Eight O'Clock Coffee (Walmart)

100% Colombian

Location: Montvale, New Jersey

Origin: Colombia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $4.73/11 ounces

Review Date: November 2012

Agtron: 46/56

Aroma: 5

Acidity: 6

Body: 7

Flavor: 4

Aftertaste: 5

Blind Assessment:

Decent structure: tartly brisk, though bitterish acidity, light but silky mouthfeel. Aroma and flavor are muted and mildly unpleasant, however: Faint, faded cedar, overripe fruit that with imagination hints at chocolate. The fruit turns sourish in the finish.


Purchased in whole bean format at Walmart in San Leandro, California at an equivalent of $7.24 per pound. Eight O’Clock coffee originated with the A&P supermarket chain in 1919, and is one of America’s most long-lived and traditional coffee brands, offering whole-bean, all-Arabica coffee in retro-looking bags at prices that come close to competing with cheap, Robusta-heavy canned blends. In 2005 Eight O’Clock was acquired by Tata Coffee, a vertically integrated Indian coffee growing, exporting, roasting and retailing company. Visit www.eightoclock.com or call 800-299-2739 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: We’ve tasted this brand and this coffee when it was considerably better. Maybe you’ll get lucky with yours.

This review originally appeared in the November, 2012 tasting report: Big Box Value Coffees

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