Buying coffee from places we've lived is always kind of fun - brings up old memories. Buying coffee in a can is RARE and also brings up old memories. Standing in the kitchen while an adult opened the can with a can opener and some years later - a pull tab. I remember the whoosh of air as the vacuum was broken and the smell of coffee. It always smelled better than it tasted. Later the cans would be put to all sorts of uses. I still see old coffee cans at flea markets and antique stores.
I chose Whoop Ass blend because it's a phrase my dad used all the time. The theme behind the can was nice too.
I tried this in the aeropress, the beehouse and the kalita wave. The wave is what worked best for me, but I had to play around with it a bit. I normally use a 15 or 16 to 1 ratio, sometimes 14 - depending on the coffee and the method. I started this one at 16 but it was kind of harsh, so I took it down to 17 and went for a less strong cup. It was heavy on the chocolate tones, some nuttiness and a bright, if somewhat harsh acidity. Though it's supposed to have some bite. They blended it for that. The body was heavy and there was a sweetness to it.
Once I played around with it I found it to be a fine morning drink. It worked without creamer, but also paired with cream very well.. I don't add sugars as a rule, so I didn't try it that way.
It made a great syrup and while it might not be my favorite drinking coffee - it is an excellent one to cook with. I wish I had tried it iced. That could have been interesting.
I also got another mug for my collection. It's a larger diner mug and very heavy. I love heavy diner mugs. They keep my drink warm for long time.