Cappuccino, 7-eleven coffee

This is the second 7-eleven coffee I am reviewing. The first one did not get posted online because it was not good (I did not stir the coffee as the shot was being poured to mix the coffee/milk and it challenging to drink!).

It’s a bit weak, a little creamy, not bad for a companion to hang out with in the car while doing a road trip. There is something of a “coffee” flavour in it…if I can say that. If you want a “coffee” I would not recommend, but if you want something, then ok get it.

If you desire, you can get this for $1 at any 7-eleven or free if you fill up 7 times with the 7-eleven app.

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Elephant in The Room, Langhorne Creek, Stupendous Shiraz 2017

It smells like wine, four time award winner, soft and gentle, like a cold flowing river in Germany. Very soft, almost like you don’t realise it, but you get that feeling of warmth and a fireplace too; like being snug in winter. Pleasant, charming and relaxing.

Google to find where to get this great bottle!

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McGuigan Black Label, Cabernet Sauvignon

You know that feeling when you jump into a pool, then you know when you dive deeper and deeper and deeper, and it’s cold at the bottom of the swimming pool. It’s something like that. Anyway, the coolness relates to the bubbles that you feel on your tongue as you swish the wine in your mouth. And then it leaves a sweet/sour aftertaste after you swallow it; more on the sour side – it just sits in your mouth. It’s like after a fireplace has burnt out, it’s like the ash that sits in the fireplace (the feel of the experience, not the taste of ash!).

Again a wine from a friend so google will be your best friend to find a bottle to buy!

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Atiru, Marlborough, Sauvignon Blank 2018

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Tried on a date with 9 candles…the bottle described the vineyard the wine originated from in New Zealand as being in-between mountains. It reminded me of the mountains in New Zealand that have the snow and ice on them. When the sun comes out and it warms up, the snow and ice melt. So with this wine, when you put it in your mouth, it’s like the snow and ice melting in your mouth. But then, once it has ‘melted’ in your mouth it has a bitter after-taste; not the bitter taste like a beer, but enough to say “Ahh, that’s a wine.”

You will need to google where to find this wine sorry!

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Champagne, Louis Auger, France, Brut

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All I can say is not bad. Champaign’y’, it has bubbles, has a fruity taste. Yeah, would recommend it for a special occasion. Economically priced, not going to set you back too far. The bank account can still look ok. Tried it down at Yallingup at a holiday house. Highly recommend it as something to share with friends.

You will need to google where to find it as I was given a taste by a friend.

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cabernet sauvignon, pensilva 2017

cabernet sauvignon, pensilva 2017

Smooth and a little bit of a tang at the back of the mouth. But with a hearty lot of ribs slightly charred, you don’t know the tang from the wine. It’s also sweet and sour like a warhead, but without the sour cringe on the tongue a warhead gives. Enjoyable & reasonably priced. The little bitterness on the tongue at the end is nothing to worry about.

You can buy this for around $10 according to Vivino, but does not seem to be stocked at Dan Murpheys.

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blend #4, karvan coffee

An espresso shot was poured from 19g of fresh grounds from a manual machine (i.e. without milk) … with the grind settings changed from blend #3 we are hoping for a 36 mL pour in 24 seconds … after spilling those grounds and trying again the coffees were ready … mmm cold winters night in Germany, maybe even snowing, chill in the air but warm at cosy. Almost a maple syrup / woody / smoked flavour. Perhaps toasted fruitcake with a sweet aftertaste. Very smooth.

Adding a little milk … a very different taste … brings out the woody note a little more. It’s like the bitter taste in 70-90% cocoa chocolate.

You can buy this coffee from Leaf Bean Machine in Bibra Lake, Western Australia.

blend #3, karvan coffee

An espresso shot was poured from 19g of fresh grounds from a manual machine (i.e. without milk) … so the total pour was 23 mL total done over 24 seconds for #3 blend … perhaps we should have got 36 mL so we were grinding it a little fine so we are expecting a more bitter coffee because we were extracting it slower … ohh that’s smooth; it tastes a bit more like coffee! Almost like I didn’t feel it in my mouth. Then there’s a nice dark coffee note that lingers – it’s like a warm wood fired room on a rainy cold day; just nice and cosy. It makes me sleepy. Very nice.

Adding a little milk … it often changes everything … so this one I’d almost prefer as a shot … or a long mac topped up (i.e. just a dash of milk on-top). It’s not got the hats the ladies wear on Melbourne Race Day; it’s more of a smart cap. A straightforward coffee.

You can buy this coffee from Leaf Bean Machine in Bibra Lake, Western Australia.

blend #2, karvan coffee

An espresso shot was poured from 19g of fresh grounds from a manual machine (i.e. without milk) … a lot nicer and smoother than #1 … leaves a more bitter than sour note in your mouth … it starts off as that classic coffee taste you would get from a Lavazza Coffee in Italy – then ends with a flurry of chocolate/caramel flavour. The middle note seems off.

Adding a little milk … doesn’t change the flavour as much as milk does to other coffees; a similar flavour is coming through. With milk it gets rid of the sour note / middle peak note before it changes to the chocolate flavour … the chocolate crescendo.

You can buy this coffee from Leaf Bean Machine in Bibra Lake, Western Australia.

blend #1, karvan coffee

blend #1, karvan coffee

An espresso shot was poured from 19g of fresh grounds from a manual machine (i.e. without milk) … a single origin seasonal blend … the first taste is like that sour feeling you get in your mouth when you taste a red wine before eating any food. The citrus taste was strong … very interesting … sour grapefruit notes – it almost doesn’t taste like coffee!

Adding a little milk … rounds all the edges off and is “not bad.”

You can buy this coffee from Leaf Bean Machine in Bibra Lake, Western Australia.