Consumer Reports expert coffee taste tester judges brewed more than 1,000 cups of coffee, and found two new Colombian coffee champions.
This year, Consumer Reports (CR) found Gloria Jean’s Colombian Supremo Medium Roast and Newman’s Own Organic Colombian Especial Medium Roast as the new best brands offering delicious Colombian coffee to get the morning started.
Their commentary in the September 2011 CR issue were that both Gloria Jeans and Newman’s Own offered “fairly complex, well-balanced flavors” that were found to be “stronger and fruitier” than the flavors of most others they tested.
However, this year Eight O’Clock 100% Colombian Coffee, a favorite from CR’s March 2009 report, was deemed as less flavorful than recent tests and weighed in as tasting more woody, like “wet popsicle sticks,” reported Telegram.
Surprisingly, New England Coffee Decaffeinated Colombian was judged better than most caffeinated coffees, including Starbucks Colombia Medium.
Not surprisingly, America’s best-selling canned bulk-coffee brands, Folgers and Maxwell House, scored only fair in their coffee taste tests.