Day 14 and I’m enjoying a cup of joe in Central America, specifically Honduras. What I like to do before each coffee tasting is really take in the freshly brewed aroma of each cup. I’ll then take a couple sips and let it sit on my palate so I can sense the true flavor of these single origin coffee.
The first flavor profiles I receive are a scent of nuts and a hint of lemon which are both soft and mild within this coffee. My first sip provided me with a light bitter flavor along with a smoky taste which left me with a mild aftertaste after every sip. If I was to compare the flavor of this coffee it would be close the Costa Rica Coffee but twice as strong in taste and flavor.
PRO TIP: This coffee would pair nicely with a ham and cheese croissant early in the morning.
Day 9 starts with a wonderful cup of Mexican Chiapas freshly roasted single origin coffee beans. This is one of my favorite methods to prepare coffee because the Pour Over Method coffee flavor results in an aromatic, fuller serving of coffee compared to a coffee maker.
At first glance the one smell that captures your attention is the vanilla scent from the beans and even more apparent when the beans are ground. (Don’t forget to brew your coffee within 15 minutes of grinding the beans to ensure freshness and taste!) The mixture of cocoa and orange sounded strange to me but I was pleasantly surprised how well they pair together. The flavor comes out to be very mild and enjoyable, my preference of coffee drinks. After finishing my first cup I was ready for more! This is one of my favorites for sure and is highly recommended.
PRO-TIP: For the Pour Over Method, make sure to slowly pour the hot water over the filter which will allow time for the water to pull out more flavor from the grounds.
Stay tuned for Day 10’s coffee tasting where I am sharing my thoughts on our Mexican Decaf coffee beans.
Today I am trying the Ethiopia Sidamo. These coffees are known for their slightly woody aroma along with a rich body that is very complex along with a bright and vibrant aftertaste.
This coffee reminds me of our Teasia single origin Brazil Fazenda, as they both have a strong but smooth taste. There’s a well-balanced amount of flavor which consist of the peach and a good amount of citrus, but the main flavor and aroma is definitely buttery caramel. This brew would pair really nicely with some bacon & eggs, which is the perfect way to jump start your mornings. Also, super enjoyable as a cold brew that you can take along to the beach.
FUN FACT: Did you know that Ethiopia is the seventh largest producer of coffee and the top producer of coffee in Africa?
Leave us a comment below and let us know your favorite type of coffee!
A wonderful latte, gets better and better with each sip. The well-balanced and full bodied flavor is nicely accentuated with notes of black tea, sweet apricot along with a tang of orange juice. This coffee Burundi was made with soy milk and it really complements the coffee beans. A perfect latte to drink during the cold winter and huddle around a campfire or cozy up under a warm blanket. This latte goes down really smooth and has a wonderful after taste full of honey and soy milk.
Our Burundi coffee plant is grown in volcanic rich soil in the region of Mbirizi at an altitude of 1700-1800 meters. If you love East and Central African coffees such as Rwanda, Tanzania and Kivu, this roast is for you!
PRO TIP- Don’t feel like a warm drink? Make it an iced latte by adding some ice cubes and more soy milk for that creamy texture.
Using a blender to grind your coffee can be a good alternative if you don’t have access to a coffee grinder. Although some blenders have the “grinder” option you still need to proceed with caution. If you don’t grind the beans enough, you won’t get the most benefit of the bean. But if you grind too much you risk burning the beans’ natural oils with the heating blades, making the coffee taste bitter.
Another important tip to remember is to only grind what you will be using. Coffee will lose its freshness and flavor 30 minutes after being ground because of the exposure to oxygen. This being said, you will need to blend in small spurts. Our Brazil Fazenda roast is smooth, has light acidity, mild and buttery with hints of hazelnut and cocoa that balance the light and sweet berry tones.
- Set your blender on high or “grinder” speed.
- Scoop in ¾ of a cup of coffee beans at a time (remember to only blend what you need).
- Blend until you have the consistency desired.
Depending on you preferred brewing method is wat will dictate the kind of grind you will need:
For most of us, our day doesn’t start until we’ve had our cup of coffee. But some of us don’t have a coffee maker and that keeps us from getting our daily kick of caffeine in the morning! However, fret not, because you don’t always need a coffee maker to brew your coffee. It can be done without it too!
All you need is some roasted coffee beans, a grinder, filter, and some hot water! We have 25 new flavors of roasted whole beans that come in a variety of flavors and notes. Grab a pack now! Here are some of our recommendations:
Teasia Coffee Colombia Huila
Teasia Coffee Costa Rica
Teasia Coffee Malawi
Teasia Coffee Timor
Let’s dive into the making of coffee!
- Measure a tablespoon of coffee for one cup
- Grind your coffee on medium, it should end up looking like sand
- Place your filter on top of the coffee cup
- Pour a tiny amount of water on the grounds and let them sit for 30 seconds
- Pour half of the water slowly over the grounds (30 second duration)
- Pour the rest of the water in smaller increments (three or four)
- Toss the filter with the grounds
- There you have it! If you like, you can add creamer and sugar. But congrats on making your very own fresh cup of coffee!
Next time you find yourself waking up somewhere without a coffee maker, don’t worry. You can easily make your coffee if you just follow the steps above!
Pro Tip: If your coffee tastes too bitter, add more coffee. If it tastes too sour, reduce the amount of coffee you use.
If you have any coffee making ideas for us, please share below in the comments section.