Taster’s Choice House Blend (Instant Coffee)

Location: Glendale, California

Origin: Not disclosed

Roast: NA

Est. Price: $9.99/7 ounces (198 grams)

Review Date: September 2018

Agtron: NA/NA

Aroma: 2

Acidity/Structure: 1

Body: 5

Flavor: 2

Aftertaste: 3

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated at proportions of 5 grams of instant coffee powder mixed with 8.5 ounces (250 ml) of hot water. Flat, salty, expressionless. Salted graham cracker, a faint vegetal note in aroma and cup. Sweet-salty-acrid in structure. Flat, lifeless mouthfeel. Rounds and sweetens just a bit in the finish.


This coffee was reviewed in the “supermarket” category in a tasting of soluble or “instant” coffees for Coffee Review’s September 2018 tasting report. Contains coffee of the robusta species. Taster’s Choice is a brand of the Nestlé company. Visit www.nescafeusa.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: Not a pleasant experience.

This review originally appeared in the September, 2018 tasting report: The New (and Old) Instant Coffees: Convenience Aspires to Quality

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