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.
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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Another two weeks down, another slew of coffees that our expert tasters ran through the gauntlet. If you look at this breakdown side by side with the By The Numbers from two weeks ago, you’ll see that we tasted almost the exact same number of coffees. This kind of consistency helps our team find the best coffees around to put in your subscription box each month. You may also notice that Colombia edged out Ethiopia and Kenya at the top of the list for coffee samples by country. This is because coffee is a highly seasonal crop, just like any other fruit or vegetable, and the fresh Colombian coffee crops are making their way to roasters around the world. You can see how this wave of Colombians influenced the “most mentioned tasting notes” with chocolate, caramel, honey, and butterscotch - the rich, sweet characteristics we love about the country’s prized coffees.
Last week was a busy one at the Craft Coffee offices here in Brooklyn. Our team of gold-star coffee experts from around NYC evaluated 20 different coffees. Even though a higher number isn’t necessarilybetter than a lower one, it lets us be more selective when it comes to choosing the best coffees for each of our monthly subscription boxes.