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Lighthouse Roasters - Roaster's Choice

Roaster's Choice

Lighthouse Roasters

$14.50

Roast: Dark, whole bean, 12 ounces

Type: Blend

Delivery: Ships freshly roasted on April 05



Bean Box Breakdown

A bold roast with a real kick, but polished and refined like a gentleman.

Lighthouse Roasters Story

A full-bodied blend of Ethiopian, Sumatran and Latin high-grown Arabicas. Rich and complex, Roaster's Choice touches the whole palate and stays clean. Our signature coffee.

Customer Reviews write a review

4 stars, based on 99 ratings
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"A good everyday dark roast coffee. Very rich and smooth. Ethiopian and Sumatran are two of my favorites and I love them combined." (4 out of 5)

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"Smooth flavor with a rich and creamy finish. Would recommend this coffee to everyone. " (4 out of 5)

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"We brew our coffee in a Chemex with a reusable filter and it was delightful! First roast we ever tried from Bean Box and it really sealed the deal on how much we enjoy this service!" (5 out of 5)

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"toasty, light roast...worked well in the French press! " (3 out of 5)

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"Not as dark as we prefer but simply a good cup of coffee " (3 out of 5)

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"Very simple but can't argue with the simplicity of a delicious cup of dark roast coffee" (4 out of 5)

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"The flavor is fairly simple, but overall it's a good dark roast coffee. " (3 out of 5)

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" A chocolately bold flavor. Too strong personally to drink black, but great with some cream!" (3 out of 5)

"It made a bitter espresso but it was nice as black americano or with milk"

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"I love dark roast and this one has a great dark roast flavor. The smell is amazing while grinding the beans. I do wish it had more of a complex flavor but as a everyday coffee it is just perfect. " (4 out of 5)

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"This is a great everyday coffee. Just a good old fashioned dark roast. Sometimes thats all one needs.." (4 out of 5)

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"This was my second favorite in the 4-bag box I received. I also snapped a pic of the label on this one to buy a bag when I get a chance (i.e. run out of coffee). It was very yummy!" (4 out of 5)

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"Very good. Perfect little cup. Glad to have this in the box, will remember this next time I need beans" (5 out of 5)

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"Probably 1 of my favorites thus far. I loved the aroma and it has a nice bright flavor to me. Will get again. I have an aeropress but may have not grinded them fine enough for this process. Would love a chemex to slow brew. Very clean coffee. Not as strong as others but loved the taste. #Iamabeanbox" (4 out of 5)

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"A great dark roast. The flavors blend together seamlessly." (4 out of 5)

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"This was my favorite coffee so far. I'm a huge fan of dark roasts and felt this was perfect. My BF thought it was too dark, but still enjoyed it." (5 out of 5)

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"Full-flavor, but not too bitter. This is a great coffee for people who like bold taste. I brewed for 4 minutes in a 6-cup french press with medium coarse grind." (4 out of 5)

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"A well balance but dark coffee with earthy, tobacco, and smokey notes. It is bold enough to make a great latte. No bitterness as it cooled." (5 out of 5)

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"One of the better coffees I've had. This is a stronger tasting coffee with a good pick me up in the morning. Would recommend for Monday's." (5 out of 5)

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"This was one of my favorite coffees I got. I did it by french press (1:15). It definitely tasted like a dark roast. It was bold, complex, and heavy. Regardless, it left a clean taste. It had a little smokiness to it as well. " (5 out of 5)

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"This was a huge fav of my husband's as he loves super dark coffees but I do not like super dark coffees so did not like it myself thus the averaged 3 star. If you love your coffee super dark you will love it, if not, steer clear." (3 out of 5)

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"I usually enjoy dark roasts, but this blend was too dark for me and the flavor was a little unusual. I used the whole bag (which should count for something) but wouldn't order it again. " (3 out of 5)

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"It's hard to find a roast my husband and I can agree on. The smell of grinding these beans in the morning is my favorite part of waking up. This roast is a full bodied brew that packs a rich cupful of flavor. " (5 out of 5)

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"This was an okay coffee. I prefer dark roast but this had a unique flavor that didn't taste all that great to me. Due to its inexpensive cost i would recommend this coffee. " (3 out of 5)

