This coffee will be fresh roasted for you. We expect Dillanos Coffee Roasters will roast and ship this coffee in 1-2 business days depending on their roasting schedule.
The Special Dark Blend was carefully roasted for you by Dillanos Coffee Roasters. This classic Northwest-style blend is engineered to provide superb sweetness in a dark roast format. The Special Dark blend is versatile and tastes great as an espresso blend or as a filter coffee, brewed as drip or French Press. The cup is full bodied with intense notes of smoke and rich pastry.
Our regular espresso is Peet's Major Dickason's, and even in comparison to that this tasted burned. Smokey is accurate, but not in a good way: more like charcoal
Perfectly roasted (dark, oily, glistening, soft on the grinder). Very dark but not bitter. Smooth taste. Favorite so far.
Really good, full bodied, does not need milk to take away the bitterness
Very good coffee, similar to Wonderstate Driftless which I received before this one. I personally can enjoy a dark roast with greasy, greasy beans. Some would say they're too oxidized.
I liked this a lot, but not as much as the good folks
Nice and smooth
it is very smooth and smells so good! compliments well when served with oat milk
This was good but looking for a little more flavor.
My 2nd 5/5 after 6 bags. Smell and taste is amazing. Really great with a splash of milk. This one made me realize the fuller the coffee the more I'm liking it.
Not that flavorful, somewhat flat. And the beans were too oily. Made a mess of the grinder/group head.
Too dark roasted for my taste.
This is like nothing I've ever tasted before, but that's precisely because this is a close to tasting like coffee as coffee can get in my mind. The blend that was chosen for this creates just the right balance of all of the things that create a great taste.
Best of the coffees I've received so far. Smooth, rich and fantastic.
Too dark for us
loved it. rich crema! chocolate taste. classic classic dark roast.
We enjoyed the smoothness of this coffee! It was great with our French Press.
This coffee was just a little too strong for me. I found myself needing to put more milk in that I wanted to in the morning. It would be great to have a coffee that sits just between this one and the previous one you sent. Thank you so much ! I really appreciate the care you put into this. Jodene
The smokiness was new but not objectionable, and went well with the dark chocolate profile up front. The middle almost sweet cashew flavor was the best moment of each sip. The after taste was a bit acidic.
Super smooth taste from first taste to final drop. Made almost exclusively with my Aeropress using the inverted method.
way too dark
Definitely full bodied, smooth, burnt toasty. Maybe brewer error but the first few cups we brewed really stood out.
WOuld prefer something less dark, but still wtih interesting flavor notes. Thanks!
A little too smoky for me. I would like a rounder flavor
I really like this coffee. Great, flavor, great aroma and full body. If you like dark roast you need to try this one. My preferred brew method with this coffee is French press.
Not too bad. like a high quality diner coffee
It was just a tad bit too dark. I think a medium-dark roast would be best.
Better than the last one. Let’s try a medium roast next time.
Loved it. Oily and full of flavor. Would buy again.
Best coffee I’ve ever had. Strong, dark but not dark that it has a bad after taste. Dark in a full bodied, well-rounded sort of way. Makes me excited to have a cup because I know it’ll be satisfying—even if I accidentally put too much half and half in—it’ll still taste good.
I like how it is full-bodied and intense. I noticed the sweetness with the caramel notes, but not as much on the smoky side.
VEEY VERY DARK!!!!!! As a matter of fact. TOO dark!!!! And I actually like dark roast as well as medium roast coffee so I really enjoy a lot of Italian coffees that are very dark but this is just to the point of being burnt almost! Very good for a Moka Pot or drip but Espresso (my main brewing method) it's so dark it's difficult to dial out the bitterness. Basically, it's good for a VERY short shot. 1 ounce and under to get the most sweetness for espresso shot.
bitter development on the palet. More harsh flavor than I prefer
I didn't notice too much extra flavor in this one
The is a very good smooth cup of coffee. However, it lacks any distinctive or bold flavor to make it great
It was OK, drinkable but nothing special. Slight “burnt“ flavor, and a little bitter as well.
Excellent dark roast. Smoky but mellow. I had to adjust the grind size a little bigger to balance the flavor. Overall, I would try this one again.
Loved this coffee. Rich and flavorful.
Way to dark for my liking - very bitter and too much acidity
Very very good, I liked it a lot, easy to extract and flavorful. Would probably like a little less smoky flavor.
Love this one! Nothing fancy, just a classic, smooth, and tasty dark blend that I'm excited to drink every morning.
This is possibly the best coffee I’ve ever had. It is full bodied, and dark, without tasting bitter. I was concerned about the description of smoky, but is it not too much. Excellent!
Did not like the smoky flavor
Absolute favorite. Full and dark. Very smooth.
A bit bolder than I expected. Good flavor but a little bitter. My husband enjoyed it more than I did.
I can pick up on the smokiness and the boldness but having a tough time tasting the carmel. Solid coffee and would buy again.
Some of the best coffee I have ever had!
Great everyday dark
Loved this one! would order again.
This one is a little syrupy for my taste
This one was too darkly roasted for us
Slightly burnt tasting
Not for me, too dark and flavor went in a direction I didn't like.
Delicious! I’m having some right now as I write my review. This is a really smooth dark roast with a nice toasty and sweet lingering taste. Love it!
Hmm I don’t know. It was good but I’m not so sure on the aroma.
This is my favorite coffee!
Robust, but not overpowering. Nice flavor profile, will order again.
Great coffee. We really enjoyed it
This one was too thin on the tongue with an unpleasant acidic finish.
This might be the best coffee I have ever had! Dark yet no bitter. Heavy oil brings a lot of extra flavor. Goes great in French Press or pore over. Even works good as an ice brew.
Best so far.
Loved this coffee - perfect strength, but doesn't taste bitter. Has a smooth finish. It does taste markedly better in the french press vs. the filter coffeemaker.
One of my favorites so far
Too dark for our taste.
Smooth, full bodied hint of chocolate
love the flavor, this was a winner, would like to know the bean blend
-too smokey; did not like
Nice rich flavor
Really enjoyed the full body of this coffee, and the sweetness. I'm partial to darker roasts, and this coffee's definitely that.
This was a great brew I really enjoyed the depth of flavor and boldness. It was a little smoky tasting to me so I had to adjust my coffee to water ratio
Chemex pour over 15g coffee to 8oz water
Very good! I could go for something even more full-bodied (biting?). Thanks.
I have not tried many coffees beyond bustelo but this was very sweet and savory. My husband LOVED it and he's not a regular coffee drinker.
Would get again!
We did not like this one at all. We prefer sweeter notes. This was undrinkable.
Wonderful smooth coffee for drip.
Loved this coffee
Great profile for a dark roast - a little smokey. It’s a touch too dark for my taste but still very enjoyable.
I don't care for it at all. Too much going on.
Nice cup, didn't wow me but I liked the quality
Ellen and Chris
Enjoyed this one ! 4.9. A rich dark roast and not too bitter.
I liked this coffee ALOT and welcome more like this!
This was good, but nothing special.
A little too smoky for me
We did not like this coffee. It was slightly over roasted, very oily, and bitter tasting. The flavor was very strong and almost burnt tasting. I tried different grind settings and brewing methods and it still was not enjoyable as other roasts we have had.
Liked this blend best of all so far.
Very smooth and balanced.
On point! strong, rich, delicious coffee! Send me more!!! Great job DCR!!
Way too dark -- just unpleasant.
This coffee was good, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to drink it. It felt somewhat underwhelming in comparison to some of the other dark roasts.
Fantastic flavor, very dark and rich but not bitter.
