Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Chirinos Coffee
The excitement was palpable when we pulled the ring pull on the top - expecting the Illy style rush of nitrogen and coffee mix exploding out of the tin. What a disappointment - even a half dead Nat after a night on the curry could displace more wind than came out of this tin. But it's a tasty little number this one - it frothed up nicely in our caffetiere and looked just plain appetising. They claim complex flavours - but we couldn't get them. But it is a nice tasting coffee - slightly more citrus than bitter and one that anyone could make, drink and love. Every cup we made came out the same - it's just impossible to cock this one up. There's two more coffees in this range - and to be honest we couldn't tell the difference between any of them. So buy 'em all - they're all cheap anyway! 8/10
"Chirinos is a cooperative of just over 520 small holder coffee growers nestled away on the slopes of the tropical Andes in north west Peru. Coffee production in this region is the primary activity, providing over 90% of the population's income. It is bursting with complex flavours, with hints of soft stone fruit and a luxuriously smooth and soft mouth feel."