Hi all – this is Entry 2 of my 3-Part Allegro Coffee Review series (see entry 1 here).
Coffee #2: Allegro Medium Roast – Mocha Java
This is another organic Whole Foods coffee, made of medium roast beans (learn more and shop online here). I chose it because I was looking for a richer flavour than you get with light roast, but more caffeine than a dark roast. According to its label, it should have a Berry, Chocolate, Warming spice flavour.
I started off with this coffee black to see what I could pick up – charred cocoa beans – in a good way. I’m the kind of person who enjoys the taste of char in some things. For example, I always char my turkey bacon (even if it means pre-emptively removing the smoke detector). That said, not a fan of burnt toast. This coffee towed that line pretty nicely for me.
I didn’t pick up much of the berry taste until I added milk and sugar, but even then, I’d say it was a hint of dark berry, overpowered by cocoa. I’m not sure what I should have expected from “warming spice,” but whatever it was, was lost on me.
And as you might imagine, adding milk and sugar made it taste a bit like a very strong hot cocoa, which I thought was nice.
I give this blend a 4/5, either black or with hot cocoa fixings 🙂