Today marks a first for Green Mountain Coffee® Special Reserve. For years we’ve offered exquisite, rare coffees in limited supply through our Special Reserve collection, but this marks the first time it is also available in K-Cup® packs for Keurig® brewers, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Introducing the latest Green Mountain Coffee Special Reserve, Colombia Geisha:
I recently had the opportunity to visit the farm where this coffee is grown and to get a rare, first-hand glimpse into the process that is meticulously followed to bring you this amazing coffee. I was astounded to learn of the care and dedication that is put into each step of growing, harvesting and processing this coffee. For example, only the tiny plants in the nurseries with straight roots are used for growing the Geisha varietal. The coffee cherry pickers are trained for four-twelve months to ensure only the best cherries are selected. Plus, once harvested, the coffee is processed in a wet mill that is dedicated for Geisha and is then dried in a mechanical dryer so the flavors are preserved. That’s a lot of extra care and consideration – which you can taste in every cup.
While we were in Colombia at Finca Cerro Azul, we had the opportunity to go and cup a variety of coffees, and when I got to Sample #4, I had my ah-ha moment. I instantly knew that the coffee I just tasted was this Special Reserve – it was no ordinary coffee. This coffee is known for its sweet, dynamic citrus-like flavor profile. As you sip it, it turns gently from honey to blood orange, with hints of juicy cherry, lime and orange blossoms.
I’ll take a lot away from this trip, but the most important is that the coffee I sip on while getting ready each morning will never be seen as “just a cup of coffee” ever again! I hope you enjoy this coffee as much as I do!