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Timothy's World Coffee

Rainforest Espresso (K-Cup)

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Origin: Not disclosed.

Roast: Very Dark

Est. Price: $13.99/24 K-Cups

Review Date: April 2010

Agtron: 0/26

Aroma: 7

Acidity: 7

Body: 7

Flavor: 7

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

(As brewed in a Keurig Platinum single-serve home brewing device using a “K-Cup” capsule to produce a 6-ounce serving size): Delicately roasty aroma with distant hints of fruit and possibly a sweet winy note. Soft acidity and simple flavors that flirt with caramel and toast. The roast tone reemerges in the finish, along with intensified sweetness.

Notes:

Keurig brewing devices were among the first single-serve brewers on the market, starting in the mid 1990’s with office models and now offering five home models with names such as Mini, Elite and Platinum. Rainforest Alliance certified, in this case meaning that 100% of the coffees in this blend were produced following sustainable ecological and socio-economic criteria developed by the Sustainable Agricultural Network, a coalition of independent, environment-focused non-governmental organizations. This sample is offered in an “Extra Bold” K-Cup that packs more coffee into the capsule and produces a more intense flavor profile than a regular K-Cup. Founded in 1975, Timothy’s World Coffee is a Toronto-based, quality-oriented specialty coffee chain. Visit www.timothys.com or call 888-937-6278 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Keurig owners who appreciate tactful dark roasting and impressive environmental and social credentials in their K-cups.

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