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Maxwell House

100% Colombian Medium Roast

Location: Northfield, Illinois

Origin: Colombia

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: $8.49/28 ounces

Review Date: February 2016

Agtron: 0/49

Aroma: 5

Acidity: 5

Body: 7

Flavor: 3

Aftertaste: 5

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

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