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Six Under Six - Feb. 2017

Six Under Six - Feb. 2017

February 3, 2017

There are many factors that determine how much a pound of green coffee will cost you and price doesn't always dictate how much you will enjoy a particular coffee.  It all depends on your taste buds. It's important that you trust your taste and don't judge a coffee based on how much it costs or what others tell you is good.
 
With that said, here's six great coffees all priced under six dollars. Check out the cupping notes and you will notice a wide variety of flavors. A low price doesn't mean that we are compromising on the quality of the coffee we offer. We have high standards and we stand by them as we continue to source well priced coffees, where the farmer gets paid a premium and your cup is still great.
 
 

La Entrada has sweet to savory aromatics, notes of honey, bran muffin, Umami tea, walnut, and bittersweet chocolate chips. Good for espresso.

Crowd pleaser, flavor matrix of raw sugar, sweet cream butter, pecan, roasted almond, and Baker's cocoa. Good for espresso.

Pulp natural process makes for a mild cup, soft acidity, hazelnut spread, praline, carob chip cookie, umami tea. Nut to cocoa tones in the finish. Good for espresso.

Aromatically like warm pumpkin spice bread, the cup has chocolate confectionary sweetness ala chocolate cinnamon bark candy. A mingling of unrefined sugars and baking spices, and subtle blackberry note. Good for espresso.

Middle roasts make for wonderful brewed coffee, 70% cacao bar, raw sugar, chocolate stout beer, and an herbal rue accent.

Zambia Kasama Estate - $5.50 / Lb.

The profile boasts pungent molasses, pipe tobacco leaves, rustic earth tones, and cooked rhubarb. Impressive body carries bittersweetness long in the aftertaste.