Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Mexican Stewardship Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Waterbury, Vermont|
|Review Date:||November 1997|
Blind Assessment: A substantial coffee without much in the way of surprise or intrigue. Odd smoky or pruny tones surfaced in the aroma and finish. Displayed enough acidity to avoid flatness but not enough to excite. The absence of sweetness and nuance in the upper ranges more than anything else relegated this coffee to the agreeably ordinary.
Notes: A substantial coffee without surprise or intrigue. Odd smoky tones surfaced in the aroma and finish. Agreeably ordinary. Produced by members of a small-farmer cooperative. Shade-grown. Fulfills Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' criteria for Stewardship or sustainability, but is not organically certified.
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy being pleased without the distraction of too much pleasure. Good-cuppa-Java types. People with fancy jobs who drive sensible cars and wear chambray work shirts.
This review originally appeared in the November, 1997 tasting report: Environment-Friendly Coffees