- Fair trade certified
First Rate Blend.
When It comes to whole-bean coffees, there’s quite an amazing variety. I found Trader Joe’s to have an excellent selection from all over the world, and the cost (on a per pound basis) was typically about 50% that of what you might expect to pay in the local super market. I particularly liked their Columbian Supremo. The problem is, the local Trader Joe”s is a long way off and I sometimes run out between visits. Well, I’ve then picked up some large bags of beans, one of which was Starbucks French Roast, at my local Costco store and it was quite excellent. Starbucks is first rate, but tends to be somewhat pricey, even when purchased at Costco.
Well, one day I discovered the Kirkland Signature House Blend bags of whole-bean coffee at Costco. In my opinion, Kirkland Signature products have always been of the highest quality but at a substantially reduced price. For example, this Kirkland coffee is almost half the cost (on a per pound basis) of Starbucks French Roast. But, right on the front of the Kirkland package it says “Roasted by Starbucks Coffee Co.” Hmmmm. I just had to try this one. Well, it’s excellent. It’s a little less robust than my Starbucks French Roast, but I prefer it that way. I’d say it’s first rate coffee at a bargain basement price. Buying whole-bean coffee at the local supermarket is now out of the question.
Prefect for Jura expresso machine
So, hopefully it will be fine when I open it, but don’t buy this expecting to use it this winter!
I think this coffe has changed recently
This is some GREAT coffee!
Excellent coffee, excellent price.
Overall, it’s a good brew at a good price.
A pleasant surprise!
I’m getting a much richer and smoother coffee than I was with pre-ground, vacuum sealed grounds, and beans from any other brand I’ve tried.
Now I can make equal, if not better coffee than I can drink at coffeehouses! Unlike some other reviewers I am having no trouble producing a strong, rich espresso from these beans.
Kirkland Decaf whole bean coffee
kirkland signature house blend bean coffee
Slightly burnt, but not horrible.
Not a lot of taste
Promising Aroma, but Disappointing Coffee.
When I opened the bag, the rich aroma was almost overwhelming. My wife even loved it and she isn’t a coffee drinker. The coffee itself isn’t all that impressive. It has a good light tasty flavor that seems mild and slightly sweet and goes down quite easily. I’d have to guess that the caffeine content was not up to the level I was used to in other whole-bean coffees and it doesn’t provide that good morning jolt. I was expecting something richer and more robust, more like a dark roast. Well, this is a nice coffee, but if you’re looking for something that will grow hair on your chest, this is not the one. It has a good flavor, but it’s weak. I’ll have no trouble finishing the bag, but I’m disappointed. The aroma was so promising and the coffee just wasn’t up to it.