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McCafe

Colombian 100% Arabica Medium-Dark Roast

Location: Northfield, Illinois

Origin: Colombia

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: $8.49/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2016

Agtron: 0/46

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweetly and gently pungent, quietly complex. Dark chocolate, cedar, hazelnut, plum in aroma and cup. Round, backgrounded but softly resonant acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Hints of dark chocolate, cedar and plum all linger faintly but persistently in a sweet-toned finish.

Notes:

Purchased pre-ground in a 12-ounce foil bag with one-way degassing valve at a Safeway supermarket in northern California. McCafé is a brand of McDonald’s. Visit www.mcdonalds.com/us/en/promotions/mccafe_at_home.html for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those looking for quiet but surprising intrigue at a value price in a supermarket Colombia.


This review originally appeared in the February, 2016 tasting report: Trolling the Supermarkets for Single-Origin Coffees

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