As a traditional European coffee staple, Jacobs Coffee is one of the most renowned brands within Germany and its surrounding countries. Due to its popularity, the Jacobs Krönung (also known as Jacobs Monarch) T-Discs for Tassimo Coffeemakers had a large reputation to uphold. Originating in the late 1800’s, Jacobs in Europe is as synonymous with coffee as Starbucks is in the United States.
Its flavor is rich and full bodied. Smooth on the tongue, Jacobs Kronung is rather low in acidity although the brightness is appropriate. While not as effervescent as I had anticipated by its fruity aroma, the two did in fact correspond without disappointing. Flavor nuances of the brew were complex and welcoming. Nuances of apricot and honey, melded with the slightest hints of chocolate, and finishing with an almost hickory wood flavor are characteristic of Jacobs Kronung. This coffee is expertly brewed and roasted and unlike some of the more popular American coffee brands, is not bitter or burnt tasting despite its bold taste. It is for this reason that Jacobs Krönung can be easily enjoyed black as well as with cream and/or your choice of sweetening agent.
The light to medium roasting profile of Jacobs Kronung It is also suitable as an all day blend and is as brilliant when paired with desserts as it is with meals. Also, as the roasting profile is on the lighter end of the spectrum, it contains more caffeine then a darker roast. However, most coffee drinkers are under the impression that the darker the coffee is roasted, that the cup contains more caffeine. This is untrue, as the roasting process actually extracts caffeine from the coffee bean. This having been said, the longer the bean is roasted, the more caffeine is lost. This fact makes Jacobs Kronung a perfect medley of flavor, and pick me up.
In addition to the fine European flavor profile featured by the Jacobs Kronung blend, it is also brewed in the traditional European measurement of 6 oz. As Americans often opt for a larger cup (especially in the morning) this factor may make for a turn off to this particular T-Disc. With its slightly smaller brew size, Jacobs Kronung T-Discs for the Tassimo may not be suitable for those that prefer a larger cup of coffee. However, one can modify this by adding slightly more water, or even a creamer T-Disc to bring it an 8 oz cup without affecting the taste tremendously. This is also a great option for those individuals choosing a slightly less bold cup.
Jacobs Krönung T-Discs for Tassimo Coffeemakers are available in both 16 and 32 disc packages, and can be purchased from fine retailers everywhere both in stores, as well as online.