Posts Tagged ‘dark roast’

Peet’s Major Dickason’s Blend Whole Bean Coffee – Food Review

02/02/2018

Peets, whole bean coffee, major dickasons, review, priceFebruary 2, 2018

Why can’t we just say West Coast Roast?  Starbucks and Peet’s get the credit, or blame, for this dark roast thing.  I’m going to coin the term now.  This is a West Coast Roast.  It sort of rhymes too!

A nice mild coffee aroma escapes the bag.  The beans are dark brown and oily, both characteristics of a dark roast. The coffee is bitter in the cup once brewed, but still drinkable black.  This is one of the less bitter, bitter coffees I’ve had.  Aside from the bitterness, this is a milder dark roast with a nice flavor, especially after it has cooled some. So if you’re in a Target, or other large box shop, desperate for coffee, like a bitter coffee that can still be drank black, find this on sale, go for it.

Now for the name, I’m disappointed. The name is what attracted me to the bag.  Because of the name, Major Dickason’s, I was expecting a backstory straight out of a Rudyard Kipling work. But alas, Major seems to have been only a frequent flyer at the first Peet’s store who apparently liked a bitter cup of coffee?

Price $7.99 on sale,  $9.49 regular price – 12 ounce bag

Trader Joe’s Tanzania Coffee – Food Review

10/01/2016

trader joe, whole bean coffee, Tanzania, dark roast, arabicaSeptember 30, 2016

The large dark brown oily beans produce a bitter and somewhat watery cup of coffee.  The bitterness has a short delay before hitting the sensory input of the brain.  The initial bitterness subsides quickly after the first sip or two.  However that’s replaced by a less noticeable lingering general bitterness in the whole mouth.  It’s not a horrible coffee, it’s just not my cup of tea.

Of note is the new packaging.  At least this is new to Trader Joe’s.  The outside of the bag is a semi shiny paper.  At the top is a resealable “zipper” style slot which allows access to the beans inside.  However the zipper isn’t located on the top seam so the bag can’t be opened wide.  The zipper placement makes it more difficult to get a scoop in and out to extract the beans.  As the bag empties, the difficulty increases.  Small hands are an asset here.   Inside, the bag is lined with the usual plastic coated shiny foil.  The bag is larger than a “normal” 12 ounce coffee bag.  It’s somewhat surprising that TJ didn’t take some space on the bag to describe in their usual flowery language the new bag.    Price $7.99 (12 ounce bag).

Starbucks Sumatra Whole Bean Coffee – Dark Roast – Food Review

01/26/2016
Starbucks Sumatra Coffee Dark Roast Whole Bean

Starbucks
Sumatra

Want your pee to smell like coffee?  This will do it.

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