Great Coffee! Full bodied, rich flavor.
Did not like. Flavor was aggressive almost burnt felt undrinkable without turning it into ice coffee
Really great. This was beautiful, strong, forward, smoky, and super rich. Really like it.
I enjoyed DCR's Special Dark. Two scoops of beans. Grind was 18, which is on the fine end of the filter range (16 to 32).Brewed with 180 F water on my Aero Press for 2 minutes from pour to press.
I loved this coffee
It was very good.
Strong flavor but no overbearing.
Super dark, very roasted and oily. Slightly over roasted, but not bad if you life very dark roasted.
Really good body and flavor. If anything I wish it were a little bolder, but super tasty nonetheless
Favorite so far! Only issue is that the beans are pretty oily and the Jura has trouble pulling the beans into the hopper. I can just push them in but I worry it might impact the performance of the machine over time. A+ flavor profile though.
Dillano's dark blend was delicious. It was not as smoky as Tony's. Very enjoyable.
Wow, so far this is my favorite coffee blend. I drink an Americano every morning and can’t wait until that beautiful aroma hits me. It has an amazing texture and a very full bodied but balanced taste. Not great at describing but no bitterness. Love this one.
Great, smooth, fantastic flavor, not acidic, just what I like.
Made with various pour over gizmos ~25g:~325ml, enjoyed the intensity and flavor.
Can’t say I loved this one. The beans were extremely oily and overall the taste was just off. I agree with the smoky flavor profile, but it was a weird smoke flavor.
Loved this one ! Full body but smooth and rich
a little to sweet
A very good dark coffee.
Good coffee. Not much to complain about. Made a decent espresso. Fine pour over. Nothing special though. Reminded me of the Costco espresso I drink when on a budget.
Like that it's bolder
Dark, oily, rich taste, not at the original ebay
I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD, ALTHOUGH NOT OUTSTANDING. IT WAS A LITTLE LESS FLAVORFUL THAN I PREFER.
Loved it! Not as much as the first one, but it was great,
Good. Not overly bold, wish it tasted stronger.
Strong dark roast that was great in espresso, but didn't get many caramel notes. A bit simple.
I thought it was fairly tasteless - didn't do anything for me
I think we need sweeter coffees. The last two have been too bitter.
Flavor profile was accurate!
Delicious; Exactly the type of coffee I really enjoy.
Too smoky, but otherwise good.
We liked this coffee a lot. It wasn't bitter, and went down smooth.
Great choice for an amazing latte.
I loved the outcome with my breville espresso machine combined with oat milk. Creamy, full bodied but strong. I definitely like my coffee like I like my men.
Delicious and love dark blends
I really enjoyed this one. Thank you!
Very good taste of high-quality coffee ☕
Strong, well-balanced blend that satisfied. Lacked next-level body and depth.
This was a bit too oily and smoky for my taste unfortunately
Robust but smooth; deep smoky notes, sometimes a nice hint of slightly burned toast.
It was ok but it isn't a coffee I look forward to drinking. It was a little bitter, not very smooth. It also had a lot of residue when I used it for lattes.
Very nice dark roast.
Not my favorite, too strong for me, I changed my brewing technique (less coffee and more water) and it was ok, but did not love. Liked but not love.
This was NOT a favorite. I didn't really like it as espresso, latte, or Americano.
Makes a wonderful pour over cup. Robust but smooth. Love every drop.
Awful, bitter. I get better coffee from Philz and if the selections do not improve, that is where my money will be going.
Exactly as described, lots of good earthy notes with a dash of chocolate. It's a great cup of coffee.
Good not great, fragrant whole bean, but unable to get a brew that matches its fragrance
Liked this one a lot more. I definitely got the natural sweetness. I do like a bit of bitterness, but this was nice.
Enjoyed best as espresso but good as drip and French press as well. Liked the richness of flavor.
Liked it, but end of each cup was bitter.
A little too dark, but good with a little milk. We usually enjoy our coffee black!
Full bodied, dark, rich flavor. Works well as espresso brewed in an Italian Mocha pot.
Nice, but a bit too dark for me.
I am very much enjoying the flavors and this coffee hits a lot of delicious notes of chocolate and roasted nuts. Great recommendation!
Best coffee I have gotten yet!
It is a lovely smooth dark roast. I like the touch of sweetness.
As has been all that I have received this bag was awesome.
Very boring for regular coffee. Too one note and not very complex. Far better for espresso/cappuccino style.
It's not overly dark roasted. Very smooth (just like me!).
Great aroma, super smooth flavor. Love it!
Liked the richness
Great flavor but I may like something slightly bolder.
I liked it!
This one bordered on too strong for us. It's intense and funky in a good way... definitely some special coffee but just a tad ambitious for my wife.
Smooth and easy to drink
tasted weak, had a strange water-downed after taste.
Liked this one better than Populace. Seemed to grind up finer at the same settings though, as grounds were all over the counter the first couple times.
Super smooth. I enjoyed this coffee the most so far.
A good coffee but a bit too smoky when brewed at my normal extra strength setting. Husband thought it was a bit bitter. Good but not a favorite.
very good, a little strong on the chocolate taste though
Really dark. Special. Slightly smoky. Has some back of tongue bitter that is fun. Its a top contender, though I probably would want to alternate to another coffee for everyday so that I can experience how special this one is.
Good with just a little milk.
used a burr grinder and prepared drip coffee, through our bonavita machine. my partner drinks with almond milk, while i take it black. both of us thought it was a bit flat and bitter. not our favorite.
I loved this coffee.
Super dark, like really really dark. Not bad when you added it to other roasts as a blend though - helped create unique flavor profiles.
Pretty decent, but a bit too dark / burnt - seemed to erode some of the nuances.
This was an ok coffee. We brewed on our drip machine. Found it to be a bit flat and a slightly burned taste.
Very smooth and smells amazing. Not as bold or strong as we expected based on the description and smell of the beans. Seems light for a dark coffee.
Love this one!
Creamiest espresso I've ever gotten with a bean. Also tastes great as pour over.
Love this blend! The best of all what I have tasted so far. It seems like the drip grind brought out more flavor.
Beautiful blend! I loved it so much I ordered some for a friend. I ordered him Black and Tan instead of this exact one and he loved that one, too!
It was a little too smoky for me. I couldn't really taste the caramel .
Decent... good flavor, not as rich as others.
Particularly foamy espresso head and super smooth. I love this one.
I can taste the smokey notes, but this coffee seems bland compared to the others I've had. Seems dry and flat to me.
Not my favorite. Too bitter tasting. Too light of a roast.
Good smell, not too dark, bitter or smoky. Was milder flavor than expected. Works fine for mixing.
8-9 on scale of 10 on first batch. Second batch on 5/22 - I'd rate it a 4. Too darkly roasted. Burnt taste. Interesting the earlier rating was a good one. Perhaps there's been variability in the roasting.
Close to what we're looking for, but has an odd, "papery" aftertaste. (I don't have the words to accurately describe that aftertaste. This is the best I can do.)
Great coffee! Dark, bitter and slightly ashy.
Though there is a lot of depth of flavor, I'm not sure this is one I'd revisit. The smokiness is quite present, as is a dark chocolate flavor. Not in a sweet way, but in a rich way. It's a dark roast without contrast, which can be exciting, but not something I'd want regularly.
Love it. Smelled awesome als
Loved, favorite one so far
Smooth and dark, right on target. Almost as good as Cafe Moto Espresso Blend.
Was just ok. Brewed as espresso. There's a burnt rubber taste I'm getting that I didn't like. Wasn't over extracted - I watched my pressure gauge. Not going to repeat this one.
