Following up on his previous two coffee Kickstarter, Julian Coffee is back for a third time. This time it’s from Nicaragua. As a small US business, I appreciate how simple the packaging in. To be honest, it has been two months since I received these beans. I haven’t had the time to be able to try these beans amongst all the other beans I’ve received.
Opening the bag, I’m greeted with a subdued roasted nutty, chocolate aromas. There’s a visible difference between the strength of the aroma now compared to two months ago. Also, I am reminded at the similarity of the smell compared to the previous Julian Coffee beans Columbia and Puerto Rico. The beans do look visibly roasted more as well relative to the Trade Coffee or Angels Cup Coffee roasters. Making my latte, I’m actually surprised at how dark espresso slurry is inside the Aeropress. With the first sip, I am reminded of the ashy profile similar to the Columbian and Puerto Rican beans. The taste is not very strong and probably a result of using 2 month old beans. I think these beans would have been much more delicious if I had opened them earlier. Nonetheless, I’m glad I was able to kickstart these coffee product.