Every Friday at Cross Country Cafe we host a flavor review. Most of these reviews are done by a coffee expert sometimes they will be done by yours truly (I am not quite an expert… yet!). I love posting these reviews for you because lets face it the selection of K-cups we have to choose from is huge, how do you pick the right one? Who wants to buy an entire box and not like it?! Our goal is to describe how the coffee tastes so that you can determine if it suits your preferences.
Lets get to todays review; Tully’s House Blend Extra Bold.
I personally love Tully’s because all of their roasts that we carry are Extra Bold which means it has a little more coffee in it that other K-cups. I always use the 10 ounce water setting on my Keurig B145 (I love a nice full mug). I need an Extra Bold coffee to stand up to that much water and not taste weak. I have enjoyed the House Blend as well as their Breakfast Blend.
Let’s see what our coffee expert has to say:
This coffee boasts a distinct brightness in the forefront, yet it is well-rounded throughout. The bitter chocolate flavor is calmed by sweet caramel undertones and finishes with a lingering astringency. This coffee is friendly enough to drink black but just as friendly with a touch of milk and sweetener.
Mildly sweet aroma, cinnamon toast, distant hint of citrus. Medium body, with some astringency in mouthfeel, and a suggestion of bright acidity. A mellow, straightforward cup, with notes of nut and toasted grain. Roastiness lingers in the finish, along with sweet wood and a stubborn astringency in the long. – Kenneth Davids, CoffeeReview.com, January 2009
Notes From Origin (as written by GMCR):
Even before we opened the first Tully’s store in Seattle, Washington back in 1992, we made a promise to offer the finest coffees available by sourcing only Arabica beans from the world’s best coffee-growing regions. We then unlock the coffee’s true potential with our artisanal approach to roasting. For years, our customers have enjoyed the full body and satisfying flavor that made the Pacific Northwest coffee house scene famous. We invite you to experience the Tully’s difference for yourself.
Just a reminder Green Mountain French Vanilla (regular and decaf) are still on sale for $9.99 per box of 24 and Double Dipped Chocolate pods are on sale for $3.75 for a box of 15! Sale ends Wednesday.
Have a great weekend everyone!