Van Houtte Cafe
Kenya Kilimanjaro (K-Cup)
|Roaster Location:||Montreal, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||South-central Kenya|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||January 2004|
Blind Assessment: Shallow and thin throughout. Sweet, caramelly, high-toned, but without nuance or dimension in either aroma or cup. Thin, astringent finish.
Notes: K-Cups are designed for the Keurig single-serve brewer. Kenya is one of the world's great coffee origins, although it's hard to tell from this example. As with many (though certainly not all) single-serve convenience coffees, it would seem that something went wrong in the packaging. Visit
Who Should Drink It : This poor coffee has been reduced to a sort of Kenya Kool-Aid.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2004 tasting report: At What Cost Convenience? Testing the New Single-Serve Coffee Systems