Taylors Hot Lava Java is a “high caffeine” coffee. The grounds themselves aren’t as dark as you might expect, but the aroma certainly packs a huge punch. It’s full of rich, deeply roasted beans without any hint of singeing, a hint of bitter dark chocolate and just a whiff of tobacco.
Once brewed, there’s more of a spiced wood aroma along with a background of dark muscovado sugar.
In the mouth, it’s a seriously strong coffee; a big, rich mouthfeel, rich roasted flavors with just the barest undercurrent of caramel and a balanced but assertive bitter finish.