Today’s coffee review will feature a coffee giant in Europe, Lavazza coffee. More specifically we will review Lavazza Single Origin Kilimangaro Coffee. Yes, that’s a mouthful to say. This coffee is sourced from 100% Arabica beans from Tanzania, and one of the highest mountains in the world.
The description on the coffee bag says the coffee has an intensity of 7, on a scale from 1 to 10. I love the idea of putting the intensity level on the bag with a number, it’s much more descriptive to me. Maybe we should all follow this rule and use it more in everyday life. “Hey, Jack, how you doing today?” “I’m a 7 today Bob.” “You are a 7?” “Yesterday you were an 8.5, and before lunch you said you were a 9 plus.” “Did you hear what I just heard Lisa? Jack is only a 7 today. I’d steer clear of him now, he’s in meetings until noon and his blood sugar will be low by then, so he’ll easily be a 6 just before lunch and you know what he’s like when he’s a 6 just before lunch, right?”
Okay maybe the number thing isn’t the best idea for people, but let’s see how it works for coffee. These people at Lavazza are pretty smart, the company has been around for 120 years, so they must be doing something right.
THE COFFEE GOOD STUFF
This is a solid coffee, that pairs excellent with food. It might even be a better choice for dinner or dessert since it’s not too dark and heavy and the acidity and crispness really work well with food.
- Balanced nicely
- Silky finish for a medium body coffee
THE COFFEE BAD STUFF
One unfortunate thing I’m realizing as I keep tasting this coffee. As it gets a little cooler I’m getting more of that cherry taste and it’s making my mouth water more. I usually drink my coffee hot all the time, so if you are drinking this coffee and its begins to cool a bit and the flavor becomes a little more crisp, don’t be surprised.
The Lavazza Single Origin Kilimangaro coffee is an good choice for a medium roast coffee. It pairs nicely with food on the sweeter side. I particularly enjoyed the medium roast. The folks at Lavazza know what they are doing. Give this coffee a try on your next shopping trip, it’s certainly worth a taste.
P.S. Someone get Jack a biscotti and a cup of this coffee and he’ll be back in the 9 range fast. Enjoy the day!