Coffee Review - Jacob's Wonderbar Brew by Philz Coffee
  • Philz Coffee

    San Francisco, California
  • Jacob's Wonderbar Brew

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: February 2011
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: $14.95/16 ounces

Blind Assessment: A straightforward, ultra dark-roasted blend that combines sweet notes of charred and aromatic wood with complications of anise and caramel. Medium body and a soft though rather lean mouthfeel. The charred, roasty edge carries into the finish, softened by continued sweetness.

Notes: Jacob’s Wonderbar Brew is a customer favorite named after owner Phil Jaber’s son. Founded in 2003, Philz Coffee has grown from a single store in San Francisco’s Mission District to small regional chain with several locations including Palo Alto and Berkeley, California. Visit or call 415-834-5933 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who favor clean, sweet-toned versions of charred extreme dark roasts.


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