I haven’t seen too many fair trade or organic K-Cups so I was looking forward to trying Organic and Tree Hugger from the Coffee People. Both are certified organic and the Tree Hugger is certified fair trade.
The Drink: Organic By Coffee People
Type: Dark Roast Extra Bold K-Cup
Overall Rating: Three Out Of Five Coffee Mugs
The first K-Cup that I tried from the Coffee People was their Organic. It’s one of their dark roasts that’s also extra bold. I’m sure that some of you can understand why I’m pretty hesitant about trying a coffee like that. I have a history of liking lighter, not so bold coffees, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me from trying this coffee.
Organic had a nutty dark roast aroma. There wasn’t much to it and I’d have to describe it as kind of generic.
As far as the taste, they were right about the extra bold. If you like a strong dark roast, you’re probably going to like this one. Me, it was too dark, tasted like water poured over ashes.
It had a mostly smooth feel on my tongue, with just a hint of bitterness.
I do have to take a point or two away because I would love to know more about the beans, who certified them organic, etc.
A 24 pack of Organic is $10.95 at 1QuickCup.
I’m torn about the rating. I think if you’re the type of person that likes an over the top dark roast you’re going to like this one. Me, I’m giving it the average rating of three on the Daily Shot Of Coffee K-Cup scale.
The Drink: Tree Hugger By Coffee People
Type: Medium Roast Extra Bold K-Cup
Overall Rating: Two Out Of Three Coffee Mugs
Tree Hugger is the Coffee People’s fair trade and organic coffee. Still no mention of who certified it, but I’ll stop complaining now.
I was looking a little bit more forward to trying Tree Hugger since they describe it as a medium roast, however they did throw in that extra bold phrase that always scares me a little bit.
This coffee had a medium dark roast aroma and a scent that reminded me of chocolate syrup.
Yes, it did have a medium roast taste. However, the extra bold kills any other flavors that may have been in the cup.
To make matters worse, it had a bitter feeling.
However, if this sounds like a coffee you would like. You can pick up a 24 pack for the same $10.95 price at 1QuickCup.
Tree Hugger earned a sub par score of 2 on the Daily Shot Of Coffee scale.
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