Normally I don’t like to buy the same coffee twice, with so much variety out there I don’t want to limit myself. This one I made an exception because I tried it early on in my coffee tasting experience. I am no expert by any means, and the views expressed are just my own thoughts. Your millage may vary.
Beans- Dark and waxy looking, visible signs of oil.
Aroma- Strong, as would be expected with a darker roast. Almost reminds me of a Papua New Guinea, sorta nutty but very aromatic.
Taste- Ashy and leathery, with a touch of nuttiness. These beans were overcooked, and having tried Deathwish’s Deathwish I think it is just how they make them. I am sure there are other flavors in the profile, but the ash flavor really overpowered them.
Body-Made in a french press, so it had a thicker body. I used 1 oz of beans,freshly ground VIA burr grinder and 16oz of filtered water heated to 200.
Finish- It had a long finish and the burned taste really lingered.
Caffeine- It does pack a nice buzz to it, and really does help get the day going. I would put it a bit below Deathwish’s Deathwish but above most other dark roasts I have tried.
overall 3/5, not the worst coffee out there, and if you like a dark roast from Starbucks you will like this. Me personally, I am looking forward to being done with the beans and moving on to a better coffee. I wouldn’t recommend this one to friends, but maybe to a few people I don’t like.