July’s Angels Cup comes from Wild Gift Coffee Roasters. The beans come from Peru from a region called Chirinos District in Cajamarca Province. I think this is one of the first beans I’m trying that come from Peru.
Opening the bag, I’m greeted with a wonderful aroma of berries and floral scents. Grinding the beans releases a strong caramel and nutty aroma that overpowers any floral and berry scents. Once I make the latte however, there is a balance between the chocolate, caramel and berry flavors. There’s a faint floral taste as well too but it’s really subtle and lingers at the back of the tongue very quickly before it’s gone.
The latte is so smooth though that I tend to drink this really quickly. Every latte I’ve made, I’ve finished within 3-5 minutes after making it. In comparison, I will tend to sip some lattes. I’m not sure what makes certain latte’s sip-able vs drinkable.
June’s Angels Cup selection is from Prevail Coffee. Specifically the beans are single origin from Ethiopia’s Sidama region. From Angels Cup, I’ve been able to taste quite a few single origins from this region from different roasters.
These beans smelled pretty delicious when I opened them. Making my latte, I tastes hints of chocolate, nuts and a bit of vanilla. Surprisingly there were no floral notes tasted. Smooth with a velvety after taste. Every roaster will have different tasting variations of the coffee beans from the same region. These differences are what makes me really enjoy this subscription service.
I’m only a month behind now with Angels Cup. Last month’s offering comes from 319 Coffee and it’s from Honduras. I’m excited to try coffee beans that originates from somewhere outside of Ethiopia.
From what I can learn from the Interwebz, the beans are from a farmer named Santiago who grew them on a small farm somewhere in Honduras. Even after 2 months, there’s a nice berry and floral aroma when I open the bag.
After making my latte, I’m amazed with the sweet, caramel and chocolaty taste. Every latte I’ve made so far, I’ve quickly drunk it down after that first sip.
I’m slowly catching up. We’re finally in April’s Angels Cup offering. These Sunergos Coffee beans are from a small African nation called Burundi. Specifically, the beans are from Kabingo/Kibingo washing station in a northern province called Kayanza.
I would like to think that the beans haven’t changed too much while unopened in the original package. I will admit that newly roasted beans have a better aroma. When I opened this 3 months after receiving, I get a huge whiff of the floral hints, a subdued nutty flavor and something else I couldn’t quite pinpoint. Brewing my latte, I realized what it was I couldn’t pinpoint. It was this strong yogurt flavor similar to the Geisha beans from the Angels Cup Christmas Black Box. Although the flavor wasn’t as strong as the Geisha, it’s pretty noticeable. After a few sips though, the yogurt flavor melds into this soft nutty flavor.
Black Oak Coffee recently won a coffee bean roasting competition. I know… a coffee roasting competition?! Anyways, I’ve had their beans in the past. These beans were consumed a little over two months ago. I unfortunately haven’t gotten around to posting this review until today.
So making my latte, there was a bunch of subtle flavors: chocolate, peach, nuts, berries. I got hints of everything but nothing really overwhelmed the other. It was smooth and left a sweet aftertaste. However, this just didn’t really make me go wow after each sip.
Did you know Taiwan has an environment that is capable of growing coffee beans? Taiwan is apparently located at the outer limit of acceptable.
The last time I was in Taiwan there was a local coffee shop called Oklao Coffee. Apparently there are a few locations in Taiwan that are growing beans. One is around the Alishan region (near central Taiwan) and another is at Dongshan (near the eastern coast). They are grown in the mountainous region. This coffee company bought and roasted these beans as well as other beans around the world. But seeing how they’re a Taiwan roaster using Taiwan grown coffee beans, I had to at least try them.
These beans actually have a very subtle floral aroma and maybe some berry. I’ve noticed that the aroma of the beans isn’t as great as when I first started getting beans and making lattes at home. Anyways, making my latte, I have to say I’m pretty impressed. These beans subtly remind me of the flavor of my latte when I use Kona beans. The latte was chocolaty and smooth.
When I saw this bag picture, the first thought I had was… “damn this looks like Madoka art when witches.” Anyways I am extremely behind on coffee posts. Previous coffees and a two week trip (where I also picked up more coffee) will have me super caffeinated in the following months to come.
This “month’s” post (and I use that term VERY loosely) comes from Docent Coffee. The beans are from Ethiopia’s Guji region. I’ve had these beans from the region before.
When I make my latte, the flavors are uniquely different. I get this sweet honey flavor mixed in with super ripe and sweet pineapple. That pineapple flavor actually reminds me of the sweetness from Taiwanese pineapple. After the first sip, the latte morphs into a delicious milk chocolate. Strangely enough, the colder this latte (by adding cold milk), the more delicious it actually is