I have always loved the smell of coffee. I remember my mother boiling the grounds in a pan on the stove with an egg shell (anyone remember that method?), and I loved how the aroma permeated the kitchen, then the house, and reminded me that everyone would be in the kitchen soon.
The aroma of the brewed coffee is what I noticed most about the Tchibo Exclusive coffee. Tchibo (pronounced Chee-bo) is a German coffee roaster that has long been selling coffee via mail-order. Today, they have a chain of coffee shops stocked with products from their other enterprises (electronics, clothing, household items). They describe Exclusive on the label as having “rich flavour, full aroma” and “with the spirit of South America”. The description of the roast refers to it as “mood enhancing.” The ground coffee comes in a soft package with a thicker foil lining. The coffee itself was darker than I expected for a medium roast.
The scent of the ground coffee also reminded me of a darker roast coffee, yet was still mild. I expected this to be a typical medium roast coffee.
I brewed it in my conventional drip coffee maker. Drinking it, I immediately noticed that it was extremely smooth, and very mild – much more so than I expected. I like milk or cream in my coffee, and I noticed that the milk seemed to really compliment the gentle
flavor of the Exclusive.
Tchibo Exclusive is a good, everyday coffee, but equally suited to be served to guests. It is that aroma that lets you know it is a
quality coffee. I found the smoothness of the coffee ‘goes down a treat’ (as my British husband says about food and drink he particularly enjoys), and a big reason I enjoyed it. Have you tried Exclusive? What do you think?
As always, Enjoy Better Coffee!