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

    Canton, Massachusetts
  • Original Blend

Roast: Medium-Light Review Date: February 2012
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: $10.39/12 ounces

Blind Assessment: Delicate, perhaps a bit subdued. Vaguely sweet-toned, slightly cardboardy aroma with hints of flowers, nut, and raisiny dark chocolate. Gentle, muted acidity; smooth, almost silky mouthfeel. Very simple in the cup; bare hints of lemon, cocoaish nut, flowers perhaps. Clean finishing; rich in the short but flavor fades quickly in the long.

Notes: Dunkin' Donuts claims to be the world's largest coffee and baked food chain. The Dunkin' Donuts Original Blend has distinguished itself over the last two decades by carrying the torch for the classic medium-roasted American breakfast cup against the darker-roasted onslaught of Starbucks. Visit for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A potentially delicate, balanced breakfast cup that suffered in our sample from some aromatic fading. For supermarket shoppers a plausible all-Arabica alternative to the dismal, Robusta-based canned options.


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