Taylors Hot Lava Java

Taylors Hot Lava Java
Taylors Hot Lava Java
Country: Java
Brand: Taylors

As I've mentioned before, our former work coffee club is a big fan of big coffee, so it's no surprise that this week's coffee has managed to become something of a regular.

Talyors Hot Lava Java is a strength 6, "high caffeine" coffee. The grounds themselves aren't as dark as you might expect, but the aroma certainly packs a huge punch. It's full of rich, deeply roasted beans without any hint of singeing, a hint of bitter dark chocolate and just a whiff of tobacco.

Once brewed, there's more of a spiced wood aroma along with a background of dark muscovado sugar.

In the mouth, it's a seriously strong coffee; a big, rich mouthfeel, rich roasted flavours with just the barest undercurrent of caramel and a balanced but assertive bitter finish.

With a very strong score of 7.4 out of 10 at work, Hot Lava Java earns 3.5 stars here – a great coffee, as long as you like it strong!

Many thanks to Taylors for supplying this coffee to sample.

This review was originally published 7th January, 2013. It was last updated 1st June, 2023.