Origin: Colombia, South America Body: Medium-bodied Roast: Medium Roast (3) Summary of taste: Sweet and silky with a rich nuttiness Whittard recommends: Using a filter or cafetiere and enjoying black or with milk according to taste When to drink: Drink this coffee morning, noon and night
August's Coffee of the Month
San Augustin Colombian Coffee is a classic everyday and all day drinking coffee. Gold Winner of the Great Taste Awards in 2012, the judges described it as having "Some citrus and nuttiness. Honest praline notes. Good darker roast."
The beans are grown on small farms scattered across the steep humid slopes of the Andean mountains. They sit in rich volcanic soil shaded by the dripping fronds of banana and rubber trees. When picked, they are medium roasted to produce a deliciously silky smooth coffee with a distinct aromatic flavour.
With light acidity and a touch of sweetness San Augustin Colombian Coffee is an easy drinking coffee for any time of day.
For the freshest and best tasting coffee, please consume within 4 weeks.
The grind and coffee maker makes a huge difference on how this coffee turns out for me. In a cafetiere the acidity truly comes through, grapefruit-sharp, with a lovely smooth aftertaste, whereas through a paper filter it seems to lose this citrus body and turn beautifully rich and dark. It's a wonderfully wholesome medium roast for fans of darker roasts looking for something a little brighter in taste.
27th February 2012 Posted by
(Rev.) F J M Pole
I have used this particular coffee for years - and love it just as much today as I did when I first bought it from Whittards in Croydon. Indeed, I never drink any other coffee if I can help it!
My wife tells me that I am impossibly grumpy when I don't have my two mugs of Columbia coffee first thing in the morning - so I guess I'll drink it, and enjoy it, for years to come!!!
31st January 2012 Posted by
Francis Pole (Rev)
I love it - and since several of the stores closed - I used to follow them around as they gradually shut their doors! - I always buy on-line. I never go elsewhere for coffee.
My wife says I am impossible when I don't have my filtercoffee first thing in the morning - so she thanks Whittards too!
29th December 2011 Posted by
I gave this to my son he is loving it
One of the very best coffees around
30th September 2011 Posted by
Excellent coffee at a reasonable price. My partner loves it and I always buy this rather than grocery store coffee, including Starbucks and other well-known brands.