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.
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.
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!
Grown in volcanic soils high in the mountains of El Salvador, most of these beans tend to be softer and exhibit less acidity than typical Central American beans. However, ours are of the Bourbon variety and are known for a more complex flavor and aroma – these beans grow slower (higher altitude) allowing them more time to absorb nutrients and develop the best possible flavor.
When I first sipped this coffee it was very smooth. If I were to compare it to another coffee it would be a slightly softer brother of the Colombia Coffee. There’s a hint of apple after each sip along with a light after taste. This would pair wonderfully with a savory freshly baked cheese bread stick.
PRO TIP- Add a hint of milk or soy milk to get a wonderful creamy taste with each sip.
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.
Today’s coffee is prepared the old fashioned way in the coffee maker. The Brazil Fazenda is smooth with light acidity and has a mild and buttery taste with hints of hazelnut and cocoa.
Highlights: A strong coffee with a smooth taste to it that I really enjoyed. It’s a great coffee for everyday and I would recommend it for someone who doesn’t drink coffee daily too. The cocoa flavor is very enjoyable with every sip you take. The best food to pair with would be a breakfast sandwich on a croissant.
PRO TIP- If you feel the cocoa taste is too strong, add some sugar to balance it out with some sweetness.
Next week, Jose is trying our Burundi which is full-bodied with notes of black tea, sweet apricot, juicy cherry and a tang of orange juice.
The New Year brings us a new face that has recently joined our Marketing Team here at Teasia. We would like to introduce our new Graphic Designer / Marketing Coordinator, Jose!
Jose currently lives in Southern California in Costa Mesa and has studied Graphic Design, specializing in Marketing. Jose enjoys traveling, building computers and spending time with family. Stay tuned to find out which coffee and brewing styles Jose enjoyed most.
Over the next few months, Jose will take you on a trip all over the world with our 25 single origin coffee beans.
Day 1 – Bali Blue Moon (Cold Brew)
Highlights: This coffee is for anyone who wants a wake-up call each morning. The strong taste really packs a punch at first, but after taking a few more sips, my body is more awake and it becomes a really smooth drink. This coffee would go great with some sweet bread.
PRO TIP: Add a bit of milk if it’s too strong of a taste for you, paired with some sugar for a delicious drink.
Cold Brew Quick Tip Preparation:
What is the best way to make cold brew coffee at home?
- Grind our Teasia Single Origin Coffee Beans into a coarse grind.
- Combine the ground coffee and water in the jar.
- Mix well together.
- Steep the coffee overnight in the fridge. (This works best so you have something ready in the AM when you really need it.)
- Strain the coffee liquid. The best way for straining is to use cheese cloth
- Pour extra cold brew to a new jar for storage OR share with coworkers.
- Enjoy right away OR add ice for some iced coffee.
Buy Teasia Coffee Bali Blue Moon – Smooth body, strong chocolatey tones, and hints of brown sugar, toffee and vanilla.
Ring in the New Year with this recipe! Want to change up your latte game? Consider making a Teasia Coffee (Panama Boquete) Ice Cream Cake. You’ll be the hit of the party with this wonderful tasting treat.
1 19.5-ounce family size box brownie mix (additional required ingredients)
1 28-ounce container coffee ice cream
1 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons of Teasia Coffee Panama Boquete (ground)
Preheat the oven to 350o. Line a 9 by 13-inch pan with foil and coat with cooking spray. Prepare the brownie mix add Teasia Coffee Panama Boquete grounds into the brownie mix; pour into the pan and bake as directed. Let cool, then remove from the pan.
Cut out the three brownie circles: one the size of the bottom of the ice cream, one the size of the middle, and one for the top.
Carefully peel off the ice cream carton and remove the ice cream in one piece. Cut the ice cream in half crosswise.
Assemble the cake upside down on a baking sheet as shown; Put the largest brownie on the bottom, then the wider half of the ice cream, then the medium brownie, then the remaining ice cream, then the smallest one. Freeze for one hour.
PRO TIP: For larger portions, double this recipe to share with more friends and family!
The holidays are here! Start it off right with a Bundt Cake made with your favorite Teasia Coffee flavor. By the end of this holiday season your whole family will want the recipe. A fun and favorable recipe that all your family members will surely enjoy, don’t take our word make it yourself today.
Vegetable oil spray
5 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup canola oil
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup of Uganda Bugisu (brewed)
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 tablespoon corn syrup
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- To make the cake: Place the cup of brewed Uganda Bugisu coffee, butter, and cocoa in a small saucepan or microwave-safe bowl. Heat, stirring, until the butter melts. Remove from the heat, and whisk until smooth. Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes.
- While the chocolate is cooling, put the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour into a mixing bowl, whisking to combine.
- Pour the cooled chocolate mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients, and mix until thoroughly combined. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, and mix again to incorporate any residue.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the vanilla, eggs, and heavy cream. Mix into the chocolate batter, stirring until thoroughly combined.
- Thoroughly grease a 10- to 12-cup Bundt pan, preferably non-stick. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake the cake for 50 to 55 minutes, until a long toothpick or skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Note: a pan with a dark interior will bake the cake more quickly; start checking at about 40 minutes.
- Remove the cake from the oven, wait 5 minutes, and turn the pan over onto a cooling rack. After 5 more minutes, lift the pan off the cake. Let the cake cool completely before icing.
- To make the icing: Combine the chocolate and cream in a microwave-safe bowl, or in a saucepan set over medium heat. Heat until the cream starts to bubble around the edges.
- Remove from the heat, and stir until the chocolate melts and the mixture is smooth. Spoon the icing over the top of the cake, letting it drip down the sides.
- Store any leftover cake at room temperature, well wrapped, for several days. Freeze for longer storage.
PRO TIP: To intensify the chocolate flavor of this cake and cut down on the sweetness level, try a stronger brew of Teasia Coffee .
STRONG: Teasia Rwanda Coffee
SWEET: Teasia Tanzania Peaberry Coffee