About - Allegro Coffee Allegro Blend Light Roast (Whole Foods)
The Allegro Coffee Allegro Blend Light Roast (Whole Foods) is part of the coffee
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, coffee blend
models like the Allegro Blend Light Roast (Whole Foods) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Earthy A heavy undertone aromatic reminiscent of clean, moist garden soil.
Green/sharp A clean, light, fleeting acid aromatic associated with high-quality Arabica beans.
Darker roast The degree to which the coffee beans have been roasted as reflected in the aromatics. A light or underroasted product is described as having a "raw green bean" character. A very dark roasted product is described as a "charred," "burnt,"or "espresso-type product."
Woody A dull aromatic reminiscent of wood.
Cereal/grainy A moderately heavy to heavy aromatic reminiscent of wet grain, usually of the wheat type, and generally associated with lower-quality Robusta beans or instant coffees.
Green/ underripe A green note reminiscent of the aroma of green coffee beans.
Cooked The dull aromatic reminiscent of brewed coffee subjected to extended heating.
Papery An aromatic reminiscent of wet cardboard.
Fairly to very bitter A basic taste associated with bitter compounds such as caffeine.
Though labeled as a light roast, it tastes more like a medium roast, which is fine with me. The beans smell heavenly (better when freshly ground) and once enjoyed with 1/2 & 1/2 & sugar, it brings out notes of chocolate. The label also says cardamom and lemon peel, which may be, but it's just wonderful.