This is My House! (coffee)
|Roaster Location:||Portland, Oregon|
|Coffee Origin:||Guatemala; Ethiopia: Mexico|
|Review Date:||February 2009|
Blind Assessment: Not particularly refined, but balanced and robust, especially when hot. Rich, pungently roasty aroma: roasted nut, aromatic wood, cherryish dark chocolate. Aromatic wood and an attractive dry, nutty chocolate dominate in the cup. Simple but very rich finish.
Notes: Available in a 16-ounce valve bag at $12.95. Badbeard's Microroastery is a Portland, Oregon-based small-batch roaster focused on quality and freshness. Badbeard's encourages its customers to "make great coffee at home." Visit
Who Should Drink It: For those who buy by metaphor, a genuinely wild, outlawish coffee. For those who track through coffee types and origins, an excellent example of a coffee that uses a moderately dark roast to develop the rough beauty of what are probably one or two dry-processed or natural components.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2009 tasting report: House Blends: Comfort Coffee and Beyond