We love coffee in our house. My husband and I both drink about 3 or 4 cups a day, although he drinks his black while I prefer mine with milk.
We’ve tried quite a few different types over the years and always enjoy tasting different beans and blends to see what we like the most.
So when Cafédirect got in touch to ask if we wanted to try out some of the coffee beans in their range we jumped at the chance. Cafédirect are the UK’s largest Fairtrade hot drinks brand, so as well as making amazing coffee they’re doing amazing things to improve lives around the world.
Cafédirect have got a great range of coffees available on their website that you can order and have delivered right to your door, as well as a brilliant subscription service that means you’ll never have to do a mad dash to the shops for your coffee when you realise you’ve run out.
We were sent three different types of coffee from their range to try at home.
We spent a bit of time looking through the options on the Cafédirect website and were really keen to try the London Fields Honduras coffee, which sounded like a great everyday coffee.
The other two coffees were picked out by the people at Cafédirect, and were perfect for getting an idea of the range of coffees they have available.
London Fields Honduras coffee
The London Fields Honduras coffee is described on the packaging as being sweet and smooth, with a well-rounded body.
As soon as you open the bag the smell of the beans is amazing, and we couldn’t wait to grind some up and give it a taste.
The beans all come with these little information sheets, which I really love.
They tell you all about where the beans come from and how they’re responsible sourced. They also include tasting notes to help you identify the different flavours in the coffee.
This Honduras coffee is described as, “well rounded body, soft mouthfeel with smooth notes of sweet molasses, caramel and praline” by one of Cafédirect’s coffee roasters.
It is a really lovely everyday coffee, very easy to drink either black or with a bit of milk. The sweet molasses flavour definitely comes through and gives it that bit more of an interesting taste than some other everyday coffees.
This was the coffee we picked out, and it definitely met our expectations.
It can be a bit hit and miss sometimes when you order things like this online, but the detailed information and tasting notes on the product description on the website really help you pick out coffee that will suit your tastes.
London Fields Myanmar Ruby Hills
The next coffee that we tried was the London Fields Myanmar Ruby Hills beans.
This coffee was picked out for us by Cafédirect and we were both really curious to try it.
This coffee is described as bright and aromatic, with flavours of elderflower, raspberry and vanilla.
It smells just as amazing as the Honduras coffee beans when you open up the bag, but the difference in flavour once the coffee is brewed is incredible. This coffee is much lighter, and has an almost floral taste to it.
The tasting notes that come with it describe it as having a, “Delicate aroma of vanilla and elderflower, followed with a juicy pop of raspberry and candied orange peel”.
London Fields Burundi Nyiagisguri
The last coffee that we tried was the London Fields Burundi Nyiagisguri, which was one of Cafédirect’s limited releases.
Along with their regular coffees on the website, Cafédirect offer limited edition coffees which, as you’d expect, change regularly which I really like. It’s a great way to try out new coffees that you otherwise might not come across.
The Burundi Nyiagisguri coffee is another one that we might not normally have picked out as it has a lighter body than we would normally go for. But the flavour profile sounded really interesting and we were both keen to try it.
It’s described as having notes of green apple and brown sugar, along with caramel flavours and these really do come through, making the coffee that bit more complex and giving it a bit of extra sweetness.
I really liked this one and think that when it’s made with milk it’s a really lovely coffee to drink at any time of the day, although Steve found it a bit too light-bodied for his tastes.
All in all we’re really impressed with the coffees and the service from Cafédirect.
The website is really easy to navigate, with nice clear descriptions of the different coffees they have available. There’s a great choice of different coffees on offer, which is big enough to have a good variety of strengths and flavours but not so big that it’s overwhelming.
Along with the coffee beans you can also buy equipment like coffee grinders and cafetières so you can make the perfect cup of coffee at home.
If you’re a real coffee fan then they also offer a subscription service so you can have beans or freshly ground coffee delivered to your home. You can choose from weekly, fortnightly, or monthly deliveries, and decide what sort of coffee you’d like to try, from bright and aromatic to rich and chocolatey.
The coffee is more expensive than the beans and ground coffee you can find in the supermarket but for real coffee fans, especially those who like exploring new blends and flavours, I do think it’s worth it.
It can be really easy to get stuck in a rut with things like the coffee you drink every day, and Cafédirect can help you break out of that rut and try some amazing new coffees, without even needing to leave the house.
You can’t really go wrong with that can you?!
Disclosure: I was sent this coffee for the purpose of this review, but all words, opinions and photos are my own.