Coffee Review: Original Blend by Dunkin' Donuts
  • Dunkin' Donuts

    Canton, Massachusetts
  • Original Blend

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: November 2011
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: $7.99/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Balanced and sweet-toned: roasted almond, hints of flowers and cocoa. Delicate, slightly winey acidity; silky to lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The aromatics remain pleasing but lose intensity and turn slightly woody in the cup. The wood prevails almost entirely in a clean but empty finish.

Notes: Purchased pre-ground in a sealed 12-ounce foil-laminated bag with one-way valve at a Safeway supermarket in northern California; 67 cents per dry ounce. Composed of 100% Arabica coffees. Visit or call 781-737-3000 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those on a budget looking for a modest, balanced rendition of a classic American breakfast cup.


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