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Green Mountain Coffee

Kenya AA (K-Cup)

Location: Waterbury, Vermont

Origin: Kenya

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $14.99/24 K-Cups

Review Date: March 2016

Agtron: 0/56

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

(As brewed in a Keurig 2.0 K500 Series single-serve brewing device at a 6-ounce serving size). Rich and sweetly tart. Butterscotch, red currant, cedar, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Tart yet balanced acidity; buoyant, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates and a pleasing spearmint note surfaces in the sweet, resonant finish.

Notes:

Despite challenges ranging from unclear government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands to chronically unstable weather, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. AA is the highest grade of Kenya coffee based on bean size and freedom from physical imperfections. This coffee is offered in an “Extra Bold” K-Cup, which packs more coffee into the capsule and produces a more forceful, intense flavor profile than regular K-Cups. Keurig/Green Mountain, formerly Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, pioneered single-serve capsule brewing in the United States with its Keurig brewing system, and offers a particularly wide-ranging variety of origins and roast styles for use in its sophisticated 2.0 brewing system. Visit www.greenmountaincoffee.com for more information.

The Bottom Line: Elegantly invigorating Kenya in K-cup format: briskly tart yet sweetly floral.

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