City Steam Coffee
House Blend (paper pod)
|Roaster Location:||Birmingham, Alabama|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Est. Price:||$9.90/18 pods|
|Review Date:||April 2011|
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.
Notes: 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
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