Monday, December 29, 2014

Portland House Whole Bean Coffee By Portland Roasting

Portland House Whole Bean Coffee By Portland Roasting
Since I'm always looking for coffee to review, I plucked this Portland House Whole Bean Coffee By Portland Roasting off the shelf at a local super-market the other day.

Once the bag was open the medium, city +, roast beans had a pronounced aroma of toasted almonds and rich tobacco. I found the same aromas were present once the beans were ground.

Several cups were sampled for this review using my normal pour-over ratio of .6 oz. of ground coffee to 10 oz. of water. Doing the pour-over the wet grounds produced a nice aroma with notes of sweet caramel and toast. 

Once brewed the coffee had a hearty aroma of earth, toasted almonds and caramel. The first hot sips were brisk and clean with a slightly wine like finish. As the coffee cooled a bit the mouthfeel became creamy smooth with a slightly tart aftertaste. 

Through the temperature range there were flavors of caramel, toasted almonds, smokey tobacco, earth and a bit of tart grapefruit. 

This Portland House Whole Bean Coffee By Portland Roasting, brewed into a semi-complex cup of coffee with no defects and a clean cup. 

Rated 92