Monday, March 30, 2015

My year in Coffee - Barefoot Coffee Roasters

I'm playing catch up with my reviews.  I have them written, but have been just awful about posting them.  This is a good example of that.  I drank this coffee during the last week of February and the first week of March.  It's nearly the end of March and I am just now posting about it.

I ordered this one on a whim.  I was actually searching for a facebook friend's old, unused page dedicated to barefoot running.  He's the Maple Grove Barefoot Guy.  His page hasn't been used since 2012 - so go like it and freak him out a bit.  LOL  Anyway, I got distracted with Barefoot Coffee Roasters came up in the search - I ordered coffee and called it a night.  

I ordered the Malacara "B" Yellow Reserve because it had been awhile since I had a coffee from El Salvador.  I'm partial to Ethiopian coffees and sometimes I forget to be adventurous.  This one has a suggested brewing method of pour over which was perfect for me.  That's how I fix my morning coffee every day.  

It was bright and lightly sweet with tropical overtones.  There was a darker sugar taste as the cup cooled. Kind of like pineapple that's been dried out a bit and the natural sugars are concentrated.    It had a friendly body.  I know friendly isn't a "coffee" term, but I'm not a pro - just someone who loves coffee, so it works for me.  Friendly is when it makes your mouth happy and maybe a little giggly.

The shipping was super fast and they sent me a tracking notification.  Not everyone does that.  I can get a bit obsessed with tracking packages, so it's always a plus when I have one.

I love the amount of information on the website.  Not just tasting notes - which I may or may not be able to pick up on any given day.  They include stuff about where and how it's grown.  This coffee was grown in a style known as agovia para.  You can go to 
to see more about that.  I just think it's cool to know.  :-)

As always I have a ton of coffees I want to try, but Barefoot is on my list for a repeat bag.  They have a couple of offerings that I would love to try.  

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