Reunion Island Coffee

Organic Sierra Verde Extra Bold (paper pod)

Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: CAD $9.95/16 pods

Review Date: April 2011

Agtron: 0/52

Aroma: 7

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 5

Aftertaste: 6

Blind Assessment:

(As brewed in a Bunn My Café single-serve brewing device to produce a 6-ounce serving): Lots of promise in aroma and the first few sips, but falls off as the cup begins to cool. Gently bright aroma; winey acidity; full, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. The aromatics seem to vanish in cup and finish, however, leaving only a sweet-toned wood with an herby/salty edge.


The Bunn My Café (www.bunnmycafe.com) is a well-designed, versatile machine that brews from pillow-shaped paper pods. However, at this writing (early 2011), and based on our testing, the range and quality of Bunn-compatible pods available from cooperating roasting companies do not quite appear to live up to the potential of the machine. This coffee is certified organically grown and Rainforest Alliance Certified, meaning it was produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. Reunion Island Coffee is a quality-oriented roasting company founded by Canadian specialty coffee veteran Peter Pesce. Visit www.reunionislandcoffee.com or call 800-565-5950 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A decent-drinking organic and Rainforest-Alliance-certified coffee in paper pod format.

This review originally appeared in the April, 2011 tasting report: The Single-Serve Compromise

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