100% Arabica Instant Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Northfield, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Colombia. All coffee of the Arabica species.|
|Est. Price:||$8.27/8 ounces instant|
|Review Date:||March 2011|
Blind Assessment: In the aroma caramel and wet burned wood notes. Muted but heavy, bitterish acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Woody with less burned sensation in the cup, with a caramel and perhaps prune-toned sweetness. The finish is woody, bitter and astringent, with only the slightest hint of caramel sweetness.
Notes: An instant coffee evaluated as mixed in proportions of 2.5 grams to 150 ml or 5 ounces of hot water. Assuming a larger cup size and a more generous 3 grams per serving, this product costs approximately 11 cents per serving. Yuban is a brand of Kraft Foods. Visit www.yuban.com for more information. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Not good, but not the worst of the instants on the shelf.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2011 tasting report: Instant Coffees and Starbucks VIA: Beyond Bad