Here’s Bellarom Colombia, a 100% Arabica coffee from Lidl, the German supermarket chain.
On the bag, the company describes the product thus:
Cultivated exclusively at a high altitude in rich volcanic soils, these beans are harvested at their optimum ripeness. Medium roasted, with a rich, elegant aroma and a full-bodied finish.
They also tell us that the ”strength”—whatever that means—is 5 on the scale of 10.
Briefly, there is little positive I can say about this product.
Yes, the aroma of the beans—whole and ground—was quite OK. As you would expect from Colombian coffee, there were notes of nuts and chocolate.
In my humble opinion, however, Colombia did not taste good. Indeed, it was pretty full-bodied and flavorful. Curiously, though, I was unable to detect the actual flavors. Yes, the nuttiness and the chocolate might have been there in the background. Mostly, however, I got a harsh, mediocre Arabica flavor.
I will not buy this coffee again.
I’m not sure I can finish the bag.