This one is a 3.5. If it weren't for a sour/salty after taste it would have been a 4. Otherwise pretty well balanced and paired well with my favorite creamer.
This was way too smoky for my tastes. The beans were very oily and dark, and it made for a very strong and bold coffee.
This one was definitely not mine. Let's see what's going on next
Really good dark roast, smooth and well balanced. Couldn't get it right with an aeropress but came out great with the v60.
This was very good. Might be a touch on the dark side for me but the beans were so great looking and the coffee very delicious. I liked the body as well as the overall flavor.
A little too dark for my taste. Not a great aroma either
A very solid cup. Comforting and full bodied, but ultimately not particularly unique nor a standout
Ah-mazing bag of beans! This may be one of my most favorite shipment since I joined MistoBox! Absolutely delicious!
One of the best coffees I have used in my expresso maker
Best one yet
It is a bit too dark for my taste.
It was alright. Not quite as strong as I normally like, but still decent.
Not very deep or rich flavor and a little bitter. Will try a coarser grind.
This was my favorite so far! It not only tasted amazing, but it woke me up so much faster. I cleaned my whole house before noon. It was strong and bold but not too acidic or sour. Nice and smooth.
It just didn't wow me.
Very difficult for a newbie like me to brew pour over method without excessive bitterness.
Just ok. Not as much flavor.
Liked this one a lot
I liked how full bodied it was
Really good coffee
A bit darker than I expected (which means my boyfriend liked it a lot more than I did). A very classic dark roast.
Please do not send any more dark DCR coffees. They are completely unsuitable for espresso. Did you guys change your algorithm or approach?
Full bodied, smooth
Wonderful flavor, DCR is a winner so far
Haven't tried this drip yet, but it's really great on the Moka pot with medium or coarse grind. (Fine grind brought out a little bitterness.) Could drink this one every day.
Great, I enjoyed the dark blend
This coffee was good but not as flavorful as the Good Folks. The Good Folks set the bar incredibly high.
Was good but a little too burnt and oily
Liked it a lot!
It was a "run of the mill" Dark roast, nothing stood out about it. It was slightly more "burnt" tasting than what I prefer, but not bad overall. I would say my preferred roast would be somewhere between this and the Deep Space blend that was in my first shipment. Overall, I did enjoy each cup.
First cup was good, better than average, still reserving comments till I finish more of it.
Really nice profile
Nice. Perfect. You did well on this one.
Good bold flavor, enjoyed this espresso
Deep, Rich,, Clean
Coffee tasted weak and watered down
One dimensional, over-roasted.
Not very deep in flavor; pretty good but probably wouldn’t buy again
Nothing special. Just a standard dark roast
Smell was better than Jaguar espresso but taste was not as bold
Terrific beans. Brewed a nice woodsy sweet profile in my Bodum pour over. The grind was perfectly coarse and pretty even, which I assume DCR does, not Mistobox. 4/5
I LOVE this coffee! So delicious!!
This was a great cup of coffee. It's a dark roast with lots of smoke and dark chocolate notes in it. A solid traditional cup of coffee.
Flavor is not deep and not multilayered. Flavor profile is too thin and mild.
The coffee is generally good, but slightly more tart (acidic?) than I prefer. I'll experiment with different brewing/steeping options to see if I can dial it in a bit. I'm still learning my way with different coffees. :^)
Loved this one! Nice change of pace. I got hints of nuts.
Wayyyy too dark. Even with milk, didn't enjoy it enough to want it again.
Very dark, and not acidic. Full of flavor and didn’t curdle my alternative milk. Loved this coffee
Loved this one. A bit too chocolatey and sweet for cappuccinos but excellent as an espresso shot.
Brew this in my French press every morning. Love the smooth dark taste.
Nice aroma but tasted a little light.
This would be a 6/5. One of the best coffees I've had in years
Love the bold taste and, to me, subtle flavors that are not too over-powering. I use this to make cappuccinos with just a little bit of sugar and, again, the flavors are just perfect.
Nice balanced flavor
Brewed with OXO Brew 9 Cup Coffee Maker. Ground beans using Baratza Encore grinder. My wife and I are still developing our pallets for coffee tasting. This is too dark and too smoky for our tastes.
When I first got the coffee I didn’t quite master how much coffee grounds per water. I started with 8 ounces of water per 2 tablespoons. And I felt it was not as quite rich that I thought it would be. Then I try to 6 ounces of water per 2 tablespoons and felt that was right on the money. You can instantly takes the richness, boldness enhance of the nutty and chocolate flavors which tantalizers my taste buds. Anyways, I’m glad I’ve found Mistobox, because it gives me a way to taste the coffee’s around this country without leaving my living room. That I’d like to leave my living room and travel all these places.
Pretty good. nice taste. would like to try something bolder next.
Great coffee! I love the full body and the flavor. I'm using an at home espresso machine, and it makes a great espresso and americano.
Smooth and balanced. A tasty coffee
This was too smoky, too dark.
Decent taste but a little flat for a coffee described as a "Special Dark." Didn't catch the smoke or rich pastry in a French Press preparation.
The flavors are great and it's a nice dark, rich roast. A bit to smokey for my taste but I do love the rich sweetness that accompanies it.
I like this coffee but don't love the smokiness
Little to bitter/astringent
Almost too dark / burnt of a roast for me but I liked it.
Tasty, straightforward dark roast. Enjoyed the fullbodiedness and the smokiness.
Loved this one!
Great coffee, really enjoyed this one
Smokey and bold. Much better than the first.
Nice, full and nutty
Smelled lovely but was a bit too dark for us... roasted flavor too far into bitter
This was a great everyday coffee for me. I love a dark bean with an oily coating. This is dark and mellow rather than the really intense earthiness of some darks. I would compare it with Just Coffee's Mayan Super Dark as a near companion and that really is my everyday coffee. If I see OCR in the store, after trying it this way, I'll pick some up. Great pick.
A little too dark, made some adjustments and it tasted good
Great chocolate undertones and perfect balance of dark roast or depth to flavor. .
Our favorite so far. Right balance of dark and rich.
Definitely a great-quality brew, but the flavor was somewhat underwhelming. Looking for flavors a bit more interesting, but not too far out there!
This coffee is "zippy" but in a good way. A nice dark blend with a bit of a espresso flavour.
It was okay. Holds its flavor a little better than the first one I got.
Solid dark roast, not as deep of a flavor.
Loved the smooth yet deep flavor.
I like this very much. Strong w/ good flavors
Very tasty and has a subtle sweetness to it.
Method - freshly ground, pour-over.
Dark, roasty, chocolaty, smooth. Pretty good! Compared to the Caffe Vita this is similarly dark and toasty, but smoother and a slightly stronger chocolate note.
I'm not as "blown-away" by this special dark as I was the Day Tripper, something about the Tripper really got me! But this one is a solid go-to dark roast.
Really liked this one.
Smelled awesome but a bit bitter
Well done very dark blend. Smooth, rich and full bodied
Good coffee but I prefer the previous one. There were more complex different flavors in the previous bag. DCR seems like a "one note" coffee.
This one was fantastic. Would order again :)
Really good combination of dark and smooth, not as stringent as other darks roasts. Dark chocolate really comes through.
Delicious roast! I love the dark sweetness. Tastes fantastic as an espresso and even pairs well with milk for a latte. Best coffee so far for me
I like this coffee. It is smoky, full-bodied. Dark chocolate flavor notes are very pleasant, yet this is fairly smooth and not bitter.This is a coffee I could drink daily.
