Aldi Specially Selected Rich Java Coffee


Rounding off this trio of Aldi Specially Selected coffees, we leave the African continent and head for Indonesia. Java is apparently the world’s most populous island, despite being considerably smaller than the islands in the next two spots (Honshu in Japan, and Great Britain). And yet, they manage to fit enough coffee plantations in to help… Read more »

Aldi Specially Selected Ethiopian Coffee


Continuing my exploration of Aldi’s fancier coffees, and we move one country northwards from Kenya, to Ethiopia. Aldi Specially Selected Ethiopian Coffee is another darkly roasted coffee, rated slightly stronger than the previous Kenyan blend. The ground are sweet and dark, with chocolate-dipped black cherries and dark, sun-warmed old wood. Brewed, the chocolate becomes darker and… Read more »

Aldi Specially Selected Kenyan Coffee


Aldi is a curious place to shop. Their prices are undeniably lower than the traditional big supermarkets, but their products are … variable. They’ve had some remarkable whisky at times, and some terrible ‘beer’. I’m a big fan of their pastries, and a lot of their staples are pretty decent. Their own brand clones are also… Read more »

Pact Finca La Esperanza

After a remarkably booze-filled festive period, it’s about time to get back to the caffeinated side of life! Today we’re back to Central America, and the Huehuetenango region of Guatemala. Finca La Esperanza is a relatively light roasted coffee, as the picture hopefully shows. Despite this, the grounds have a rich fruity aroma – apricots softened by milk… Read more »