Yuban Original, 30% Rainforest Alliance Certified
|Roaster Location:||Northfield, Illinois|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||January 2007|
Blind Assessment: The aroma is sweet but neutral and thin, with wood, caramel and nut notes. In the cup caramelly with a hint of cedar, but dominated by a cloyingly sweet nut character, the calling card of inexpensive coffees of the robusta species.
Notes: Purchased pre-ground in a 12-ounce metal can at a Safeway supermarket in Northern California; 43 cents per dry ounce. A minimum 30% of the coffees in this blend are Rainforest Alliance certified (www.rainforest-alliance.org), meaning they were produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Yuban is a brand of Kraft Foods. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those on a budget who enjoy or tolerate the blandly nutty character of robusta-heavy mainstream canned coffee blends and who want to make at least a small gesture toward support of sustainable ecological and socio-economic practices.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2007 tasting report: Starting with Cans: Mainstream Supermarket Coffees