Original Premium Coffee by Yuban Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Yuban

    Northfield, Illinois
  • Original Premium Coffee

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: September 2008
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: An easy cup to describe but a difficult one to rate, given that canned blends of this kind are hardly coffee at all in the traditional understanding of the term, rather another kind of beverage altogether: no acidity or brightness, sweet but woody, with an herby, peppery pungency and a molasses note that aspires to chocolate but doesn't quite make it past the wood and herb. Smoothes out in a neutral but pleasantly sweet finish. We gave it the benefit of the doubt at 81.

Notes: This inexpensive coffee blend is Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning a minimum of 30% of the blend components were produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Yuban is a division of Kraft Foods. Visit www.yuban.com or call 800-982-2649 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Environmentalists on a super-tight caffeine budget, though they should keep in mind that they may be spending only 30% of their purchase price on a greener world.


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