I'm probably a little bit of a coffee snob. If I can't have a properly made one from a coffee shop or one from my Tassimo machine, I tend not to bother. I don't drink it at work as I just don't drink instant.
This instant caught my eye however as it contained one of my favourite flavours: amaretto. The fact it's a small, independent company rather than from a big corporation also made me give it a go. And actually it's pretty nice for an instant.
Opening the jar, you instantly get lovely aromas of almond and a roasted nuttiness that is sweet and inviting. As an instant, it's pretty simple to use - just add boiling water to a spoonful and you're done. They recommend adding milk and I would agree. I like my coffee black and intense but milk seems appropriate here. It gives the coffee a lovely creamy caramel colour and makes it seem a bit more special.
In many ways it's similar to an amaretto latte but without the sugary, artificial syrup. The taste is mild and very smooth with no harshness at all. It's slightly sweet with a distinct, obvious amaretto flavour. It will never compete with a well made flat white but it's excellent instant with a lovely different taste.