Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Today's Review: Costa Caramel Cortado


Costa have expanded their cortado range again lately, with the addition of this caramel variety. The mocha cortado made an appearance last year, and was a pretty good effort, so I was excited to see what this one had in store. If you haven't tried a cortado, it's a tiny coffee. Two shots, topped with a little bit of milk. This one also has caramel swirled into it, as well as caramel crumb, so I assumed it would be sweeter than your regular cortado.

This is definitely a sweet addition to the range. The caramel flavour is pretty thoroughly mixed in, it can be tasted in each sip. The caramel crumb is a fairly good addition, it adds a nice little crunchy texture with an extra burst of flavour. It can, admittedly, get a bit sickly at times due to the extra caramel in the crumb, but on the whole this is a pretty good coffee. Underneath the caramel is a nice intense hit of coffee, mixed in with some good, creamy milk. I still prefer the original cortado, but this is something a little different, it's nice to see the range expanding.

My rating: 4/5

4 comments:

  1. I went and had a caramel cortado in the centre of Oxford and they put syrup in it instead of the sugar it was horrible I've been having these for years and according to the male that served me they always use syrup and insisted they never use the caramel sugar in any Costa coffee ( horrible intimating male)

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  2. Exact same experience at the Darnley drive through today. Horrible

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  3. Exact same problem encountered today at the Darnley store. Syrup just ruins it

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  4. Exact same problem encountered today at the Darnley store. Syrup just ruins it

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