This is the Dark Roast brought to you by Populace Coffee. This coffee is a custom blend of coffees from Brazil and Nicaragua. This combination of coffees create a unique harmony of flavors that are greater than the sum of its parts. This coffee is perfect for brewing as drip to enjoy the smooth, rich cup with notes of dark chocolate and allspice.
I was really looking forward to trying this new bean but was a little disappointed. The flavor profile says rich dark chocolate notes, but I found it a little bitter and weak.
I liked the hint of chocolate and rich, robust taste. I do prefer a slightly darker roast, however.
Love the toasty almost peanut buttery-ness.
Much more bitter than most. DId not like as much as last week
Good dark roast without tasting burnt, smooth texture, rich flavors. Overall, very good.
Mild at first and developed into a rich chocolaty flavor that sat nicely on my tongue. Was happy with the complexity.
This blend had me savoring every sip. I absolutely loved the flavor.
Really good. The beans smelled of toasted marshmallows. Very smooth and rich.
No better or worse than any coffee - no distinct flavor at all.....didn't taste chocolate or allspice......Pretty blah
Notes of bittersweet chocolate and spice. Fitting for this time of year (winter).
Okay for a one time shipment. The Brazilian beans were not doing it for me.
Maybe was getting used to a new brew method- but was a little acidic to us. Could totally be user error.
Kevin & Erin
Fantastic! Great dark roast -- but not too dark!
Very dry and doesn’t taste as intense as I’d hoped. Reminds me of Folgers’ rebranded 1850 coffee (which isn’t that great either). Seems kinda cheap :/
This makes an ok cup of coffee. It's tempramental to how long it is steeped, to little and it's light and bland, too much and it's sour. It has the tang that I associate with dry aging which is never my favorite. When the steep is right down the middle I get a very earthy flavor. I don't pick up the allspice in the tasting notes but I do get the dark dark chocolate described.
I thought the coffee was good, not great. It is certainly on the darker side but is not full-bodied or particularly striking in any flavor.
Liked that it was a bit lighter
This was a perfect, non-oily dark roast bean for my super automatic.
Didn’t like the dark chocolate
Dawn and Michael
Delicious. Although not as bold as I had thought it would be.
Smooth tasting, not bitter
I liked the coffee very much. It was dark and rich tasting.
Great taste, seems pretty light for a dark roast. Very rich but not overwhelmingly so.
My first thoughts about this coffee was that it was not dark enough for my taste and that it was more of a medium roast. However I do like this coffee and taste the hint of chocolate and maybe even a cola flavor. I do believe this coffee has opened the door for me to try lighter roast in the future.
Not crazy about this coffee at all I did not think it tasted Rich or chocolatey I thought it tasted a little bitter and like old ground coffee from the grocery store
Flavor wasn’t as rich/deep/bold as I would have liked.
I prefer dark coffees made in my electric percolator. Chocolate undertones were mild. I thought this coffee was a little flat tasting. I didn't pick up the allspice. Not a bad morning coffee but not exactly full bodied.
Overall just average coffee. It lacked bold flavor that would make it stand out. It makes a nice iced coffee with flavors that can prop it up. Definitely not a coffee that I would drink by itself.
Best so far.
The unique flavor/spice notes just don't do anything for me. I tried grinding to different levels of fine/course, but this is the first coffee in a while that for me I use up the bag but "would not buy again".
Too bright and a little too acidic.
I enjoyed the darkness of this coffee, but when brewed in my Aeropress, it was slightly acidic and bitter. The aftertaste wasn't my favorite either- more of a smoky mouthfeel than I prefer.
Absolutely not a dark roast. Almost no flavor, zero acidity. Extremely disappointing.
Delicious well blended dark coffee. A stand out favorite for me for sure.
I love the dark chocolate flavor on this.
Unique but a bit too dark for my taste. The wife approves however. I prefer medium blend.
This was a little lighter bodied that I expected. I preferred the flavor when it was chilled vs hot. Best with more delicate methods of brewing.
Delicious. Dark, chocolate and caramel, not burned or Smokey. This is what I love.
Did not enjoy the “spice” of the coffee
This was good! Had a slight bitter taste but not overpowering.
More like this please.
Lacking body and unable to produce much crema with espresso - perhaps a good pour over or drip blend, but not a great espresso blend. Slightly sour and lacking depth.
Smooth, no bitterness
I liked this one a lot!
I liked it
this is the first one in a long time that we haven't liked.
Mellow, not quite as bold as I like
Overall pretty good. Wasn't quite as bold as I sometimes like, but still good coffee.
sounds so promising but was a little to "bright" for me
Good taste but but harder on the tummy!
Not dark enough for my taste. Too acidic for my taste. Please do not select this coffee for me anymore.
Very good. Smooth. Use more beans/water for best balance.