Cardinal 12oz Tin
Balanced, Milk Chocolate, Toasted Nuts
The Cardinal is the very first Compass blend and the house coffee at the Compass Cafe. It’s smooth and mellow with a nutty caramel flavor that works for all seasons and travels well for coffee lovers on the go.
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As a native Washingtonian and now living McLean, Virginia, I have found this to be the best coffee in town. Whether you to to a Compass Coffee in Arlington, VA., or buy their coffee for home use, the coffee is excellent. Service at their stores is always pleasant and efficient. No nonsense in their waiting line, just folks ordering normal coffee.
I love waypoint! It is so delicious
Only Compass Coffee inhabits my cabinet. I look forward to a fresh cup of Cardinal Blend everyday. In the Fall, I also enjoy the Autumn Blend. Compass is my go-to coffee.
love your coffee
Grinded the beans for a lazy Sunday of watching TV in PJs. First time trying Compass Coffee. So delicious! It was noticeably better than our usual brew. Definitely a favorite!
Of course I love the coffee. I've been drinking it for years. The reason I gave 2 stars is because of the shipment. I paid extra money to get it delivered sooner! I ordered it last Tuesday and now it's Monday the next week and I still didn't receive it. Wow. Really? Why did I pay for a faster delivery? Seriously, I am so so disappointed. What a horrible service.
Cardinal Blend at the lake. What a treat!
Great taste .
Your coffee has a great flavor! I’m new at grinding the beans, but I’m enjoying the task!
Very smooth with deep flavors, definitely our go to coffee every morning. Using a Moccamaster machine makes it even better.
Had it in the store in DC previously, ordered and sent some to my daughter, and then decided I was worth it too and ordered some for me!!!
This coffee is amazing.
Continue to love the great taste! :-)
I lived in the Shaw neighborhood when the first Compass Coffee opened up on 7th street. I left DC almost 4 years ago and still order Compass Coffee on a regular basis (and so does my family). That’s how much I love it
My husband and I look forward to our Compass Coffee Every morning!! The Wonderful aroma fills our kitchen and it tastes even better!! It’s the best coffee we’ve ever enjoyed!! We Love Cardinal and Meridian!! Thank You!!
smooth, full bodied, calming.
Really good tasting coffee!
This is my go-to favorite brew from Compass
So good! Makes the kitchen smell so good when I grind the beans in the morning!
My go to morning bean. Always consistent
Still my favourite cup In the morning!
Listen folks, I’m a Compass customer because you have good coffee and I want to support local business. I also like the convenience of delivery, and until the most recent one, you’d been doing a good job. But this last order took 10 days. I’m almost sure that’s on the USPS which is pretty much a disaster zone these days. I also tend to want to support the USPS and I use it myself. But 10 days is too, too long for an order of now less than fresh roasted coffee. Haven’t any suggestions about a solution. Maybe the post office will get its act together, or maybe this was an aberration of a case. Anyway, I’ll certainly give it another try, but eventually I’ll likely lose faith if orders continue to take so long.
I drink 1/2 caf so generally I use equal parts of Cardinal Decaf and Caffeinated. I just wish I could get the decaf ground like the regular caffeinated. I was introduced to your product about 2 years ago by my son who lives in D.C. as a gift and I've been drinking it almost exclusively for the past year and a half even though I live in a real coffee city- New Orleans
Brewed using a Technivorm McMaster coffee maker which highlights the softness, smoothness and simplicity of the brew.
I have not received my order yet my bank was charged on December 16th but no coffee yet please let me know
Compass Coffee makes a great holiday gift!
You could say I’m obsessed... can’t get enough of the coffee. 10/10
I love compass.
Very smooth blend and a great way to start the day.
Carol Ann W.
We have transitioned to Cardinal blend...only. No more Starbucks. We come home and fix our own in the afternoons. Other two blends are gifts for our daughters. Your coffee is wonderful and the whole family loves it.
Compass Cardinal, FTW. In love with this coffee.
Was a gift, the recipient loved it!
A full rich taste without bitterness! Will definitely purchase again!
I love Compass Coffee. It is amazing. Love all of the chocolatey flavors
This coffee is great and smooth. Quick shipping. Came in two days. The chocolate notes are noticeable. I will be buying more.
Fast shipping and the coffee was amazing. I got two of the medium roasts to try and will definitely be ordering more!
In my opinion, this is the best coffee for a guaranteed perfect cup. This coffee is quite literally my motivation to get out of bed on time in the mornings. superb
Good coffee...easy process to order...delivered quickly...what more could I want!
Hello, Currently, I'd say its between 3 and 4 stars. I think it's a good dark roast, but too roasted to be considered a medium roast.
Aaahh...that yummy toasty almond scent combined with milk chocolate meets the nose. The first hint about great-tasting Cardinal, wafts directly from the shiny beans! Once ground and brewed, your mornings will have a smooth start. You will enjoy the rich flavor with the nice finish of chocolate to boost your enjoyment! (He thinks there are treats in this tin! His nose knows.)
My favorite coffee in DC
While I love the coffee flavor, the cost was prohibitive for 12 oz. (most competitors are one pound...for less.) Not only that, but the canisters were not even full. I was asked to leave a review and responded privately and got a less than helpful response. And then was asked to leave a review again - so here it is.
Rich coffee flavor. Too bad it’s not offered in smaller bag size to refill the cans.
I first enjoyed this coffee at a local restaurant and knew that I wanted to enjoy it at home as well. I’m enjoying the bold flavor of the Cardinal selection, and will try other flavors soon.
