Douwe Egberts

Senseo Dark Roast (paper pod)

Location: Downers Grove, Illinois

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Dark

Est. Price: $31.99/108 pods

Review Date: April 2011

Agtron: 0/38

Aroma: 7

Body: 7

Flavor: 6

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

(As brewed in a Senseo single-serve brewing device to produce a 4-ounce serving): Despite the limitations of its paper pod format, achieves some of the deep, pungent, chocolate-toned character that lovers of dark-roasted coffees enjoy. A woody flatness sits on the richness, but it rises to the occasion of a rather impressive finish.


Douwe Egberts, the venerable Dutch firm become a world player and now a part of food giant Sara Lee, produces a variety of coffee blends. The Senseo-Douwe Egberts Dark Roast is one of ten non-flavored coffees offered in paper pods by Douwe Egberts under the Senseo brand name. These pods can be used either in the inexpensive Senseo pod machine or the Bunn My Café. Visit www.senseo.com or call 866-473-6736 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Good choice for Senseo (or Bunn My Café) owners looking for a dark-roast fix.

This review originally appeared in the April, 2011 tasting report: The Single-Serve Compromise

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