I’m a serial coffee-through-the-mail-orderer. At any given moment I have at least 3 or 4 bags from roasters all over the continent. I figure there’s no better way to keep developing my palate – and there are SO many great roasters out there these days.
Two months ago I ordered the Gachatha AA (Kenyan) from Case Coffee Roasters, a small batch roaster out of Ashland, Oregon. I couldn’t believe how good it was. Now, flavor and tastes are so subjective, but this coffee for me had what I’m always looking for: delicious aroma, bright juicy notes and complexity that increases as the cup cools. I dropped half the bag off for a buddy and he liked it so much he ordered two others and brought them to our monthly coffee tasting in Miami! (Interested? Let me know with a comment at the bottom of the blog post.)
Sure enough, their Kilanjogu AA (Kenyan) and Mogeyes (Ethiopian) were stellar (but different) as well. (Shown in the photo are some of the others we tried at our monthly meet-up)
Last one I ordered was a Colombian, El Guayabo which has been delicious as well. In my opinion, it’s not as “interesting” as the African coffees, but it sure is beautifully roasted and a wonderful cup of coffee. I haven’t made them as single origin espressos, but I have made them using Aeropress, Hario V60 and Kalita Waves. All exceptional. If you get a chance and feel like ordering something new and outstanding, give Case Coffee Roasters a look!