While Dan was at the Market doing the balloon thing I was in Operahouse doing the "stuff that keeps the business running" thing. I could smell the coffee in my bag. Took a break from paperwork to check it out more closely.
Eventually I had to go to work and put thoughts of coffee aside. As I have said it was HOT. My gig was outside. I was HOT. Then it rained so I was also wet, but at least it wasn't hot anymore.
Got home, drank a lot of water -took a nap, but I was still worn out from the heat. About 8pm some part of my brain said "Let's have coffee! Don't you have a new coffee to try? Why yes, yes I do!" A smaller, more rational part of my brain reminded me of the time. That part was easily squashed.
So I made coffee. I love the bloom and the creama that forms with fresh coffee. That part always makes me happy.
I didn't want hot coffee so I did a flash brew over ice. The rational part of my brain tried to get involved again and suggested I use a cup. Again, the "need coffee" part of my brain squashed her suggestions and I drank it from the beaker I made it in.
Cause I'm classy that way
It was sweet, bright and very refreshing.
It had a medium body and a friendly bright acidity that was on the milder side. Clean and fresh. It was refreshing, not harsh.
The taste was sweet like a good sugar. I guess that would be cane sugar. (if you don't think sugars taste different, try them side by side - cane is better) The taste was not overpowering, but smooth and friendly. I know I've used that word a couple of times so far, but friendly is a good word for my experience with this coffee. I picked up more of the nuttiness some milk chocolate, some caramel tastes and maybe some citrus. I will update this after a few more cups if my impressions change, but that's what I have this morning.
If you're in Kansas City, swing by the Brookside Farmer's Market and pick some up. It's good stuff. If you're not local - go to the website http://www.metacoffeekc.com/ Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/metacoffeekc or Twitters for more information on how you can get your very own bag!