Saturday, April 24, 2010

Nabob Coffee: The World's Most Decadent Blends

"Treat the Earth well. It is not inherited from your parents; it is borrowed from your children." - Kenyan Proverb 
Photo 1. The Nabob Coffee kit I received from BzzAgent

I apologized for the poor quality of the last two photos; they were taken with my cell phone. Also I add a lot of milk and sugar to my coffee so it alters the natural dark color of the drink. :S

Introduction
Thank you BzzAgent for sending me two tins of Nabob Coffee to review. I have to mention this again, as a BzzAgent I have a code of conduct to abide to that is be a natural and honest communicator, a listener, and to have fun! I welcome all questions or comments. If you have them please leave them in the comment section below or send me an email at bioscisweetie[at]gmail[dot]com.

My Experience with Nabob Coffee
I am a sucker for decadent coffee. By 'decadent' I don't mean expensive, overrated coffee with toppings and severed to me by a barista. I mean coffee that makes me involuntary smile after my first sip, and makes my belly warm and toes tingle.  I definitely found that warm and soulful experience in Nabob's Coffee. The dark roast, Full City Metropolis, is a rich, bold and flavorful brew. In contrast, the medium roast Breakfast Blend is a lighter drink with light citrus tones. I like both blends equally. :) See, I'm not a picky drinker.

More Experiences: Coffee Time for My Family and Friends 
I served the two blends of coffee to my friends, aunties and uncles who stopped by our house and there was a strong preference divide. I had twelve good friends stop by my place for an intensive study get together. There was no significant gender difference, even though the group was female dominant; 7 females and 5 males. All the 20-something year olds liked the Breakfast Blend because there is a light kick and zest of citrus. My friends said the Full City Metropolis is too strong and intense for their tastes. Anyhow it turned out to be a rowdy "study" session...everyone was a tad talkative and excited from the coffee sampling session.

My aunties and uncles who visited us had a high preference for the dark roast. They enjoyed and value the distinctive robust flavor and classic coffee "oomph". My relatives said the Breakfast formula is weak and tangy. The coffee was so delicious that they asked seconds on the dark roast. After I served them second cups I also I gave out my coupons for $1 off the product to my family.

Why I Support Nabob Coffee (in no particular order...)
  1. The decadent coffee is amazingly affordable. 311g-326g canisters the retail price is approximately $5.29 and the 915g-930g tins cost about $11.49 (from my Bzzguide).
  2. The canister wall is made from 100% recycled material. Do I need to elaborate more? 
  3. There is eight distinct flavors to choose from. Aside from the two mentioned blends there's also Espresso, Summit 100% Columbian, Tradition, Sumatra, and Traditional Swiss Water Decaffeinated.
  4. 60% of the coffee is Rainforest Alliance Certified with the exception of the Sumatra Blend. Nabob Coffee Company's endeavor is to increase their amount of certified coffee to 100%. I highly approve of their goal because sustainability is vital. Like I mentioned in my previous post about Green Works detergent...it is crucial that industries make quality products that meets our needs, meanwhile being respectful of our earth. 

Connection to Lecture Material
I highly recommend my readers to watch the documentary Black Harvest (1992). It's about  cash crops, exploitation,coffee-plantations in Papua New Guinea, and global and local dynamics. It is a spectacular documentary that I have watched three times! Check out a more comprehensive review of the motion-picture. After watching the film you will have a greater understand why I support fair-trade.

 Conclusion
Nabob Coffee Company has further heightened my consciousness about sustainability. If we unify on an individual level and on an institutional level we can avoid tragedy of the commons. I am ecstatic to see companies like Nabob Coffee Company being environmental, economically, and socially responsible. I will continue to be a loyal consumer of their fine coffee.

Thanks for reading! Also I want to thank everyone for being really patient with me these past couple of weeks. I promise to post more regularly now that I'm done exams. ^____^

10 comments:

Rain said...

Mmmmm, it was damn good coffee. You didn't drink it before bed...did you? Or else you're silly. :P

Kendra said...

HAHAHA, we should go coffee shop hopping...get it? Instead of bar hopping... Anyhow, great review. You are really conscious about the repercussions of your actions...you go girl!~

Cindy said...

Damn, I think I was rick roll'd. Did you overload on coffee b4 bedtime? Hehehe, invite me over girl. I wanna try this decadent coffee you speak of.

Gia said...

Yummy coffee makes me happy too! :)

Anonymous said...

I saw this on sale at Safeway. 2 canisters for $5 w/ the coupon it's just $4. Hottttttt deal.

Bev said...

I love their coffee. I feel like I am making a difference when I buy their stuff.

Anonymous said...

I have been trying to find information about Nabob and whether their coffee is fair trade, or ethical. I see a lot about the environment, but can't find anything about them and child labor or slavery. Do you know any resources?

Margaret said...

Hi Anonymous,

Thanks for the message. Unfortunately I don't have that sort of information. I just know about their environmental commitments. Please let me know if you find any information on those topics!

Anonymous said...

Is it an instant coffee or is it require coffee maker? I bought traditional nabob.

Margaret said...

Unfortunately this is not instant coffee. The coffee requires a coffee maker, or a coffee press.

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