Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Organic Peruvian Select
|Roaster Location:||Waterbury, Vermont|
|Review Date:||November 1997|
Blind Assessment: I found this coffee's profile interesting but rather odd. It displayed a heavy, dull-yet-rich quality, reminiscent of some Indonesian and East-Indian coffees, plus a distinct earth taste. Literally earth; this coffee is neither dirty in the general sense nor earthy in the romantic sense; rather, the cup simply tastes a bit like dirt. There are other intrigues as well: delicate vanilla-toned high notes shimmer atop the aroma and dark prune-tobacco tones emerge in the finish. Despite all of the olfactory action I still wouldn't call this coffee complex, since everything seems controlled by a rather stolid inertia at the center of the profile.
Notes: Interesting, yet odd profile. A heavy, dull quality plus a distinct earth taste. There are delicate, vanilla-toned high notes atop the aroma and dark prune-tobacco tones emerge in the finish. Certified organically grown and shade-grown on small farms at around 4,000 feet. Fulfills Green Mountain Coffee's Stewardship or sustainable criteria as well as organic certification criteria. A portion of sales supports development of a processing mill
Who Should Drink It: Perhaps gardeners who harbor the desire afflicting all true gardeners: The desire to eat the dirt as well as the carrots. Aficionados and coffee scholars who want to experience a fascinating, though perhaps flawed, coffee.
This review originally appeared in the November, 1997 tasting report: Environment-Friendly Coffees