Max's Blend is our signature roast. Designed to be bold, smokey, and complex, this is by far our most popular coffee and has been a staple of the Bay Area for over 30 years. Max's is on the heavy side of body with very little acidity. The cup starts with an immediate punch smoke. As the smoke fades, dark chocolate notes appear with some dried fruit sweetness and notes of vanilla cream. The finish is very long, bold, and smokey with notes of peaty scotch.
Roast Color: Dark
Cupping Notes: Smoked Cedar, Vanilla Cream, Dark Chocolate
Story: Circa 1987, Mike’s brother and cousin, Pete and Bob, came to him suggesting that they create a blend named after Bob’s son, Max. They all agreed that the blend needed to be something very special and should taste like no other coffee in the Bay Area. After numerous tastings, experimentations, and mad scientist-like moments, Max’s Blend was born. The final blend contained coffees from some of the most highly regarded coffee growing regions in the world. They found that Max’s Blend truly shined as a dark roast. For over 30 years, Max’s Blend has consistently been our best-selling coffee that we offer.
I order Max's Blend from New York. I keep wanting to try some of the other lovely roasts, but somehow I always come back to Max. I just like the guy. Well-balanced, dark, and rich, and makes my day. How many guys can you say that about?
I've drank a lot of coffee in the past 60 years and nothing can compare to Max Blend. I discovered it at an Oregon beach town on Labor Day and have been drinking it ever since. I won't drink anything else. It's THAT good!!! Got the whole bean & grind it yourself
My husband and I have been drinking Max’s for 30 years. We love to travel, but always miss our Max’s! Dark, rich, and delicious…tastes exactly right.
McLaughlin's max blend coffee is full bodied, rich tasting with a smooth finish. We received it as a gift in the summer and its has been our favorite coffee ever since.
Smooth, rich and delicious. It’s our go to coffee every day.
I discovered McGloughlin Coffee at Bette’s Diner in Berkeley. I couldn’t get over how good their coffee was! I started regularly ordering these beans for home. I feel guilty for not supporting local but this is the best dark roast. It’s so smooth. No cream needed! Love!
I miss Max's blend when traveling and realize how fortunate I am to have access to this at home. The flavor and the low acidity are very important to me.
This blend is so perfect, it's difficult to describe the experience. It soothes me and charges me at the same time. It's bold but smooth and the flavor is earthy, like a French Roast- but it's in its own league. If you like dark roast, chances are this blend will be the end of the road for you- you won't go back. Trust me.
I first tasted this at a local bakery and had to find out the company name and blend. I’ve never loved a blend so much. It’s always great. Try it it’s much better than any other brand.
I've been ordering Mclaughlin's since the eighties, when I was introduced to it as a young chef/manager. It is a consistently high quality product and Max's Blend is my favorite of the pick. If you like a rich, complex, dark roast coffee, this is it.