Green Mountain Coffee
Kenya AA Extra Bold (K-Cup)
|Roaster Location:||Waterbury, Vermont.|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Est. Price:||$16.49/24 K-Cups|
|Review Date:||February 2012|
Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Keurig Platinum B70 single-serve brewing device using a "K-Cup" capsule to produce 6-ounce serving): Tart, lemony berry enveloped in a caramelly sweetness. The delicately layered aroma is further complicated by suggestions of cocoa and flowers. Quietly balanced acidity; lively, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet, clean finishing with pleasant but subdued aromatics.
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 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. Kenya cooperatives continue to produce some of the world's most elegant and distinctive coffees. AA is the highest grade of Kenya coffee based on bean size. 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 : K-Cup drinkers curious to experience the tart berry note so treasured in classic Kenyas. This note, and the general aromatic virtues of a suavely bright Kenya, are present here, if a bit subdued.