Our House Blend is formulated to be full-bodied, well-balanced, and smooth in the finish. Notes of dark chocolate highlight the the front of the cup, which is then joined by notes of mesquite wood. The finish is long and chocolately with notes of toasted oats.
Roast Color: Dark
Cupping Notes: Toasted Oats, Dark Chocolate, Mesquite
Story: When Mike founded McLaughlin Coffee in 1983, after tasting many of the coffees that were available for wholesale purchase, Mike decided there was a great need for a dark roast coffee that did not have an acidic or sharp finish to it. Mike wanted to create a dark roast with a nice, heavily-bodied finish. After much experimentation, House Blend was developed. It consists of two of the more exclusive coffees in the world. This has been our second most popular coffee over all the years, only behind Max’s Blend®.
I live locally in Emeryville and discovered McLaughlin at my corner market. I fell in love with this coffee! Rich dark roast flavor without all the acid that dark roasts can have. Officially a fan! Thank you!
I live in Wisconsin and had a memorable cup of McGlaughlin coffee at Bette's Diner in Berkeley. When the pandemic hit, I placed my first order with Mc Glaughlin to make safer at home more pleasant. The House Blend has become my go-to coffee. The description is spot on - a rich, dark roasted coffee with a heavily-body (and very smooth) finish. I feel somewhat guilty not purchasing locally as we have really great roasters here in Madison, but this coffee makes me really happy!