No 'Excellent' Coffee Blends: Consumer Reports

Testers blame pinched arabica supply for low-quality joe
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2010 12:10 PM CST
No 'Excellent' Coffee Blends: Consumer Reports
A cafe customer holds her cup of coffee.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – No coffee blend available in the United States ranked “excellent” or even "very good" in this year's Consumer Reports testing. Thanks to limited supply of high-quality arabica beans from Colombia, the top ranking in the testing results out today is just “good.” Try Starbucks House Blend or Green Mountain Signature Nantucket, if you must. Blends, the most popular ground coffees, use two or more varieties of beans; some roasters are substituting lower-quality beans for newly pricey arabica, Reuters reports.
(Read more arabica coffee stories.)

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