A poor excuse for coffee
It is terrible. Simply terrible. It doesn’t taste or smell like coffee. I’m hesitant to drink it even when I’m deprived of caffeine! I’m 20 living off of instant coffee of all sorts. But this International Roast is disappointing beyond belief and doesn’t even deserve 1 Star. It is so bad I’ve felt the need to comment and rant about it.
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Stale with little to no caffeine value.
Stale old coffee with little value as a morning caffeine hit due to its poor quality. As someone that requires caffeine for health reasons, the lack of said substance is jarring even with 5 spoons in each cup. Each overloaded cup does absolutely nothing compared to 1/5 the amount of any other brand and tastes like dirt.
Purchased in July 2019.
Bitter burnt taste
We to have been drinking International Roast for over 30 yrs and find it has now changed to a burnt bitter taste.
Seeing as we always buy the large tin it will be a very long time before we enjoy a cupper again.
Please revert back to your original recipe or we will regretfully have to try another brand.
Purchased in July 2019 for $11.00.
Would give 6 stars if I could
This coffee is a breakthrough. Great taste, superb value. An overall great coffee to drink. A lot of people are put off from drinking International Roast, but the secret Is putting the milk in before the water to avoid burning the coffee
Purchased in March 2019.
I agree with what everyone is saying - your coffee does have a terrible burnt taste - I thought it was my tastebuds! We've been drinking your coffee for the last 20+ years after converting from another brand. Please go back to to your original recipe or we'll be forced to try yet another brand!!!
Bring back the old recipe
We have bought International Roast for more than 30 years up until recently when we experienced the same problem as others. We contacted International Roast consumer line to be told that from last October 2017 they have changed the recipe and are now roasting the beans to get a better aroma. The result of this is that the coffee tastes burnt. We have now changed coffee... as we have totally lost confidence.
What have they done?
At least our tastebuds are not dying. We both thought our morning coffees tasted wrong but now that I've read the reviews on here, we are not alone. My partner has tried putting more sweetener in to make it taste right, I just thought my taste was having a holiday. I hope it improves shortly or I am going to have to find another coffee, which will be hard because I don't like any other brand of coffee. Also I have 2 large cans in the cupboard which I can't afford to chuck out. I have tried other coffee brands at other people's places but International Roast is the only one I like, 25 years worth. So, please, makers of International Roast, put it back the way it was, before you have no customers ! ! !
Not just the taste!
I firmly agree with what everyone else is saying. The taste has gone down hill steadily for a while. I thought it was my taste buds with the horrible after taste until I read numerous reviews but what really gets me at the moment is their decision to stop supplying it in small cans. As we all know, if you don't consume it in a relatively short time it goes stale which only adds to the current lack of quality. Their decision to not supply in quantities in supermarkets in tins under 1kg is a joke as most households will throw it out long before t...he can is empty as it will go stale. I've been drinking it for at least 35 years now along with my parents and 6 siblings plus their children. None of us will buy it now! We are all now looking for alternatives. In my family alone that's more than 30 people! I wonder if the moronic bean counters who make these decisions can do the maths and extrapolate this over the nation and equate it to their eventual bottom line. All of my extended family are now looking for alternatives. I have tried a number of times to talk about this issue but you are obviously too arrogant and ignorant to take notice. I hope this isn't your downfall. Customers talk with their feet and it seems that it what most are doing. Wake up! Dave Martland
What has happened to International Roast?
I have drunk this coffee for 35 years and when I opened this last tin, I found it wasn't the same. I thought I was imagining it, but on reading other people's comments here, I see I wasn't. The taste is definitely appauling! How disappointing when a reliable product lets you down. I will be looking for another brand.
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Can not drink the new cans off coffie
I am a regular internationalised drinker have bought new 500g tins of coffee that tastes absolutely burnt their undrinkable .tryed different tins now have three different 500g tins all the same. A 500g tin lasts about 3 weeks these tin will last for ever can't drink it
We have drunk international roast coffee for over 30 years bought a tin recently texture, flavour, smell & taste horrible expiry date nov 18 bought another tin expiry dec 18 still the same disgusting!! After waisting $22.00 we cannot use it & have changed coffee brand- more cost not happy what a shame we are forced to change after 30 years if the product has changed it should be written on the tin
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Questions & Answers
What have you done with the International Roast Coffee? my family grow up on it I I prefer to have my Coffee without milk its tastes like Crap now Sorry but the New recipe makes me wanna go buy Proper Coffee after 5 mins of a few sips.
I bought International Roast from Woolies n brought a500 gm tin home to Malaysia. My husband n i really love the aroma(after u pour hot water on the coffee powder : hmmmmuah) n the taste. Now our supply is running out n wonder whether we can get IR in Malaysia. We stay 30 km outside Kuala Lumpur. We would like to know if we cannot get IR inMalaysia, whether it can be sent to us from Australia n the cost involved. Tqvm
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