Colombian Dark Roast
|Roaster Location:||Roasted and packed in Colombia|
|Review Date:||December 2005|
Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Juan Valdez Pod Coffee Maker in a Juan Valdez 55mm pod at a cup volume of 5 ounces): Shallow, sweet, smoky aroma, with some peach-toned fruit and a hint of cardboard. In the cup simple and bittersweet with a possibility of reading the bitter side as walnut. The cardboard tones hinted in the aroma turn disturbingly old-board woody.
Notes: The Juan Valdez Pod Coffee Maker, manufactured by Salton (www.esalton.com), is unusual in two respects. It is co-branded and marketed by the Colombian Coffee Federation, the world's largest and most influential coffee cooperative, and, like the Bunn My Caf?, is designed to take all paper pod sizes, including the Juan Valdez brand 55mm size. In our tests the Juan Valdez brewer did considerably better using 62mm pods from the third-party provider www.podhead.com than it did using Juan Valdez pods, probably because the Juan Valdez pods that arrived with the brewer were quite stale.
Who Should Drink It : Those willing to search for a fresh set of Juan Valdez Dark Roast pods.