Black Sheep Robusta Coffee - Review and Giveaway

Though not a massive coffee lover, I enjoy having a cup of coffee with doughnuts. 'Arabica' is what we normally consume in our household. A couple of weeks back I received an email asking if I would be interested in sampling Black Sheep 'Robusta' Coffee which has a rich and creamy taste with a hint of walnut and dark chocolate(yummy) and a lower-acidity flavour than 'Arabica'. I agreed. The mention of walnut and dark chocolate was enough to tempt me :)

Robusta Revival - 100% Specialty Grade Robusta (Ground Beans)
227g for £7.90

The brand in question - Black Sheep Coffee - is a pioneering new company that has launched the UK’s first fine Robusta bean product. Black Sheep Coffee was founded by four friends - Gabe, Anders, Eirik and Max - who quit their respective corporate jobs to follow their passion for coffee.

There is a general assumption among people that Robusta is only used for low-grade instant coffees, but Black Sheep Coffee are here with their 'Robusta' coffee to debunk that assumption. Their product comes from a single-estate(the Sethuraman Estate) in India. It is the only estate in the world to have received three “Fine Robusta” certifications by tasting experts. I am not surprised since coffee is loved and widely consumed in South India from where I originally come :) The Robusta coffee from Black Sheep is available as beans or ground. I opted to try out the 'ground' version.



Both myself and Mr.H (he is more of a coffee lover than me) have had this coffee many times over the past 2 weeks. It has a smoother and full bodied taste compared to the 'Arabica' that we have got accustomed to drinking. However, the aroma is something that I am unable to adjust to.

The Robusta beans are very low in acidity. So that makes this coffee a perfect early morning cup for people who have acidity problems. Robusta beans also naturally contain twice the amount of caffeine as their Arabica counter-parts which means this will be the perfect cuppa if you have a very active lifestyle. If you have not tasted 'Robusta' earlier or have apprehensions about its quality, then you should try the Black Sheep Robusta Revival Coffee with an open mind. You will be surprised by its taste and caffeine punch, but the fragrance may take some time adjusting to.

You can check out the entire product range here: www.leavetheherdbehind.com And now comes the best part. One lucky reader of DB Reviews stands a chance to win the following:
  • 1 pack of 227g Robusta Revival - 100% Specialty Grade Robusta (Whole Beans) £7.90 and
  • 1 pack of 227g Robusta Revival - 100% Specialty Grade Robusta (Ground Beans) £7.90

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48 comments

  1. strong and black sweetened with palm sugar or coconut syrup

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  2. I love my coffee with fresh ground beans and lots of foamy milk on top

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  3. Black with a dollop of local honey.

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  4. strong and black (with a warm croissant)

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  5. Black and strong with a dollop of organic honey.

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  6. strong and black, normally on the way to work in a travel mug, not the most ideal method, but the only chance i get for a cup

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  7. Strong, with milk and a tiny bit of brown sugar

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  8. i like it black with 1 sugar x

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  9. I love my early morning cup of filtered coffee with plenty of milk and a spoonful of demerara sugar :)

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  10. Strong with a dash of milk (or even better, cream!) and a little bit of brown sugar.

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  11. strong with a little dash of milk

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  12. I like my coffee with milk

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  13. I just bought a dolce gusto machine so that is my coffee fad for now, but it changes to different types/styles all the time.

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  14. Milk and two sugars

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  15. faye huntington6 July 2014 at 22:39

    with milk! :) faye x

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  16. I love my coffee strong & black, my tip is to never use boiling water only hot, such a better taste

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  17. black and strong :)

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  18. Strong with a dash of milk - sets you up for the day xx

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  19. Christine Mutter14 July 2014 at 21:59

    With whipped cream and caramel sauce on top

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  20. Milk and a little bit of cinnamon

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  21. Lisa brandling15 July 2014 at 09:24

    Hot! NATO standard

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  22. Strong with just a dash of milk.

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  23. I love my coffee with just a little milk and not too strong :)

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  24. Very Strong with a hint of milk and a sprinkle of sugar to take of the edge

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  25. I love it bitter, black and strong

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  26. not too milky and not too dark, no sugar, I'm sweet enough ;)

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  27. Samantha Freeman17 July 2014 at 08:20

    I like my coffee made just with milk if it's instant or a latte if buying it

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  28. Depends on time of day and where I am so at home ranges from all milk with sugar with my breakfast to black no sugar and if out, either cappuccino or just black.

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  29. Made into an Irish coffee :-)

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  30. I like my coffee strong and with a little bit of milk and a little sugar. My tip is that the hotter the coffee the better tasting it is.

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  31. I like a huge cafetiere of good coffee for a leisurely weekend. Steaming hot with plenty of milk.

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