Verve Coffee Roaster is one of California’s coffee roasting companies based out of Santa Cruz. These are single origin beans from Ethiopia. Unlike other Ethiopian beans, there is a unique subtleness to this bag. I have had lattes made from Verve beans before at the small coffee shops.
Opening the bag, there’s a faint citrus and nutty aroma. Overall the aromas were very subdued and that gave me a slight concern that the beans might be too old. Pushing forward and making my latte, the taste of the latte wasn’t very impressive. The latte had a “normal” taste. Many of the strong flavors associated with coffee are not present in the latte. Instead, I get this consistent grain/wheat taste with every sip. Is this a result of the roast?