Last updated on March 17th, 2020 at 12:36 pm
Recently I received a 10oz can of Cafe Bustelo espresso ground coffee to try.
The last time I had tried Cafe Bustelo was in the USA (I lived there for several years before coming home to the UK) where I occasionally drank it.
I can’t say that Cafe Bustelo was one of my favourite tasting coffees. Nevertheless, I was eager to give it another try in the comfort of my own home and back on home soil.
Cafe Bustelo with a cafetiere
I prepared the coffee in my preferred way using a glass cafetiere (sometimes a Moka pot -Cafe Bustelo grounds are good enough to use this method) a brief stir then I let sit for a few minutes.
The coffee produced a nice medium-dark looking cup of java.
A nostalgic trip down memory lane
This time, the coffee tasted much better, however, it brought back the memory of an earthy dark bitter taste. It’s not unpleasant and after a short while, you get used to it. I did have that slightly nostalgic feel when you hear a piece of music or taste something sweet that jogs your memory.
Currently, I'm into illy coffee
However, I feel there are much better off-the-shelf coffees on the market and when I'm not indulging in a flat-white at the local artisan coffee shop near me, then at home I'm enjoying a combination of illy classic medium roast and I mix in some illy dark roasted into the classic. (4 spoons of illy medium and 1 spoon of Illy dark).
Where to Buy Cafe Bustelo in the UK
Looking to try Cafe Bustelo in the UK? I have found that Amazon has the best prices and the following sellers have been reliably consistent.
- Bustelo brick -10 oz brick pack – £6.39
- Bustelo Espresso multipack – 4 x 283g packs – £24.98
- Bustelo Espresso ground coffee – 10z can – £7.43
What does Café Bustelo taste like?
It's an acquired taste and for many of its fans a nostalgic trip down memory lane, for others it is part of their lifestyle. It’s has a dark, earthy taste with a medium aroma. For those that want to try an original style Cuban espresso then you will appreciate this coffee.
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