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  • Jun 23, 2010
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I love Melitta products. Even use the now almost antique ceramic coffee cone to brew cups individually (they're better brewed that way). I also admit to being a coffee snob and someone who is qualified to judge the flavor and worth of a brewed cup of "the nectar of the gods." So I had high hopes for Melitta's newest café Collection Hazelnut Creme Brulee.

Alas, I was sorely disappointed. Not only did this coffee not deliver on flavor, it actually has a chemically artificial taste. I normally use three heaping measures (special pewter Melitta coffee measure) for a 10-12 oz. cup, because I prefer a full-flavor brew. This cup fell far short of the mark. In addition to not delivering on hazelnut creme brulee flavor, it also did not deliver on coffee flavor. It was weak, despite the strength of multiple scoops, imparted an artificial flavor devoid of richness one would expect.

Perhaps I am jaded because once I found the perfect whole bean product, I have consistently returned to said product after forays into other brands and have chosen the same superior coffee for eleven years.

I searched Melitta's website for a list of ingredients and caloric content but found nothing other than instructions for brewing which will result in weak, insipid "see-through" coffee.

I am sad to give a less than stellar report, however, search further. There are better brews on the market and certainly better flavored brews.

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Melitta coffees are made with only the highest quality 100% Arabica beans from Central and South America. Melitta uses only high altitude beans that meet stringent European prep standards. These beans are roasted and ground extra fine to ensure a rich, smooth taste with no bitterness. Once roasted, these beans are immediately vacuum packed in heavy 3-ply film to preserve their freshness and maximize shelf life. Our quality control department thoroughly tests each production run, from bean to cup, to ensure that our high standards are met time after time. The result is an exceptional and satisfying full flavor cup of coffee.
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