I LOVE this coffee blend. It is my absolute favorite. It’s a bold flavor that gives me a glorious kick in the pants each morning. This coffee makes me look forward to getting out of bed. It’s wonderful.
So good. I finally upgraded my at-home coffee game. Long overdue.
Good coffee. Going to try another medium roast but this is good.
Tried a different flavor this time around - Cardinal is still good, but tbh I prefer the Ethiopian beans I've been getting from Compass instead. So rich in flavor now my friends know to come to me when they need a really strong cup. I love that I can easily order online and it shows up at my door 1-2 days later. Exceptional customer service! Can't wait to try more flavors and blends. Thanks to the Compass team for fueling my caffeine addiction!
Love how bold and flavorful it is. Nothing in Chicago compares!
Min Ying C.
I have tried a few different varieties of Compass coffee and Cardinal is a consistent favorite due to its very balanced flavors and robustness. The customer service is also excellent. I had recently ordered a 2-pack but realized I only received one tin after a few days of receiving the parcel. I emailed and Ethan responded the same day with a really nice email. My missing tin arrived a day later! Really appreciate the great coffee and customer service.
love it, delivery has gotten us through COVID 19
I’m very excited I was able to get this coffee shipped up to Boston. I feel in loved with Compass when I lived in DC!
This coffee is good enough and smooth enough to drink black. Tonight, I wanted a treat so I added cocoa and whipped cream as a special treat. We fell in love with Compass coffee on our trip to D.C. and now have it shipped to our home state so that we can enjoy it every day.
Compass Coffee is excellent in our Aeropress, Mr. Coffee, and espresso maker - there's nothing it can't do!
What could be better than a cup of Compass’s Cardinal Blend and the Sunday Times in the garden?
I love having a compass coffee on my way to work in the morning. Now that I'm working mostly from home, I bought myself a new manual coffee grinder and started learning more about the variety of coffee beans you guys offer. Loving it!
The best coffee! I love this coffee and will be buying more Today.
Life has enough uncertainty! This is my morning brew--I know it will be strong enough to wake me up, and smooth enough to make waking up a pleasure.
I miss getting my cup of Compass Coffee in DC, so I'm happy to enjoy it at home until my next trip. As a working mom, it's been my fuel to jumpstart my day and keep up with my daughter who's holding the tin can for me.
I absolutely love this coffee!
Amazing!!! I do have a question, is it possible for all blends to come gridded? It is something that is simply for two of the blends?
Perfect brew every time!
Best coffee ever. I mean, next to getting it from the compass coffee. I miss coffee houses.
The Cardinal Blend was really a good medium roast. I’m more of a dark roast fan in general, but I really enjoyed this.
Amazing coffee, bold, chocolate notes.
Perfectly balanced coffee. Great for first cup of the day, or any time.
So good!! Even Spot wants some :)
Ordering and shipping were fast and easy. Coffee is fantastic. Thank you!
Smooth, velvety, totally drinkable.
I love the rich smooth and smoky taste!
Fantastic Coffee!!! I had my first cup a National Airport and was hooked.
The coffee I purchased was exactly what I wanted. Delicious! Will order more again for sure.
I love this coffee, medium roast , flavorful. I take my coffee with a little milk, no sugar. I take 12 ozs of coffee in the morning. Best part of my day, is this coffee! I thoroughly enjoy it !
Wanted to buy local and found Compass Coffee. Delicious medium roast Cardinal blend I have every morning. Try it!
This was the perfect gift to send in the mail!
So glad that I can still enjoy compass coffee even during the Covid-19 lockdown. It is my new daily routine now.
Delivery worked well, got ground coffee, took to the beach, and all worked wonderfully.
Compass Coffee is my go-to every morning. Keeps me sane in this crazy little world. So appreciate the scheduled delivery so I am sure to never run out! - Matt K.
Cardinal’s the BEST way to start our day!! Perfect for coffee pot and french press. Pre ground makes it super convenient and it still tastes just as fresh!
I have tried the Cardinal blend at a compass location, and the beans are better than I could have ever imagined. Goodbye, grocery store coffee!
Love this coffee! Super smoothie and drinkable. Makes mornings relaxing and peaceful :)
This is the best coffee around and we are repeat customers. The online experience is seamless with great service and rapid delivery.
Favorite coffee! Grind works great for Chemex.
New delivery just arrived! This coffee is perfectly balanced. We use a coarse grind for cold brew for me. Finer ground for my husband’s morning. I’ve never looked forward to coffee before. And the customer service is sweet— as in great AND kind. Check them out!
I have been trying medium roast coffee beans from several roasters during the pandemic and keep coming back to Compass as the best.
Decided to treat myself during this pandemic and get my favorite coffee beans delivered instead of a stop at the store. Best decision ever as they’ve become a favorite part of my day. So smooth, delicious, nutty and not acidic or bitter. I often joke that I can’t wait to go to bed each night so that I can have my coffee in the morning!
Compass was a huge part of my daily routine in the before times. Being able to have it home is a huge comfort. Looking forward to seeing everyone back at the shop.
I ordered a two-pack of Shaw coffee for my family in Ohio. I wanted to give them a taste of DC and send them some love. They received their coffee expediently and loved the blend! They can't wait to visit and buy some more for themselves.
This is my favorite coffee by far!
Compass coffee makes me smile in the morning! Hands down my favorite!
I LOVE THE FACT THAT I DO NOT CRASH AFTERWARDS.
My roommates and I love this coffee. We drink this coffee each morning while we're working from home.
I am totally in love with the Cardinal. The taste, the aroma, the smoothness of the coffee itself - I look forward to my morning MUG. Thanks for being there.