Monday, November 24, 2014

Old El Paso Roasting Company, Chiapas, MX Coffee From DP Coffee Club

Old El Paso Roasting Company, Chiapas, MX Coffee From DP Coffee Club
Today we review the Old El Paso Roasting Company, Chiapas, MX Coffee From DP Coffee Club.

This Sample came in a 2 ounce, pre-ground sample pack. On the package, it says the sample brews 10-12 cups so instead of doing a pour-over I chose to brew it in my Bella auto drip maker.

Once the seal was broken on the bag I could smell rich notes of caramel. Once wet the   aroma changed to a sweet mix of  plum and pecans. 

Sipping from the cup, the hot coffee was sweet, with light note of pecan, and a light, brisk mouthfeel. There was also a sharp, overpowering tartness that wasn't supported by a flavor. As the coffee cooled in the cup the tartness changed to bitterness.

With the sharp tartness without a supporting flavor nuance I feel this coffee is at the wrong roast level creating an out of balance cup. Perhaps had I ground this sample myself I could have found a better grind to bring out the flavors. 

Rated 87

DP Coffee Club offers one free sample per household, be sure check out their website.