Rainforest Alliance Breakfast Blend by Marques de Paiva (Sam's Club) Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Marques de Paiva (Sam's Club)

    Miami, Florida
  • Rainforest Alliance Breakfast Blend

Roast: Medium Review Date: January 2008
Origin: Brazil. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Simple, rather shallow aroma but agreeably chocolate- and nut-toned. In the cup low in acidity, syrupy in mouthfeel, sweet-toned with continued nut and crisply cocoaish chocolate notes. In the finish fades rather quickly but on the way out remains cocoaish and rich.

Notes: This Brazilian coffee is Rainforest-Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. At Sam's Club in Northern California, $12.82 per 40-ounce bag whole-bean, or 32 cents per ounce. Marques de Paiva is a brand of Cafe Bom Dia, a family-owned company in Brazil that roasts and distributes coffee from classic Brazilian coffee-growing regions, including coffee from its own farms. Sam's Club is a membership-only retailer and wholesaler with more than 580 locations in the United States, over 100 abroad and a robust web presence. For more information, visit www.samsclub.com or www.marquesdepaiva.com.

Who Should Drink It: A quietly pleasing coffee with bonus environmental credentials for those who prefer a gentle, low-acid, cocoa-toned breakfast cup.


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