100% Colombian Medium Roast
|Roaster Location:||Northfield, Illinois|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Est. Price:||$8.49/28 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2016|
Blind Assessment: Cloying raw nut and vaguely spicy wood dominate in both aroma and cup, with some suggestions of roasted cacao nib and raisin. Simple, bittersweet acidity; syrupy, though rather inert, mouthfeel. Flavor smooths out a bit in the finish, with a little more cacao and raisin and a little less raw nut and wood.
Notes: Purchased pre-ground in a 28-ounce plastic canister with soft, peel-off foil top with inset one-way degassing valve at a Safeway supermarket in northern California. Maxwell House is a brand of Kraft Foods. Visit www.maxwellhousecoffee.com for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Avoid it.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2016 tasting report: Trolling the Supermarkets for Single-Origin Coffees