Sam's Choice (Walmart)

Breakfast Blend Rainforest Alliance

Location: Bentonville, Arkansas

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $5.52/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2012

Agtron: 52/62

Aroma: 7

Acidity: 6

Body: 6

Flavor: 7

Aftertaste: 6

Blind Assessment:

Sweet-toned and balanced, though muted. Fresh-cut fir, chocolate, caramel, perhaps an apricot-like fruit, all rather subdued, in aroma and cup. Soft, faintly brisk acidity; leanish but smooth mouthfeel. Flavor fades quickly in a clean, mildly drying finish.


Purchased in whole bean format at Walmart in San Leandro, California at an equivalent of $7.31 per pound. This coffee is 100% Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Sam’s Choice is a proprietary brand of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. Visit www.walmart.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy a cleanly delicate medium roast at a reasonable price.

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

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