Hi all I know it has been a very long time since I’ve done a lifestyle related post which is definitely something I’m working on for the future.
Many of you have expressed the need to know more about me so here goes.
In addition to blogging I also have a day job which, as you might have guessed, means a lot of late nights and early mornings.
In that time coffee and I have become very well acquainted. So much so that I have decided to give you a roundup of some of the best tasting coffee on the market. (And shock horror none of which are from Starbucks).
Can decaf really taste as good as regular coffee?
That is the million dollar question that this post seeks to answer.
I was sent four sets of coffee. One from Logic Vending*, two from Decedent Decaf* and one from The Skinny Caffe.*
All prouducts will be linked.
Each product will be given a rating based on taste, texture, smell and packaging.
Without further ado, lets get into the review
Decadent Decaf is Europe’s first single origin Swiss Water Decaf coffee company.
The first of their two products I tried was the Ethiopia Sidamo.
It had quite a fruity flavour and an incredible smell. The texture was very smooth and the coffee worked well as a latte.
The effect of which was similar to that of a vanilla coffee. Very light slightly creamy texture.
Great smell. Provides a wonderful alternative for those who want the soft coffee taste without the caffeine. For that reason I am giving this coffee 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
I’ll admit I was a little disappointed with product number 2, not because of the taste but rather the strength. Being at a strength of 4 I expected a little more umph from the Costa Rica Strictly Hard Bean but the extra kick just wasn’t there. With that being said I do like my coffee quite strong and after tasting the sidamo my expectations may have been a little too high.
Taste wise, this blend was a winner. Despite not being as strong as I would have liked the chocolate tones won me over and I did appreciate the amazing aroma coming from kitchen once the coffee was made.
The strength was not what I had hoped but the coffee has a great taste a wonderful smell and a nice texture so for that reason I am giving it 3 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️
While I may not be the most qualified in judging whether Decedent Decaf do make the best decaf coffee as they have claimed, I am certainly a believer. This is by far the best decaf I have ever had, so much so that I wouldn’t have believed it was decaf I didn’t already know.
The question remains, is it better than regular coffee?
Logic vending supplies and installs commercial coffee machines alongside an extensive range of catering equipment and complimentary ingredients.
Now I’ll admit when I saw tobacco on the packet I freaked out a little. But upon further research I discovered that it was nothing to be alarmed about and was actually quite a common practice in the coffee industry (who knew?).
Now this was a good cup of Coffee. Perfect strength, nice aroma and great texture.
Little disclaimer: that may be because for this coffee it came directly from the beans and through a coffee maker.
But regardless it was amazing, earning it a very commendable 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. The only thing that prevented it from being 5 star was simply that wasn’t instant so fitting it into my daily schedule would be incredibly difficult.
The Skinny Caffe
The Skinny Caffe is your one-stop shop for the Best Skinny Coffee, Skinny Hot Chocolate & Skinny Tea Online. As you may have guessed, it is a brand that helps to boost weight loss when incorporated with a balanced diet and effective exercise programme.
I tried the Skinny Coffee. The packaging was cute small and easy to fit into the cupboard. The pink stood out, reflected the company’s branding and wasn’t overbearing – so far so good.
There wasn’t really a noticeable smell which is neither here nor there. It could be that I’m just mildly desensitised to the smell of coffee.
Moving on to the taste test. Similarly to the hard bean this coffee was not as strong as the stuff I would usually go for, but it’s a medium roast so that was to be expected.
What I did appreciate however was the hint of coconut. It wasn’t overpowering but rather a subtle smoothness which I really enjoyed. I think it’s fair to say it passed the taste test and is deserving of 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
For all those wanting to try this delicious coffee for yourself head over to https://theskinnycaffe.com/ and use the Code ‘RAYSANG’ for 25% off your order.
Small side note for anyone intending to order. All of these brands had excellent customer service and I was really impressed with promptness of their replies and how quickly the products arrived.
This taste test proved that decaf certainly can taste as good as regular coffee, but which Brand does the best coffee?
It depends on what you’re after. If it’s rich and strong go for logic vending. Wanting something with a great smell and minimal amounts of caffeine go for decadent decaf. If you’re looking for something that tastes good and could be part of your weight loss journey Skinny Caffe is for you.
Whatever you decide a great taste is guaranteed!