May 19, 2016
We have been actively searching for coffees that score well and have a moderate price, so our offerings are diverse not only in taste attributes, but in cost. Of course, we don't aim low: our standard for taste quality is not flexible on the low end, and we won't ever change that. But finding a well-priced coffee, where the farmer gets their premium and the cup is good, is a win-win for everyone.
Here we compiled a list of six....
Suyatal makes a great "daily drinking" coffee, showing balanced levels of sweetness and acidity. Malt sugar and roasted nut tones give way to cocoa nib-like finish, and with a low, but structuring, acidity. Good for espresso.
Caramel and lactic sweetness come off like 'flan' cake, with a sachet of baking spice notes, and juicy pink grapefruit in light roasts. Bracing citric acidity ties cup notes together. Incredible as espresso.
Raw sugar to sorghum syrup, with tart blackberry juice and cedar chips. Big sweetness with inky body, roasted cacao and grape tones in deeper roasts.
A cup with brooding sweetness, raw sugar flavors balancing Baker's cocoa tones. Peach tea and mild citrus accent the cup, and Full City develops a rich cacao bar flavor.
The profile boasts pungent molasses, pipe tobacco leaves, rustic earth tones, and cooked rhubarb. Impressive body carries bittersweetness long in the aftertaste.
Rustic fruits and cocoa...