This was my first experience with this style of bag and I love it. My least favorite bags are those that require tape to close. The standard metal tie ones are ok, but sometimes those come loose. Zipper top bags are good and this one with a zipper on the back instead of the top is perfect. I've since gotten a few other coffees from roasters who use this bag. I'm hoping it becomes more standard. The graphics were beautifully drawn and I loved the wax seal. Lots and lots of detail because as their mug says, they're into the art of coffee.
Great packaging is one thing, but it's really what's on the inside that counts. In this case it was a beautiful, sweet, easy to drink all day coffee. Brandywine roasts on Monday and from what I can tell, not much more than has already been ordered. When you look at their site you see the coffees and the day they will next be roasted on. They ship the day after roasting and before you know it, you have really fresh coffee. I like that method, but I can see that it takes more effort than just roasting and selling.
The coffee aroma was sweet and though I got a hint of spice and maybe nuttiness in the aroma, I didn't pick that up in the taste. It could have just been me - or the wax cubes I keep in the kitchen. Usually those don't interfere, but who knows. What I smelled was nice and fun, but just not exactly what I tasted. I also got some berry scent and a sugary sweetness in the aroma. Those did come through in the taste for me.
The body was rich and full. I've had people hear honey processed when I talk about coffee and they think there is honey in it. No, it's a method of going from cherry to dried bean, but in this case the rich syrupy body was honeyish.
The taste was berry, more raspberry than strawberry even though the aroma was more strawberry than raspberry to me. The acid was not overwhelming, being very balanced throughout with a light citrus. Not full on orange or lemon, but maybe like the lemon/tangerine water I drink. You get it, but it's like a fleeting ghost of a taste than teases you. It wasn't a flat coffee though. There was a liveliness to the acidity, but it wasn't overly bright. It didn't smack in you in the face an announce "here I am!" I guess I could say it was confident, but not aggressive.
There was a sweetness and that combined with the creamy body made it a filling coffee. Some coffees are dry like red wine and some are juicy like melon. This was closer to juicy with a fruity sweetness both in the sip and the aftertaste. I drank 3 cups right away - for accurate note taking of course. LOL
I also ordered a mug.
You can find Brandywine Coffee Roasters online at http://www.brandwinecoffeeroasters.com
one Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook as well.
I have one other coffee from them to post a review on and I am really looking forward to trying some of their other offerings.