Green Mountain Coffee
Heifer Hope Blend Light Roast (K‑Cup)
|Roaster Location:||Waterbury, Vermont|
|Coffee Origin:||Lake Atitlan region of west-central Guatemala; northern Sumatra; southern Mexico|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||March 2006|
Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Keurig B60 single-serve brewing device using a "K-Cup" capsule at a cup volume of 5.25 ounces): A complex and rather exotic profile. Round, low-acid fruit (apple?) in the aroma, leaning toward chocolate, with a hint of flowers. In the cup lively, wine-like acidity, with apple, floral, chocolate, nutmeg-like spice notes. Chocolate and apple resurface in the long, quietly rich finish.
Notes: This unusual blend combines small-holder coffees from Mexico and Sumatra with coffee from the famous La Voz qui Clama en el Desierto (The Voice that Cries Out in the Desert) cooperative of indigenous Tzutuhil small-holding farmers in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala. The La Voz farmers were among those hardest hit by the flooding and landslides caused by Hurricane Stan in late 2005. Heifer International is a development organization begun in 1944 and dedicated to "ending hunger permanently by providing families with livestock and training." All components of this blend are certified organically grown and certified Fair Trade, meaning they were purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. 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. 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 looking for a socially progressive cup with some quietly exciting fruit and floral intrigue.