Coffee Bags

Camp kitchen


Rating: 7.7 / 10
Value for Money   1.8 / 2.5
Taste 1.2 / 2.5
Convenience     2.4 / 2.5
Weight 2.3 / 2.5

Coffee Bags Review

Now I need to fess up here; I’m a coffee snob. It’s taken me many years to work out what I like and put simply, that’s plunger coffee. I do realise this is not to everyone’s taste and most people aren’t so fussy as far as coffee goes and if that’s you then coffee bags may be the way to go.

Coffee bags are definitely a step above freeze-dried coffee in taste but with that comes extra rubbish and added expense. We compared  a number of varieties including from a well known brand that now seems to have disappeared of the market. The main and most commonly available brand in Australia is Robert Timms.  So how did they preform?

Robert Timms Coffee bags

The brand most readily available on the Australian market and usually very easy to find

Robert Timms Royal Special

He said: Expensive instant coffee

She said: Expensive instant coffee


Robert Timms Mocha Kenya style

He said: Weak, insipid

She said: Weak and tastes a bit like tea


Robert Timms Italian Expresso style

He said: I didn’t mind this one, in fact this is my preferred option of the six we tried

She said: Closest to cafe coffee style

We Like

  • Coffee bags are a step above instant for freeze dried coffee
  • Coffee bags are convienient to make and to dispose of
  • Relatively inexpensive option (unless you have to import them!)
  • Lightweight option

We Don't Like

  • My coffee snobbishness is such that I will give up coffee before drinking something that doesn’t pass my taste test. Coffee bags are one such thing
  • My apologies for all those people out there who love coffee bags

Taste testing different coffee bag options

Best Uses

  • For those hikers out there who want a quick and easy option but can’t stand instant coffee

Buy One

You can Purchase Robert Timms Coffee bags from just about any supermarket in Australia


This review was done with product purchased from a retail supplier by Australian Hiker

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