Today (March 11, 2018) is when clocks “spring forward” because of Daylight Saving Time (DST). You lose an hour of sleep technically as clocks advance forward an hour for the next 8 months. Marketplace Weekend had a short segment titled “5 Things You Need To Know About daylight Saving Time.” It’s fascinating to listen to.
I learned one thing though. Apparently the myth of how DST benefits farmers is an actual myth perpetuated by the Chamber of Commerce to benefit the sales. Who knew!?
This months Angel’s Cup coffee subscription service comes from Passion House Coffee Roasters. The beans come from Rwanda’s Lake Kivu Kanza. As I open the bag, an aroma of licorice, cherry, and hints of raisin(?) greets me. I don’t think I’ve ever tasted beans from Rwanda. So this bag will be a nice change to see if a different African region will have a slightly different profile.
After grinding the beans, the licorice aroma is much stronger and a cocoa aroma emerges as well. This smell is actually pretty addicting. I caught myself sniffing the ground beans a couple times to enjoy that aroma.
Brewing my latte, the licorice and chocolate flavor becomes the dominant taste in the first few sips. I also taste some cherry and raisins as well. Surprisingly, I don’t get that strong earthy nutty taste typical of many of the previous coffee beans I’ve gotten. However, I do taste this nutty flavor in the aftertaste. This is an extremely smooth coffee that drinks very quickly.