Green Mountain Coffee

Sumatran Reserve Extra Bold (K-Cup)

Location: Waterbury, Vermont

Origin: Northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

Roast: Dark

Est. Price: $17.99/24 K-cups

Review Date: February 2015

Agtron: 0/39

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using an “Extra Bold” K-Cup capsule containing 11 grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Round, deep, richly earthy. Dark chocolate, wet fallen leaves, prune, deep-toned, carnal lily in aroma and cup. Round, backgrounded acidity; lightly but distinctly syrupy mouthfeel. Dark chocolate and the moist, leafy earth notes in particular carry into a rich though mildly drying finish.


This coffee is offered in an “Extra Bold” K-Cup, which packs more coffee into the capsule and produces a more forceful, intense flavor profile than regular K-Cups. 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: Keurig owners who enjoy the earthy and malty chocolate character of a classic old-fashioned Sumatra.

This review originally appeared in the February, 2015 tasting report: K-Cups and Other Cups: Capsule Single-Serve Coffees

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