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"Great bloom and taste. Loved this and when you open the bag the smell is incredible. Wonderful cup!" (4 out of 5)

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"Great coffee. The taste is very bold, classic, and just a really good taste. You can tell this is roasted well, and it doesn't taste cheap in the slightest bit. Will definitely buy some in the future-would also like to try more from this company. " (4 out of 5)

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"I don't usually drink blends. This tasted muddled to me; hard to pin down. Very earthy and smoky, with a long aftertaste like citrus rind. Would make a great cup for a misty mountain morning in the woods. Other notes are a minor nuttiness; and clay. Bold but not bursting with character imho" (3 out of 5)

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"Dark and smooth, but nothing about this blend really jumps out to me as unique. " (3 out of 5)

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"I normally don't care for dark coffee but this was a very enjoyable coffee to drink. If you like dark roasts you really need to try this one. It is very full-bodied and is unique. I was only able to drink small cups of this one since i can only handle so much dark coffee. " (4 out of 5)

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"For a dark coffee, this was the weakest tasting coffee out of all of the samples that we received. It was disappointing, as we generally drink darker roasts in our office. There was a subtle chocolate flavor, but it was really really hard to even tell that it was there." (3 out of 5)

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"A very dark tasting coffee. Was very rich, although not bitter. Almost dark-chocolate tasting. We give it the low rating because we don't appreciate very dark coffee." (2 out of 5)

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"This was Absolutely delicious!! Recommend it 100% will definitely purchase again" (5 out of 5)

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"Excellent coffee. Very bold, but smooth, no acidity. Great with Chemex. " (5 out of 5)

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"One of my favorites and go to orders. Bold flavor, but goes down real smooth. " (5 out of 5)

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"Brewer in Chemex. Lots of chocolate flavors with little to no acidity. Very easy to drink- probably one of my new favorites. " (5 out of 5)

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"I brewed this with the Aero Press. I was not that impressed with this. It was not bad but it reminded me of another commercialized Seattle coffee company. Probably won't get the larger bag of beans." (2 out of 5)

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"I brewed it with a Kone filter. It might be better with Chemex or Hario paper filter. I was overwhelmed by smokiness. It was rich + hearty coffee. " (3 out of 5)

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"A nice bold coffee that finished clean and didn't stick with you all day. Very rich and complex, made for a nice drinking experience and an indulgent feel. One that I will definitely get again." (4 out of 5)

"This coffee is an absolute Seattle classic, and in many ways set the standard for dark roasting here in the Pacific Northwest. It makes a very rich cup, that holds up very well to both milk and sugar. Comfort coffee!"

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"I pleasantly enjoyed the slight fruity notes of grape and overall gave me a smooth cup. My preferred brew method for this coffee was through a Hario V60." (3 out of 5)

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"A solid, yummy dark roast. Easy to drink and a bold cup of coffee." (4 out of 5)

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"I was excited to try Lighthouse Roasters. The coffee did not disappoint. It was a darker roast than I typically choose. I was able to update my subscription to light roast. " (3 out of 5)

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"Nice and bold, not overwhelming. It has a solid clean taste. A nice start to the day. " (4 out of 5)

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"This was a good brew, but it was a tad bit too bold for me at the moment, and I didn't get any hints or notes of anything, this was just a nice bold plain coffee. Perfect for people who do not want to worry about what their coffee tastes like, this tastes exactly like bold coffee. " (4 out of 5)

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"Definitely a bold roast with a lovely finish! We had company over and they tried and loved this coffee as well!!!!!" (4 out of 5)

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"I usually prefer lighter roasts, especially in the morning, but I really loved this one. It's strong but not overwhelmingly so, and it makes a great first cup to kick off the day. " (4 out of 5)

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"Definately a bold cup, but welcomed during the cold months! I normally prefer medium roasts but couldn't drink this fast enough! If you like a dark roast this is definitely a staple you want by your coffee pot!" (5 out of 5)

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"I usually prefer a lighter roast, although this one was very easy to drink. However, it was a little stronger than I prefer for my french press coffees. " (4 out of 5)

