User Review( votes)
Flor de Apia Coffee comes from Colombia. Have you ever imagined how great the coffee must be in other regions of the world where conditions like climate and altitude are ideal for growing the perfect coffee bean? While American roasters do import green coffee beans from all over the world, how do we know we’re getting the real thing – the way coffee would really taste if we were sitting at a cafe somewhere in a place like, say, Colombia? I have to believe that drinking a cup of coffee from one of these ideal coffee-been growing regions of the world would be a vastly improved experience. Very recently, I was treated to two, authentic samples of the real thing: FLOR de APIA comes from Colombia, where the most perfect cup is made possible from altitudes of around 5,900 feet upon the most perfect, volcanic soil, climate and growing conditions.
Ironically, it was my never-ending search for finding a better, more convenient K-Cup that led me to the good fortune of trying FLOR de APIA for the first time. I was very fortunate to have stumbled upon a Colombian coffee distributor who sympathized with my desire to find better K-Cups coffee here in America. He understood my desire to find coffee with the true character of the land and atmosphere. The Keurig brewer is a great invention and for the most part, the coffee is reasonably fresh, tasty and very convenient. Unfortunately, I have yet to try a K-Cup flavor that is truly intense, unique and memorable. I’ve listed my favorite K-Cup brands here many times and while there are some good ones, none of them are truly special or unique.
Upon hearing about my dilemma with ordinary Keurig coffees, a distributor of the Colombian, Flor de APIA Coffee contacted me at once, insisting that I try the Colombian made coffee, FLOR de APIA. I was happy to oblige and received two bags in the mail. The two flavors were Cafe “Sybarite” and Cafe “Premium”. These are sealed, ground coffee beans which meant that I would have to break-out the Cuisinart Drip Coffee maker in my basement which, of course, I was more than happy to do.
Flor de Apia Coffee Samples
I started with the Premium which was the darker of the two. Before I describe the taste, I need to remind everyone about my displeasure with the drip-coffee makers I currently own, which eventually led me to buying a Tassimo and then a couple of Keurigs. There was no question about how incredibly fresh this coffee was from the moment I first opened the bag. After brewing the first cup and tasting my first sip, the overall freshness and smoothness of the Premium FLOR de APIA was unmistakable. There is an unusual and pleasant sweetness of chocolate and floral tones that compliment the overall smoothness of the flavor. Despite the fact I usually prefer darker roasted coffees, the Sybarite might be my favorite. The flavor is a bit more complex with some hints of citrus and floral overtones. I believe both of these coffees are excellent and could well become my favorite if they were brewed with the right coffee brewer at the right temperature. Most of the Colombian imported coffees I have tried in the past tend to be lighter and more acidic than I like. This is not true with FLOR de APIA which leads me to believe that the coffee really is better when you drink it in Colombia … or get it from an authentic supplier who really knows how to deliver the true experience.
So, where do you get a better cup of genuine, Colombian coffee and is it possible to find it in the K-Cup version for your Keurig? There is good news on both fronts.
Flor De Apia Coffee Sold in K-Cups
Now, for the best news of all – rumor has it that this truly great, Colombian coffee will be available in K-Cups.