Traditional Premium Roast
The aroma is complete but fades quickly. The acidity is bright, clear, and classic, hovering on the edge of winy. Some resonance echoes under the acidity, but both pleasure and complexity are concentrated at the top of the profile.
The aroma is complete but fades; the acidity is bright, clean and classic. A blend, pre-ground and canned. Finer grind than the other pre-ground coffees. At $4.89 per 11.5-ounce can, or $6.80 per pound, the most expensive of the canned coffees in the cupping.
Who Should Drink It
Is this the taste of good grocery store coffees before they were ruined by robustas and price cutting after World War II? Brew it drip, a little on the weak side, and drink it black in plain white mugs or thin porcelain cups. Imagine you're reading the Minneapolis Tribune in 1947 and looking out the window at five a.m. at the sun tipping the fresh corn.
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This review originally appeared in the May, 1997 tasting report: Supermarket Coffees