|Roaster Location:||Canton, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Est. Price:||$7.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||November 2011|
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
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