I’m almost all caught up with my coffee subscriptions. For May, Trade Coffee sent these delicious beans from Equator Coffee. The beans are single origin from the southern part of Ecuador (Espindola, Loja) in South America. I’ve actully been impressed with previous Equator roasted beans in the past. I found them to be consistently delicious.
Opening the bag, I smell this wonderful herby, citrus, fruity aroma. Making my latte, I think my expectations were too high and I was somewhat disappointed. I was expecting to be blown away by the fruity herby flavors but what I tasted was a very subdued herby/black tea flavor with hints of citrus and sweetness mixed in. Making more lattes in the following days, the subtle black tea flavor was perhaps the most defining taste for these beans. I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing but just something different I suppose.