House Blend (K-Cup)
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Est. Price:||$16.49/24 K-Cups|
|Review Date:||March 2012|
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.