|Roaster Location:||Randolph, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||May 2004|
Blind Assessment: Rich, sweet aroma with distinct caramel tones in the finish. Gently lively in the cup, with caramel, cocoa, and temperate fruit notes - I'd call them apple. A low-key cup, just spirited enough to avoid laziness. Several readers nominated Dunkin' Donuts coffees.
Notes: The Cafe Blend is a medium-dark-roasted blend, apparently offered as complement to Dunkin' Donuts' signature medium-roasted Original Blend. Evaluated in pre-ground format. Dunkin' Donuts claims to be the world's largest coffee and baked food chain. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those for whom a caramel-covered apple on a summer afternoon sounds like a good idea.
This review originally appeared in the May, 2004 tasting report: Readers' Nominations