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Re: Don's reviews of Pods

Postby dsharp88 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:39 am

Fratello Ethiopian Tchembe Amaro Gayo - ***1/2 - This is a very bright Moka with the flavor of berries and chocolate and a long, lingering aftertaste.
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Re: Don's reviews of Pods

Postby dsharp88 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:37 am

The Coffee Artisan Organic Galapagos Estate - **1/2 - This is my first taste of Galapagosian (?) coffee. It is robust with a tobacco-y, leathery flavor reminiscent of some Colombians I've tried. Those aren't generally the top notch Colombians, however. The brightness isn't strong and one can sense some defects. On the plus side, this one does have a touch of sweetness that impresses, but overall, I find it kind of in the middle range of coffees. It's certainly recommended for those who like a robust flavor, though, and should work great with cream.
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Re: Don's reviews of Pods

Postby dsharp88 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:27 pm

Fratello Bolivian Colonial - **1/2 - A strong taste of almonds dominates this full-bodied South American coffee. The brightness is medium-low, but something is just a little off here. Maybe it's over-roasted, or perhaps it's just not a great lot to begin with. It's certainly drinkable, but not one I'd likely order again.
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Re: Don's reviews of Pods

Postby Cam » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:17 am

let me just be the first to say... Who Dat!
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Re: Don's reviews of Pods

Postby dsharp88 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:26 am

Cam wrote:let me just be the first to say... Who Dat!

Not the Saints this year, I'm afraid... It's amazing what losing a head coach for a one season suspension will do to team chemistry and guidance. They're a ship without a rudder right now. Last year, 13-3. This year, maybe they'll win 5.
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Re: Don's reviews of Pods

Postby Cam » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:42 am

yes, unfortunately I know. And to think... I thought a head coach didn't matter. How much more wrong could I be? Love the Saints though. Black and Gold till I die!
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Re: Don's reviews of Pods

Postby dsharp88 » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:51 pm

Reunion Island Holiday Blend - SEASONAL - *** - This medium-dark is kind of caramel-y, and leans toward brightnesss over body. It probably has mostly Central American beans in the blend. Pleasant on a cold, December morning.

Isn't it a shame I live in New Orleans and don't have too many cold, December mornings? Otherwise, I may have liked this one more. ;-)

No kidding! I'm writing this on December 16th a little before 11 am, and it's 73 degrees outside.
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Re: Don's reviews of Pods

Postby dsharp88 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:17 pm

Fratello Colombian Huila CooCentral - ***1/2 - A mellow, carmely Colombian with a citrusy acidity. It's a nice, medium-bodied, and pretty much embodies what you think of in a typically standard Colombian.
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Re: Don's reviews of Pods

Postby dsharp88 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:48 am

ACS Donut Delight - **1/2 - Typical light roast donut house-style coffee without much depth, but will do if that's your go-to cup.

ACS Extra LIft - ** - If you're more of a Starbucks dark-roast drinker, this will fit the bill well. OK for what it is.
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Re: Don's reviews of Pods

Postby dsharp88 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:30 pm

ACS Alternative House - **1/2 - Acceptable, medium-roast house blend. Nothing bad, mind you, but not really special. Certainly priced right.

ACS Bold, Dark Night - ** - This seems to be their dark-roasted house blend. A good price if you lean to longer roasts.
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Re: Don's reviews of Pods

Postby dsharp88 » Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:37 am

Fratello Costa Rican Miguel Rojas - ***1/2 - Green apple and walnut flavors bring this bright morning cup to life.
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