13 April 2020

Pod Coffee But No Machine Required: Kenco Duo Latte (Sainsbury's) By @Cinabar

Kenco Duo Latte


I’m sure I can’t be the only person in lockdown who is desperately missing a drink at their local coffee chain. The simple pleasure of buying a latte and a cake on a trip out seems so far away at the minute. The next best thing is to make a decent cup of coffee at home. We have a pod machine, well two different ones if I’m completely honest, I may have a ‘coffee problem’ but I like it. :-D For those that don’t have a coffee pod machine Kenco have decided these new Kenco Duo Latte coffee pods which don’t need a machine, I couldn’t resist trying them out.

Kenco Duo Latte

There is one pod per drink, which manages to make both the milk and coffee element of the latte separately.

Kenco Duo Latte

Firstly you peel off the first lid and pour the milk powder into a mug, oh yes and importantly boil the kettle.

Kenco Duo Latte

Underneath the milk powder is a second lid, this needs to be peeled off.

Kenco Duo Latte

Inside is espresso powder.

Kenco Duo Latte

Now the kettle has boiled we add the water to the coffee element, inside the pod. I did not stir this at all.

Kenco Duo Latte

It bubbled though and looked ready to go.

Kenco Duo Latte

I also added water to the milk powder in the mug.

Kenco Duo Latte

I stirred the mug a lot, it was lumpy and as I stirred some of the air bubble disappeared meaning there was less in the mug than I thought there would be.

Kenco Duo Latte

I added the espresso to the milk and it looked quite proper, next time I do it I’ll add a little more water to the milk powder, but it created a decent looking cup, complete with an espresso trail.

Kenco Duo Latte

My first sip I ended up getting a milk powder lump, and there were a few more in the drink, I did stir it a lot so I’m not sure how to avoid this. The taste was good though, the coffee was rich and smooth and the milk section did taste good. It was a nice tasting coffee but it was a little faffy to make but I enjoyed it, I just wish I could get the milk section a bit smoother. I’m curious enough to try the cappuccino version though.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Hi there , I have the exact same issue , no matter how much stirring u do the lumps don't go i even used a mini wisk and still had lumps 😡😡😡😡

But was a dam nice cuppa

cinabar said...

Handy tip - I bought the cappuccino version and it was easier to mix, so much so I bought a second box. There is a hint of sweetness in that one though which I noticed as I don't normally have sugar in coffee.