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"It was a pretty strong dark roast coffee. I really enjoyed the bold flavors. It was one of my favorites from the shipment." (4 out of 5)

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"This is a good basic coffee. I may be oversimplifying, but the only thing that came to my mind was that it just "tastes like coffee". Basic - not in a negative way, but in a familiar way." (4 out of 5)

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"This one was a favorite for my husband, very bold, I felt the hairs growing on my hairless chest. It wasn't for me, but my husband loves this. He kept talking about the rich flavor" (3 out of 5)

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"Good solid Arabica coffee. Worked well in both the french press and the drip brewer. Crowd pleaser." (4 out of 5)

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"This was a little strong for my tastes. I felt like a put more creamer in this coffee than I normally do, but it was flavorful." (3 out of 5)

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"Absolutely HORRIBLE! Forced down one cup, felt nauseous, and threw the rest of the beans in the trash! I hope the people who produce this garbage read this just so I can tell them that they should be ashamed of themselves for putting their name on such an inferior coffee. " (1 out of 5)

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"Received this as part of my first bean box, and though I am not a huge fan of dark roasts, it turned out to be very enjoyable as a cold brew iced coffee. " (3 out of 5)

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"Loved this coffee. Ordered more it was so good. Great everyday coffee" (5 out of 5)

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"Delicious brew! As a dark coffee lover, this bold blend was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed it's rich, deep flavors and found an incredible robust scent after it was ground. The sipping turned out to be just as enjoyable as smelling the grounds! " (5 out of 5)

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"Damn good coffee!! Just writing this review makes me Jones for a cup of this Joe. No joke, this bold roast tantalizes the senses. Great smell, great taste and it will perk-your-ass-up!!" (5 out of 5)

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"Our favorite of the 4 pack received decade we like a darker, bolder roast. " (4 out of 5)

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"overall great roast. Perfect for the novice coffee enthusiast. Nice balance of flavors" (3 out of 5)

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"I enjoyed the flavors of this extremely bold and dark roast. While it is a little intense for my everyday morning cup of coffee, I found it perfect when iced for an afternoon pick me up." (4 out of 5)

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"I enjoy darker roasts and this was a solid cup for me." (4 out of 5)

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"Well balanced and full of flavor. I really have enjoyed this roast in the morning and will be ordering more. " (4 out of 5)

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"We made a cappuccinos with it, is a dark roasted so is perfect for espresso but at the same time I didn't taste any burn or smoke flavor. The aroma is very good and it was roasted and delivered very fresh (we got it 3 days after it was roasted). " (5 out of 5)

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"Not my fave, but pretty good! The flavors aren't very complex to me, but it was pleasingly rich. For my taste, it was a bit too dark for daily consumption, BUT it makes for an excellent latte. Made in Aeropress, 175 degree water, tried it as stir then press as well as ~2 min steep." (4 out of 5)

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"I loved this coffee so much I set up a repeating order for it. It was smooth and smelled great, tasted even better with or without cream." (5 out of 5)

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"This is a really good, balanced roast - I'll definitely try this again. " (4 out of 5)

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"Very good, Made in the V60. Impressed by the dark profile with no bitterness." (3 out of 5)

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"Strong, dark and smooth. My favorite so far. I plan to order more of this. highly recommend." (5 out of 5)

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"This is a dark roast just like it says! I tasted how it smelled. I am not a dark roast girl so getting me to like this isn't very possible but I did try both a pour over and a french press, and the press made it more tolerable drinking it black." (2 out of 5)

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"Dark, rich, bold. Made single and double expresso shots and cappuccinos with the sample pack. Aboslutely lovely and delicious." (5 out of 5)

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"First coffee I tried from my bean box and it was excellent. I was always more of a fan of lighter roast but this coffee has fantastic with bold taste. " (5 out of 5)

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"I would say that this coffee was a disappointment, but it tasted about how I expected from the smell. Disclaimer- I don't like dark roasts. I think it ruins the delicate flavors of coffee without adding anything good. This coffee did that. Could have gotten similar in my office's break-room." (2 out of 5)

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"Solid well priced everyday coffee. Chemex brewed. " (3 out of 5)

