It’s actually very simple:
I love Fair Trade Vermont Country Blend® for its clean full taste from the first sip to the last. It is a perfect coffee to enjoy any day, any time. And to me it represents Vermont – true and fresh.
It’s actually very simple:
Ready for a treat? Special Reserve - Papua New Guinea Wahgi Valley is fresh from the roaster and ready to delight your taste buds with its floral top notes, dark berry tones, and ripe cherry sweetness. And its fantastic story, of course.
Lindsey Bolger, our Senior Director of Coffee, had her taste of Papua New Guinea coffee twenty years ago, when a small specialty coffee importer presented her with a sample. "I was immediately impressed by its marriage of East African-like floral and ripe fruit attributes and the deep, jammy sweetness found in the finest Colombian coffees," she remembers. "Who could imagine a single origin could display this variety of flavor and complexity?"
But this remarkable coffee is notoriously challenging to procure. Getting it to market was complicated by the remoteness of the island, unestablished freight routes, and the occasional flare-up of intertribal disputes. It developed a reputation for being brilliant but difficult to obtain, so we’re thrilled to be able to bring it to you.
Our Special Reserve selections pair the farmers’ best work with the art and craft of our Master Roasters – all so you can experience the unique qualities of these origins in your morning cup.
“Finca El Valle exemplifies our Special Reserve philosophy: great coffee, great relationships, and great farming practices.”
– Lindsey Bolger, Director of Coffee Sourcing and Relationships, Green Mountain Coffee
This is a nice story about relationships. Though Lindsey Bolger has been here for over 8 years, she hasn’t always worked in the coffee business for Green Mountain Coffee. She came to us from a nice coffee roaster from Olympia, Washington, already with years of experience and contacts and her own ‘favorite’ coffee farms and people.
When we were looking for the next Special Reserve, of course Finca el Valle popped up in Lindsey’s mind. She’d been there a number of times, and even though she loved the coffee, she couldn’t find a place for their coffee in our lineup at Green Mountain Coffee.
After we agreed to buy some of their coffee, I got the opportunity to call them up and ask some questions for one of our copywriters. The usual kinds of interview things – how big is the farm, (40 hectares) are there really old varieties of Bourbon there, (yes) what are your children’s names and what roles do they have on the farm? (they all work there).
She was so happy about us buying their coffee and so happy that it was Lindsey’s idea, she said, “I’m so happy to be selling coffee to such a fine company like Green Mountain Coffee, but even more, to be working again with someone so beloved by everyone here.”
We feel the same way and we hope you’ll enjoy the fruits of this friendship.
Café EXPRESS™ just got better!
Green Mountain Coffee® just introduced
an advance level to the Café EXPRESS™
program called Cafe EXPRESS PLATINUM!
After you place your tenth order with Green Mountain Coffee, as a Café EXPRESS member, you will automatically start receiving greater discounts on your coffee – every time you order.
With Platinum you will receive - $2.50 off every box of K-Cups® and $1.25 off every bag of coffee. http://www.greenmountaincoffee.com/platinum
Not yet a member of our ‘Automatic home delivery’ program then sign up today and start saving: http://www.greenmountaincoffee.com/cafe-express
Our Special Reserve coffees are handcrafted on small family farms and remote estates. These coffees epitomize our unique approach to sourcing and our worldwide search for coffees with unsurpassed aromas and exceptional flavor profiles.
Fresh from the roaster our latest Special Reserve coffee has made it's debut - Rwanda Lake Kivu. Five years ago Lindsey Bolger, our Chief Coffee Buyer, began working with a group of young coffee professional in Rwanda. All of them had grown up in the wake of the country's horrific civil war. Many had never drank coffee before. In 2008 these young professionals, now experienced cuppers, were asked to be judges when Rwanda became the first African country to host the prestigious Cup of Excellence® Coffee competition. Their participation was a dramatic illustration of Rwanda's meteoric rise on the international coffee scene.
Tasting Notes: Aromatics of black cherry and citrus blossom are perfectly paired with flavors of red currant, blackberry, and milk chocolate. Sparkling clean in finish, with a hint of sweet almond.
All of our Special Reserve coffees are handcrafted, artfully roasted, and limited in supply, but endless in delight. These unique finds are offered approximately every other month. Order a bag today! Due to the limited supply of these coffees, we suggest you place a standing order (Special Reserve Tour) and we will ship all future offers to you within 24 hours of roasting -now that is fresh!
You may have already heard that Colombian Fair Trade Select is temporarily unavailable due to climate conditions (lots of rain) combined with significant increase in world wide demand. Rest assured, we will be bringing in new stock just as soon as possible, and we’ll be keeping you informed. In the meantime, you have a great reason to try some of our other delicious Fair Trade Certified™ coffees.
For bag buyers, try one of these great coffees: Fair Trade Kenyan Highland Cooperatives, Fair Trade Spring Revival Blend or Fair Trade Heifer Hope Blend .
For K-Cup buyers, now is the time to try some of our other deliciously notable coffees Fair Trade Spring Revival Blend or Fair Trade Heifer Hope Blend.
For our ‘Regular’ Sampler Box of K-Cups we are substituting our best-selling Breakfast Blend until Colombian Fair Trade Select is available again.
If you are a Café Express Member and would like to order a different coffee, or add coffees to your recurring order, please contact Customer Care and speak with one of our Customer Care Reps at 888-350-KCUP (5287). Or login to your account online, then click ‘My Account” to manage your recurring Orders.