Green Mountain Coffee
French Roast (K-Cup)
|Roaster Location:||Waterbury, Vermont|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||January 2009|
Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Keurig B60 single-serve brewing device using a "K-Cup" capsule to produce a 6-ounce serving size): Simple roasty aroma with hints of earthiness and aromatic wood. Silky, though slightly lean body, with mild smokiness in flavor, creamy, almost caramel-like sweetness, and a chocolate note. The roasty character carries into the finish with slight astringency developing in the long.
Notes: Keurig brewing devices were among the first single-serve brewers on the market, starting in the mid 1990's with office models and now with three home models, the no-frills B40, the B60 with more flexible brew-strength/serving size, and the full-featured B70. This sample is offered in a K-Cup that packs more coffee into the capsule and produces a more intense flavor profile than a normal K-Cup. French roast has become the accepted term among North-American roasters to describe the darkest possible style of roast. Keurig/Green Mountain, formerly Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, pioneered single-serve capsule brewing in the United States with its Keurig brewing system, and remains one of the country’s leading large specialty roasters, offering a particularly wide-ranging variety of origins and roast styles. Visit www.GreenMountainCoffee.com or call 888-879-4627 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Keurig owners who enjoy the simple, pungent intensity of an ultra-dark roasted coffee.