de Fer Coffee and Tea Company

November’s Angels’ Cup coffee bean comes from the de Fer Coffee and Tea Company.  The beans come from the Sidama zone in Ethiopia.  From the description, I assume it’s a blend of the different beans from the small farmers in that region.

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While scooping the beans out to the grinder, I smelled this intense chocolate aroma from the bag intermingled with some nutty aroma too.  Smelling the ground coffee introduces a berry aroma mixed with the chocolate and nuts.  The latte has a strong chocolate milk with a wonderfully smooth aftertaste.

Enderly Coffee Company

The coffee beans for October is from Enderly Coffee Company.  These actually came earlier this month but I haven’t bothered to blog about it yet.

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The beans are from Columbia’s Huila region.  The beans emit a wonderful berry and nutty aroma mixed with some chocolate smells.  It wasn’t very strong but extremely aromatic.

After grinding, the aroma opens up more.  I start smelling a very sweet aroma.  Making the latte, the berry, nutty aroma disappears.  What I get now is a very chocolaty mild and smooth flavor.

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

It’s October.  But due to the Fortnum & Mason beans, I haven’t tried Angel’s Cup from September which comes from Bird Rock Coffee Roasters.

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It’s an Ethiopian coffee from what’s apparently the Gedeo zone.  I smell a faint nutty aroma.  I sometimes get whiffs of berries or apples.

Grinding the beans, the dominant smell of nuts and berries take over.  I also get whiffs of something else so possibly it’s the peach and kiwi?  I don’t know… it smells very fruity yet doesn’t smell exactly like berries.

Making the latte gives a smooth feeling to the tongue.  I still get the same fruity yet not really berry aroma.  The latte didn’t go down as quickly as the Fortnum & Mason beans.  However, these beans do give a refreshing after taste though.

Fortnum & Mason Coffee

This is not from Angel’s Cup subscription.  I was gifted this bag as a souvenir.

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I’m not sure if Fortnum & Mason is considered a coffee roaster.  They sell a lot of what seems to be luxury food items and goods.  Regardless if they aren’t a true coffee roasting company, this bag of coffee was apparently grown in India.  India?  Ya it’s not one a popular country where you’d think coffee bean comes from but but it is within the “region” where coffee grows.

Anyways, the aroma wasn’t very spectacular as some of the previous bags I’ve tasted.  It had a subtle earth, nutmeg and chocolate aroma.   Grinding the beans however brought out a nutty aroma mixed with hints of berry.

After I made my latte, the first sip was amazing.  I almost immediately drank the rest of the latte and finished it with an intense feeling of wanting another cup.  The latte went down smoothly like I’m drinking water.  There is this subtle aftertaste of smooth dark chocolate that coats my mouth.  I think it’s this aftertaste that triggering feelings of wanting a 2nd cup.  Every time I’ve made this in the morning, I always get the same feeling of needing a 2nd cup.  These beans are deceptively delicious.

 

Thread Coffee

This month’s Angel Cup Coffee Bean delivery comes from Thread Coffee.

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By now, I’ve come to the conclusion that whole beans smell amazing regardless of where they are from.  These beans have the usual smell of nuts, cherry or berry, and chocolate. Strangely enough, I also smell something similar to that smell in a glass after drinking a bottle of coco cola that was poured into a cup.

After grinding, the smelling notes of nuts, cherry and chocolate were subdued.  There wasn’t anything particular striking from the ground coffee honestly.  The latte was buttery and smooth.  The latte also had a very subdued flavor chocolate and nut flavor.  Very subtle.  There was also very little after taste with each sip.

I think I’m going to enjoy drinking this month’s coffee.

Brandywine Coffee Roasters

July’s Angel Cup coffee beans come from Brandywine Coffee Roasters.  These beans specifically come from Columbia’s Santa Barbara Estate located in Fredonia, Antioquia according to the website.

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The aroma from the bag is all about nuts.  This is probably the nuttiest aroma so far. Surprisingly, a quick grind and brew of the latte maintains that strong nutty aroma.  When I sip the latte, I’m find myself surprised by the strong earth tones with each sip.  The hint of nuts even overpowers the normal “milk” taste making this a super smooth latte.

Madcap Coffee Company

Last month’s Angel’s Cup beans comes from Madcap Coffee Company.  The fruity/nutty aroma greets me when I open the bag.  On a second deep sniff, the earthy aromas start to percolate the senses at the expense of the fruits.

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The grinding accentuated the nutty aroma even more!  What does it taste like?  The nutty flavor is pretty dominant though which is surprising since there was no lingering aftertaste that many of the roasters seem to have.