Dark Roast Rainforest Alliance Certified
|Roaster Location:||Northfield, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Est. Price:||$6.49/11 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2011|
Blind Assessment: Aromatically simple but rich, with a roundly roasty character and suggestions of dark chocolate, nut and cedar. Silky mouthfeel. The finish is sweet-toned, though slightly woody and astringent. The can does not claim 100% Arabica but we found no obvious suggestion of Robusta in the cup.
Notes: Purchased pre-ground in a 12-ounce metal can at a Safeway supermarket in Northern California; 59 cents per dry ounce. A minimum 30% of the coffees in this blend are Rainforest Alliance certified (www.rainforest-alliance.org), meaning they were produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. This blend may contain coffees of the Robusta species, though Robusta character is not obvious in the cup. Yuban is a brand of Kraft Foods. Visit
Who Should Drink It: A smooth, quietly nuanced darker roasted coffee in a roast-and-ground canned format.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2011 tasting report: Don't Give Up Your Grinder: Pre-Ground Supermarket Coffees