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Even the green beans had a lovely grass/hay scent that was sweet so I knew I was in for a solid bean. They said city+ to full city+ so I spun up the ol’ behmor and took her solidly into second crack.
I had a wee bit more patience this time and let it rest for a while. 1 day was good, but the second day it hit its stride. The nose was definitely classic dark property. I was pretty sure I smelled a bit of milk chocolate and some nuttiness. Nothing remarkable, but solid. No disappointment.
The taste - even with the darker roast seemed closer to how I would’ve imagined it being just before a dark roast. It was smooth with no harshness. I wish I could say I got the marshmallow that the description mentioned but alas, my tasters just aren’t that refined yet. Picking up the walnut was easy enough but not so bold as to make me think I was swigging a cup full of walnut stain like dad used on our household trim.
The milk chocolate? It was there- but this is not a Chocolate Monster if that’s what you’re looking for. It’s more subtle, it doesn’t really stand out ahead of its companions and that’s ok.
Smooth finish. Clean. It’s ok on first crack but it definitely shines on the dark side - to mix metaphors. I’ll give it a solid four stars. It’s a really good deal for the price.
I did not and would not recommend a light roast for this coffee. I took it to the first part of a second crack and it is a wonderful 'all day' coffee. Don't know what taking further into the second crack would be, but happy where it is.
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As others have said, this coffee tastes great as a light, medium, or dark roast.
A consistent roast level throughout the batch.
The flavor is more sweet than acidic, and well balanced. Enjoy!