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Tully's Coffee

House Blend (K-Cup)

Location: Seattle, Washington

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Dark

Est. Price: $16.49/24 K-Cups

Review Date: March 2012

Agtron: 0/36

Aroma: 7

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

(As brewed in a Keurig Platinum B70 single-serve brewing device using a “K-Cup” capsule to produce 6-ounce serving): Sweet-toned, caramelly aroma with hints of milk chocolate, butter, orange. Balanced, gentle acidity; pleasingly silky mouthfeel. Crisp and balanced in the cup with continued caramelly chocolate, butter, hints of orange and aromatic wood. Flavor fades rather quickly in the finish though a little caramelly chocolate hangs on.

Notes:

Certified organically grown and Fair Trade, meaning this coffee was 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, the no-frills B40, the B60 with more flexible brew-strength/serving size, and the full-featured Platinum B70 model. This sample is offered in an “Extra Bold” K-Cup, which packs more coffee into the capsule and presumably produces a more intense flavor profile than a normal K-Cup. Tully’s is a large quality-oriented specialty roasting company and cafe chain based in Seattle. Visit www.tullys.com or call 800-968-8559 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A very nicely balanced blend for K-cuppers, rounded and deepened by a tactful medium-dark roast.

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