Green Mountain Coffee
Organic Fair-Trade National Wildlife Decaf
|Roaster Location:||Waterbury, Vermont|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed|
|Review Date:||September 2004|
Blind Assessment: Balanced and classic. The acidity is sweet and well integrated, the mouthfeel round and cleanly smooth, the flavor rich and straightforward with coffee fruit (the closest analogy is red cherry) that hints gently at milk chocolate. Long, resonant finish.
Notes: This impeccably socially-environmentally-health-conscious coffee is a blend of certified organic and Fair-Trade coffees that have been decaffeinated by the "Swiss Water" method, which uses hot water and charcoal filters rather than steam and solvent to remove caffeine. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is one of the country's leading specialty roasters, offering a particularly wide-ranging variety of origins and roast styles. Visit www.greenmountaincoffee.com or call 800-223-6768 for more information.
Who Should Drink It: Anyone looking for a classically balanced, medium-roasted decaffeinated cup. The Fair-Trade and organic agendas are bonuses.
This review originally appeared in the September, 2004 tasting report: The Fair-Trade Cup: Quality and Controversy