The best of the Gevalia line, bar none
This is by far the best coffee in the whole Gevalia line; for that matter, it is in the top three coffees I have ever had anywhere! I was an exchange student in Vienna for my junior year of college. The real Cafe Sperl (yes--it does exist!) was between the little pension where I lived and my classroom building. I was a "regular" at that Cafe (as well as Cafe Museum right down the street!). I spent hours with coffee at Cafe Sperl and the Int'l Herald Tribune newspaper during that year. You can imagine my delight when Gevalia introduced this coffee some years back. It has an aroma like no other, excellent mouthfeel, and a full,rich flavor without a hint of bitterness. It is a tragedy that the bean counters from Kraft, Gevalia's corporate parent, who are clearly not coffee mavens, are now apparently exerting excessive control and are working to remove this ambrosia from the line-up in favor of more pedestrian and larger selling varieties. In short, try this one before it is gone!
December 19, 2013
What a GREAT coffe! What a shame it was cancelled!!
This is one of my favorite coffees. I've been ordering it for years and am so disappointed that they cancelled it without notification. I've been a customer for over 15 years and am cancelling my account. How disappointing.
December 17, 2013
Why Get Rid Of the Best Coffee
This is or should I say was the best coffee offered from Gevalia. I just came back to the company for this specific coffee and noticed it was unavailable. Hoping this was for a short time I opened up auto ship and began ordering again and now I see it has been discontinued. Not a wise choice! Not sure what I am going to do, I also get coffee shipped to my home from another company monthly as well. What is the reason for getting rid of this blend?
December 11, 2013
My all time favorite!
I am so sorry Café Sperl is discontinued! I never get tired of this coffee. It was a wonderfully aromatic morning friend for years and just as good for an afternoon inspiration, with or without cream and sugar. Please bring it back.
December 4, 2013
best coffee ever
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can replace this excellent coffee with? I have had it on auto delivery forever. HELP I will probably end up canceling my membership.
December 4, 2013
Cafe Sperl - discontinued!! :(
I just love this coffee and it gets awesome reviews, so why on earth has it been discontinued?? I'm so disappointed!!
November 26, 2013
THEY HAVE DISCONTINUED MY FAVORITE COFFEE - WHY?!!!
The review is a one-star due to Gevalia discontiuing this FIVE STAR coffee. i have had a membership with Gevalia for many many years ordering this coffee regularly through all that time. I am heartbroken that they've discontinued this and have had to cancel my membership because of it. Please bring it back!
November 24, 2013
This is how coffee should taste
I was recently informed that the ground Sperl was being discontinued, but that the whole bean would still be available. That had better be true, or I will cancel my autoship account, which I've had since the early 90s.
Sperl is a very rich, full-bodied coffee, with just a hint on acidity. Each time you take a sip of this, you'll go, "ooh, this is good coffee." I promise.
October 12, 2013
My favorite by far.
Cafe Sperl is my absolute favorite. It's been my automatic order exclusively for a few years now. I even take it with me when traveling, especially outside the U.S. Imagine my disappointment when I was told IT'S BEEN DISCONTINUED and my auto order could not be filled!!! Not sure what to try now since the Rep told me there really is no comparable coffee. HELP!
September 14, 2013
I absolutely love this decaf coffee - it has such a nice, robust flavor and I highly recommend it! :-)
August 17, 2013
A perfect cup of coffee to grace a serious business conversation
Hint of toasted (coffee) oil aroma, rich, dark flavor, smooth and well balanced, toasted oil hint (aftertaste) on the palate.
A richly balanced blend possessing a full body and aroma, a perfect cup of coffee to grace a serious business conversation.
August 11, 2013
Truly like European coffee
This coffee has been the first one to remind me of the coffee I had while in Italy. It is perfectly balanced and full of flavor. Truly enjoyable!
July 7, 2013
by far my FAV Gevalia coffee.. Buying some when on sale.
June 26, 2013
My all-time favorite
After residing in Germany for 7 years, I have been avidly seeking a good replacement for the German Coffee I enjoyed there. Cafe Sperl is the closest I have tasted. If you happen to make it too strong, it never tastes bitter. I have been buying this flavor for years and always considered it my special treat even when my budget was strained.
April 25, 2013
Best of the best
I've bought this for years because it's the best blend Gevalia makes! Nothing makes you feel as if you're sitting in one of those justly famous, fabulous cafés of Vienna like drinking this coffee.
April 24, 2013
One of my all time favorites. Bold taste with no bitterness. Europeans know good coffee and this is a blend that deserves the reputation as one of their best.
April 24, 2013
My Fave Coffee
I love the flavor and boldness of Cafe Sperl. I have been drinking this coffee for about ten years. I try other flavor but I always go back to Cafe Sperl. I am a coffee snob and only Gevalia will do!
March 18, 2013
Coffee is smooth and enlightening.
I love this coffee. I feel like I am in Vienna drinking this coffee. I purchase in every shipment. The European Coffeehouse collection is my favorite.
January 12, 2013
Perfect any time
I've been drinking this blend since it was first available. Without question, it's our favorite coffee--full-bodied, aromatic, and smooth. It has a slight cinnamon aroma that is great to wake up to! An excellent coffee for anyone who loves dark roast.
November 14, 2012
Best coffee Gevalia offers!
I started drinking coffee in the Navy(strong & black) and this blend is the best I've ever had. I've been using it for many years and start my day with a large cup of black coffee, the way it's meant to be consumed. It's rich, smooth w/o any bitterness. After trying many of Gevalia's coffee selections, this is the only one I buy.
October 17, 2012
Great flavor, not too strong and not bitter at all. Would buy again.
September 18, 2012
smooth and flavorable
I have included this coffee in every order for years. Though many coffees have been tried, Cafe' Sperl is the only one that I really enjoy. It is smooth and rich. I make it with one level T per cup. Serve with light milk/cream and Splenda sweetener.
August 21, 2012
I am a huge coffee drinker & this is my very favorite coffee. I have yet to find a coffee bean that even compares to the flavor!
August 12, 2012
Blow me away taste
When I got my first sip of this coffee, "That was real coffee.
July 23, 2012
This coffee is always appealing to me. Any season and for any occasion. It is one of my regular purchases and never disappoints me. I really cannot describe its uniqueness, but it is not acidic or bitter; always smooth, aromatic and flavorful. You can't go wrong in purchasing this, in my opinion. I will continue to buy this coffee online.
July 4, 2012
Excellent coffee. Definitely European style -- strong, but not bitter. I enjoy brewing this one Austrian style, by adding some cinnamon to the grounds.
June 1, 2012
Rich unique European flavor
Thoroughly enjoy this rich coffee that captures the true essence of an European coffee with no bitterness or after taste. Its has a perfect balance of body, not much acidity and not too strong that makes each cup heavenly.
February 26, 2012
perfect for "fancy coffee Fridays" at work
I love this one, delicious, excellent. Even my grandmother from Europe loves it, says it is strong, but she really enjoys. =)
January 17, 2012
Our own Kaffe house
Cafe Sperl is our primary, all day, coffee. Our guests comment on the "special" coffee served them. They are surprised with the concept that the best can be had all the time, not just occasionally. Several have decided that they too, should enjoy Sperl on a regular basis, and it may be served with cream, milk or black and it still excells..
December 16, 2011
Nice SMOOTHE Flavor
Nice and Smooth - great flavor - the only coffee I drink!
November 16, 2011