia is a land of extremes; from Cartagena to Bogota the coffee adventurer will experience a real diversity of culture and beauty. For a start, it has opposing Atlantic and Pacific coasts - and it seems like the weather regularly tries to empty these two oceans over the rainforests. Which must be good for the plants (and arabica coffee) - Colombia has over 130,000 species, including Victoria Amazonica - a giant water lily with pads that can support the weight of anything from a poisoned dart frog to a small child. Bogota is fast and elegant, a heady mix of futuristic architecture, colonial style, and hot-blooded everything. This is the capital of coffee and it runs in the veins of the people. Bogotanians are not renowned for their quality of sleep so you might not get chance to unpack your pyjamas!"
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