One big meh
Loved this coffee!!!
Least favorite so far.
Loved it! Husband thought it was a little bland
Brewed my first batch and like the coffee. Definitely deep and rich. Smelled amazing and tasted very good, but maybe a little short on taste compared to aroma. Will continue to evaluate.
My wife liked it a lot
Beautiful rich flavors, hardy and bold. Will definitely get this again.
Very dark, tasty, and dependable
Bold, roasty and delicious. A full-bodied blend with a delightfully surprising anise top note. The most interesting dark roast I've sampled in quite some time.
Not as crazy about this I detected a bitterness
I wasn’t all that impressed with the flavor, but it’s ok.
Too dark and heavy
Probably a good drip coffee but not good for espresso machines.
Great in an americano of milk based drinks. Didn’t taste all the notes of anise or anything on its own. Only downfall is it kind of tasted one note, albeit pretty smooth.
Excellent dark roast.
Dark, fits description, my favorite so far
I enjoyed this coffee, but I don’t need to try it again. So many coffees out there and so little time!
I really liked the bold flavor of this coffee
I really like the bold slightly but not overly Smokey flavor. I like the beans were a little oily and not matte dry.
extremely smooth, rich
Very full-bodied dark, very strong and bold flavors, but well-balanced. Nice for a fall morning.
This was not at all good for us. It had a nice flavor but so dark for us, it seemed like espresso!! We have been trying to use it by tripling the cream and sugar, kind of making our own lattes, or putting a scoop in with our regular coffee. As is, we cannot drink it.
This had a very good flavor profile. Loved the smokiness.
This is my FAVORITE type of coffee always an easy go to for me. But also the reason why I'm open for trying different kinds. I would have never expected to enjoy the Proper! Good choices so far!
Not bad, a little dark for my taste
This coffee is just as described. Nice full bodies, smooth coffee with hints of caramel and chocolate.
Just finished this bag and LOVED it. Rich flavor without bitterness. Finished with a smooth chocolate light Smokey flavor.
smoky, bitter, strong taste
Great. Very rich and dark.
Love this coffee.. great flavor.
Gorgeous dark beans make a rich, full-bodied cup. Fantastic!
Has a subtle sweetness and appropriate amount of bitterness that begs for another sip. Solid daily drinker.
The best dark roast yet
The sticky icky... best coffee I've gotten from mistobox. It's a bit sticky and needs to be pushed through the grinder, but it's great!
We love this coffee! Please send again
Great espresso! Loved the dark boldness in this one.
Very interesting aftertaste. Doesn’t seem as strong as others
Over roasted and bitter. As espresso, just tastes a bit burnt.
Very nice sweet first note, but follows by a lurking chalking aftertaste that's not quite bitter, but unrefined.
Not my favorite dark roast, but certainly enjoyable with unique, subtle notes. Wouldn't purchase a bag, but would drink it with ease if it was given to me.
Too dark. Beans oily. Not a huge fan.
One of the best in your collection!
Good, better as a cold brew
Terrible. Never send me beans with “tobacco” or “pipe tobacco” notes.
All DCR has exceeded my expectations.
Excellent coffee. I am enjoying this one.
a tad too smoky
Great coffee, not too sweet, great blend of flavors
Better than ok, but not quite really good as others have been. Dark and chocolaty which was good. Has some bitterness and residue which I didn’t care for.
The coffee beans were wet/ super oily when they arrived. Did not try this coffee
Meh. I feel like Goldilocks rating the last two coffees. The first one too week. The second one too strong. Here’s more feedback to help choose the third one. The first one had good flavor, it just wasn’t very strong. This one is very strong but has a monotone flavor that lacks complexity. Let me also add I know NOTHING about coffee so I may be hopeless for you being successful. But I’d like to try another month.
While certainly a dark roast, this coffee does not have the complexity of tastes that I enjoy either for espresso or for a morning drip brew.
I like how it starts off sweet and ends strong.
Smooth but bold
Even though I like darker roasts this one is a bit too tart for my taste.
Good coffee. Brewed in french press. I'd give it 3.5 stars. Nothing wrong with it, but I couldn't find the same fullness, richness, or depth of flavor that previous dark roasts had. I found it a bit flatter, or "one note." A little smoky and bitter which I don't mind, but taste any sweetness/chocolate to balance it out.
Very good - As described and would buy again.
Rich, creamy, has a real depth of flavor without just tasting like black coffee. Love it.
Great smell, really good flavors
Really liked the aroma and the floor profile of this coffee.
Too smoky/roasted, not enough flavor depth
FYI - we loved this coffee...it seemed like it might be a little oily but worked (and tasted!) great...
The last 5 coffees have all been DCR Special Dark. This is good coffee but I would like variety.
Overall this was an OK coffee but it did seem a bit bland to me. With drip, french press, and pour over it lacked substance. Although it was better than your average grocery store brand, it didn't stand out enough to warrant the added cost. It could be that my first selection set the "fresh-roast bar" a little too high.
Everything. More like this please. Darker the better. I can't remember which bc I'm not in the habit of doing this routinely, but one of the past few was LIGHT and I really wasn't a fan.
These beans were very oily. We had to fully clean out our grinder after using them. I don't think they're fit for espresso.
I did not like this coffee. It was too dark for me and had a burnt flavor. I enjoyed the first coffee you sent much better than the current one.
I found it to be little acidic and oily. After trying different measurement then usual, it came out to be good coffee
The chocolatey notes came through nicely. I like the full - bodied flavor. Kinda fruity.
Full bodied, but balanced. Just what I like in a dark roast.
I thought this coffee was tasty! It reminded me of the super dark coffee I drank in my college days. The only thing I didn't love was how smoky it is (it reminds me a lot of a French Roast flavor). But overall it makes a tasty Americano!
Not as enjoyable as the first coffee we received.
This also tasted much more burnt than I'd like (which was my critique of the last coffee I got as well). Maybe a medium roast would be better for me?
I believe the roast is a bit much for my taste. The coffee while bold, lacks nuance and taste a bit too smoky.
I like the first one better. This one was very generic and tasted like your average cup of coffee at a restaurant.
Very nice, smooth taste. Nothing wrong with this one at all, just liked it a little less than the first.
A good dark roast with strong Smoky flavor. Finish is a little bitter but overall a very good coffee. Too strong for some.
Nicely balanced, a bit mild.
Great flavor and aroma
Smooth, with a nice roast-y smell. There was a new flavor we couldn't identify at first, but we really liked it the second morning.
While I tend to love dark coffee, this one just didn't do anything for me taste-wise.
Flavor will very strong and bitter. Wasn’t smooth at all. Won’t want this again!
Ok flavor, but I think we’re more fans of bold than full-bodied.
I'm enjoying this one quite a bit. There is a slight acidic bite on the back of my tongue is the only drawback.
I’m so picky about my coffee and I really loved this one!
Prepared via espresso machine. This coffee was rich and complex. I very much enjoyed it.
Good flavor, a little more bitter aftertaste than the first coffee making this slightly behind that one for us.
Had a strong character without tasting burnt or overly flavored. Easy to drink
Dark, delicious and rich. This was a beautiful full bodied coffee with a kick.
Very good for a dark roast - not overly bitter or acidic. Liked it when prepared with an aeropress, nut not an espresso machine.
Definitely what I was looking for. Love the dark roasted flavor.
slightly darker than we prefer.
Just ok, would not choose again.
This coffee is very good, i really enjoy the taste.
