Lakeshore Blend by Caribou Coffee |
  • Caribou Coffee

    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Lakeshore Blend Medium Roast

Roast: Medium-Dark Review Date: November 2013
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: $14.99/16 ounces

Blind Assessment: Crisp, gently bright, delicately complex. Flowers, roasted cacao nib, cherry-like fruit, hazelnut in aroma and cup. Softly brisk, lively acidity. Quite light though silky mouthfeel. Sweetness and hints of flavor carry nicely into the short finish, fade in the long, then reassert themselves in the very long.

Notes: Like all Caribou coffees, this blend is Rainforest Alliance certified, meaning the coffees composing it 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 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: Those who enjoy a gracefully balanced, refreshing cup with quiet aromatic intrigue.


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