|Roaster Location:||Tarrytown, New York|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Est. Price:||$6.29/11 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2011|
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.
Notes: 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
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