Flavors of milk chocolate, black walnut, earth and cherry with a creamy body. Balanced with a long finish.
Delicious, but not as Beautiful as Some
Posted by Audra on Nov 20th 2017
I used to get what is now True Coffee at the founder's former place of business. Back then it wasn't even True Coffee. I was SO GLAD to find out where this perfectly roasted, exquisitely-beaned coffee had gone to.
My mother bought me a pound of True Coffee a few months ago and I devoured it. Like all truly great coffee, it did not give me the jitters, nor did I have to drink pots of it to satisfy my coffee urge. One or two cups was more than enough.
I ordered the Papua New Guinea because I liked the idea of giving back to the co-op, and because I like Papua New Guinea. My parents owned a coffee shop for some years, which my sisters and myself all worked at quite happily until they sold it, and we used this roaster's beans, and I got to know them quite well. Papua New Guinea has always been one of my favorites.
The Papua New Guinea did all the things the other beans did, but I noticed some differences that I found rather unappealing.
First, the beans were REALLY dry. I know dry beans are in vogue for some right now, but for me they just scream "old coffee." I prefer oily beans. Perhaps I'm outdated. But the True Coffee my mother got me had very oily beans and I found that coffee to be superior.
Second: the smell just wasn't as robust as that of my first bag. I can't help but attribute this to the dry beans.
Third: the taste wasn't as bold. Again, I figure that the dry beans were to blame. I've never had that problem with Papua New Guinea before.
So basically, it was good, but I probably would order a different kind next time.