Great Taste Gold 2011 (1 Star)
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Guatemala Elephant Coffee

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April's Coffee of the Month

Origin: Guatemala, Central America
Body: Full-bodied
Roast: Medium/Dark Roast (4)
Summary of taste: Honey and chocolate sweetness
Whittard recommends: Using a filter, cafetière or pour over and enjoying black or with milk according to taste
When to drink: Whenever you need a kick-start

They say an elephant never forgets, and this bold-tasting bean is likely to leave a lasting impression.

Cultivated on the fertile volcanic slopes of Lake Atitlán, the giant, glossy Guatemala Maragogype beans are quite a curiosity, dwarfing most other beans at almost triple the size! They also trumpet a bold flavour, with deep roasted bass tones, soft fruity top notes, finished with a smooth, well-balanced chocolatey sweetness. A Gold Winner of the Great Taste Awards in 2011, the judges described our Guatemala Elephant Coffee as a "heavy roast that actually delivers. Well balanced flavours. No ashiness and some gentle chocolate notes. Big, brave and bold - and it worked."
 
With its striking wholebeans and complex taste profile, Guatemala Elephant has well-earned status as one of the best-loved coffees in our range. To celebrate, we’ve given it a brand new look as part of our collection of beautiful filled caddies – crown this big-tasting coffee king of your kitchen shelf.
 

Ingredients

Pure Guatemala arabica beans from El Platanillo estate.

Packed in an environment where nuts are handled.

Brew a Perfect Cup

Follow the manufacturer's equipment instructions Always use fresh water. Use water just off the boil so you don't scald the coffee. Do not re-heat brewed coffee.

Reviews
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Average customer rating based on 26 reviews
5

Since being spoilt with this. I find that I use this as a benchmark, and not a lot compares. Blue Mountain obviously, but at an incredibly higher price. The fact that it bears comparison should tell you all you needs to know. This is silky, sweet, with a bite that is in no way bitter or acidic. Deep, complex flavour, at a bargain price.

Posted by Trev (29th November 2013)

5

WE BUY THIS COFFEE IN BEAN FORM A LOT, IT IS A STRONG TASTE. I USED TO PURCHASE FROM THE ASHFORD BRANCH WHICH IS ABOUT A 1/2 HOUR JOURNEY FROM WHERE I LIVE, BUT, FOUND THIS SHOP HAS GONE.I NOW GET WHEN ON HOLIDAY IN SOMERSET (CLARKS VILLAGE) OR ON THE WEBSITE BUT IS MORE EXPENSIVE AS NO OFFERS AVAILABLE!!
I AM STILL LIKING THIS COFFEE EVEN THOUGH YOUR SHOPS ARE GETTING FURTHER AWAY.

Posted by PETER (3rd September 2013)

4

This is a great coffee and certainly not bitter and weak as described by Loopy. But then I suppose she is loopy. Christina Firth's review is about bang on- the coffee is deep, mellow with chocolaty overtones. BUT these are BIG beans and they don't flow through my coffee machine well and I imagine this will be a problem with most machines with built in grinders, so unless you are happy to stand over the machine pushing them through or are hand grinding and using a cafetiere I would avoid. Would have been 5 stars for taste but one off for convenience issues!

Posted by Rick Dewhirst (9th July 2013)

2

Purchased this after seeing good reviews online and it's 'great taste' award but was very disappointed. I found the taste to be bitter and weak, certainly not worth the price tag.

Posted by Loopy (24th April 2013)

5

Will be buying a large bag of these next weekend after trying several different beans. Very complex taste with hints of dark chocolate & no nasty after taste.

Posted by S Rogowski (13th July 2012)

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