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Really, it's just instant coffee
I bought the 'Espresso' variety and have to say I was underwhelmed. Really, it's just instant coffee. Nothing remarkable or special at all. Bearable if you mix it with lots of milk. Stick with Nescafe.
Purchased in June 2021 at Woolworths.
Horrid, I thought Lavazza was “premium”
I’ve had the distinct displeasure of having to wade through two tins of this mud.
(Wife bought the second tin as it was “on special”, I can see why).....I drink a lot of coffee, instant, pod and plunger, and this is the worst, well done Lavazza!
Purchased in May 2021.
Some coffee from plunger and espresso doesn't taste this good.
There are so many 1 star reviews on this site, not 1.5 or 2, which usually leads me to believe that they are bots or paid to leave bad reviews. Especially when they don't tackle valid flavour notes. If you check this product on any other side you will see consistently high reviews, so that should tell you something about the validity.
Most instants finish on very bitter or what some might consider burnt taste. This doesn't.
One of the biggest tastes I find in instant coffee; every brand from nescafe to moccona has a flavour that is akin to whe...
This coffee tastes truly revolting to me. Thankfully I've never tasted poison, but I imagine that it tastes something like this. It smells odd too, not much like coffee at all, more like chemicals.
Love this product
A really good alternative to Plunger coffee. Full flavour. Goes well with Almond Milk. Only problem is that
our local Coles and Woolworths have not had it on their shelves for some weeks.
Purchased in September 2020 for $10.00.
So I dislike instant coffee and use a coffee machine as a rule but it's in for repairs so didn't have a choice. We have nescafe and moccona in the house and I thoroughly dislike both. When I came across this shopping I thought this must be good. It's smooth and doesn't leave a bitter after taste in your mouth. It would be better if it had a bit more flavour, not stronger, just fuller. I dissolved it in tempid water then poured it into the cup so as to not burn it.
Purchased in September 2020 at Woolworths Physical store for $7.00.
Best instant coffee, hands down.
I started drinking this coffee a couple years back, expensive, but great flavour. Strong and bold, not for weak. If you know your coffee, and love the taste of coffee (not all you Melbournians drinking Melbin Magik's like its actually coffee flavoured) then this is the coffee for you!
So disappointed Woolworths stopped stocking.
Purchased at Woolworths for $10.00.
Very Intense, but my Dad's Favourite
This is a strong, bold instant coffee. My Dad drinks about 10 coffees a day and he uses two loaded teaspoons in each cup and drinks it black, no sugar. He must be in the minority of coffee drinkers, because every time he finds an instant coffee he likes, it gets deleted a year or two later. This is his latest discovery and it is the only thing strong enough in flavour for him.
If you are looking for a smooth, delicate coffee, this is not the coffee for you. I notice most of the negative reviews here are comparing this to espresso machine coff...ee, but I am reviewing this as an instant. In comparison to most instants on the market, I think it is a good coffee. I drink the other option in this range as it is a lot smoother, but if I run out, I don't mind this one.
The aftertaste if this coffee is so bad! Don’t waste your money .. lucky I got it on sale, honestly it’s awful!
Purchased in January 2020 at Coles for $7.00.
Best instant coffee.
Highly recommended this product, i believe people that reviewed this product with one star, obviously don't understand a good coffee. To all coffee snobs this product will give you sensational experience.
Purchased at Coles Supermarkets.
Tastes like burnt water
Well done to Lavazza for creating an instant coffee that simultaneously has no redeeming flavour and has a flavour profile of burnt dirt. Then having the audacity to charge $10 for a 95 gram tin and advertise being able to get 52 cups out of it. I strongly recommend not purchasing this product even at the special price of $6, as any money spent on this "coffee" will end up down the sink, literally.
Purchased in October 2019 at Woolworths for $6.00.
Tastes like something that was swept off the floor
Absolutely disgusting. Tastes like coffee crumbs that were swept off the floor. Please never call this a real Italian coffee. I could only drink 2 mouthfuls. Dont waste your money.
Purchased at Woolworths Physical store for $9.50.
Great Instant coffee first impressions
I have always drunk instant coffee at home and have tried every brand from the supermarket.
In my opinion this coffee is top of the ranks. It's flavour diversity is bold and has good depth. I just completed the 95g coffee tin.
I would mainly drink Maccona espresso with a strength rating of 10 or a 7, 8 or 9 strength rating Maccona as I have to change it up as I get displeased with drinking the same coffee for too long.
If you don't regularly drink instant coffee than your expectations will not meet the desired flavour as it's still instant...coffee. If you drink instant coffee on a daily basis I highly recommend buying it and trying it. If you do not like the coffee feel free to return it to the supermarket. And it you didn't know add the milk to the coffee first before adding the hot water and it will taste better :)
Purchased in June 2019 for $10.00.
My favourite instant coffee
I love this instant coffee. Some of the reviews surprise me. It is the only instant coffee I can buy in Australia that does not taste like maybe liquorice flavour and plastic mixed together. I hope it continues to be available so I can make a decent instant coffee for guests and friends. Maybe because I and mine are Italian.
Purchased in March 2019 at Woolies for $10.00.
Tastes like Chemically Ash
If the ash from an ashtray fell on a petrol station floor, I think this is what it would taste like. It's going back to the store for a refund. It's undrinkable.
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This is actually my favorite coffee if I have to do InstaCoffee. I think these 1 star reviews are bogus or they just don't know good coffee. I'm from Melbourne which world class coffee. Yes...I'm a coffee snob
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