Maxwell House

House Blend

Location: Tarrytown, New York

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: $6.29/11 ounces

Review Date: November 2011

Agtron: 0/47

Aroma: 6

Acidity: 5

Body: 7

Flavor: 5

Aftertaste: 5

Blind Assessment:

Woody nut rounded by a cherryish, rather composty dark-chocolate sweetness. Muted, slightly bitterish acidity; lean but smooth mouthfeel. Some nut and chocolate carry into a heavyish, astringent finish.


Purchased pre-ground in an 11-ounce can at a Safeway supermarket in Northern California; 57 cents per dry ounce. All indications suggest that this blend contains a significant percentage of coffees of the Robusta species. Maxwell House is a brand of Kraft Foods. Visit www.maxwellhouse.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Least offensive of the canned Robusta-centered supermarket blends tested for our November 2011 cupping.

This review originally appeared in the November, 2011 tasting report: Don't Give Up Your Grinder: Pre-Ground Supermarket Coffees

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