Tasting the Mahogany Blend Coffee from Caribou... Now this is a dark roast!

When it comes to 'dark roast' coffee I'm dubious.  I have found too many times blends marked 'dark' roast taste and look like a medium roast (unless it's a k-cup brewed at 6 oz. size instead of 8 or 10 oz. or you use double the amount of coffee in the basket of a brewer). 

This week I invested in a plethora of coffee blends, including the Mahogany blend.  The first thing I noticed as I waited and watched the k-cup brew and it started to fill my mug was the aroma.

I remarked (out loud, and yes, I was the only one in the kitchen at the time) "Wow, it smells like a coffee shop."   Not too many coffees can actually reach that level of awesomeness in their initial aroma.

Sipping it, I found that yes....  it was really, truly a dark roast.  It was rich and strong.  A rugged coffee.  Bold. Not a wimpy imitation.

From the Caribou site, here is how they describe their coffee;

Mahogany is roasted to bring out the body of the El Salvador and Sumatra coffees, yet also preserve the delicate vanilla and floral notes of the Guatemala. Accented by aromatic woods notes and finishing with a raw sugar sweetness, this coffee will become a staple in the cupboard for those who appreciate complexity in a cup.

Tasting Notes:
Mahogany is a dark roast coffee that offers dry spice notes, woodsy accents and hints of vanilla and flowers. Expect bold, dry spice along with heady, aromatic wood and leather flavors. Look also for the hints of floral, vanilla, molasses and semi-sweet chocolate.

Roastmaster's Notes:

  • Bold, aromatic dark roast
  • Sweet vanilla and molasses tones
  • Rugged, earthy finish
  • Ideal dark roast for light roast drinkers
  • Rainforest Alliance Certified (regular only)

Mahogany is a 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified® coffee.

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