4.0 out of 5 coffee cups
San Marco Apple Cinnamon Coffee Review
Medium Roast: Whole Bean
Price: $10.98, 1 lb.
San Marco Coffee was kind enough to send us three 1 lb. bags of their gourmet whole bean French Roast and their whole bean Pumpkin Spice and Apple Cinnamon flavored coffees.
San Marco Coffee, Inc. is a gourmet coffee roasting company specializing in selling wholesale coffee to restaurants, cafes, hotels & specialty retailers. You can also buy their coffee online as a regular retail customer. Their professional Roast Master roasts their coffee in the San Marco Coffee state-of-the-art roasting plant in North Carolina. San Marco hand flavors small batch roasted coffees, roasted fresh to order.
San Marco offers three coffee categories in whole bean or ground regular or decaf: Espresso, Gourmet and Flavored coffees. They also sell green coffee beans, gourmet teas and coffee equipment.
San Marco coffee is sold in 8 oz., 1 lb. and 5 lb. resealable bags with a one-way degassing valve so you can easily reseal your bag of coffee. They strive for freshness and always package their coffees immediately after they have been roasted and/or flavored. San Marco offers free shipping for orders of $79.00 or more.
When opening the package of the Apple Cinnamon coffee it smells of apple and cinnamon, a real scent of fall. The coffee roast looks like a medium roast and the beans are somewhat oily. The silver coffee bag reseals very easily, providing a good seal to keep the coffee flavor in. We ground the whole beans using our blade grinder. The Apple Cinnamon coffee was brewed in our French Press, and it was tasted with and without half and half.
When the Apple Cinnamon coffee is brewed you can smell the apple and the cinnamon spice. The Apple Cinnamon coffee tastes of cinnamon, with a little apple flavor. The apple taste is not quite as good as the pumpkin flavor in their Pumpkin Spice coffee but it is subtle and flavorful. The spice does not taste like an extract you would use in baking, I appreciate the real spice flavoring used in this coffee.
San Marco uses quality beans, the underlying coffee used in this flavored coffee would be very good even without the flavoring. The Apple Cinnamon flavoring is subtle and the cinnamon is not too spicy. As with their Pumpkin Spice coffee, the apple and cinnamon flavors in their Apple Cinnamon coffee could be even stronger for me, the coffee is not so overly flavored that you can’t taste the coffee, which is often the case with flavored coffees.
The Apple Cinnamon coffee tastes of apple, with cinnamon the predominant flavor, with a very smooth, non-bitter aftertaste.
This Apple Cinnamon coffee is very subtle on the apple with some spicey cinnamon flavor. Apple Cinnamon is a fall flavored coffee for your everyday cup or anytime you want to enjoy a taste of the changing seasons. I recommend San Marco Apple Cinnamon for its smooth, robust coffee and subtle apple and spice flavor.
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