Van Houtte Cafe
|Roaster Location:||Montreal, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||January 2004|
Blind Assessment: Smoky, leathery and sweet in the aroma, with a hint of low-toned fruit. Softens and relaxes in the cup, with the smoky fruit sweetening toward chocolate. Lean in mouthfeel but rich in impression.
Notes: K-Cups are designed for the Keurig single-serve brewer. Van Houtte ("A Taste of Europe in Your Cup") is a large Canadian coffee roaster and office coffee service provider with its roots in European small-batch roasting. Visit
Who Should Drink It : Caffeine-avoiding lovers of the gently smoky style of darker-roast cup.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2004 tasting report: At What Cost Convenience? Testing the New Single-Serve Coffee Systems