Reviews for April 8th, 2011

Review Date: April 2011

Price: $9.90/18 pods

(As brewed in a Bunn My Cafe single-serve brewing device to produce a 6-ounce serving): Simple sweet-toned fruit notes never fully manifest under the weight of a hard, nagging medicinal note that becomes more prominent in the finish.

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Review Date: April 2011

Price: $21.99/ 64 pods

(As brewed in a Senseo single-serve brewing device to produce a 4+-ounce serving): Good sweetness, but otherwise muted acidity, lean mouthfeel, woody flavor with a soapy/salty edge, empty finish. Probably produced from a mildly defective green coffee, with the mildly medicinal character of the coffee intensified by the tendency of pod brewing generally and our sample Senseo machine in particular to mute aromatics.

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Review Date: April 2011

Price: $7.99/16 pods

(As brewed in a Tassimo single-serve brewing device to produce a 4.+-ounce serving): Hints of caramel and tart fruit in the aroma, but turns salty and empty in the cup before sweetening slightly in the finish. Listless acidity, lean mouthfeel.

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Review Date: April 2011

Price: $31.99/96 pods

(As brewed in a Senseo single-serve brewing device to produce a 4+-ounce serving): Some genuine Sumatra character lifts its head out of a woody astringency probably related to paper pod brewing generally and the water quality of our sample Senseo machine in particular. On the positive side, pruny sweetness and a hint of earthy, butterscotchy Sumatra pungency in aroma and cup.

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Review Date: April 2011

Price: CAD $9.95/16 pods

(As brewed in a Bunn My Café single-serve brewing device to produce a 6-ounce serving): Lots of promise in aroma and the first few sips, but falls off as the cup begins to cool. Gently bright aroma; winey acidity; full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The aromatics seem to vanish in cup and finish, however, leaving only a sweet-toned wood with an herby/salty edge.

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Review Date: April 2011

Price: $15.45/24 K-Cups

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a “K-Cup” capsule to produce 6-ounce serving): Pungent aromatic wood and prune-toned fruit with a hint of orangy citrus in aroma and cup. Roast-muted acidity; slightly rough mouthfeel; bittersweet finish.

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Review Date: April 2011

Price: $7.99/16 pods

(As brewed in a Tassimo single-serve brewing device to produce a 4-ounce European-style black coffee): Pruny fruit and dark chocolate, with an undercurrent of slightly salty wood. Leanish mouthfeel; gently rich astringency in the dark-chocolaty finish.

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Review Date: April 2011

Price: $15.45/24 K-Cups

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(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a “K-Cup” capsule to produce 6-ounce serving): Straightforward and smooth. Soft hints of roasty aromatic wood, caramel and a faint orangy, floral-toned fruit. Flavors linger gently in a very slightly astringent finish.

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Review Date: April 2011

Price: $5.50/10 capsules

(As brewed in a Nespresso single-serve brewing device to produce a 4-ounce serving): Soft, sweet-toned cup with a gentle, integrated acidity and a fermented fruit character that reads persuasively as a brandyish dark chocolate. A hint of flowers at the top. Flavor fades in an otherwise rich finish.

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Review Date: April 2011

Price: $31.99/108 pods

(As brewed in a Senseo single-serve brewing device to produce a 4-ounce serving): Despite the limitations of its paper pod format, achieves some of the deep, pungent, chocolate-toned character that lovers of dark-roasted coffees enjoy. A woody flatness sits on the richness, but it rises to the occasion of a rather impressive finish.

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Review Date: April 2011

Price: $10.49/12 T Discs

(As brewed in a Tassimo single-serve brewing device to produce a 6-ounce serving): Intense aroma: raisin, nut, dark chocolate. In the cup rich, roast-muted acidity, full body, continued deep-toned dark chocolate and raisin-like fruit. Considerably bitter astringency mars an otherwise sweet, chocolate-toned finish.

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Review Date: April 2011

Price: $6.20/10 capsules

(As brewed in a Nespresso single-serve brewing device to produce a 4-ounce serving): This blend was designed for brewing as espresso rather than a longer black coffee, accounting for the dullish acidity, but otherwise impressive in the 4-ounce format: round, deep, chocolate-and roasted-nut-toned in aroma and cup; fat body and smooth mouthfeel. Flavor fades in an otherwise sweet, rich finish.

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Review Date: April 2011

Price: $8.50/16 pods

(As brewed in a Bunn My Café single-serve brewing device to produce a 6-ounce serving): Rather lively, savory-sweet profile with ripe tomato and dark chocolate suggestions carrying from aroma through cup to finish. Smooth mouthfeel, lemony acidity. The aromatics are only fully expressed in the cup; the aroma is a bit muted in intensity and the finish pleasing but short.

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Review Date: April 2011

Price: $15.45/24 K-Cups

Green Mountain Coffee Logo

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a “K-Cup” capsule to produce 6-ounce serving): Sweet-toned aroma with hints of tart cherry, flowers and fir. The sweetly tart fruit animates a refreshingly crisp cup, lush yet delicate. Clean, simple finish.

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Review Date: April 2011

Price: $5.50/10 capsules

(As brewed in a Nespresso single-serve brewing device to produce a 4-ounce serving): Orangy fruit, floral and aromatic wood notes in the aroma deepen in the rich and sweet-toned cup. Lightly syrupy mouthfeel; tartly fruit-toned acidity. Flavor fades rather quickly in a sweet, softly dry finish.

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Review Date: April 2011

Price: $15.45/24 K-Cups

Green Mountain Coffee Logo

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a “K-Cup” capsule to produce 6-ounce serving): Sweet-toned, soft, balanced, with a grapy, Riesling-like fruit and hints of dark chocolate and flowers. Muted aroma and short (if rich) finish. Best in the cup: bright, delicate acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel and gently complex flavor.

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