Green Mountain Coffee
|Roaster Location:||Waterbury, Vermont|
|Coffee Origin:||Chipinge growing region, eastern Zimbabwe|
|Review Date:||February 2005|
A low-toned but deceptively lyric coffee. Rich in both aroma and cup: in aroma pear, caramel, and hints of flowers and cinnamon; in cup caramel, yellow fruit (peach?) and chocolate with hints of flowers and dry berry. The finish is agreeably chocolate-toned, particularly as the cup cools, although slightly heavy.
Historically Zimbabwe has been the premier coffee origin of southern Africa, admired for its moderately acidy, sweetly fruity coffees. At this writing, however, (February 2005) social and economic disruptions provoked by the controversial policies of President Robert Mugabe and international reaction to those policies may be threatening the quality and consistency of Zimbabwe coffee, although you couldn't tell that by the exceptional character of this selection. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is one of the country's leading 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 cabernets and other deep, concentrated fruity wines.
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This review originally appeared in the February, 2005 tasting report: Fruit and Flowers: Coffees of Central and Southern Africa