Tortuga Caribbean Rum Liqueur Gourmet Ground Coffee 8oz Bag
Expensive coffee for not that exciting flavor
I purchased this coffee because I was intrigued by the fact it was supposed to be rum flavored. I was a little put off due to the price, but decided to splurge. When I received the small package, I brewed a standard pot (auto drip, paper filter) and tasted it. I found it wholly unremarkable. There was an ever-so-slight overtone of rum, but a more powerful earthy flavor that I did not care for. I then played with the flavor by adding half-and-half (then tasting), and then sweetener (and then tasting). I did not find that it elevated the flavor. The grounds themselves has an exciting bouquet, and whilst brewing it does lend a sense of adventure in uncommon aroma; but as for imbibing the actual beverage, it left much to be desired. It did fair better when cut 3:2 with the chocolate rum:rum liqueur, but really the product should be able to stand on its own legs.
July 4, 2013