Coffee Review - Organic Rainforest Blend by San Francisco Bay Coffee
  • San Francisco Bay (Costco)

    Lincoln, California
  • Organic Rainforest Blend

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: November 2012
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: $16.80/48 ounces

Blind Assessment: Heavily scorched wood dominates in aroma and cup, with hints of faded chocolate, clove and molasses. Acidity is folded inside the scorched pungency of the roast; mouthfeel is light and leanish. The finish is bittersweet and drying.

Notes: Purchased in whole bean format at Costco in San Leandro, California for an equivalent of $5.65 per pound. This coffee is certified organically grown. San Francisco Bay is one of five coffee brands produced by the family-owned Rogers Family Company. Visit or call 800-829-1300 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Lovers of ultra-dark “French” roasts and organic agriculture. A little more flavor nuance at considerably less money than offered by most such super-dark blends, organic or otherwise.


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