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Mystic Monk Coffee

Monk-Shot Kenya Kikai (K-Cup compatible)

Location: Clark, Wyoming

Origin: South-central Kenya.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $11.99/10 single-serve capsules

Review Date: March 2014

Agtron: 0/59

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible capsule to produce a 6-ounce serving): Sweet, silky, juicy. Caramel, blackberry, night-blooming flowers, a hint of fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Delicately crisp acidity; the mouthfeel is light in weight but syrupy in texture. Flavor consolidates but gently persists in a sweet-toned, balanced finish.

Notes:

This coffee is sold pre-ground in capsules that are compatible with the Keurig brewing system, but which use a different design from Keurig K-Cups. Despite grower discontent, confusing government coffee policy and urban encroachment on prime coffee lands, the famed Kenya coffee auction system and its participating cooperatives continue to produce some of the world’s most elegant and distinctive coffees. Mystic Monk Coffee is a small-batch roaster associated with a Carmelite monastery located in the Rocky Mountains of northern Wyoming. The monks emphasize an artisan approach to roasting and a commitment to quality. Visit www.mysticmonkcoffee.com or call 877-751-6377 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Manages to carry some of the crisply berry-toned distinction of a fine Kenya into the generally muting K-cup format, but Kenya aside, any Keurig owner looking for a sweet, berry-and-floral-toned breakfast cup should enjoy this one.

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