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 13 and I am trying a wonderful cup of Teasia single origin coffee from Central America: Guatemala Antiqua. One thing I love about all these single origin coffee beans is that drinking a cup of coffee takes me a trip around the world. I am able to enjoy different types of coffee, sitting right at home.
Upon first sip, I noticed was how soft the scent of the coffee was just that itself lets me know that this isn’t as strong of a coffee compared to all the others I’ve tried. I’m able to smell a scent of lemon and orange which really stand out for me whenever I take a whiff. This coffee does have a subtle bitterness to it, but it’s barely noticeable. So far just the flavor of this coffee has made this my favorite tasting coffee so far and I could see myself drinking this one on a regular basis.
PRO-TIP- Add some sugar for a sweeter taste. One of my latest favorite creamers is a caramel macchiato flavor. Who doesn’t love that?
Day 12 calls for me to take a trip to Costa Rica. With this single origin whole roasted coffee beans, I’m able to smell a hint of tangerine along with the smoky roast of the coffee beans. The first sip hit me with a high acidic flavor, but what surprised me was how smooth it was after I drank it.
This is a great weekend or on the go coffee. Each smell provides you with a fresh scent of tangerine and cantaloupe each time you enjoy the aroma from your cup. If you aren’t huge coffee drinker like myself and are looking for a smooth great tasting coffee., this one is for you.
Today’s the day I try Teasia coffee’s Nicaragua Segovia coffee. The first scent I receive from placing this coffee up to my nose is caramel. This is a medium dark roasted coffee which I’m sure explains why I don’t enjoy the taste. My first sip “wow” I was hit with a strong acidic taste which just made me not enjoy this coffee, I’m not a fan of strong acidic flavors. The other flavors besides it being really acidic are really nicely blended together. If you’re someone who enjoys a strong coffee with a great flavor this one is for you. The perfect breakfast to be paired along with this is a set of strawberry banana pancakes.
PRO-TIP- If you don’t enjoy an acidic coffee flavor add some sugar.
As we are saying goodbye to Winter and welcoming Spring, I am enjoying my freshly brewed single origin Mexican Decaf. Before taking a sip, I take a whiff of aroma of the coffee and there’s an enjoyable sweetness to it. I was surprised at my first sip as it was very acidic, which is something I have not come to enjoy so far after having so many tastings. I was able to take several more sips and get past the acidic taste (again, this is not my preference to drink coffee without any milk and sugar), I started to enjoy the sweet flavors.
If you’re looking for a decaf coffee, this would be it. Enjoy this roast with some breakfast such as toast and an omelet on a cloudy day.
How is our Mexican Decaf beans decaffeinated? Before roasting, the beans are pout through a water process to remove the caffeine but preserve the natural and full flavors resulting in a soft and sweet taste and a floral finish.
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.
Starting off day 8 of coffee tasting with a delectable Kenya AA single origin coffee beans roasted by Teasia. Here’s some history about the coffee: Kenya AA is considered to be one of the world’s best coffee beans – the area has a reputation for absolute excellence, especially because it lies near the region where coffee beans first originated. Grown on volcanic soils and high altitudes, beans grow slower allowing more time for flavor development and maturity.
I received this brew at the perfect time when it was raining and cold outside. The brew itself is really strong along with a strong citrus smell that I’m not a big fan of. I typically enjoy coffee that is creamier and sweet, which is why I’ve been recommending adding milk to coffee. After sipping this coffee, I was thinking that this would go great with a big breakfast platter with some eggs, pancakes, bacon, fruits, the works!
PRO TIP: If you’re a chocolate lover, you can always add some hot chocolate to coffee for a mocha!
Next week, we’re taking a trip to Mexico with Mexican Chiapas whole roasted 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?
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It’s day 6 of my coffee taste testing and I’m starting to get really into all these wonderful single origin coffee beans. If you could only smell the aroma when the beans are freshly roasted, it’s simply amazing.
Today’s coffee is from Ethiopia and it’s a bit hard to pronounce: Ethiopia Yirgacheffe or Irgacheffe. The beans are known for of the highest quality Arabica coffee beans in the world. Ethiopian Yirgacheffe has a high quality unique fragrance and distinctive flavor.
If I could compare this coffee I would say it’s close to Brazil Fazenda, they both have a strong yet smooth taste. There’s a well-balanced amount of flavor which consists of peach to the distinct amount of citrus, but the main flavor and smell is caramel. YUM! How about a nice cup of freshly brewed single origin Ethiopia Yirgacheffe coffee enjoyed with a hearty breakfast with bacon and eggs to start your relaxing weekend. Afterwards, take a stroll on the beach to clear your mind.
PRO TIP: Due to its bright notes and vibrant aftertaste, this coffee makes an awesome iced coffee so don’t be afraid to add some ice and milk to enjoy!
It’s that time of year again and we are just loving this scone recipe. Whether you’re going to bake this for Galentine’s or even your Valentine’s, this is something so delicious and visually pleasing. Don’t forget to bake an extra batch for work to share with everyone.
2 cups flour
¼ cup sugar (use less if you plan on adding chocolate chips)
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
6 tablespoons of cold butter, cut into chunks
½ cup mini chocolate chips OR regular sized if you like larger chunks of chocolate
¾ cups + 1 tsp heavy cream, divided
1 tsp pure vanilla extract (We don’t recommend the imitation kind)
½ tsp red food coloring (for the pink color!)
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Mix dry ingredients together: flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut cold butter with a butter knife so it resembles large, coarse crumbs. Gently stir in chocolate chips.
- Mix wet ingredients: ¾ c heavy cream, egg , vanilla along with food coloring into a mixing bowl. Using a wire whisk, blend ingredients well and if you feel your mixture isn’t pink enough, add a couple more drops of red food coloring. Add flour to mixture and stir to form a soft dough.
- Lightly flour your surface such as a cutting board and pat into an 8-inch circle. Using a round or heart-shaped cookie cutter, start cutting out your desired shapes.
- Continue to gather scraps of dough and shaping the dough into a circle and using cookie cutter to make additional scones.
- On an ungreased baking sheet, brush the tops with heavy cream (1 tsp).
- Place in oven for about 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. To ensure even baking, rotate your baking sheet at the 8-minute mark.
- Once done, let the scones cool on a wire rack.
Last step: We love to enjoy this freshly baked scone with our Teasia Coffee single origin coffee! Our top recommended flavors are: Colombia Huila, Ethiopia Sidamo and Congo Kivu.
PRO TIP: You can cut out these cones into heart shapes by using a cookie cutter. Spray cookie cutter with some cooking spray to prevent dough from sticking.