I love the Royal Vinter coffees. I get excited when I receive my annual Royal Vinter post card that it's on it's way. I then order extra's of all three. As a gift,it's a nice gift if a tad overpriced. Make sure the receivee loves coffee otherwise it may be a bit bold for your average drinker.
If you're not extremely careful about audibly snapping the lid shut the basket overflows. It also cannot be used as a pause and brew ever: both scenerios ruin the keeps hot plate. the lid doesn't fit the caraffe well either and dribbling onto the counter while pouring should be expected.
I like this coffee, which I 'discovered' last Christmas Season, so much that I gave it away as a gift#s# last Christmas, keeping a good sized stash here for out house. Bearing in mind that taste is very subjective, I find it to be one of the best flavored coffees out there. I've drunk so much of it I'm becoming just a smidge bored with it - but I know that This too shall pass. It's sweet but not overwhelmingly, medium blend with no after taste . Mostly drink it as a perfect wake me up in AMs but have also found it to be a pleasant evening, after a meal coffee. Being that I don't like sweeteners in my coffee Peacan Torte is a great balance of coffee and a nutty hint, could easily accompany desert without overwhelming it.
I love the Toraja and buy a lot of it when it's available. Toraja and Harrarr which twas disappointingly discontinued, are staples here, my very favorites. I am not able to articulate why , exacatly but : it's spice ish, sweet is, nutty ish, nothing overwhelming yet something about it is magic to these taste buds. I tell people about it and where I'd discovered it and currently buy it.
I bought a whole bunch of these when I realized Gevalia was offering it. I should have tried it first. It's good, I like it and drink it regularly (because I bought 12 of them....) but I've had better Pumpkin Spice coffees elsewhere. Considering the price , I'll buy it elsewhere for 1/2 the price. .
It's a nice blend. It's your average, typical blended commercial coffee. Slightly more bold than I prefer but I'll drink it . And if they give it away I'd surely drink it haha. I don't typically purchase it from Gevalia because the blend is similar to any commercial blend you can find in the gormet section of any TJ Max @ 1/2 the price.
I've had all kinds of Blue Mountain Jamaican coffee and was surprised to be disappointed in Gevalia's version of it. As a coffee I find Jamaican Blue Mountain in general - boring. Gevalia's version is just a bit more bold, making it boringly bold and way overpriced.
This is one of my all time favorites, I love the spice which is not overwhelming. I'm not typically a bold coffee drinker but this is not the French Roast or Italian or even S. American bold, it is exquisite. This blend is the only thing I look forward to as winter approaches New England, Boston winters.