San Francisco Bay Coffee (Costco)
Organic Rainforest Blend
|Roaster Location:||Lincoln, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Est. Price:||$16.80/48 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2012|
Blind Assessment: Heavily scorched wood dominates in aroma and cup, with hints of faded chocolate, clove and molasses. Acidity is folded inside the scorched pungency of the roast; mouthfeel is light and leanish. The finish is bittersweet and drying.
Notes: Purchased in whole bean format at Costco in San Leandro, California for an equivalent of $5.65 per pound. This coffee is certified organically grown. San Francisco Bay is one of five coffee brands produced by the family-owned Rogers Family Company. Visit www.sanfranciscobaycoffee.com or call 800-829-1300 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of ultra-dark “French” roasts and organic agriculture. A little more flavor nuance at considerably less money than offered by most such super-dark blends, organic or otherwise.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2012 tasting report: Big Box Value Coffees