What's behind our coffee Ratings?
Our Ratings are based on blind tests by coffee experts.
 
 
We look for flavors that are:
Earthy
Green/sharp
Darker roast
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What makes a great cup of coffee? We look for smoothness and complexity, with no off-flavors. The beans should be neither under-roasted nor charred, and the brew should have at least moderate aroma and flavor. If you're looking for information about coffee, Consumer Reports is your best resource. Use our coffee buying guide to learn about the coffee features that are most important to consider. We also provide Ratings and recommendations on the best types of coffee.