Last week we talked about the recent flood of Colombian coffees in our office. Out of all the fantastic Colombians we’ve had the pleasure of tasting in the past few weeks, one really dazzled our team of evaluators and landed in our upcoming coffee subscription box for March. Here’s what our taster Stephen had to say about it:
If that doesn’t sound delicious, you might need to step back and re-think your relationship with coffee! This exceptional brew comes from Huila, a growing region in Colombia known for chocolatey, caramelly coffees accented with spicy and savory notes. But this particular selection brings way more citrus to the table than we’re used to seeing - it’s a perfect complement to everything we love so much about Colombian coffees.
It always amazes us how quickly the coffee bags pile up around our office. In the past month we tasted 63 coffees from artisan coffee roasters around the country, and these bags are evidence of our tireless quest to put only the best beans in the upcoming subscription box for March. Our coffee tasters don’t get to see all the lovely packaging you see above, though. We use blind evaluations to level the playing field for every sample we receive (read more about how the Craft Coffee selection process works). But we still hold onto the bags, partly for ambitious art project ideas in the future, party for archival purposes, and partly just because they’re cool!
Want to get your hands on our top 3 picks from the lineup above? There’s still time! Head over to our coffee subscription page and place your order before 5 pm EST this Friday, March 7.
Time to put your coffee smarts to the test! See if you can guess which country this coffee is from based on this lavish tasting note:
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This elegant coffee is from Ethiopia. Specifically, it’s from a region in Ethiopia called Yirgacheffe, which is known for producing beautiful coffees with delicate floral qualities unlike anything else you’ll ever taste.
We work hard to make sure each of our monthly subscription boxes contains the perfect mix of coffees from different growing regions around the world. They say variety is the spice of life. We think it goes further than that. Coffees from different countries can taste remarkably different, so offering 3 coffees each month helps you discover what you love and, maybe, what you don’t love. It’s all part of the journey!
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