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By Alison Chew
America’s Best Coffee
Nearly 45 years ago, America’s Best Coffee founder Alvin Azadkhanian opened his first coffee shop in San Francisco. There he roasted specialty coffee using techniques he learned from his mother and since then America’s Best Coffee has grown to become one of the finest coffee roasting companies in America.
What We Like
Sustainably sourced beans
100% highest quality Arabica beans
What We Don’t Like
Coffee pods are not available (but we have a solution for that!)
Shipping is extra for one-time orders under $35
America’s Best Coffee Reviews
For our America’s Best Coffee reviews, we received a 12 oz bag of Organic City coffee. This is a medium roast from Arabica beans, certified organic by the USDA. America’s Best says that this roast has a rich caramel aroma with a flavor that has notes of caramel, milk chocolate, and apricot with a sweet, smooth finish.
America’s Best works closely with local farmers from around the globe to bring you ethically and sustainably-sourced beans. They take pride in using the highest quality Arabica beans, picked when ripest and shipped to their factory in America, to guarantee freshness in every cup of coffee. Once in the factory, beans are roasted to perfection in small batches using an artisan method developed generations ago.
As we opened our package of coffee from America’s Best, I could smell the freshly ground coffee beans and couldn’t wait to brew a cup. I’m not a coffee connoisseur but do enjoy a cup of cold brew or hot coffee in the afternoon to keep me going after lunch. I know that I like (aka need) caffeine and enjoy a smooth, full-bodied medium or dark roast that isn’t bitter.
America’s Best Organic City roast did not disappoint. The coffee tasted fresh and slightly sweet with a smooth finish as promised. I liked the medium roast for the stronger “coffee” flavor and aroma and a good kick of caffeine.
Don’t have a coffee pot? No problem! We don’t either. We only have a Keurig coffee maker, but you can purchase a universal coffee pod (like this one) and add any ground coffee to it and use it in your pod coffee maker. Best of all, you can compost the coffee grounds (if you are into that) and there are no wasteful pods to throw away. Simply rinse out and reuse.
How much is America’s Best Coffee?
All America’s Best coffee is $12.99 per 12oz package for a one-time purchase or $11.69 + Free Shipping if you Subscribe & Save. You can choose from ground coffee or whole beans. America’s Best Coffee ships to the entire United States and shipping is added at checkout for all one-time orders under $35. Shipping is free for subscriptions and one-time orders of $35+.
Compared to other quality, independent coffee roasters, this is a great price for organic, sustainably-sourced premium coffee.
You also have the option to send America’s Best Coffee as a gift and include a gift message during checkout. They even have special Holiday Gift Boxes in November and December that will surprise and delight any coffee-lover on your list!
America’s Best Coffee offers six coffee roasts to choose from including Signature Espresso, Organic French Roast, Special French Roast, Organic City Roast, Organic Gold Roast, and Decaf French Roast. Three of the six are certified organic and the Signature Espresso was the winner of the Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference. More details on the roast profile, bean type, flavor, and aroma below.
Winner of Coffee Roasters Competition and Conference
Roast Profile: Medium
Bean type: 100% highest quality Arabica
Flavor: Rich and flavorful with notes of shortbread, cocoa, and pineapple
Overall, we really enjoyed the Organic City roast by America’s Best Coffee. The coffee tasted fresh and slightly sweet with a smooth finish. We love that America’s Best Coffee works closely with local farmers from around the globe to find the highest quality ethically and sustainably-sourced beans and that they roast their beans in small batches in the US.
Compared to other quality, independent coffee roasters, this is a great price for organic, sustainably-sourced premium coffee. The only drawbacks that we found are that free shipping starts at $35+ and America’s Best Coffee does not sell coffee pods. These are really minor, though, as you can easily buy several bags to have on hand and use the universal coffee pod that we recommend to brew America’s Best Coffee in a pod brewer.
If you are looking for organic, premium, sustainably-sourced coffee America’s Best is worth a try!