Seattle's Best Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Review Date:||January 2003|
Blind Assessment: Reader "Siehata" nominated a "morning blend" from Seattle's Best Coffee,testifying that SBC "has been a favorite of mine for years. Better than Millstone or even theover-priced burnt Starbucks." I couldn't find a Seattle's Best morning blend, so I pickedSaturday's Blend, figuring that Saturdays have mornings, maybe better mornings than the otherdays of the week. I found it crisply roasty (though most definitely not burned), with pleasantlydry, bittersweet chocolate tones. For me it hit the sweet spot of dark roasted coffees, butdisplayed a limited range of aromatics and a lean body. Perhaps it had sat in its bag too long.
Notes: Seattle's Best is a large, quality-oriented specialty chain founded in 1970. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who lean toward the dry, toasty end of the moderately-dark,chocolate-nuanced roast spectrum.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2003 tasting report: Readers' Choices Round Two