For Christmas, my friend Jen gave us a coffee-of-the-month-club for the first six months of 2015. I’m super excited about this. I’ve decided to review all the coffee we get. The first pound of 100% Organic Colombian beans arrived yesterday from Trager Brothers Coffee.
Opening the bag results in a rush of rich roasted coffee aroma. It smelled delicious. Now, admittedly, I’m a light roast person, and this is more of a medium/dark roast, but still the smell is amazing. I ground the beans in my burr grinder for a pour over brew.
The first thing I noticed when I applied the hot water to the grounds was a wonderful bloom as I let the grounds oxidize. This coffee must have been roasted very shortly before shipment. Fresh roasted coffee cannot be beat and this did not disappoint. This was good black, with a rich sweetness, but as I said, I’m more of a light roast person (I love my caffeine) so I did add a little cream. Sugar was completely unnecessary. If this is a typical example of what Trager Brothers produces, then this will be a very happy six months.