Great coffee. Nice and rich and was great in my French press. Would get again
good strength --- not as full as i had hoped
Love its boldness and coffee tastes amazing :-)
This coffee was full bodied, smooth and sweet. My favorite brew method so far was french press, I also tried drip and espresso. I will definitely be re-ordering this one.
Not sure how to describe what i didnt like about it, maybe too earthy. Kind of a dirt taste, maybe?
Not that great.
Brewed this as espresso and tried it as an Americano and a latte. Overall it was good but didn't have the strong, full-bodied character that I typically associate with darker roasts. Even with three shots, the taste was not as strong as I'd hoped for. Not bad, but not fantastic.
BY far my favorite coffee roast so far
One of the best coffees I have ever had. It seemed to be perfectly balanced.
Liked very much. Smooth, smoky and enjoyable.
Dark and flavorful! Lots of smoky notes and a bit of creme brought out some sweetness!
Delicious smooth texture
Definitely on the stronger side. Sit closer to 17g or it will lean towards bitter
I don’t dislike this coffee, it’s iust not my favorite. I think the smoky flavor is what’s getting me. I almost thought it was too dark, but in reading the notes I think it’s the smoke flavor. Just not my favorite!
Just got back from vacation to find my new coffee had arrived. I am having my first taste now. I find this blend to be a bit dark and bold for my taste and would say I liked the first blend I received more. I can really taste the smokiness of this coffee. I believe a milder, less bold coffee would be a better fit.
A very enjoyable cup of coffee! I could smell the dark chocolate aroma and it was very smooth. I am giving it 4 stars because I think it could be a bit stronger/bolder in flavor (or maybe my water to coffee grounds ratio is off???).
This is a great coffee. I like the aroma and the body (strong and full) and the dark chocolate. Not a big gap between 4 and 5 stars here, maybe could use a bigger hit of flavor.
Generally good. Slightly more earthly than I typically like.
Prefer more distinctive single bean. Solid B.
My favorite by far. Had a couple dozen dark roast coffees from Mistobox and this is the only one I have ordered more than once.
Might be too dark for me, was a little too smoky as well. Don't think I will order this again.
Full bodied dark sweet - enjoyed much
I had my espresso machine set to brew strong and this still felt weak. It did not at all feel full-bodied. It felt very thin and drinkable like coffee. I like espresso to be so strong that I have to sip it slowly. The flavor is fine, but not full-bodied enough.
Love it! Perfect darkness and body with caramel tones. Loved this iced and hot.
Fantastic! Great full body, not burnt.
Decent coffee. A bit lighter bodied than I usually drink. A touch less smokiness would be ideal. Overall I'm enjoying it though.
smooth and delicious. love the smokiness. tried it both through a drip filter and as an espresso and both were equally amazing!!
Super good! Really enjoyed the bold flavor and full body of this coffee. I wasn’t sure how I’d like the smoke flavor but I didn’t think is was over powering at all. Very good coffee.
Delicious caramel notes but a bit too smoky.
My palette isn't refined enough for a nuanced review, but I think the coffee is bold and flavorful and I like the body and darkness. Great stuff
This is a good dark blend. I enjoyed the notes of chocolate.
Liked it but darker and smokier than preferred
Good... it was a little dark for us, but very smooth with a good aftertaste.
Smelled like chocolate! Very smooth with great crema
Excellent in a drip coffee brewer.
I enjoyed this coffee. This roast is probably on the end of the dark roast spectrum that I would enjoy. If possible I would like something a little lighter for my next selection.
I already knew I didn't like dark roasts. This proved that hadn't changed.
Very smooth and delicious!
I liked how smooth and dark it was, I am not a fan of smoky flavors though.
Home Run first time up to bat! Dark, smooth and chocolate. Ground it on the edge of espresso and still no bitterness. This one will be a repeat.
I have historically not been a huge fan of "smoky" coffees. But I did very much enjoy it as part of this blend, perhaps because it was well-balanced by the sweet notes.
While (based on my experience with this roast) I would enjoy having the occasional coffee with heavy smoky notes, I still prefer to not have it be a mainstay feature in my coffees going forward.
Delicious! I used an AeroPress because I was too excited to wait for other methods! First cup was user-error. I made it to strong for my taste. But second cup was wonderful! Not bitter and so full of flavor. I usually put a little cream in my coffee but this was so delicious, I was able to drink it black! I also love that it is so versatile and that I can use different methods for brewing.
Too bitter and strong. Subsequently changed preferences to medium roast.
Delicious, dark coffee.
Good for a dark bean
Didn't taste it. This went to the wife. She claimed it was delicious.
Smoky flavor overpowers the coffee. Just ok. Not ideal for use with a Chemex
Nice fresh, smooth taste. Wife and I both enjoyed it.
We liked how smooth and buttery this coffee was! Very rich and tasty.
Great favor, would like more coffees similar to this.
I enjoyed it for a one off bag but it was a little bit too "dry" for my liking. Left me parched for water after my morning cup of coffee. I would maybe like to try a medium roast with caramel hints this next month.
Very dark roast with STRONG smoke and charcoal flavor. However, to me it just seems like a burnt cup of coffee. Much too overpowering for my tastes. Slightly more tolerable in an espresso. Might work for some, but not me.
Was really disappointed, coffee was burnt and smelt off. Taste was not what I was expecting and was like someone relabeled Starbucks Coffee. Had to take all the beans out of my espresso maker and replace with something already had on hand. Now it’s just going to sit on my shelf until I can figure out what to do with it. Was expecting a much better quality coffee from this. Hopefully the next one will be a higher standard otherwise may try another service.
Good smoky blend. Had a little “skunky” smell. Great taste overall though.
Really nice. A little on the mild side.
This has an outstanding taste generally and a nice after / lingering taste. Full but not bitter. I like!
I liked the Dillanos. To me I see the description "caramel" but I thought it had a little more of a chocolate flavor that I liked. I did think it was too dark because I'd describe it a "toasty" ... and someone else said ash.. and I think after a drink of it the lasting taste was a little burnt. I actually changed my dashboard to say Medium roast. I think Medium and Dark was an error on my part. I think my favorites will be medium ... to medium plus! I also think I'd liek a coffee that is a little sweeter... I realize I can sweeten but I believe some coffees are sweeter even before sugar or a sugar substitute.
A little dark for my preference.
Love it. Delicious.
I like the coffee for the most part. Some of the flavors are a little bland but over all a good choice.
This is the best coffee I’ve ever had. It was smooth. Excellent flavor and full bodied. Not super acidic.
Hi fellow coffee freaks....
Love the "new to me" smokiness coupled with the smooth round caramel. It totally marries so well. You'll love it for your pour-overs.
Just me and my chemex.... kinda old school.
Chalky taste, very oily
I liked it overall, no bitterness or acidity which I like, but a little too dark for my taste.
I am not one for dark roast and this one was right on par. Tasted ashy for some reason. “Meh” is a good descritption for sure.
I really liked it. Strong but not too overpowering. Good balance.
Was a little too smoky but I still liked it!!!
I loved the dark roast. Not too acidic, nor bitter. It was the best dark roast I have had in a very long time.
The initial taste was good, but seemed lacking in flavor throughout, and didn't finish as bold as expected.
Very good. Sweet
This coffee surprised me. Based on the name and the notes I was expecting this to pack quite a bit of a punch... But it didn't, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. This coffee was really smooth and with a nice rich flavor and aroma without being bitter or overpowering. Overall I enjoyed this blend as a good example of what a "lighter" dark roast can be.
Very Nice. Smooth but strong.
