Indian Elephant Farm
Part of the ASDA Extra Special range, so I wasn’t holding my hopes up. Can mass-produced coffee made for a large supermarket chain taste good? I suspect not.
WHAT THEY SAID: Strength. 4 or medium to strong.
This exceptional Arabica coffee is grown in the state of Karnataka in Southern India, under the shade of an ancient forest. Rich and full-bodied with notes of dark chocolate and citrus fruits… the beans are roasted on the darker side of medium for a distinct and intense aroma.
WHAT WE SAID: The aroma of the grinds is gentle. The flavour? Bland! If you like a Starbucks style roast, you’ll enjoy this. There are no bitter notes, no chocolate or citrus, nothing woody or spicy. In fact, there was neither good nor bad happening here.
Poor crema at 28 seconds draw.
Loses all definition when partnered with milk. The moo juice is the only flavour happening here.
VERDICT: Save your money for something better.
4 beans out of 10.