Taster’s Choice French Roast Instant Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Glendale, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Est. Price:||$9.69/7 oz. instant|
|Review Date:||March 2011|
Blind Assessment: Flat, burned-board aroma, with a hint of pruny chocolate and a significant hint of salt meat. Sour, bitterish acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The chocolate makes some headway in the cup, but gives way quickly to a salty-sour, burned board character as the coffee cools.
Notes: An instant coffee evaluated as mixed in proportions of 2.5 grams to 150 ml or 5 ounces of hot water. Assuming a larger cup size and a more generous 3 grams per serving, this product costs approximately 15 cents per serving. Visit www.tasterschoice.com for more information. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Offers neither the rich, pungent bite that coffee drinkers look for in dark “French” roasts nor much of anything else.
This review originally appeared in the March, 2011 tasting report: Instant Coffees and Starbucks VIA: Beyond Bad