Maxwell House Instant Coffee
  • Maxwell House

    Northfield, Illinois
  • Original Instant Coffee

Roast: NA Review Date: March 2011
Origin: Not disclosed. Contains coffee of the Robusta species. Price: $7.79/8 oz. instant

Blind Assessment: Wet wood and salted meat dominate, though subdued. Hints of composty fruit and caramel. Negligible acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Lightens up a bit in the finish, but not much.

Notes: An instant coffee evaluated as mixed in proportions of 2.5 grams to 150 ml or 5 ounces of hot water. Assuming a larger cup size and a more generous 3 grams per serving, this product costs approximately 10 cents per serving. Maxwell House is a brand of Kraft Foods. Visit for more information. Visit for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Not the worst of the instants.


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