City Steam Coffee

House Blend (paper pod)

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Medium-Dark

Est. Price: $9.90/18 pods

Review Date: April 2011

Agtron: 0/50

Aroma: 5

Acidity: 4

Body: 7

Flavor: 5

Aftertaste: 4

Blind Assessment:

(As brewed in a Bunn My Cafe single-serve brewing device to produce a 6-ounce serving): Simple sweet-toned fruit notes never fully manifest under the weight of a hard, nagging medicinal note that becomes more prominent in the finish.


The Bunn My Cafe (www.bunnmycafe.com) is a well-designed, versatile machine that brews from pillow-shaped paper pods. However, at this writing (early 2011), and based on our testing, the range and quality of Bunn-compatible pods available from cooperating roasting companies do not quite appear to live up to the potential of the machine. A division of coffee and tea company Red Diamond, City Steam is focused on single serve pods. Visit www.citysteamcoffee.com or call 800-292-4651 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Green coffee flavor taint muffles a potentially pleasing fruit-toned coffee.

This review originally appeared in the April, 2011 tasting report: The Single-Serve Compromise

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