Coffee Review - Special Blend Decaf K-Cup by Newman's Own Organics
  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

    Waterbury, Vermont
  • Newman's Own Organics Special Decaf (K-Cup)

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: April 2013
Origin: Central America; Indonesia Price: $18.49/24 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). Roasted nut, chocolate, banana-like fruit, night-blooming flowers in aroma and, more distinctly, in the cup. Round, softly tart acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor simplifies but sustains in a clean, balanced finish.

Notes: This blend is composed of coffees 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. Decaffeinated using water only, no solvents. 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: An almost miraculously good decaffeinated coffee for Keurig owners; the gently lively acidity, smooth mouthfeel and quietly complex flavor are particularly impressive. No raw nut or woody decaf notes that we could detect, with the only (almost hypothetical) decaffeination-related flaw a slight fading in aroma and finish.


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