Green Mountain Coffee
Kona Mountain Estate
|Roaster Location:||Waterbury, Vermont|
|Coffee Origin:||Kona growing region, Big Island of Hawaii|
|Review Date:||December 2004|
Blind Assessment: The aroma is rich and rather deep with apple, pipe tobacco and semi-sweet chocolate notes. In the cup lively when hot, but almost immediately contracts in sensory range, turning monotoned and heavy, though still with pleasant allusions to the dry apple and chocolate notes.
Notes: This normally fine and subtle Kona may represent last year's crop, which would account for this sample?s uncharacteristic heaviness. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is one of the country's leading specialty roasters, offering a particularly wide-ranging variety of origins and roast styles, including one of America's largest selections of single-origin coffees. Visit www.greenmountaincoffee.com or call 888-879-4627 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: A full body and a rather blunt heaviness may make this a good Kona for those who like to add sweetener and whitener to the cup.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2004 tasting report: Savory Partnerships: Relationship Coffees