I used to receive this product by mail and was very pleased; however when I purchased Traditional recently in my supermarket, the result was disappointing. Even with almost double the amount of product, taste was almost non-existent and without body and aroma. What has happened to Gevalia? The same was true of the flavored coffee I purchased. My brewing has not changed. I noticed another review of supermarket purchase was similar.
February 19, 2012
I have been using regular and decaf Traditional Roast in Medium Roast since 1995. I initially started using it for its purity & processing technique. I drink my coffee black and It is always smooth, never bitter. I use it exclusively and when I served it to company, everyone always comments on how good it is & wants to know the brand.
February 16, 2012
A Perfect Cup of Morning Coffee
I will begin by stating that Gevalia Traditional ended my search for the perfect morning cup of coffee. My early meager history of coffee drinking was anything that could keep me going on a long working day. Awful! I then spent time in Europe and 'oh my' found amazing flavors and developed a palate for wonderful coffee. Upon returning home, I went after the search for the coffee that actually tasted like it's aroma. I tried everything...'gourmet' shops to grocery stores. Until I found 'Traditional' blend I was at a loss. It, for me, is the taste of coffee's most wonderful morning aroma. Sweet, gentle (but strong), mellow...delicious. My second love is Peaberry. However, I will continue to have my Gevalia Traditional Blend delivered regularly as it is the taste of coffee for me! Thank you!
January 15, 2012
Below average quality.
This coffee has recently come on sale at my local HyVee grocery store. Never having tried Gevalia, I thought I would try it out. This coffee is far from premium, and not worth the premium price. Flavors are muddy and astringent. Beans were unevenly roasted, with a mixture of light and medium roasted beans. Aroma is stale, even on this bag with a best by date of Nov. 2012. Whole bean coffee ground with a Maestro Plus grinder, and a De Ve box grinder, brewed with a Bunn Phase Brew and manual pourover. Same results every time; substandard, poor quality coffee. Seriously, don't waste your money.
January 3, 2012
Simply, The Best
I have been drinking Gevalia coffee for quite some time now.
And, The Traditional Roast has been and continues to be my favorite. For my taste it is just right. I brew a pot before work to enjoy before my commute, and take the rest in a thermos to enjoy for my mid-morning break.
I also like the fact that home delivery can be customed to individual preferences.
As I like to say to friends "I do so like a good cup of coffee!"
December 2, 2011
I was never a coffee drinker... until I married. My (late) husband used Gevalia and I started drinking one day when the power was out and the house was cold. I loved it and have drank it ever since. I have tried other - store bought coffee - and away from home but do not like the taste of other coffees. I have had several of our friends order from you because they have tasted it at my house.
November 30, 2011
It's a nice blend. It's your average, typical blended commercial coffee. Slightly more bold than I prefer but I'll drink it . And if they give it away I'd surely drink it haha. I don't typically purchase it from Gevalia because the blend is similar to any commercial blend you can find in the gormet section of any TJ Max @ 1/2 the price.
November 23, 2011
everyone likes it!
We've been buying this coffee for years. We love it and every time we serve it to someone new, they always want to know what kind of coffee it is! In fact, we never met a coffee drinker that doesn't like it!
November 16, 2011
Still the best after all these years
I was first introduced to Gevalia coffee many years ago, and had the pleasure of trying all of the different roasts, as well as their flavored coffees, and with each tasting I always came back to this particular roast. The flavor is deep without being bitter or overly strong - it is the smoothest coffee I've ever had and I've been a loyal fan ever since. I can't count the number of times we've served this coffee to friends and had them rave about how good it was. We use a standard drip coffee maker - nothing fancy - and it always turns out great.
November 16, 2011
My Favorite for over 26 years!
Hands down the Traditional is the very best coffee from Gevalia. I have been a customer for more years than I want to admit to, have tried every flavor, every country, every type and the Traditional is the one I keep coming back to. More family, friends and neighbors have signed up for shipments after having coffee at my house. A close second is the Pecan that I served at a party and everyone raved about it too. But for everyday you can't go wrong with the Traditional Roast.
November 6, 2011
I LOVE this coffee. I make several pots of this a day. My friends love coming to my home and having this coffee. They are very aware when I run out...the other coffees I buy at the store just doesn't have the flavor or taste this coffee has. I recommend this to the true coffee lovers. It is not bitter...very smooth and it adds a wonderful smell to the kitchen when it is brewing.
November 2, 2011