Back by popular demand- Friday Kcup reviews!
Every Friday at Cross Country Cafe we host a flavor review. Let’s 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 or tea tastes in simple layman’s terms so that you can determine if it suits your preferences.
Let’s get to the review, up this week…Sumatran Reserve Extra Bold Organic.
Sumatran Reserve is a dark roast, extra bold Keurig Kcup coffee brought to us by Green Mountain roasters. Not only is this Kcup Fair Trade certified but, it is also organic.
Extra Bold Keurig Kcup coffees are always a treat. In my opinion they should all be extra bold! The larger amount of coffee in this Kcup provides a nice full-bodied coffee, able to stand up to the highest water setting of the Keurig brewer.
Sumatran is a dark roast that falls on the lighter side. Enabling it to be enjoyed by a medium roast drinker as well as dark roast fans. There are hints of the slightly burnt taste that tends to come with the darker coffees but, it is not extreme. There is a pleasant complexity, an obvious depth and a smooth mouthfeel. Sumatran provides hints of brown sugar with spice soon to follow.
This roast was very dark in my cup, even after adding cream the coffee maintained a rich brown appearance.
Sumatran is a single origin coffee with distinct features. The beans tend to be asymmetrical and odd in shape with a blue/green tint before roasting. Not only is their appearance unique but, the coffee farmers harvesting practices vary greatly from other countries. The bean is allowed a longer period of exposure to the cherry. The depth and tones of Sumatran are contributed to that process. All of these characteristics lead to a distinctive cup of coffee.
Organic Kcup coffees are hard to come by. Sumatran is made from a 100 percent organic bean grown by a farmers co-op called the Gayo Organic Farmers Association. Gayo funds projects to bring drinking water to those in need as well as build schools and support farmers depressed by war.
This is a coffee that you can truly feel good about drinking and enjoy the taste as well!
I would recommend this Kcup to dark and medium roast drinkers. Lovers of light roasts or flavored coffees- sorry, this is not the Kcup for you.
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