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Downeast Coffee Roasters

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3.98(11)

11 ratings
Ratings here are based on aggregated user reviews of individual roasts from Downeast Coffee Roasters.
5 star
18%
4 star
72%
3 star
0%
2 star
9%
1 star
0%

If you're searching for a reliable coffee brand, consider Downeast Coffee Roasters. Founded in 1953, they have amassed over seven decades of experience in the industry. With a commitment to quality and sustainability, they offer a diverse selection of fair trade and organic coffee roasts.

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Downeast Coffee Roasters is a coffee roaster from Pawtucket, RI United States. We have 5 cataloged roasts with 11 total reviews with a score of 3.98.

5 roasts

Name Roast Level Bean Source
Light Medium International Blend
Light Medium Guatemala
Medium International Blend
Medium International Blend
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Top Reviews(11)

  • Lori S

    10 roasts rated, avg score of 4.70

    5.00 - Average

    Loved it! Can definitely taste the chocolate and citrus.

    Cupping Method:Latte

    7 months ago · See more from Lori
  • HD S

    5 roasts rated, avg score of 4.40

    5.00 - Average

    I really enjoyed this.
    7 months ago · See more from HD
  • Victoria S-C

    398 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.50 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.00 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    I like this espresso. Pairs well with milk. Not too bitter, which is my most common complaint with espresso. Beans nicely roasted.

    Cupping Method:Cortado and latte with whole milk. Easy to drink with milk. I might update once I have it was an americano.

    10 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1082 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    5.00 - Value

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    I ran out of espresso, so ran over to our local market and was pleasantly surprised to find some good options, including a broad selection from Downeast. We'd had a solid experience with Downeast's flagship espresso, so we grabbed Admiral's Blend. It's also great that it's fair trade and organic, and price very reasonably.

    Although it's not specifically designated as espresso, Admiral's Blend plays very nicely in the espresso machine. It produces a bright medium crema. It's chocolatey with that orange hint and good acidity. I think for a light-medium espresso it doesn't have the florality/complexity of some of the single-origin ones I've sampled recently, but this is a very good blend to have for versatile espresso drinks, Americanos, lattes, etc.

    Cupping Method:I grabbed a bag of Admiral's Blend from Donelan's our supermarket in Lincoln, MA. Espresso extraction at 95 degree celsius on my Spaziale A53 Lucca.

    7 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Victoria S-C

    398 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.50 - Average

    Made a great Americano and latte!
    7 months ago · See more from Victoria
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1082 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    Very pleasant tasty decaf single-origin that is very versatile. Makes a nice filter and espresso. Does well in milk drinks (father-in-law really liked latte). Chocolate with good florality and some citrus notes as espresso, with an orange character when made as filter.
    7 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Emily Schadler

    93 roasts rated, avg score of 4.24

    4.50 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    3.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    I found this to be an intriguing cold brew with a strong flavor profile. Each sip was an evolution: an initial crisp sweetness develops into an acidic swell, finishing a bit dry.

    Cupping Method:cold brew

    6 months ago · See more from Emily
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1082 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.50 - Balance

    Espresso with really good flavor and slightly deceptive name. When I hear North Italian I think darker. This is a medium espresso in a style I like - that is, I think there are light beans that impart a strong blackberry acidity, as well as darker roasted beans that impart smoke and spice. Nice crema and body. Could argue it will be a bit acidic for some, especially those expecting a traditional dark roast.

    Cupping Method:Double espresso at Spirit Cafe in Waterbury, CT. This cafe was not a very professional operational barista wise, but they did have a Marzocco that did the job.

    4 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Ted Chan, Managing Editor

    1082 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.00 - Average

    Versatile espresso without a real wow factor for the doppio drinker. Smooth and chocolate forward, easy to sip. Not complex but seems to make excellent milk drinks, so we will see how my main client comes in!

    Cupping Method:Double espresso, iced Amercanos

    10 months ago · See more from Ted
  • Scott Greenaway

    133 roasts rated, avg score of 4.25

    4.00 - Average

    Had this as a coldbrew with cream, and I loved the richness. It tasted slightly on the darker side to me.

    Cupping Method:Coldbrew

    6 months ago · See more from Scott

Editor's Overview

Downeast is reliable New England roaster that's split into two lines. It has a Reserve line that competes well with craft roasters, and then a less expensive line that provides good value.

Downeast maintains direct relationships with coffee farmers, ensuring fair trade practices and sustainable sourcing methods. This approach supports coffee-growing communities and guarantees the highest quality beans for their customers. -Coffee Roast Editorial Staff
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