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Caffe Umbria Gusto Crema Blend Coffee from Coffee Pot & Mail Drop Cafe

Item Purchased: Caffe Umbria Gusto Crema Blend Coffee
Location Purchased: Coffee Pot & Mail Drop Cafe / 2725 S. Archer Ave. / Chicago, IL
Price: $1.75 + tax
Purchased on: 10/06/07

Review: Eat your heart out, Culinary Institute of America! I don’t have to spend thousands of dollars (to enroll or visit) to drink the coffee you serve! All I have to do is head down to my local coffee shop and order a nondescript coffee from the friendly owner. Good taste can be found in places that don’t spend hundreds of thousands on ovens, dontchaknow?

Caffe Umbria’s Gusto Crema blend is one of only four blends of coffee the company offers (okay, five… but I don’t count decaffeinated coffee as valid). Of course, it is the company’s lightest roast. This coffee has the rare ability to work incredibly well as an espresso or a full brewed coffee due to it’s medium complexion and complexities of flavor. A subtle earthy flavor resonates underneath a rich and almost creamy coffee taste. There is just a bit of acidity to give you that little extra kick in the head that you might need early in the morning.

I’ve been skirting by on Dunkin’ Donuts and Au Bon Pain coffee lately. Thankfully, Coffee Pot & Mail Drop is on my way to the train in the morning. No longer do I have to suffer terrible to comfortable coffee in the morning. Instead, I can have something that I truly enjoy.

(price reflects a cup of coffee for dine-in. on walks to the train, I usually buy a small cup at $1.50, which is just right)

Rating: 4.5 / 5

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