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Kirkland Signature (Costco)

House Blend Medium Roast

Location: Seattle, Washington

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Dark

Est. Price: $11.52/32 ounces

Review Date: November 2012

Agtron: 34/39

Aroma: 7

Body: 7

Flavor: 6

Aftertaste: 5

Blind Assessment:

Balanced, quiet, clean. Gently charred cedar, hints of sweet earth, almond, dark chocolate, grapefruity citrus in aroma. Simplifies in the cup to muted almond and dark chocolate. Roast-rounded acidity; light, leanish mouthfeel hints at silkiness. A suggestion of dark chocolate carries into a rather rich though drying finish.

Notes:

Purchased in whole-bean format at Costco in San Leandro, California for an equivalent of $5.75 per pound. Kirkland is a proprietary brand of Costco, a membership-only wholesaler and retailer with stores in most areas of the United States. This Kirkland Signature coffee was roasted by Starbucks. It is not a medium roast, by the way, but a dark roast. Visit www.costco.com for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Decent, balanced dark roast at a very attractive price.


This review originally appeared in the November, 2012 tasting report: Big Box Value Coffees

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