Coffee Review - City Steam House Blend Pods
  • City Steam Coffee

    Birmingham, Alabama
  • House Blend (paper pod)

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: April 2011
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: $9.90/18 pods

Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Bunn My Cafe single-serve brewing device to produce a 6-ounce serving): Simple sweet-toned fruit notes never fully manifest under the weight of a hard, nagging medicinal note that becomes more prominent in the finish.

Notes: The Bunn My Cafe ( is a well-designed, versatile machine that brews from pillow-shaped paper pods. However, at this writing (early 2011), and based on our testing, the range and quality of Bunn-compatible pods available from cooperating roasting companies do not quite appear to live up to the potential of the machine. A division of coffee and tea company Red Diamond, City Steam is focused on single serve pods. Visit or call 800-292-4651 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Green coffee flavor taint muffles a potentially pleasing fruit-toned coffee.


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