Coffee Review - Caribou Blend K-Cup by Caribou Coffee
  • Caribou Coffee

    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Caribou Blend (K-Cup)

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: April 2013
Origin: Indonesia; Central America; South America. Price: $18.49/24 K-Cups

Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible capsule to produce a 6-ounce serving): Delicate, crisp. Dark chocolate, walnut, a hint of fennel-like herb in aroma and cup. Delicate, subdued acidity; smooth, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Some chocolate and walnut survives in a simple, sweet-toned finish.

Notes: This blend is 100% Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning the blend components were produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Caribou Coffee is a large (second largest in the U.S. after Starbucks) retail roasting chain based in the upper Middle West whose rather irreverent motto "Life is short. Stay awake for it" belies a serious approach to coffee. Visit or call 888-227-4268 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A mild but crisp, chocolate-walnut-toned cup for Keurig owners.


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