|Roaster Location:||Clifton, New Jersey|
|Coffee Origin:||Not Disclosed|
|Review Date:||December 2005|
Blind Assessment: (Tasted as produced by a Braun Tassimo Single Serve Coffee Maker brewing a Tassimo T-Disc at a cup volume determined by the coding on the capsule, in this case 3.5 ounces): Simple, sweetly smoky aroma, with some depth of sensation and floral and fruit hints. As would be expected given the short serving size, full-bodied in the cup, with a fermented musty fruit that reads as walnut and bitterish semi-sweet chocolate. Cardboardy undertones, perhaps owing to staling. Simple but surprisingly clean short finish, with some mild astringency in the long.
Notes: Tassimo, an umbrella name for both a high-end single-serve brewing device produced by Braun and the proprietary design T-Disc beverage capsules that fit that device, represents an association of Braun and Kraft foods. Kraft currently produces a small selection of T-Discs pods for the Braun machine under its Gevalia, Maxwell House, Twinings and Suchard brands. The Tassimo T-Discs incorporate a bar code that instructs the brewing device how to prepare the particular beverage incorporated in the disk. In the case of the dark-roasted coffee reviewed here, the instructions apparently were to brew a short, full-bodied beverage of approximately 3.5 ounces. The instructions incorporated in the bar coding can be overridden in a "manual" mode, but we decided to accept the manufacturer's proposal for how this particular coffee should be presented. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Lovers of heavy-bodied, musty/malty, dark-roasted Indonesia coffees. Should do well with milk and sugar.