If you ask those who are close to me if I love coffee, I’m sure they wouldn’t hesitate before profoundly saying YES!
It’s not an addiction or because I NEED the caffeine…
No.. it’s because I honestly and truly LOVE the taste of coffee.
Drinking coffee is like a daily adventure for me.
From the first breath of freshly brewing coffee in the morning, to the first and sadly last sip.. Coffee is a joyous, daily experience.
From Brick to Beans..
Over the past years I would have to say that my coffee taste buds have matured.
I’ve gone from your basic store bought bricks or cans of coffee’s, to buying either locally roasted beans or purchasing organic whole beans online.
Recently, via Instagram, I became acquainted with Pure Bean Roasters and their passion for providing quality air roasted coffee to their customers. They asked if I’d like to try their coffee and I of course said.. of course!
Pure Bean Coffee Review
Started by Mark Royalty and Nick Reid in Mark’s garage in 2013, Pure Bean Roasters takes pride in being able to use 100% Fair Trade and organic specialty grade beans. They slow roast in small batches so they can make sure you are getting the best out of each bag.
Along with their wives and friends, Andy and Leigh Myers, Pure Bean Roasters has a wonderful small business heart, but with a big and delicious coffee taste.
The Taste Test
I will readily admit that I am not a coffee connoisseur. I don’t know how to do ‘cupping’ or ‘sipping’, nor will I admit to being able to tell the difference between a ‘woodsy’ kind of taste and a ‘fruity’ kind, but I can certainly tell you if the coffee is bitter, to harsh, or just plain bad.
I am 99% of the time a dark chocolate milk adding kind of coffee girl. There’s more coffee than milk, but I never usually drink a cup of coffee black. Yet, for this taste test, I decided I would give all three a go, straight black – no creamer or anything.
Each one of these definitely has a distinct taste difference. My favorite has to be the Mexican Chiapas. It has nice light balance to it with a little bit of sweetness. Next, I really enjoyed the Papua New Guinea. I could actually taste a little nuttiness and it too had nice light balance. The Guatamala Huetenango was nice, a little darker roasted than I normally like, but it had a nice chocolaty flavor which I enjoyed too.
Finding new coffee to try is always a lot of fun. Meeting small roasters that take pride in their coffee – how it’s grown – how the growers are treated and fairly paid is even more special.
Having the chance to try these coffees and getting to know the roasters has been a blessing, so thank you to Pure Bean for sending me these coffee samples and for allowing me to share the Pure Bean Coffee with my readers and followers.
Pure Bean Giveaway!
Pure Bean Roasters would like to give one (1) winner a bag of their Mexican Chiapas and a bag of their Guetamala!
Just enter below!