Saturday, November 3, 2012

More Coffee in the 'Stan!

So to further the series of... imaginative (yeah, that's a good adjective...) coffees for the ECR (Evil Coffee Robot) we cracked open a K-Cup of Green Mountain Coffee's "Golden French Toast." Coffee and French Toast, sounds all breakfasty, and that should be pretty awesome, right?

In the "roaster's" own words-
Remember those lazy Saturday mornings when everybody slept in? About the only thing that would open our eyes (other than the smell of just brewed coffee, of course) was the mouth-watering aroma of buttery French toast and warm Vermont maple syrup.
And Fair Trade to boot!

This stuff was freshly mailed to us the other day, so there's no excuse of it sitting around from a year ago either.  Once the ECR stopped making strange noises (sure glad I had an M4 fully loaded with M855A1 ready) we were greeted with a strong aroma of Maple Syrup. It filled the entire office, and didn't smell bad actually.  Upon closer inspection, my nose picked up a hint of rather bland Robusto coffee and very slight notes of butter.

It did brew up nice and dark, and I couldn't see the bottom of the cup for once.

For smelling so sweet, it's amazingly bitter. Any "French Toast" flavor is quickly lost by... something.  In it's defense, there was much less "chemical" taste than other K-Cups I've tried.  Overall, it looked much better than it tasted, and really just seems like bad coffee they tried to cover with an even worse flavor.

As for SSG Moose, "It tastes like what I imagine the French Toast from the movie 'Road Trip' would."

This one scores one mangy goat out of five.