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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.

Notes:

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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