Arabica Express Organic Colombian
|Roaster Location:||Narragansett, Rhode Island|
|Review Date:||December 2005|
Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Krups 1010 single-serve brewing device in a Podhead Sensation 62mm pod at a cup volume of 6 ounces): Simple, sweet, subdued, vaguely fruity aroma, with a slight hint of smoke. Bitterish, simple and shallow in the cup, with the only complication the same remote hints of fruit and smoke.
Notes: The Krups 1010 is the most elaborate and most expensive of three single-serve brewing devices that share pod format and marketing under the "Home Cafe" umbrella -- the other two are the Black & Decker One-Cup and the Mr. Coffee AT13. Www.podhead.com is a one-stop Internet shopping site for paper-format pods, both branded espresso pods as well as two series of its own non-espresso pods, the 44mm Arabica Express pods designed for the Melitta One:One and compatible brewers, and the Arabica Express Sensation 62mm line designed for Senseo, Black & Decker, Mr. Coffee, and other compatible brewers. Visit
Who Should Drink It : This is the only pod we found filled with organically grown coffee. The simple, disappointing cup character may be owing to factors other than the green coffee: a poor fit in the Krups pod holder, for example, or a stale pod owing to compromised packaging.