I liked it. I have to say though, that although I cannot identify it, there is a little something in there I did not like. Kind of a little skunky sort of thing that only appeared briefly and not always. I'm not an expert so I don't know how to say it anymore eloquently or descriptively than that. I'm sure that doesn't help much! :-( But, I can add, I like Peet's Major Dickason's Blend, but it has somewhat of the same issue for me. That same intermittent, briefly occurring note. It's for that reason that that Peet's is not my favorite. Looking forward to more choices.
Lighter than I expected. Wish it had a little more umphhhhh.
This coffee arrived extremely oily (not always bad, but seemed odd). It was also much more bitter than I like. I didn't even finish the bag because it was so bad to me.
The aroma from opening the bag was wonderful, and the brew from my french press was perfect and full of flavor.
I did not like this coffee. It had very little flavor.
This dark roast has a delicious full-bodied flavor. I used it in my pour over and it provided a great sip.
Deep, rich, delicious. Very dark, looks like potting soil when ground.
Smelled awful, tasted pretty good. A strong full bodied coffee. Could have done with a little less smoky. But overall this is what I was looking for out of a strong, intense coffee.
Nice and strong without being bitter. Good with an electric percolator. Not quite as full bodied and rich for five stars. Very good everyday coffee.
nice, rich, enjoyed
Really liked the strong flavor. I would like to explore some different styles.
I think a little too dark and smoky for my taste, but otherwise I like it.
There wasn't much of an overwhelmingly good aroma but it didn't matter because it brewed perfectly. The taste was great, and the aroma from the cup was too.
Loved it-favorite coffee of all time
Tastes a bit like wood.
Very well roasted, made a nice, smooth cold brew.
Laura & Steve
I thought it was delicious! We've been enjoying it daily.
It's very flavored. It's a little bitter to me.
Amazing flavor! Bold and rich.
Robust with a big initial flavor. Yet very well balanced with an easy finish.
Very smooth blend with good taste. No indication of harshness or bitter taste. A great change from what I have been drinking.
Excellent coffee. Some of the best I have ever had. Full coffee taste but not bitter and no aftertaste. I have served it to others and they say the same things. This is similar to "low acid" coffees that I have tried. I definitely want more coffees like this.
I'm going to update my rating as I feel I was a tab early in my assessment.
Not a huge fan of this coffee tbh. I find it a little lacking in "oomph" if I would have to put it into words. The flavor is okay but I would prefer something a little more "bold" in the mouth feel/flavor dept.
I enjoyed this coffee. Had a good, deep, full-bodied taste. First brew I made was too weak, as I didn't use a scale to measure. Used a tablespoon instead. Second brew was much better, though I will probably increase the amount of beans just a little. I am partial to a strong, but not bitter, brew.
This coffee was right up my alley!! Loved the body and smokyness of this coffee. Perfect!
Mom and Dad
Loved it... excellent choice for us!!
Was a bit bitter! Will drink but not again!
a little to dark for my taste but not bad.
First cup was very smooth and definitely full-bodied. Liked it better than the first bag I received. The aroma was very nice and it had a really nice balance to the overall flavor.
Colin & Kelliann
the worst cup of coffee i have tasted in a long time
While I liked this selection very much, I think I'd like to try something a little milder.
Its good. I like to try different stuff that’s why I signed up. so switch it up on me. It’s all being used to pull shots.
Too smokey for me generally, but I like this style as a change of pace. It's a good one to keep around for a stronger brew for a one-off cup of aeropress.
Great coffee. Very balanced when I brewed with French Press, the smokiness was very strong when I brewed in my pour over machine.
loved the coffee, i prefer a dark roast and this one hit the spot. the flavor profile was phenomenal
A little bland
I like the roast, but the aftertaste is a little too bitter/burnt for me.
Very good. We enjoyed it. It wasn't too dark but not too weak.
Loved this coffee.
Definitely the kind of coffee I enjoy. Dark and Smokey.
A little on the dark side, maybe a little too smoky. Next time a slightly lighter roast might be in order.
For a dark blend coffee, this was very good. Dark blend is not my “go to” when I want coffee. It is great on the occasions I really want it. For coffee in general I would not have rated 4 stars, but for dark roast it is worth it.
Delicious. Totally my style!
Good, but a bit too dark for me. Something on the lighter side next time would be great! Thank you!
I am really needing to grind coarser than I'm used to for the Aeropress to get the bitterness down. It is obvious good quality but reminds me of an Ethiopian, which I struggle with. I can't wait for the next coffee
I really enjoyed these beans! I used a French Press with these beans but I also used a refillable filter from the Keurig when I didn’t have time for the French Press. I enjoyed the full flavor and the low acidity. I’m no expert on flavor analysis but I really like these beans.
A little too dark I think.
Nice enough, but it's a bit too strong for me. The smoky quality comes across well, though it's not something I really like for my coffee.
Wonderful coffee! Strong, bold and fresh. I must confess that I was attempted to request more and override Misto but resisted in doing so as to be exposed to more roasters.
A little sharp on the palate at first sip but overall quite delicious. It is similar to our go-to Peet's coffee, but at the same time just different enough to make it a new experience.
Good choice, Connor!
Coffee was a little bit too dark for me to drink without sugar and milk. Once I added a little of both I did enjoy it. Nice after taste. Would like to try something a little lighter that would require little to no sweetener fro my tastes. Thanks!
Good darkness of roast. Strong roasted flavor but not burnt. Sweet and caramel, vanilla, smooth for how dark it is.
What was your first impression?
Very dark, very bold, very flavorful. Smelled fantastic and had a great flavor.
Did you like the roast (level of bean darkness)?
I liked the roast level, I usually get dark beans. I’m not sure if I should go for something lighter in the medium range since I never venture there.
What flavors did you like or dislike (chocolatey, fruity, citrus, earthy)?
I’m terrible at picking out flavors but I could pick up on the caramel and smokiness which I really liked.
Did the coffee have characteristics you liked (balanced, nuanced, smooth, bold) or didn’t like (sour, burnt, roasty)?
The roasted flavor was great, enjoyed the bold flavor. A little bitter black but overall a very good flavor and smell.
No different than grocer beans
Loved the depth of flavor and nutty flavors. End wasn't acidic at all. Really, really good.
The coffee taste is great and smooth it is a little stronger than we are used to but we are enjoying it. We prefer a little lighter of a roast. Great packaging. I want to research the brand.
Too dark and strong for my taste. I generally prefer more of a medium...to light coffee. I don't often like the sour, burnt, or roasty flavors.
Too dark for my taste
Very smooth coffee. I'm not a big fan of dark coffee but I was pleased with this one.
Very smooth and low acidity. Went well with coconut creamer
I don't like Dark roasts which I indicated in my profile so I was surprised that the first one I got was a special dark blend. This was far too dark for me.
Makes a great cup of coffee!
Liked it a lot, nice, interesting, strong flavor. Always a bit too bitter made in the Aeropress no matter what I did though. Was better in the coffee maker.
Very good bold coffee. Extremely bitter and full bodied. Almost a burnt taste
Best coffee I've ever consumed. If it was acceptable, I would eat the beans whole! Thank you for the great selection.
I enjoyed this coffee, my husband did too I found it to have a chocolately smoky rich smell and it was a lot smoother than i expected. I usually add milk to my coffee and it worked great!
very nice, smooth mellow dark
The coffee is extremely flavorful and rich which I love, but I think a little too dark for my taste. Perhaps it's the smoky notes, but the coffee tastes a little burnt and I am now trying to brew on a lower temperature. Not enjoying as a black cup of coffee, but not bad as a latte.
This one good. My husband liked it more than I did, but that's cause he likes darker blends more. Still very enjoyable!
