It was one of those mornings when waking up wasn't the easiest thing in the world. Coffee was required. Good coffee. Good coffee, on the bright side. So, today I decided to try the other Equator coffee KC Coffeegeek gave me. This one is from Honduras. It's a light/medium roast according to the website.
In the past I've enjoyed coffees from Honduras, they had a lively acidity and that's what I was looking for this morning. turns out I made a good choice.
The same can't be said for the taste. There was spice there. I still got hints of vanilla, but some stronger spice too. Ginger like maybe? It was bright and bouncy. What I was looking for this morning. A real "Good morning! How are you today?" kind of acid. The body was light/medium - kind of a refined elegance but not etheral and wispy. Lots of sweetness. Darker sugars, brown sugar, maybe some dried fruits. It reminded me of the sweet, spicy brightness of root beer. Didn't taste like root beer, just that the feeling of it was similar. The dark sugar and spicy taste contrasted very nicely with the sparkly acidity.
I found the aftertaste to be lingering and pleasant. As the cup cooled I noticed that the sweetness became more pronounced in both the aroma and the taste. Maybe a hint of nuttiness in the aftertaste. Maybe nuttiness is not the right word - but there was something there.
I may have finally learned my lesson about pairing bright coffees with sweet fruits or treats. It just does not often go well. Today I did NOT grab a banana while drinking this, had a real breakfast instead. This coffee was wonderful with homemade corn tortillas, eggs and a bit of beef cooked with onions & peppers and topped with cheese. Kind of an open faced breakfast burrito.
As of this writing the coffee is still available on their website