Groundwork Coffee Co

So I ran out of coffee… but the next batch wouldn’t arrive for another week or two.  What do I do?  I go out and buy something on the shelves of the local market. /shock /horror

Groundwork Coffee originated from Los Angeles and I’ve always enjoyed their lattes.  Although largely eclipsed by the three mainstream coffee players, Groundwork has held on pretty well to their customers and even managed to expand.  Now that you’ve gotten over your shock, I have the other roaster’s Ethiopian single origin beans in the past.  That was one of the reasons I wanted to try this particular single origin from Ethiopia.

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I was not disappointed.  Buying from the market doesn’t seem to have a noticeable effect on the beans’ freshness compared to having beans’ sent directly to me.  Opening the bag, I immediately smell peach, cherry and toffee aromas.

Making my latte, the first sip was amazing.  The latte coats my tongue with this pleasant cherry, toffee flavor.  One thing I found interesting was that the beans have a slightly different taste compared to some of the other roasters for Ethiopian beans.  In the past, the other roasters imparted their Ethiopian beans to have a much nutty and buttery aftertaste.  The Groundwork beans don’t seem to exhibit that taste profile.