Rated 5 out of 5 by Diane52 Rich and yet smooth - needs nothing added to it.
I received a box of this free with my last auto-shipment and tried it the very next time I made coffee. The aroma while it was brewing was enticing and I could hardly wait to try it. I wasn't disappointed. I usually drink my coffee black and I could not believe how rich this coffee was without being bitter. At this price, I will definitely order it again if it's available (I see it's currently backordered) once I've used up my current supply.
August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by DJS1 A coffee one can savor as a fond memory
Pleasing, earthy aroma, mildly dark and smooth, well balanced flavor, with a hint of pleasing bitterness on the tongue.
For those wishing to enjoy a richly flavored cup of coffee possessing a fullness often found from a dark roasting process. A very rewarding experience, a coffee one can savor as a fond memory.
August 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Julie53 Mbeya Reserve
I got this coffee as a sample and loved it black. Medium strength of flavor. You can add milk and sugar. I always say,"If it's good coffee you don't need anything in it!" This has a soothing nutty smell to it. The flavor is delightful and can't get it out of my mind. Coffee made me feel relaxed as I served to my fellow Co-workers and they loved it also. The best darn coffee I've had in the 50 years.
April 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lazyfeline Oh, Yum!
I was sent a sample with another order and could not believe what I was tasting... the most delicious coffee and absolutely perfect! I didn't think anything could ever be as good as Gevalia's Pecan Torte. Oh yeah, I did not tell anyone about this coffee until I drank the whole pot, which was that day! LOL Can't wait to get more.
January 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris124 Flavorful, great aroma, very smooth, not harsh
This reserve is a hidden pleasure. The aroma from the ground beans was delightful and from the brewed coffee better. The flavor was smooth neither too strong or weak. Not harsh or overly acidic. Love this coffee!!!!
October 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by iman333 A wonderful morning cup
Finally a coffee that delivers a robust full flavor to the discerning palate. I must say, that after experiencing this coffee I am sincerely "hooked." Bravo to Gevalia for distributing this wonderful blend.
October 17, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by TheProfessor Unique coffee
This unique varietal has the acidity common to African coffees, but has more of a Central American taste (e.g., Colombian). It's OK, but I probably won't buy it again, instead opting for a more typical African coffee.
July 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bitterrootman One of my favorites
Dark, yet smooth! Dark, yet smooth! Dark, yet smooth!
February 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by RockyMountainGal One of my favorites
Full bodied, rich, aromatic, delicious. This coffee is one of my favorite ways to start the day. I especially like being able to blend the caffeinated and decaffeinated Mbeya Reserve coffees (equal parts) and retain the great flavor. I'm also a fan of Gevalia Antigua and Papua New Guinea.
December 29, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by 2harts Very good coffee
This is one of my top 3 favorites, w/ the other 2 being Signature Blend & Heritage Blend. I too find it rich and slighty fruity.
December 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Javaqueen My Favoriteeeeeeee<3
I love this coffee it has an awesome rich but fruity taste . my tastebuds flipped out on the first sip. i highly recommend this coffee if you are wanting to use less sugar and no cream.......excellent choice. i highly recommend :) ENJOYYYYYYYYY
November 5, 2011