Reviews for Coffee Bean Direct
Sweet-toned, deep, complex aroma: spice notes (ginger, cardamom) and sweet clayish earth that suggests a sort of butterscotch. In the cup syrupy mouthfeel, very sweet, almost candyish. Some surprising floral hints surface, and the spicy earth notes turn toward a dark chocolate. The finish is sweet with a slight astringency. A hint of an off note resembling raw potato in some cups discouraged a higher rating for this complex, interesting coffee.
A very light-roasted, naturally sweet coffee that stays just on the rich side of raw. Low-toned but intense aroma: nut notes (raw cashew?) with hints of flowers and butter. In the cup soft acidity with a shimmer of wine, substantial body, continued sweet raw nut notes with hints of butter, chocolate and flowers. Rich, long, slightly heavy finish.
A quiet coffee. A subtle aromatic complex runs pleasantly through the profile from aroma through cup, so subtle it's hard to pin down with specific associations: milk chocolate and banana I wrote for the aroma; switched to butterscotch for the cup, with a stiffening hint of walnut. The acidity is gently lively; the finish surprisingly rich given the quietness of the cup.