|Roaster Location:||Canton, Massachusetts|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Est. Price:||$10.39/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2012|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, perhaps a bit subdued. Vaguely sweet-toned, slightly cardboardy aroma with hints of flowers, nut, and raisiny dark chocolate. Gentle, muted acidity; smooth, almost silky mouthfeel. Very simple in the cup; bare hints of lemon, cocoaish nut, flowers perhaps. Clean finishing; rich in the short but flavor fades quickly in the long.
Notes: Dunkin' Donuts claims to be the world's largest coffee and baked food chain. The Dunkin' Donuts Original Blend has distinguished itself over the last two decades by carrying the torch for the classic medium-roasted American breakfast cup against the darker-roasted onslaught of Starbucks. Visit
Who Should Drink It : A potentially delicate, balanced breakfast cup that suffered in our sample from some aromatic fading. For supermarket shoppers a plausible all-Arabica alternative to the dismal, Robusta-based canned options.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2012 tasting report: Benchmarking the New Starbucks and Peet's Medium Roasts