A custom blend created in 1998, this blend soon became a Murchie's customer favourite.
Medium strength, clean and smooth, with a slightly acidic finish, this is an excellent morning coffee- light, bright and flavourful. Perfect for someone who likes Murchie’s Best, but wants a little more of a bite - the added Colombia Supremo gives this coffee an extra tang that reaches all parts of the mouth.
Great with cream and milk, but also smooth and mild enough to drink as a black coffee
Lighter taste Review by Jan
Love love love CBC blend tea. Tried the coffee. As we prefer bolder flavours, we found we had to use more coffee to enjoy a medium-flavoured brew from our coffee maker.Posted on 2019-01-12
Hubby's fave coffee Review by Tessa
I preface this review by stating that my only regret in buying this coffee for my hubby is that we now have a stack of unused K-cups getting stale because once he tasted this he rarely has anything else. It is his favourite coffee as it is a nice light morning blend with no bitterness. And I quote him, "It tastes like coffee should taste like. The way coffee used to taste before they screwed with it." A properly caffeinated man means Happy spouse, Happy house. 5 stars all the way!Posted on 2018-02-14
By far the fullest flavour Review by Mike
I have been ordering Murchies coffee for over 3 years. I've tried almost every blend they have to offer. Every cup was wonderful however the CBC blend is by far my favorite. Its my go to blend in the mornings with a taste that satisfies. Tip: use filtered water. The water enhances the taste. We use Jackson Springs.Posted on 2015-11-23
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Flavour Profile Guide
Tea and coffee tasting is a very individual, multi-dimensional experience: one person’s perfect cup can be too strong or weak, too brisk or watery for the next person. At Murchie’s, we believe that the best tea or coffee is the one that YOU like the best! We use the following flavour profile guides to help compare our teas and coffees within a relative scale.
Tea Strength Ratings
This rating method indicates the strength of flavour each tea has when brewed according to our brewing guide.
|Light/Delicate: Very light in colour and delicate in flavour|
|Medium: Medium-light cup with slightly fuller cup|
|Medium-Strong: Medium-dark cup, medium body, and full flavour without harshness|
|Strong: Full body, rich cup, takes milk well|
|Very Strong: Rich, dark cup with very full, strong flavour and briskness|
We rate the flavour properties of our coffees along two dimensions: roast and body.
Roast is simply a result of how long and how hot the beans have been roasted, which can be seen in the colour of the finished bean, and typically results in general flavour traits:
|Light Roast||More acidity, brightness and a slight pucker|
|Medium Roast||Slightly richer flavours, some acidity, enhanced creaminess|
|Dark Roast||Distinctive roasted flavour, sometimes notes of toasted sugar or charcoal|
Body is the term used to describe how the brewed coffee feels in your mouth:
|Light Body||Easy to drink with little lingering flavour, ‘thin’ or ‘clean’ feeling on the palate|
|Medium Body||Heavier, creamier mouth-feel with more lingering flavour|
|Full Body||Rich, full-mouth feeling: hits all of the palate and lingers|
Tea Brewing Guide
Different types of teas should be brewed according to certain times and water temperatures to bring out their best flavours. Use this guide as a starting point, and then experiment until you find the perfect brewing method for your favourite tea.
Based on approximately one level teaspoon (2.5g) of loose tea or one tea bag per 6-8 ounce (180-240ml) cup. For stronger flavour, add more tea. Brewing for longer may increase the strength of the tea, but will likely also cause bitterness.
Brew times shown in minutes.
Coffee Brewing Guide
The simplest methods for brewing coffee are drip coffee, pour over and French press. These guidelines are a starting point; modify the ratio of coffee to water, the grind, and brewing time to your taste. If your coffee is not strong enough, increase the proportion of coffee per cup of water, grind the beans finer, or allow them to brew longer – or any combination of these factors. If your coffee is too strong, simply do the opposite.
Drip coffee or pour over method: hot water is gradually poured over coffee grounds and slowly drips through
- Fine to medium grind coffee
- 1.5 to 2.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup of water
- Coarse grind coffee
- 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coffee per cup (e.g. 4-6 tbsp for a 4-cup French press)
- Pour about 1/3 of the water over the coffee grinds; wait about 30 seconds and then pour in the rest
- Wait 4-5 minutes, then push down the plunger to separate the grounds from finished coffee, and enjoy!