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Timothy's World Coffee

Colombian La Vereda (K-Cup)

Location: Toronto, Canada

Origin: Caldas Department, west-central Colombia

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price:

Review Date: January 2004

Agtron: 0/68

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 7

Flavor: 8

Blind Assessment:

Thin but intense aroma, with distinct papaya-toned fruit. Medium-bodied but lively in the cup, where the high-toned fruit, still reminiscent of papaya, takes on a delicate chocolate richness. Sweet, balanced acidity.

Notes:

K-Cups are designed for the Keurig single-serve brewer. La Vereda is a specialty coffee produced, like most of Colombia’s coffees, on tiny, family-run farms, in this case, farms of the Embera Chami native community of San Lorenzo in the Department of Caldas. Timothy’s purchase of La Vereda coffee helps fund school room construction and other projects in San Lorenzo. Timothy’s is a Toronto-based, quality-oriented specialty coffee chain with locations in Canada, the United States and Europe. Visit www.timothys.com or call 888-937-6278 for more info.

Who Should Drink It: Its clean fruit and delicately tart sweetness makes this an ideal coffee for those traditional coffee drinkers who take their cup without sugar or whitener.


This review originally appeared in the January, 2004 tasting report: At What Cost Convenience? Testing the New Single-Serve Coffee Systems

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