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"I like my coffee dark and bold. This delivered. I use a coffee press and could taste the full body blend. If you like extra dark then this is for you! " (4 out of 5)

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"Used pour over and french press brewing methods. The french press gave this roast a slightly better taste than the pour over, however it still was missing the body or boldness of a dark roast." (3 out of 5)

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"Has a dark and rich flavor. A very comforting morning coffee - something I would definitely drink regularly." (4 out of 5)

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"This was a basic dark brew. I made it in my percolator and added some chocolate milk to cut some of the acid while giving it a bit more flavor. This makes a good, simple cup of coffee. " (4 out of 5)

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"Definitely a dark roast, can be a bit strong, I try to brew it a little faster to take out some of the bite. Full of bold flavor though." (4 out of 5)

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"This particular coffee was too much. It was too dark, too strong, left a burnt flavor, and had an unpleasant finish. If you're a fan of dark roast, this will be the coffee for you. While we enjoy strong coffee, we will stick with a lighter/medium roast." (2 out of 5)

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"I gave this to my parents who are coffee fanatics. They liked the flavor but felt it was a bit weak. They like stronger blends. However, they didn't hate or dislike it." (4 out of 5)

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"Big fan of this coffee, served this at my wedding; it has a bit of bite to it but otherwise great with dessert or something sweet. " (5 out of 5)

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"I did not like this coffee! Way too weak and light for me! " (2 out of 5)

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"Bold and dark roast. I very much enjoyed it, especially with a little bit of cream." (4 out of 5)

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"Lighthouse Roasters make a pretty decent cup of coffee. Roaster's Choice is smooth and yummy. To tell you the truth, I didn't think it was very dark. i would put it more on the darker side of medium. Still good though. " (3 out of 5)

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"Was a little bold for my taste. I prefer medium to light roasts" (3 out of 5)

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"My father is a darker roast fan, and I make Chemex every morning for him. We finally found a coffee we could enjoy equally together :)" (5 out of 5)

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"It is a dark roast and I was not a fan. I gave the rest of the bag to a friend and he loved it! I'm a light to medium roast guy, I know this. " (2 out of 5)

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"Tastes like you're drinking what "the most interesting man in the world" would drink (besides Dos XX). Great tastes of dark chocolate and a hint of tobacco, with a smooth finish. " (4 out of 5)

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"Not usually a fan of blends, but they did an excellent job putting together a bold coffee that does not destroy your palate. I do love bold roasts, and this one provided the flavor but was very smooth!" (4 out of 5)

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"Not a fan of dark roasts in general but this would make a great every day coffee. Not too bitter like most darks." (4 out of 5)

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"Great flavor, very smooth." (4 out of 5)

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"I'm knew to this whole world of grinding my own coffees, but I liked this a lot. It tastes like what I think of when I think of just.....coffee. In a good way." (4 out of 5)

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"I'm admittedly not a fan of dark roast, but I tried a cup after making it for my husband one morning. It wasn't as bitter as past dark roasts I've had which is a plus. My husband enjoyed this much more than I did, even had a second cup of coffee something he almost never does." (3 out of 5)

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"A delicious dark roast, great for everyday drinking. Not bitter. It was brewed with pour over." (5 out of 5)

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"A nice simple dark roast at a price that cant be beat" (5 out of 5)

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"The dark roast was not at all bitter." (4 out of 5)

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"The simplistic bold taste made this my new favorite coffee. Easy to drink and dances on my pallet. It's hard to find a "good" simple coffee these days and I absolutely love waking up to a fresh cup of roasters choice coffee... Mmmmmmmmmmmmm" (5 out of 5)

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"My fav of all the coffees so far! Loved this! Tasty, full bodied and bold...the way I like my coffee!!" (5 out of 5)

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"LightHouse's Roaster's Choice is full bodied and dark with a very spicy kick." (4 out of 5)

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"In a world of single origins its good to see roasters who are skilles in the art of blending. Roasters choice is a nice twist on the traditional Mocha/ Java blend. The addition of high altitude Central/ South American coffies give this coffee a definite completness both in body and flavor." (5 out of 5)

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