Tribute Blend (K-Cup)
|Roaster Location:||Seattle, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Ethiopia; Sumatra; Papua New Guinea; Colombia.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Est. Price:||$9.99/12 K-Cups|
|Review Date:||April 2013|
Blind Assessment: (As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a Keurig-compatible capsule to produce a 6-ounce serving): Crisp, rather deep, quietly complex. Roasted cacao nib, walnut, orangy fruit, a hint of flowers in aroma and cup. Roast-muted acidity; smooth mouthfeel. Sweet, chocolate-toned, though rather drying finish.
Notes: A wide range of origins in a dark-roasted K-Cup blend. Visit
Who Should Drink It : A satisfying dark-roasted cup for Keurig-owners. The K-cup format seems to mute the usual bitterness of the dark roast, allowing a quiet but pleasing aromatic complexity to move forward.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2013 tasting report: The (Not Quite Arrived) New World of K-Cups