Coffee Review - Newman's Own Colombian from Green Mountain Coffee
Roast: Medium Review Date: May 2010
Origin: Colombia Price: $8.49/10 oz.

Blind Assessment: Aromatically deep, with richly round caramel, toast and milk chocolate notes. In the cup penetrating acidity and flavor. Intense fruit-toned chocolate gives way to layers of fruit (peach, orange, black currant?) that soften and grow in complexity as the cup cools. Pungent dark chocolate dominates in the finish.

Notes: Sales of this coffee help support a variety of educational and charitable organizations through the Newman's Own Organics organization. It is certified organically grown and Fair Trade, the latter meaning the green beans were purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is one of the country's leading specialty roasters, offering a particularly wide-ranging variety of origins and roast styles, including an impressive selection of Fair-Trade and certified organic coffees under various labels, among them Newman's Own Organics. Visit or call 888-879-4627 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Patient coffee drinkers: Flavors open, unfold and become more complex as they do.


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