The Coffee Artisan Organic Galapagos Estate - **1/2 - This is my first taste of Galapagosian (?) coffee. It is robust with a tobacco-y, leathery flavor reminiscent of some Colombians I've tried. Those aren't generally the top notch Colombians, however. The brightness isn't strong and one can sense some defects. On the plus side, this one does have a touch of sweetness that impresses, but overall, I find it kind of in the middle range of coffees. It's certainly recommended for those who like a robust flavor, though, and should work great with cream.
Fratello Bolivian Colonial - **1/2 - A strong taste of almonds dominates this full-bodied South American coffee. The brightness is medium-low, but something is just a little off here. Maybe it's over-roasted, or perhaps it's just not a great lot to begin with. It's certainly drinkable, but not one I'd likely order again.
Cam wrote:let me just be the first to say... Who Dat!
Not the Saints this year, I'm afraid... It's amazing what losing a head coach for a one season suspension will do to team chemistry and guidance. They're a ship without a rudder right now. Last year, 13-3. This year, maybe they'll win 5.
Reunion Island Holiday Blend - SEASONAL - *** - This medium-dark is kind of caramel-y, and leans toward brightnesss over body. It probably has mostly Central American beans in the blend. Pleasant on a cold, December morning.
Isn't it a shame I live in New Orleans and don't have too many cold, December mornings? Otherwise, I may have liked this one more.
No kidding! I'm writing this on December 16th a little before 11 am, and it's 73 degrees outside.
Fratello Colombian Huila CooCentral - ***1/2 - A mellow, carmely Colombian with a citrusy acidity. It's a nice, medium-bodied, and pretty much embodies what you think of in a typically standard Colombian.