Eight O'Clock Coffee
Original Bean Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Montvale, New Jersey|
|Review Date:||March 2002|
Blind Assessment: Low-toned but complex. A floral sweetness is supported by a slightly roasty pungency and a touch of mustiness, the agreeable kind that gives weight and character to the cup and hints at dry chocolate.
Notes: Sold whole-bean in a 13-ounce valve bag; 31 cents per ounce. The bag tells us that the contents are "100% Arabica beans" and summarizes Eight O'Clock's long and honorable presence in American retail history: "Since 1859 Eight O'Clock has roasted and sold more quality whole bean coffee than any other brand and is still America's No. 1 Bean Coffee." Visit
Who Should Drink It: Bargain-hunting lovers of Sumatra Mandhelings and other low-toned but roughly rich coffees.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2002 tasting report: The Robusta Fuss