Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
National Wildlife Blend (K-Cup)
|Roaster Location:||Waterbury, Vermont|
|Coffee Origin:||Central and South America|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||March 2006|
Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Keurig B60 single-serve brewing device using a "K-Cup" capsule at a cup volume of 5.25 ounces): A coffee either pleasingly subtle and delicate or disappointingly subdued and shallow depending on taste and expectation. Caramel, flowers and a hint of smoke or perhaps cinnamon in the aroma. In the cup gently acidy, light-bodied but silky in mouthfeel and mild in flavor, with hints of caramel, cocoa, pear and sweet flowering grass. Very sweet but simple finish.
Notes: Sales of this coffee help support the National Wildlife Foundation provide habitat for songbirds and other wildlife. It is certified organically grown and Fair Trade, the latter meaning the green beans were purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. 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. 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 Fair Trade/Organic coffees. Visit www.greenmountaincoffee.com or call 888-879-4627 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Keurig owners who prefer a strong environmental statement coupled with a gentle sensory one.