January 24, 2007

Review: Gourmet Café Limited Edition Ethiopia Sidamo Coffee Pods

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We've been sampling the Gourmet Café Limited Edition Ethiopia Sidamo from BetterCoffee.com over the past week. Part of the Goumet Cafe Limited Editions, these coffee pods offer any owner of Senseo, Bunn My Cafe, Melitta One:One, simplehuman, Krups Home Cafe, and other single serve coffee pod brewers something different.

The Sidamo growing region is in the southern part of Ethiopia, bordering Kenya. When brewed, these coffee pods produce a coffee that has a bright acidity and fruity flavor with berry notes. Slightly floral in character, it is full-bodied and complex.

What do we think? Are the Gourmet Café Limited Edition Ethiopia Sidamo coffee pods worth buying? We fired up our Bunn My Cafe to find out.

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Weighing in at just 9.2 grams per coffee pod, the Gourmet Café Limited Edition Ethiopia Sidamo coffee pods are a mid-weight pod - not a 10-11 gram and surely not a 7 gram Senseo style pod. We noticed after opening a very round and bold coffee roast aroma.

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We fired up the Bunn My Cafe and brewed a 8 oz cup of coffee using the coffee brew setting. The Gourmet Café Limited Edition Ethiopia Sidamo coffee pods fit perfectly in the Bunn My Cafe pod holder, and we pre-moistened for a good seal. We liked the brew aroma right away and found the coffee to be in the medium-dark range.

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Tasting the coffee? It's slightly floral in tone, but we liked the bright flavors and found the acidity to not be that much. The mouth feel is full bodied and very interesting. There is a good finish along with a very warm and almost nutty flavor that goes away quickly. We tried the Gourmet Café Limited Edition Ethiopia Sidamo coffee pods in the the Senseo Supreme as well and found them to be quite excellent. Putting one 9 gram pod in the single holder tool a bit of muscling, but we were also able to brew a cup using the double pod holder and found the coffee produced to be excellent.

We can't but recommend the Gourmet Café Limited Edition Ethiopia Sidamo coffee pods. A refreshing an interesting cup of coffee and available only for a limited time.

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Posted by Jay Brewer at January 24, 2007 7:00 AM
Recent Comments

I've been drinking this pretty regularly for about a month now, and I find it a good substitute for GC's Tanzinia Peaberry. It's in that same flavor family, with maybe a little more earthiness to it.

Really good, which reminds me, I have to stock back up before it's gone...

Posted by: JimK at January 25, 2007 4:29 PM
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