Very nice. With my pump espresso maker, the taste starts out light and ends with a fuller body, so this is a good description. I suppose I like the fuller bodied coffees. I detected only a bit of smoke. Overall a solid coffee. Didn't blow me away, but I liked it a lot. Nice start, Mistobox.
Love the smokey flavor. Very smooth.
This came off as super oily and odd. It was better for French press than espresso, and made a decent cold brew. I can’t believe that I’m saying this but it was too dark a roast for me
Like you woke up in an enchanted forest, the forest is foggy and the trees dense but you enjoy as you walk about. You can taste the earth, the forest dirt, the smoky humidity with just the right amount of leather and a hint of sweetness on the tongue. Hope you took a thermos.
I thought this was a lovely blend. It was very smooth, but I would loved it to be a little less smoky and more creamy. I loved the darkness of the bean and how lovely it smelled grinding. I prefer more of a chocolate flavor and fewer smoky notes.
28 g medium grind
5+ dark roast good to alternate with 4+ roasts
Roast level was fine, it was somewhat flavorful, but not as complex as I'm used to.
Pete & Eydie
It was too, too dark for my taste. I recognized that the oily beans are a sign of good roasting however just too "burnt" tasting for my taste.
Everything I want in a coffee. Drank it blank
I enjoyed the coffee, but it was a bit too smoky to be enjoyed. For me, a little much, the caramel was light.
I don't know much about coffees (atleast so far as jargon goes), but really enjoyed this coffee. Was the first I received from MistoBox. Very pleasant - both as a morning cup or casually.
This coffee is really good. I really don't know much about flavor profiling on coffee's but this one tastes really robust & acidic. Keep it coming!!
We enjoyed this! But are interested in trying some more complex flavors too!
Very good dark roast
The smokiness of this one was great!
I like the caramel and full body flavor but the smoky tones I find bitter
Very dark roast (which is also considerably oily), with intense notes of smoke. Comparably lighter body than I would have expected. Well balanced and smooth, but also a tiny bit forgettable.
For a dark roast blend, it's good. However, I am not much of a fan for extra dark roasts as they do not have much flavor. It reminds me a bit of Starbucks coffee, too burnt. This is why I definitely prefer single origin coffees as they usually have multiple flavors hitting the palate.
This coffee WANTS to be very good. The beans are dark and glossy and sexy and smell absolutely decadent. Unfortunately, the enjoyability factor is...meh. The first taste makes promises of a dark, full, sinful experience, but then it just never happens. It falls flat. In fact, I pulled out the emergency Maxwell House the morning after I received and tried this Special Dark. .
Darker than I usually drink, but I was pleasantly surprised to find it had better depth of flavor, yet still managed to be smooth (not too acidic).
Smoky but not bitter. Rich full bodied, could be a tad darker or heavier but very clean finish.
Really big flavor, nice smoky hints, very smooth.
Very good for a dark roast. Intense flavor. Would give 5 star but I prefer a little lighter roast.
Like the flavor but slightly dark for my taste.
Very tasty coffee. Using in a Chemex was a bit strong.
Not bad. Not a huge fan of the dark roast. Not as much flavor
Bold but nicely balanced with good flavor.
I love this type of roast. Smooth and bold.
Thought this was a very good bean for capps and lattes. Was good on its own, but not a standout. I think this is a great mixer bean and pulls nicely and more importantly, consistently!
Too dark for me
delicious. I love the deep bitterness and smoky aftertaste. I don't think this coffee works for everyone but it goes well with my tastebuds. Next time i hope to get something similar but a little different, .
Nice flavor, not too bold. The chocolate and caramel undertones are just right. Really like this coffee.
Surprised to see this described as dark-roasted and full-bodied, as it seemed relatively light and flat to me.
Smooth flavor, true to description. Nice, full bodied blend. A nice change from my usual, berry-forward coffee. The buttery, bread notes were super interesting.
This was a wonderfully smooth and full-bodied blend. I loved the caramel flavor. It wasn't sour or acidic at all, which was very enjoyable.
I like this coffee, but I could do with a little less of the deep, smoky, dark roast flavors.
It's a pretty dark roast, similar to death wish coffee although not as dark. I guess because it's a dark roast, it's also doesn't have such a strong caffeine content. Personal choice obviously since I'm not a dark roast fan, I've given it three stars.
This makes for a bold espresso. It is bitter and very smoky, but, still smooth. I typically pour espresso over ice and this dark roast blend is great to sip on. The washed beans are very shiny. I had not seen that before this bag.
This was very good although I thought it was a little too dark at first I found myself going through this bag in no time. I usually pour over with the occasional french press. This coffee I found wonderful as a pour over.
I do like this coffee, however I really prefer MEDIUM Roast! This coffee blend would be perfect and 5 stars if it was a medium roast!!
This was a very good coffee that was dark but not overpowering. The flavor was enjoyable without packing too big of a punch. I liked the flavor, roast, and felt it was very smooth. I would say it got strong and difficult to do more than a couple cups.
Really dug this blend! Super smooth and a great way to kick off each morning.
Very dark, smoky - I might even say burnt. Really good with a little milk in a cappuccino. Too oily for the machine though.
Smooth but not as bold as we prefer
good coffee. A little one dimensional, but still desirable.
I used three heaping tablespoons in French press. And let it sit for 6 minutes. Coffee was in fact dark and yummy. I would even like it stronger. The coffee was on the milder side of dark. It was smooth with no bite.
A solid dark blend however one dimensional for me. I like some more complexity to my coffee. Intense smoke on the nose, again, like complexity here as well, both on nose and palate.
Brewed as pour over:
Nice oily beans. Rich flavor. Very smooth, almost chocolate aroma. The flavor was not as moody as I expected definitely brighter than the aroma conveys. Still an earthy coffee.
(Doing my best to be descriptive)
Great quality coffee but not one of my favorite blends. Not big into the chocolate/caramel flavored coffees.
Excellent results from our first sample - very pleased with taste from beginning to end......sometimes with reheating later in the day.
Could definitely taste the caramel. Caramel is ok, but not one of my favorite flavors. Expected it to be more robust and full bodied. Slight bitter taste at the end, the smoky aftertaste. Smoky taste could appeal to some. So-so cup of coffee.
A tad too bitter for my taste, I think I may have to stick with a medium roast. or something in between a medium and dark roast.
Very pleasing and smooth coffee for dark roast. No bitterness at all. The more we had, the more enjoyable it became.
A delicious cup, flavor as described above. I use a French Press.
I don't like dark roast coffees. When doing the initial assessment I said I like light roast so I was surprised when I was sent a super dark roast.
Perhaps it's the old Seattle native in me, but in my opinion this is how coffee was meant to be. With so much emphasis on "clarity" and "brightness" etc in today's coffee world, an old coffee drinker like myself can't help but observe a lot of modern coffees have far more in common with the Hills Brothers and Folgers of years gone by than anyone would ever want to admit. This one, however, is an unapologetic, deep, delicious and satisfying cup. I'd give it a 6th star if I could!
Great full flavor without being overpowering
Good coffee overall. Definitely a strong, intense smoky taste. However, I somewhat found the flavor overshadowed by bitterness.
Love this one!
