Classic Roast Instant Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Orrville, Ohio|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed. Contains coffee of the Robusta species.|
|Est. Price:||$5.29/4 oz. instant|
|Review Date:||March 2011|
An anthology of coffee taints. The aroma is dominated by a rotten dried-in-the-fruit Robusta note, though with effort one can find a sort of compost-toned chocolate lurking in it. Negligible acidity of any kind; rather light-bodied. In the cup the rotten compost note is overwhelming, compounded by a salted meat sensation with a hint of sulfur. On top of all of that one can detect a medicinal or phenolic suggestion characteristic of really badly handled dried-in-the-fruit coffees. It all carries into the finish.
An instant coffee evaluated as mixed in proportions of 2.5 grams to 150 ml or 5 ounces of hot water. Assuming a larger cup size and a more generous 3 grams per serving, this product costs approximately 14 cents per serving. Oddly, in the world of supermarket coffee, “classic” is code for a medium-roasted coffee like this one loaded with poor-quality coffees of the Robusta species. So far we have fallen. Visit www.folgers.com for more information. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Students of the sensory macabre.
Explore Similar Coffees
Click here for more reviews from Folgers
This review originally appeared in the March, 2011 tasting report: Instant Coffees and Starbucks VIA: Beyond Bad