|Roaster Location:||West Chester, Pennsylvania|
|Review Date:||December 2005|
(As brewed in a Flavia Fusion Drink Station using a Flavia proprietary single-serve pouch at a cup volume of 7 ounces): Simple, smoky aroma with hints of flowers and fruit. In the cup shallow and sharply smoky, with muted complications of walnut and chocolate. The finish is heavy and rather astringent but rich, with continued hints of walnut and chocolate.
French Roast is the standard name in North America for a coffee that has been brought to an extreme dark roast that eliminates the characteristics of the green coffee itself and foregrounds the pungent flavor of the roast. The Flavia Fusion Drink Station is a sleek and sassy-looking consumer version of the well-established office hot beverage machines Flavia S350 and SB100. It prepares coffees in proprietary Flavia pouches, which currently cannot be purchased from third-party roasting companies and cannot be used in other single-serve brewing devices. Flavia is a brand of Mars Incorporated, a large privately owned company that started with its now classic candies before adding pet food (Whiskas), people food (Uncle Ben's) vending systems, and now the Flavia Drink Station and its beverages. Visit
Who Should Drink It
A simple dark-roast with decent body and presence. Unlike many coffees produced by single-serve machines, it should be able to stand up to milk and sugar.
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