It should come as no surprise when I say that I am an absolutely coffee addict. Whilst yes, I am a huge lover of tea – so much so, I got a teacup tattooed on my leg – I still cannot neglect the humble caffeine hug I get from a morning latte.
So when Rombouts got in touch with me saying they wanted to send me some samples to review, I happily accepted and when an enormous cardboard box appeared in the middle of my living room I was even more excited.
Before I get into the coffee goodness I thought I’d explain a bit about the company. Founded in 1896 in Belgium, Rombouts is a family owned coffee roaster who invented the One Cup Filter back in 1958 – my favourite product – and have since built a strong relationship with coffee farmers around the globe.
So what was in the box?
The problem with filter coffee machines is that they often involve buying filters which aren’t always biodegradable. So when I found a cafeteria in the box it was the perfect way to enjoy my ground coffee.
As for on-the-go, the reusable travel mug is a great size for small coffees which can be taken and refilled in cafes. In addition the canvas bag is great to carry shopping home.
The main event – One Cup Filter
I have never tried a One Cup Filter before, but I was crazy excited to give these a go. They’re so simple to use, pop the filter on top of a mug then fill with hot water before covering with a lid and allowing the coffee to be created.
I tried 4 roasts; Italian style, Original (my personal favourite), Decaf and Columbian. They all tasted different, with the Italian style being the darkest roast at level 5 and the Original being a nice easy drink with a coffee level of 3.
Out of all the products I got to try, the One Cup Filter was my total favourite! It made mornings quicker and was a great way to enjoy filter coffee without too much fuss.
The other bits
Of course, their are some mornings- mostly Sundays – when I want nothing more than to sit down with a big cafeteria and a nice coffee cup and have a relaxing start to the day.
The Laos medium dark roast was a great option for this, it was smooth and full bodied. The Cuba flavour was equally nice but less intense with the flavour.
Finally, what is coffee without a biscuit? Rombouts speculoos biscuits are the perfect coffee treat, whilst they are individually wrapped – which I don’t think is necessary due to the amount of rubbish it leaves behind – they do taste great.