I went with a Costa Rican coffee since I don't have it as often as others.
Plus the story behind the beans is cool too. Aguilera Brothers is a family business that manages 6 farms and a micro mill. There are 12 siblings who inherited the business and keep it going. Check out their story on Spyhouse. You can also download an info packet if you want. I don't need to download an info pack for me, I'm sharing some of this with people who don't interwebs so well - and now I have the information printed out for them. Without typing it myself. I could type it - thanks to growing up in an age of actual typewriters I type VERY fast. I'm just a fan of anything that lets me be a little lazy.
I brewed this a couple of ways - the Aeropress and the V60. Liked both methods. Did the V60 more often because my husband always wants me to share. I got a bit more sweetness with the Aeropress though the two methods were actually pretty similar with this one.
The aroma was sweet and floral - almost a candy scent.
As far as drinking it goes this was an interesting cup of coffee. It really changes from sip to swallow. At first it was smooth and quiet but as you swallow the brightness really comes through and lingers - along with a sweetness. Like the shy person that is really bright and bubbly once they open up to you.
I got a tart sweetness and it wasn't candied like I thought it might be based on the aroma. It wasn't bitey tart like a tart apple but like a tart pear. The red kind, not the green ones that I don't like much.
I picked up on the honeysuckle in the florals, but not an elderflower which wasn't bad because I don't like elderflower. As the cup cooled I got more of the pear taste coming through and something that reminded me of muscadines.
This is a great coffee for sipping while knitting and crocheting. I didn't really have it with any food - fiber art time is generally food free. I did once have a couple of m&ms while drinking a cup. It was a terrible match! That's why it was a couple and not a handful. I can thank Spyhouse for keeping me on my diet that day. LOL!
I got an awesome enamel mug too!
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