I will preface this review with the complete understanding that I no longer prefer dark roasted coffees. I thought I'd open myself up to something beyond my usually light and medium preferences but now I know dark is not for me. That said - this was not very good coffee. It was not horrible by any means but it was a very sub-standard grade tasting diner type coffee. Maybe even a bit 'Starbucks'-like in that Starbucks (to my tongue and brains perception) seems to roast their coffees a bit darker than I'm used to. I'll certainly finish the bag but this coffee is a 'no' for me. I'm sad to say I don't find the value in this bag. At 19$ with shipping I'm rather displeased. I understand I'm investing in the experience and excitement of a curated coffee subscription but this was not worth the money. Lesson learned: I will update my preferences accordingly. (note: I did try this with an aeropress, v60, french press, automatic drip and used either filtered or Third Wave water... :/ )
Blend was excellent for pourover. I was not able to generate much pressure for expresso, but I believe that was because my home burr grinder probably cannot grind fine enough for proper espresso.
I prefer a medium or light roast, like a Starbucks Veranda blend or a Caribou Coffee breakfast blend
Weak not full flavor.
Full-bodied and rich. I enjoyed this a lot. I only prepared it over ice, but it was enjoyable both black and with a shot of sweet cream.
smells like cat food
Awesome coffee...one of the best ever...delicious, rich, full bodied flavor. Even my drip coffee maker couldn't mess this up!! I may have to change my subscription to get this exclusively...it's THAT good.
versatile, classic, very enjoyable!
I think it's good enough but I didn't blow my mind. I can taste the smoky notes but couldn't detect the caramel ones.
Also, should say that I just got my grinder and I'm still trying to find the perfect grind size for me. Last time I tried the fine grind and my coffee tasted way better that the first one I got with a medium grind.
good in French press, but don't prefer the sharp finish. still pleased over all with this one. seems to be going in the right direction for my taste.
When I first opened the bag, the amazing smell of the coffee hit me so hard I couldn't wait to try it. It smelled like the perfect cup of coffee: rich, deep flavored, well roasted, not burnt. But when I prepared it, it tasted burnt and grainy. I tried several different ways to "trick" the coffee: larger grinds, smaller grinds, a pinch of Maldon salt, sea salt or no salt. All done in my French press. But nothing lessened the burnt flavor of the coffee. I'm disappointed bc even now when I grind it, tgecstonas ate breathtaking. Too bad the coffee doesn't live you to it.
We didn't like the dark-ish roast. We prefer the lighter and medium roasts with a variety of flavours.
Good dark roast coffee with hints of caramel.
Made in our aero press, very smooth. Plan to try in cemix next.
Love this coffee. The smoky undertones and the rich flavor make this one our favorite so far!!!
Great, dark espresso blend! We love it. Everything from the taste to the morning jolt it packs. Great blend!
Very good blend. Balanced and smoky. A good go-to blend for daily enjoyment.
I don't think that it was my favorite, but it is still good! I believe I am possibly leaning more of a medium/dark roast. Where the beans don't have much oils on the outside of the bean. The flavor notes that I gained from the coffee when I cupped it was a sense of "tobacco" and "smoked" flavors. I am not sure this is my favorite, but it was not a bad cup of coffee. I think it would be fantastic as espresso, I have only done Chemex and French Press with it so far. By far pretty decent, but maybe the next bag can be on a medium roast side, what do you think?
Slight bitter aftertaste
Love the flavor!
The rich smokey aroma of this coffee matches it's smooth, very slightly caramel notes in taste. One of the best espresso roasts yet.
Yep, this is a keeper.
Very oily dark roast.
This one is just OK, The beans are a little bit oily and stick in my machine.
Too acidic for my preferences. Good, rich cup, just a bit too acidic for my preference.
Very nutty and smokey; reminded me of a charred steak. Good black but even better with a touch of heavy cream.
Chocolate tones, full flavor, nice and dark, worked well as espresso.
Tried this only as an espresso, very full bodied. Found it slightly bitter for my taste.
Great morning cup... not too strong but just enough kick for someone who loves deep and smoky flavors. Depending on your brewer or if you used a french press this can go extra bold. I enjoyed it best with my standard drip.
I have enjoyed the rich flavors of this blend in espresso style drinks!
Love this coffee. Very good and fresh!
Coffee actually seemed a bit bland and didn't have too much of a smell to it. The crema is not as good as other blends I've brewed. Was good and fresh, but would prefer something a bit more fragrant and vibrant/bold. Enjoy the earthy ones!
A little Smokey overall, but very good
I really liked how aromatic the coffee was when I opened the bag. That's how coffee is supposed to smell. I brewed three times. The first brew I mixed the coffee with milk. I couldn't get a good taste with just milk. The second time I didn't add milk nor sugar and I liked that it didn't need any sugar when drinking it straight black. The third time I made a latte and that was the best taste I could get. I really liked it. I couldn't taste the smoky flavor. I did taste earthy notes. I could also taste some nutty notes. Now, I wonder how this coffee would taste as espresso.
Love the flavors. This is my ideal espresso flavor.
Really liked the boldness. I did not think it was Smoky, but that's good because we hate smoky! Only reason it got 4 stars was I think it lacked a little in flavor - in the respect that it was simply "coffee" flavored. I was not able to pull out any of the unique characteristics indicated by the description. As a whole, this was a win!
Smooth and full bodied espresso. Not bitter at all - really enjoying it
Smooth and very easy to drink - love it!
like the smokiness, didn't get a lot of depth, and not a lot of caramel.
Highly caffeinated. Flavor was good, I liked the smokiness. But I thought it was a little lighter than I would have liked for espresso.
Smooth, non-acidic. Excellent flavor with full-bodied mouth-feel. Beautiful, evenly colored beans with just a hint of oil. Love it. 5 stars!
This coffee is the perfect blend of dark and sweet
Enjoyed the smokiness, bit too sweet for me. Not quite as bold as I prefer.
Nice dark roast, good body maybe not as much depth in the flavor profile as some
So. so Sssssoooooooo goooood
My favorite so far
Dillanos is the best flavor I've received from Mistobox. The flavor is full and just right.
this is the perfect espresso!
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Not an espresso coffee and no roasted date. Splintered when ground fine. Not remotely what I asked for
So we overestimated or love for strong, old, smoky coffee - while this one was definitely nice, I think we would like to come down a notch and try something smoother for the next delivery. Not quite sure how to describe the taste...it s juts both me and my husband agree that this one is too strong for us. I don't add any sugar to my coffee, only almond milk, so definitely would like something less smokey. My husband drinks his with various creamers, but even then he still wants slightly less strong taste. Thank you!
While this is a nice coffee, I think I prefer something more bold with a smooth finish.
This was fine, but I tasted mostly the smokiness. I like a coffee that has more nuttiness to it.
My wife and I have been using this coffee as espresso and it's been great! Works well for milk-based drinks which is primarily what we drink.
Slightly burnt taste.
Not bold enough, not dark enough... weak.
It was good, nice flavor and wasn't too brutal for it being a dark roast. I didn't get an overwhelming smoky flavor like i was expecting, but i also didn't get a lot of caramel like i was hoping. I'd get this again for sure.
Nice, rich, smooth coffee.
Tiffany & Dave
Smokey with a hint of chocolate. Yet lacked sweetness and did not catch the caramel notes as advertised.
Sara & Chris
This is right between good and great... maybe a 4.25 star coffee. It's dark, but has a really smooth and round mouthfeel. Almost as if the edges had been sanded off. It makes for a really enjoyable and unique cup. I'd prefer a little extra kick of bitterness, but otherwise this is a great bean.
Seth & Marji
We loved this coffee!
Not a huge fan of dark coffee, but it is good.
Good choice an excellent cup of coffee. You can taste the nutty caramel flavor not overpowering. I ground the beans and brewed the coffee in my breville expresso machine and it had la crema on top. Very good we're enjoying it
Truly enjoyed the sweet-smokey flavor - delicious!