Am I now a coffee connoisseur?
Sunrise - what Rich says:
"Delicate fruit aromas begin with a pleasant acidity that becomes more intense as it cools. This is a short cup but intense when prepared correctly to bring out the delicacy of flavor."
Yellow Bourbon - what Rich says:
"It starts with a slight winey fruit, malty sweetness, pecan nut and more umami-like notes as well. This is more like a classic Brazil with a twist. Big and bold but with an amount of complexity not usually found in Brazilian coffee."
I enjoyed both of these coffees, even though the Sunrise did not have any nutty or chocolate flavors, I could easily drink these on a daily basis. Both were strong enough without being too strong.
Guatemalan St Nichols Estate - what Rich says:
"It's a very balanced cup, the lighter roasts, bright but not to tartly so. The body is buttery and dense and roast flavors are dormant at all the roast levels, from a soft milk chocolate to fairly intense chocolate."
Indonesian Sumatra - what Rich says:
"A deep rich smokey flavored coffee. Light acidity with full body and a rich persistent finish. Great as an espresso and bold enough for the flavor to cut through milk."
As with March, I only really enjoyed the chocolaty coffee, this time from Guatemala. The Indonesian coffee was again not strong enough and I needed to use more of it to get an intense flavor.
If you love coffee, or know someone who does, I would definitely recommend a coffee connoisseurs club subscription.
I'm not yet a coffee connoisseur........but I know now what I like!
Lula Belle x