Spiller & Tait Signature Blend Ground Coffee

10 out of 10
10 out of 10
Spiller & Tait Signature Blend - Ground Coffee 500g Bag – Multi Award Winning - Roasted in Small Batches in The UK – Suitable for Filter/Aeropress/Cafetiere
  • AWARD WINNING FLAVOUR – a rich and full-bodied tasting coffee which is smooth and with only a hint of bitterness. Prestigious Great Taste Award 2017 and Silver in 2014 Taste of the West Awards.

The unusual thing about this coffee is that is extremely highly rated and has positive reviews across the board.

The reason that is unusual is that coffee is a very personal thing from a taste perspective and it is very common to like a type of coffee whilst another person dislikes even though it is a good coffee.

For almost everyone that has tried this coffee to like it suggests they have got the blend just right.

The fact that the company is owned and founded by two Englishmen that have been in the coffee business for decades probably has something to do with it.

The English palette is different to continental Europe and Spiller and Tait knows that so they carefully blend this coffee using their experience of what the British consumer likes.

This is our top-rated and hugely popular coffee in whole bean form so if prefer to grind your coffee yourself then you can see the coffee bean version here:

Spiller & Tait signature blend coffee beans

But if you don’t want to get involved with grinding the beans yourself then Spiller & Tait will do it for you ready to be added straight to the coffee maker of your choice.

An important factor with ground coffee is freshness. Coffee starts to lose its freshness as soon as it gets ground so making sure you buy coffee that has been roasted and ground recently is important to get the best flavour out of it.

Spiller & Tait know how important that is so they deliberately roast their coffee in small batches several times a week to make sure the coffee gets to you at its maximum freshness.

They also only do a limited range of different types of coffee and blends so that they can concentrate on what they do best – produce great tasting fresh coffee.

Pre-ground coffee that you find in the supermarket will often be mass-produced and have been roasted months before.

A big advantage of buying coffee from Spiller & Tait is that you will always find the date the coffee was roasted on the packaging.

Cheap supermarket coffee will have a use-by date but you won’t find the date it was roasted on because they probably won’t sell much if you can see that it was 6 months ago or longer.

You’ll pay a little bit more for this coffee than you will for pre-ground coffee from the supermarket but the difference in flavour is huge relative to the small premium.

With so much choice available it’s hard to know how to choose so starting with a proven winner over time is a good place to start.

If you normally drink instant coffee then this is going to be miles better and if you already drink ground coffee and you feel as though there must be something better out there then this is worth a try.

It’s one of my personal favourites, one that I drink on a regular basis and it ticks all the boxes for a very satisfying coffee experience.

Roast

The signature ground coffee is blended from beans from 5 different countries – Kenya, Brazil, Columbia, Ethiopia and India.

It’s a medium to high roast coffee perfect for those that love to really taste their coffee.

Body & Aroma

There is very little bitterness to this coffee and it’s very smooth and easy drinking. It’s not super strong so can be drunk throughout the day.

Chocolate and caramel notes can be found lingering after every mouthful.

Intensity

I would rate this as a medium to high, about a 3 on a scale of 1-5. There are stronger and there are a lot milder but this is on the upper end of medium.

I drink about 3 cups of this a day and it’s as easy to drink at 3 o’clock in the afternoon as it is at 7am. A thoroughly lovely coffee.

Suitability

Suitable for most brewing methods, its good for all coffee machines but has been ground so that it’s not super fine.

That makes it particularly good if you make your coffee with a filter coffee machine or a cafetiere and it works great with an Aeropress as well.

Here is a short video from Spiller & Tait giving you their take on their best-selling coffee:


Spiller & Tait Signature Blend - Ground Coffee 500g Bag – Multi Award Winning - Roasted in Small Batches in The UK – Suitable for Filter/Aeropress/Cafetiere
  • AWARD WINNING FLAVOUR – a rich and full-bodied tasting coffee which is smooth and with only a hint of bitterness. Prestigious Great Taste Award 2017 and Silver in 2014 Taste of the West Awards.

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