I received coffee free of charge and payment for my time for this review
Today I am sharing our thoughts on the RAVE Coffee pods that we have been sent to try. I say ‘our thoughts’, as as regular readers will know, I am not a coffee drinker. I have tried, I really have, but it’s just not happening. The Husband, on the other hand, loves a good cup of coffee. As does his sister, so they are both the taste testers for this review.
About RAVE Coffee
Here’s what RAVE have to say about themselves…
Our speciality beans are ethical and sustainable, paying a fair price to our farmer’s is important to RAVE. Fair prices support their commitment and dedication to producing the highest quality speciality coffee cherries. All of this means you are able to buy the best coffee beans online. We roast a range of blends, single estate, decaffeinated and organic beans and you can sort them below by your preferred brewing method. We also have subscriptions, pods and raw green coffee for those interested in roasting at home, all available in our coffee bean shop.
RAVE stock a range of blends and coffee gifts, along with their Nespresso compatible pods. They offer international delivery, free UK tracked delivery on orders over £25 and if you join their mailing list you can get 15% off your first order.
RAVE coffee pods
Discover RAVE COFFEE Nespresso compatible and compostable eco-friendly pods. Unique crafted blends, roasted to be delicious, balanced and full flavoured, they’re so good you’d never guess they were from a compostable coffee pod! We have taken our best selling coffee blends, decaf and single estate coffee and made them available as Nespresso compatible pods. Now you can enjoy your favourite coffee conveniently. Our coffee pods are made with 100% compostable materials, creating an eco-friendly pod that is biodegradable and easier to recycle than conventional Nespresso capsules, so you’ll sleep a whole lot better knowing you’re doing your bit to combat the environmental impacts that convenience bring.
We were sent the two varieties of coffee pods produced by RAVE, the Signature ‘House’ Blend flavoured with Caramel, Almond and Chocolate and the Italian Job Blend flavoured with Dark Chocolate & Walnut. The pods are currently priced at 10 pods for £3.70.
First impressions were good. All of the packaging can be recycled and composted and even I could appreciate the scent of good coffee as I opened up the boxes. It is recommended that once you have opened the pods packaging that you drink them within ten days to keep them at their best. This does mean that I cannot keep the coffee pod rack stocked up and have to have the boxes hanging around, but it is not a huge issue.
The coffee pods are all white, and it would be nice to be able to differentiate between the different blends. Fortunately, the Husband tells me that they are both equally as good so he just takes pot luck with each cup he makes! They do work well in our Nespresso machine and his sister confirms that they work well in hers too. Sometimes these Nespresso compatible pods slip or get stuck in the machines, but these have worked well every time so far.
These are not the cheapest pods that we have bought instead of the branded Nespresso pods, but I think it is the fact that the pods are compostable with eco-friendly packaging that sets Rave Coffee apart. The 100% compostable capsules will be broken down in approximately 90 days through the use of natural heat to become compost.
The Husband and his sister have tried a few different Nespresso compatible brands and they both agree that these are the best alternatives based on taste that they have tried. The taste is rich and they do froth up, whereas some other brands can often be a little watery. There is also no bitter after taste, it is a smooth and enjoyable cup of coffee.
Overall, they are impressed with RAVE coffee. They are enjoying drinking it and would be happy to recommend it.
Have you tried RAVE coffee?
Disclosure: I received coffee free of charge and payment for my time for this review, all words and opinions are our own