Marques de Paiva (Sam's Club)
Rainforest Alliance Breakfast Blend
|Roaster Location:||Miami, Florida|
|Review Date:||January 2008|
Simple, rather shallow aroma but agreeably chocolate- and nut-toned. In the cup low in acidity, syrupy in mouthfeel, sweet-toned with continued nut and crisply cocoaish chocolate notes. In the finish fades rather quickly but on the way out remains cocoaish and rich.
This Brazilian coffee is Rainforest-Alliance certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. At Sam's Club in Northern California, $12.82 per 40-ounce bag whole-bean, or 32 cents per ounce. Marques de Paiva is a brand of Cafe Bom Dia, a family-owned company in Brazil that roasts and distributes coffee from classic Brazilian coffee-growing regions, including coffee from its own farms. Sam's Club is a membership-only retailer and wholesaler with more than 580 locations in the United States, over 100 abroad and a robust web presence. For more information, visit
Who Should Drink It
A quietly pleasing coffee with bonus environmental credentials for those who prefer a gentle, low-acid, cocoa-toned breakfast cup.
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This review originally appeared in the January, 2008 tasting report: Big Bags from the Big Boxes: Value All-Arabicas from the Discount Chains