Green Mountain Coffee
|Tanzania, probably the Mt. Kilimanjaro region in the north
A tribute to the upside of slightly fermented fruit tones in coffee. Sweet and completely free of bitterness or saltiness, the ferment comes across as sweetly orange-toned in the aroma with a crisp hint of cedar, in the cup as a lushly ripe papaya- and peach-toned fruitiness that leans toward chocolate but never quite surrenders its tropical juiciness.
Peaberries result when the coffee fruit develops only a single, oval bean rather than the usual pair of flat-sided beans. Peaberries produce a somewhat different (often better) cup than normal beans from the same crop, from which they may or may not be separated during grading. At some point early in the history of American specialty coffee peaberry became closely associated with Tanzania, to the point that nearly all Tanzania coffee offered in the United States is now the peaberry grade. 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
Lovers of unabashedly fruity wines and beverages.
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This review originally appeared in the February, 2005 tasting report: Fruit and Flowers: Coffees of Central and Southern Africa