Reviews for February 6th, 2015

Review Date: Feb 2015

Price: $9.99/10 capsules

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible UpShot capsule containing 11+ grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Delicate but rich; sweet; gently intricate. Dark chocolate, dried cherry, lilac, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Brisk though backgrounded acidity; cherry and flowers in particular carry into a sweetly crisp finish.

Review Date: Feb 2015

Price: $17.99/24 K-cups

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using an “Extra Bold” K-Cup capsule containing 11 grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Round, deep, richly earthy. Dark chocolate, wet fallen leaves, prune, deep-toned, carnal lily in aroma and cup. Round, backgrounded acidity; lightly but distinctly syrupy mouthfeel. Dark chocolate and the moist, leafy earth notes in particular carry into a rich though mildly drying finish.

Review Date: Feb 2015

Price: NA

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible capsule containing a 7-gram dose of particularly finely ground coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Crisply delicate yet lush. Roasted cacao nib, night-blooming flowers, moist perique tobacco, dried cherry in aroma and cup. Round, low-toned acidity; light but distinctly syrupy mouthfeel. The cherry note in particular carries into a sweet though quietly drying finish.

Review Date: Feb 2015

Price: $11.00/10 capsules

(As brewed in a Nespresso VirtuoLine single-serve brewing device using a VirtuoLine capsule containing 12 grams of coffee to produce a manually set 6-ounce serving). Pungent, roundly tart. Stone fruit, caramel, fir, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Tart but juicy acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The tart tendencies dominate in a fruit-toned finish.

Review Date: Feb 2015

Price: $6.99/12 capsules

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible capsule containing slightly less than 11 grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Sweet-toned, gently citrusy. Hazelnut, orangy citrus, hints of cedar and chocolate in aroma and cup. Quietly balanced acidity; lightly syrupy, lively mouthfeel. The hazelnut in particular carries into a crisply delicate, clean finish.

Review Date: Feb 2015

Price: $13.99/16 K-Cups

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a licensed K-Cup capsule containing 11+ grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Quietly but robustly pungent. Bitter orange, prune, pecan, fresh-cut oak in aroma and cup. Crisp, rich acidity; lightly syrupy, roughish mouthfeel. A floral suggestion complicates a dry, oaky finish.

Review Date: Feb 2015

Price: $24.95/32 K-Cups

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a licensed K-Cup capsule containing 11+ grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Dry, zesty, citrusy. Citrus zest, sweetly pungent, berry-like fruit, fresh-cut oak, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Brisk, distinctly bittersweet acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Crisp, richly drying finish.

Review Date: Feb 2015

Price: $11.99/10 capsules

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(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible UpShot capsule containing 10 grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Deep, round. Baker’s chocolate, fresh-cut cedar, apricot, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Round, low-toned acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The finish consolidates around a rich though mildly drying cedar note.

Review Date: Feb 2015

Price: $9.99/12 capsules

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible capsule to produce a 6-ounce serving). Sweetly and briskly roast-toned. Gently scorched oak, dark chocolate, prune, freesia-like flowers in aroma and cup. Bittersweet acidity; light but buoyant mouthfeel. A hint of chocolate survives in a rich though drying finish.

Review Date: Feb 2015

Price: $13.95/18 capsules

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible capsule containing 10 grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Sweet-toned, delicately lively. Caramel, mild roasted nut, hints of apricot and flowers in aroma and cup. Very gently brisk acidity; light though silky mouthfeel. The caramel and nut suggestions turn faintly but pleasantly chocolaty in a clean, simple finish.