Monday, January 26, 2015

Mexico Nayarita Whole Bean Coffee From Velton's Coffee

Mexico Nayarita Whole Bean Coffee From Velton's Coffee
Velton's Coffee - Evert, WA
Mexico Nayarita

Country: Mexico
Roast: Light/Medium
Brewing method: Pour-over
Price: $16.00 - 16 oz.

Here's the second review of a roast from Velton's Coffee, their Mexico Nayarita whole bean. In a nutshell, this roast was simply impressive.

It starts right from the bag. Immediately upon opening the bag magical aromas of chocolate and strawberries rush out to great your nose. 

As the coffee blooms during the pour-over, aromas of chocolate covered strawberries and whipped cream will make your mouth water in anticipation.

From the cup, a pleasant aroma of chocolate covered strawberries is still present. The first sips are smooth, creamy and well balanced with a soft, velvet-like wash across the palate. There are soft flavor notes of strawberries, milk chocolate and a hint of macadamia nuts. As the coffee cools in the cup, it stays well balanced and flavorful. 

I did find that water temperature is very important with this roast, 205 degrees hits the sweet spot for my tastebuds. My first pour-over was at 207 degrees and while it still produced a nice cup, it changed the balance and the flavors giving the coffee a much brighter mouthfeel, with a red wine type finish. 

Velton's Coffee nailed this roast. It's well balanced, flavorful throughout the temperature range and it produced a clean cup. Well done!

Rated 95