Green Mountain Coffee
Kona 10% Blend Extra Bold K-Cup
|Roaster Location:||Waterbury, Vermont|
|Coffee Origin:||Kona growing district, "Big Island" of Hawaii; other undisclosed growing regions.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||April 2007|
Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Keurig B60 single-serve brewing device using a "K-Cup" capsule to produce 6-ounce and 8-ounce serving sizes): The aroma displays a simple, pure coffee character: tartly sweet, chocolate-toned fruit and a hint of flowers. In the cup medium but silky bodied at 6 ounces, slightly thinnish at 8. At both serving sizes quite sweet, gently tart, with continued delicate chocolate-toned fruit notes. Nice persistence of chocolate and flowers in the finish, although this delicate, lyric coffee stiffens and simplifies a bit as the cup cools.
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 B70. 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. Most Kona blends sold in mainland United States contain only 10% actual Kona coffee; the only difference here is the up-front, large-print admission on the packaging. 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 who enjoy a delicate, sweet medium-roasted cup.