GREEN MOUNTAIN coffee Company Information
Green Mountain Coffee Company is an interesting story in coffee history. The company was founded in 1981, and started as a small specialty coffee roaster in Vermont. In 1993, they acquired Keurig brewing, and began selling the famous K-Cup coffee format. Coffee sales and growth soon skyrocketed and the company expanded rapidly. Today the company produces 30 different coffee flavors and blends in the K-Cup format as well as hot cocoa, tea and iced tea beverages.
The simplicity of the Keurig K-Cup format is what makes it so popular since the coffee pods can produce a fresh cup of coffee in approximately 2 -3 minutes with almost no mess of the regular drip and french press brewing methods.
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Let’s get down to business on the coffee review. Green Mountain Coffee Costa Rica Paraiso is a medium roast coffee. The Keurig K-Cups make this so simple to make it could become easy to start making this brewing method a daily routine, which is probably why they are so popular in the coffee world. Kinda like Phil, simple and gets the job done morning after morning.
The coffee roast is a medium roast coffee. They make coffee bean and ground coffee products for this roast so if you don’t have a Keurig machine you can still use a french press or traditional drip coffee maker to brew the coffee.
I had to open a K-Cup to smell the coffee aroma since the coffee brewer usually does that for you. The coffee aroma is hearty, and has a nice floral scent.
The body is medium, a standard medium roast and medium body. It’s a solid coffee.
I don’t detect any sweetness on this coffee. Like Phil, no shadow and I got no sweetness this morning.
The acidity does seem a little high for a medium roast to me. It’s higher than I would have expected.
The feel is crisp, and a little flat but not uncomfortable.
The finish is moderate and reminds me of the coffee I drank back in the donut shoppe days. The smell of coffee walking in and the taste was always a treat. This isn’t a complex coffee, it’s got a solid taste that delivers.
THE COFFEE GOOD STUFF
- True medium roast coffee
- Crisp and floral
- Keurig Coffee Maker makes it so easy to brew
THE COFFEE BAD STUFF
The acidity is a little higher than I like and gives me a slight sour taste on the finish, but that taste does eventually disappear.
This coffee is a nice everyday choice for low effort since it’s offered in the K-Cup format. It delvers good flavor for a medium roast coffee. Personally this isn’t the coffee I would drink daily, just like Phil, he’s fun to watch once a year and experience. It’s a good coffee to have if you are looking for an easy, little effort coffee making experience with consistent results each morning. Enjoy!