GEAR | Rave Colombia El Carmen Single Origin Coffee – Review

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It’s no secret that I love a good cup of coffee in the morning, and especially so when camping. Making the perfect brew in a tent isn’t always easy though, but the clever V60 dripper makes it easy to brew fresh coffee even at the campsite. Pair it with some great coffee and you’ve got the perfect brew!

Rave coffee review

What is it?

Rave Coffee Colombia El Carmen Filter Coffee

How much is it?

£5.75 250g or £19.99 1kg

Tasting notes

  • Medium brown in colour with a stronger flavour and a non-oily surface. Roasted for strong Filter or Espresso
  • Fully washed, the mucilage is removed and then the parchment is dried on patios or roofs with variable shade until moisture reaches approx. 10-12%
Rave Coffee Colombia El Carmen Filter Coffee

What we thought

Firstly, you can’t help but notice the funky packaging design which immediately makes the coffee look interesting and cool. A good amount of information on flavour notes and tasting is provided on the pack and I couldn’t wait to give it a try.

Rave coffee review

As well as the coffee, we also received a V60 dripper as I was keen to be able to brew good coffee whilst away camping, instead of relying on coffee bags as I have been doing since my old Bodum cafetiere got broken in transit.

The brew guide that was included is a nice touch and I found it super helpful. I’d never used this kind of dripper before, and the information contained in the guide was illuminating and made me feel like a bit of a pro!

Sustainably sourced, this is a medium roast coffee with a lovely rich taste that we both really like and find incredibly easy to drink. I almost always drink my coffee black, and I’ve had to seriously ration myself as I want to make sure I’ve still got some left to enjoy when I go camping next week!

The V60 dripper is available to buy from Rave Coffee and it’s ideal for taking camping. I definitely prefer the way my coffee tastes prepared this way, compared to using my Kenwood kMix drip coffee machine at home.

As well as tots of other types of coffee and accessories, Rave Coffee do some cool coffee bundles so you can try a few varieties and find the one you like most. They also do coffee subscription boxes, so you need never run out of your favourite coffee again!

Pros

  • Great full flavour
  • Sustainably sourced
  • Available in 2 different sizes
  • Free delivery on orders over £25
  • The V60 dripper is ideal for use when camping or away on holiday
  • Makes a fabulous Espresso

Cons

  • Tastes so good it’s hard to limit myself to 1 cup a day!
Rave coffee review

DISCLOSURE | Thank you to Rave who supplied the featured product to us to test. We were not paid to write this review.

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