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I've Had Better Coffee in European Cafes: A Melitta Cafe Collection Classique Supreme Ground Coffee Review

  • Jun 27, 2010
We enjoy our morning coffee and, years ago, bought an espresso machine to stop paying so much money over to Starbucks. Not only do we like coffee, but we know what we like and this isn't it.

Flat bottom drip coffee makers use a medium grind to brew a perfect cup; while cone filtered drip pots can use a fine grind. However this coffee is ground, according to the package, extra fine. This type of grind is typically used in espresso machines, not drip coffee makers. I have to wonder how much the grind affects the flavor of this coffee.

The flavor is smooth, and non-acidic, while at the same time bland and forgetful. We usually use a tablespoon of grounds per cup. We tried the two teaspoons, as recommended on the package, which resulted in a weak cup of coffee. Using our norm, the coffee had more flavor, but wasn't good.

The only good thing about this coffee is using the used grounds in the garden. I'm seriously thinking of soaking the remaining grounds so I can toss them in the garden. If you are looking for a true European coffee, try Lavazza or Illy.

Used grounds can be used in the garden
Not bitter or acidic

Bland & forgetful flavor

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Created with the exceptional quality and uncompromising standards of the world's best cafes, Melitta brings to life the feelings of the most romantic European Cafes. True to our European heritage, we select only premium high grown coffees from the finest coffee producing regions around the world. These top quality, hand-picked beans are then batch roasted and ground extra fine to release the full elegance of the coffee. The result isan exceptional flavor that is always rich and never bitter. Just like the finest cafe coffee.
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