Our review of Organic Haitian Blue coffee from Angels' Cup.

Angels' Cup sample coffee pouch.Angels' Cup sample pouch of Organic Haitian Blue coffee beans.

I wrote about Angels' Cup a while back.

They have created an app that walks you through the process of tasting, or cupping coffee. I really like it. It’s a great way for non-professionals to learn how to discern the different tastes and flavors in different coffees.

The other thing Angels' Cup does is offer a subscription service, sending you four small pouches of different coffees to try each month.

They send just enough to make a small pot.

Again, I love this idea.

It allows us to try new coffees without having to buy big bags of coffee each time.

Anyway, they recently sent me a package containing four different coffees. As always, these weren’t the kinds of coffees you will find in your local supermarket or coffee shop. These are the interesting outliers.

The first coffee we decided to try was the Organic Haitian Blue.

Why? Because I don’t think we have ever tasted or reviewed a coffee from Haiti before.

We ground the full sample just before brewing and brewed it in our Bonavita drip brewer.

Roasted by Café Kreyol, this is a medium-roasted coffee and has the kind of lightness and subtlety we expected. Not a bold coffee by any means.

Beyond that, almost everything else was unexpected. This is a very different coffee.

The acidity is there, but doesn't fill the mouth. It tingles on the tongue for a moment and then gives way to a taste that is citrus, with an overlay of nuts...and another flavor it took a while to identify.

Imagine a very strong brew of black tea.

I know, it sounds weird. But it works, and makes for a very interesting cup. In fact, the aftertaste is almost pure black tea.

Acidity, citrus, nuts and black tea. And not much in the way of natural sweetness. Like I said, a very unusual and interesting brew.

No, I wouldn’t make this my everyday coffee. But I’ll certainly try it again. And I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in expanding their experience of gourmet coffee.

You can learn more about the app and the subscription service at the Angels' Cup website.

About the author: Nick Usborne, aka Coffee Detective, is a writer and long-time coffee enthusiast. Read more…

Angels' Cupp coffee appThe Angels' Cup coffee-tasting App.

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