Coffee Review - Sumatran K-Cup by Green Mountain Coffee
Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: April 2013
Origin: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia Price: $16.49/24 K-Cups

Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a "K-Cup" capsule to produce a 6-ounce serving). Deep, balanced. Buttery caramel, earthy dark chocolate, lightly charred cedar, raisin in aroma and cup. Rich, pungent acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Chocolate and raisin in particular sustain in a bittersweet, gently drying finish.

Notes: This coffee 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. Sumatras like this one achieve their unusual cup character mainly through unorthodox processing and drying methods unique to Indonesia. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is one of the country's leading specialty roasters, offering a particularly wide-ranging variety of origins and roast styles. Visit or call 888-879-4627 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Impressively authentic version of the classic darker roasted, robust Sumatra cup for Keurig owners.


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