Puro Coffee – A Review

Puro coffeeThis is a review post. The above items were sent to me free of charge for the purposes of this review. However, the opinions in this post are entirely my own and are not influenced by Puro Coffee.

Puro Coffee contacted me to ask if I would review their coffee.  The ethical stance of Puro interested me and I do love a good cup of coffee. The package arrived beautifully presented in a rustic style.

Puro coffee sack

Puro Coffee is Fairtrade, which means that the coffee farmers get a better price for their produce. Puro also contribute 2% of turnover (rather than profits) to The World Land Trust. Their contribution has so far resulted in the purchase of 5,600 acres of exceptionally diverse rainforest. They also invest in social initiatives such as Trees4Schools in Africa which has planted trees and vegetable gardens helping to feed some of those most in need in Africa.

This is all great and a business that works so closely with charity to make the world a better place should be commended and supported.

If you are going to buy a coffee though you need to know that it tastes good. My review sample contained the three blends Noble, Organic and Fuerte. You can also get Noble as a decaffeinated coffee.

I make my coffee with a stove top espresso maker and like it made with half very strong coffee and half hot milk. What would you call this if you ordered it at a well known coffee house? A latte? A cafe au lait? A Flat White? I never know and I am too scared of the efficient barista to ask.

What I look for in a coffee is a dark roast with a kick of fieriness, a touch of bitterness and plenty of body. So my favourite of the Puro range is the Fuerte, made with half Arabica and half Robusta. The Organic blend is 100% Arabica  and the Noble is 80% Arabica and 20% Robusta. Having said that the Fuerte is my favourite, the other two are fine coffees. If you prefer a lighter roast then Organic is the blend for you.

Puro coffees are available in the UK at National Trust cafes, Leon and the Royal Parks among others. The range will also be available to buy online direct from the Puro At Home website soon.

If you would like to learn more about the social initiatives that Puro are involved with you can watch a video here.

 

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8 responses to “Puro Coffee – A Review

  1. That’s interesting. As you know, I’m based in France, so I’ll have to buy some in the UK when we’re next over: we are near Fountains’s Abbey so their shop will deliver I hope. I had a look at the website, but my Dutch isn’t all it might be … 😉

    Having said that, it’s getting increasingly easy to buy good fair trade coffee. I’m fond of Union Hand-roasted and Grumpy Mule, among others.

    • Hi Margaret, I hope you manage to find some Puro, perhaps they will sell in France soon. I once tried to learn Dutch. I lasted 3 lessons before I changed the subject of my thesis. Grumpy Mule sounds interesting.

  2. I’m impressed with their business practices, concern for the environment and fair trade payment to the farmers. Thanks for the excellent review, Kath.

  3. I too was attracted by the ethical stance of the company. I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but I do like these coffees. The Fuerte was a good one for baking with, although the Organic was my favourite for drinking. Wasn’t the parcel lovely?

    • I saw your lovely recipe. I attempted coffee biscotti but my baking is just off the mark lately – hence the lack of posts. The parcel was lovely, I think I ‘ooh’-ed as it came out of the box, and I like that we liked different blends.

  4. What a lovely write up. I have to say I really enjoy Puro Noble with hot chocolate (Mocha’s are my weakness)

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