Yuban Original, 30% Rainforest Alliance Certified by Yuban Review | CoffeeReview.com
  • Yuban

    Northfield, Illinois
  • Yuban Original, 30% Rainforest Alliance Certified

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: January 2007
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: The aroma is sweet but neutral and thin, with wood, caramel and nut notes. In the cup caramelly with a hint of cedar, but dominated by a cloyingly sweet nut character, the calling card of inexpensive coffees of the robusta species.

Notes: Purchased pre-ground in a 12-ounce metal can at a Safeway supermarket in Northern California; 43 cents per dry ounce. A minimum 30% of the coffees in this blend are Rainforest Alliance certified (www.rainforest-alliance.org), meaning they were produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Yuban is a brand of Kraft Foods. Visit www.yuban.com or call 800-982-2649 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those on a budget who enjoy or tolerate the blandly nutty character of robusta-heavy mainstream canned coffee blends and who want to make at least a small gesture toward support of sustainable ecological and socio-economic practices.


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