As before the shipping was fast and the coffee was fresh. Again, I got another happy note from Mike @ Rook. I love notes in my orders. Makes my day. Right now the box this came in has moved on to AR. I shipped my parents some stuff in it. The box from my first order is still here. I use it to hold one of my in progress projects. They use really sturdy boxes.
This was a happy coffee.
The aroma was sweet and floral. Maybe some tearose scent. Think fresh flowers and fruit though. Not the overly sweet, overly strong perfume that my friend calls Old Lady perfume. The stuff that whomps you on the head and leaves you dizzy. It's not that. Think of standing in a market smelling the fresh flowers and fruit.
It had a nice even body that was light/medium and medium depending on how I brewed it. I used all sorts of methods with this one. Aeropress, V60, Kalita, Bunn, Beehouse. I didn't use the french press or peculator but I don't use those often ever, so that's not a surprise.
Right up front I got the peachy flavors that I expected. I also got some other fruits. Berry and maybe something like a hint of kiwi. Not full on tropical but leaning that way. The acidity was citrus with a rich blood orange kind of tangerine flavor. The finish left me with a tiny bit of spiciness and some cocoa. The sweetness was sugary not syrupy.
It was great with spinach/goat cheese salad and also with fresh corn tortillas. I love those when they are hot off the griddle. Very addictive. The coffee was really really bad with some gluten free cookies. To be fair, everything but milk has proven to be really really bad with them.
The coffee is available on their website and so is the mug. http://www.rookcoffee.com
I've never been to New Jersey, but I will get there one day. I'm eventually going to get to every state. I've been to 29 of them, so I'm more than half way there. When I do finally get to NJ I'm going to try to time it so that I'm there for the Rook Run. It's a 5k that raises money for The Valerie Fun. I internet like the people at Rook. Might even like them in person, but like I said, I've never been to New Jersey. The fact that they sponsor a 5k makes me like them anymore. Running saved my life. I'm still as slow as an inured turtle, but I'm a lot faster than I was 170lbs ago. I may never get faster, much less fast - but it makes me happy so I do it.
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