My love affair with coffee finally began about 3 years ago. I started working mornings in administration and coffee became a regular thing for me. Now I need it. Now I CRAVE it. Not only do I grab a coffee each morning in drive thru on my way to work but I also leave my house on Saturday and Sunday mornings to hit the drive thru for my coffee fix....usually while still in my PJ's :)
So the question everyone asks me is "why don't you make coffee at home?". It is a simple answer really. I honestly have not found one that I like. I can't seem to find a brand that suits me. I have tried everything from cheap coffee to the ridiculously expensive coffee. I have bought well known name brands and I have bought brands that most people probably never heard of. The one thing I hadn't tried yet was coffee beans that I grind myself.
When Reunion Island Coffee contacted me to do a review I responded with a giant coffee addicted YES!!! My package arrived and I was thrilled to see that it was coffee beans that I had to grind myself. Double Yes!! Something I hadn't tried before!! I was dying to give this coffee a taste test when I suddenly realized that I didn't own a coffee bean grinder (oops!). One short trip to a local store and I purchased myself a cheap one at $7.77 that works perfectly.
I have to tell you. I enjoyed Reunion Island Coffee. It did take me a little getting used to the grinding of the beans and I found I was off a little when measuring out my grounds to water ratio. I originally put less in grinds than I was supposed to . The measurement recommendation on the package just looked like a lot compared to what I was used to measuring. The Columbia Las Hermosas coffee I was sent suggests 2 tablespoons per 180 ml cup and I was afraid it would turn out too strong. Note to self : Always follow directions :)
I found the flavour of this coffee to be bold without being overpowering. Reunion Island Coffee puts a scale on the bag that goes from Mild to Bold and the coffee I was sent rated around the middle of that scale. It was perfect for me. I don't like my coffee too weak but I don't think I would have enjoyed a coffee rated at the high end of the boldness scale. This coffee was very smooth to me. Much smoother than the coffees I have tried in the last few months. I am quite happy with it.
Reunion Island Coffee is based in Oakville, Ontario. I love that they are a Canadian based company. It was founded in 1996 and the company is also involved with Organic and Fair Trade products.
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As for me ... I'm off to brew another pot :)
Reunion Island Coffee provided me with a bag of coffee and a travel coffee mug. My opinion was not influenced by this. I was not monetarily compensated for this review.