Green Mountain Coffee

Colombia Fair Trade Select (K-Cup)

Location: Waterbury, Vermont

Origin: Colombia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $15.45/24 K-Cups

Review Date: April 2011

Agtron: 0/53

Aroma: 7

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a “K-Cup” capsule to produce 6-ounce serving): Sweet-toned, soft, balanced, with a grapy, Riesling-like fruit and hints of dark chocolate and flowers. Muted aroma and short (if rich) finish. Best in the cup: bright, delicate acidity, lightly syrupy mouthfeel and gently complex flavor.


This coffee is Fair Trade certified, meaning this coffee was purchased from small-holding farmers at a “fair” or economically sustainable price. Reviewed in K-cup format for Keurig single-serve brewers. Keurig brewing devices were among the first single-serve brewers on the market, starting in the mid 1990’s with office models and now offered in several home models with a variety of features and price points. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is one of the country’s leading specialty roasters, offering a particularly wide-ranging variety of origins and roast styles. Visit www.greenmountaincoffee.com or call 800-223-6768 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Keurig owners who prefer delicately bright white wines.

This review originally appeared in the April, 2011 tasting report: The Single-Serve Compromise

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