San Francisco Bay Coffee (Costco)

Organic Rainforest Blend

Location: Lincoln, California

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Very Dark

Est. Price: $16.80/48 ounces

Review Date: November 2012

Agtron: 29/35

Aroma: 6

Body: 6

Flavor: 6

Aftertaste: 6

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.


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

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