Open Seas Coffee
Wonderland Winter Solstice Holiday Blend
|Roaster Location:||Stevensville, Maryland|
|Coffee Origin:||Nicaragua; Ethiopia|
|Est. Price:||$15.25/8 ounces|
|Review Date:||December 2019|
Blind Assessment: High-toned, crisply sweet-tart. Green apple, cocoa nib, honeysuckle, elm, agave syrup in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with pert acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The cocoa-toned finish is supported by notes of crisp apple and a hint of honeysuckle.
Notes: This coffee earned the fourth-highest rating in a tasting of holiday blends for Coffee Review‘s December 2019 tasting report. Comprised of coffees from Nicaragua (from Don Francisco y Blanca Nieve’s Farm, sourced from Gold Mountain Coffee Growers) and Ethiopia (a natural-process Sidama from Qonqana washing station, imported by Catalyst Trade). Open Seas is a Maryland specialty roaster based in the coastal town of Stevensville. For every bag of Open Seas Coffee purchased, 10% of the profits are invested back into sustainable coffee farming projects and communities. Visit www.openseascoffee.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: A friendly, balanced blend, equally sweet and tart, animated by a delicate cocoa.
This review originally appeared in the December, 2019 tasting report: 2019 Holiday Coffees: Celebratory Blends That Elevate the Ordinary