|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Est. Price:||$10.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2011|
Blind Assessment: Pleasant enough ultra-dark-roast character in the aroma: roundly charred cedar, anise, a hint of citrus. All carry into the cup, though they lose considerable intensity on the way. Lean mouthfeel. The charred cedar turns to charred board in a terminally empty, astringent finish.
Notes: Purchased pre-ground in a valve-bag at a Safeway supermarket; 92 cents per dry ounce. Composed of 100% Arabica coffees. This is an extremely dark-roasted coffee; about as dark as it is possible to roast a coffee. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Except in the aroma, provides little of the pungent, charred intensity buyers of this ultimately dark-roasted coffee type love. Locally produced French roasts are likely to deliver considerably more.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2011 tasting report: Don't Give Up Your Grinder: Pre-Ground Supermarket Coffees