The Groovy Mind
Smooth Groove (Fair Trade Organic Blend)
|Roaster Location:||Greenport, New York|
|Coffee Origin:||Not Disclosed|
|Review Date:||January 2006|
Blind Assessment: A wonderfully deeply dimensioned coffee. Low-toned, resonant aroma complicated by vanilla, caramel and chocolate notes. In the cup roundly bittersweet, big-bodied, simple but lush. With patience vanilla and dark chocolate notes re-emerge. The finish is sweet and rich, though marred by a mild but distinct astringency. Reader Steve Prenzlauer nominated The Groovy Mind roasting company generally for its coffee quality and devotion to organic and Fair-Trade principles.
Notes: All of the coffees composing this blend are certified organically grown and certified Fair Trade, meaning they were purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. The Groovy Mind ("Make a difference with your groovy mind") is a small-batch roaster specializing in organic and Fair-Trade coffees as well as a seller of other eco-friendly products. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Coffee buyers with a conscience who want a big-bodied, roundly sweet, slightly roasty cup.
This review originally appeared in the January, 2006 tasting report: Romance and Perfection: 2006 Readers' Choices