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Dunkin' Donuts

Original Blend

Location: Canton, Massachusetts

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $7.99/12 ounces

Review Date: November 2011

Agtron: 0/63

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 7

Aftertaste: 6

Blind Assessment:

Balanced and sweet-toned: roasted almond, hints of flowers and cocoa. Delicate, slightly winey acidity; silky to lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The aromatics remain pleasing but lose intensity and turn slightly woody in the cup. The wood prevails almost entirely in a clean but empty finish.

Notes:

Purchased pre-ground in a sealed 12-ounce foil-laminated bag with one-way valve at a Safeway supermarket in northern California; 67 cents per dry ounce. Composed of 100% Arabica coffees. Visit www.dunkinbrands.com or call 781-737-3000 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those on a budget looking for a modest, balanced rendition of a classic American breakfast cup.


This review originally appeared in the November, 2011 tasting report: Don't Give Up Your Grinder: Pre-Ground Supermarket Coffees

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