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Jamaican Me Crazy - shorted on amount.
Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2020
To start off, I somehow completely missed that these were BEANS and not already ground. So I pulled this 4 pound bag of coffee out of the box and said "That's huge, did I order a larger size or something?"
No. 4 pounds of beans takes up a lot more space than ground coffee.
But that's not why I'm giving it 3 stars today.
No. See, being that it was this absolutely ginormous bag, I needed to figure out how I'm going to store it. Because, you know, this huge bag that's larger than most purses just isn't going to fit in my cabinets. So I'm measuring it out to quart mason jars, half pound at a time.
The bag was full-on 2 ounces short.
It's 2020. There's absolutely NO reason to be shorted that much. I can maybe understand an ounce. MAYBE. Certainly less than an ounce.
But not two ounces.
I'll update once I actually grind, brew, and taste it. But it smells right so far.
Actually, now that I think about it, it smells like a dark roast. But we'll see.
Update: Pulling my rating from 3 stars to 1 star. The aroma of the beans carries almost nothing of the flavor that has been added but there is a hint of it so I'm helpful. In fact, it smells like a dark roast. I'm a good soldier so, undeterred, I ground up a batch and brewed it. I'm not talking about crap brewing, I enjoy the process of making coffee so I'm not just throwing it in the hottest water possible and whatever. No, I'm using a coffee maker. The coffee itself also contains absolutely no flavor that was supposed to be what I paid for. In fact, it tastes like a dark roast but is light on your stomach like a light roast. I don't understand this witchcraft so just be warned away.
This is no Gevalia but it ranks better than the bean-turds Lidl sells. I'd rate those at 0 stars because I won't even drink it. This stuff, at least, I can drink.
Overall, I'd say this was a nearly complete waste of my money.
Also, I'm available for news interviews if any of you are hot newcasters looking to do a piece on bad coffee.