Green Mountain Coffee
Organic Sumatran Reserve
|Roaster Location:||Waterbury, Vermont|
|Coffee Origin:||Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, Indonesia|
|Review Date:||May 2005|
A complex fruitiness anchored by musty notes that read persuasively as sweet earth immediately identify this coffee as a traditional style Sumatra. The fruit reads most clearly as chocolate in the aroma, with tickles of raisin, citrus, perhaps papaya. In the cup sweet and bracingly earthy with a tart twist that suggests pineapple or grapefruit. Medium body. Rounds from short finish to long in a sweet, gently rich trajectory.
An organic, traditionally processed Sumatra from the highlands of tsunami-devastated Aceh Province, Sumatra. As is often true of traditional Sumatras produced by small holding farmers, some unevenness of flavor profile surfaced among the six cups we prepared of this sample, with the best cups suggesting a superb coffee worth a 90 rating, and others a touch bitter and heavy in their earth tones. Eight-eight is my guess at where this coffee will average out in the average drip brewer or French press. Keurig/Green Mountain, formerly Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, pioneered single-serve capsule brewing in the United States with its Keurig brewing system, and remains one of the country’s leading large specialty roasters, offering a particularly wide-ranging variety of origins and roast styles. Visit www.GreenMountainCoffee.com or call 888-879-4627 for more information.
Who Should Drink It
A fine choice for lovers of the earth, whether expressed in metaphor, environment or cup.
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