Once again, our thanks to Matthew Little, the founder of Brothers Coffee Company.
The last coffee they sent us was a very nice Guatemala, by way of Trailhead Coffee Rosters.
If that sounds a little confusing, it’s because Brothers Coffee Company isn’t a roaster, but a coffee club.
They source and send out great coffees each month as part of a subscription service.
And the Frenchy French coffee we’re reviewing today is one of the coffees from their February 2017 roaster, Larry’s Coffee.
So... the coffee is the Frenchy French blend, which is roasted by Larry’s Coffee and then distributed by Brothers Coffee Company to its subscribers.
Matthew’s idea, or mission, is to source and deliver small batch, ethically sourced coffees direct to the you, the coffee lover.
And each month he chooses a coffee roaster who shares his belief that coffee growers should be paid more than they typically are, and that the coffee business as a whole shouldn’t have an adverse effect on our environment.
It’s not hard to see how Larry’s Coffee fits that mission.
Larry’s roasts coffees that are Fair Trade, organic, shade-grown and a lot more.
On top of that, their whole business is environmentally friendly... from generating electricity with solar panels, collecting rainwater from the roof, and making local coffee deliveries in a van that runs on biodiesel.
We love supporting companies like this... Small companies that want to do business responsibly and ethically.
OK... onto the coffee.
This is a dark-roasted blend of organic beans from Bolivia and Peru.
As always, we ground the coffee beans just before brewing, and then let the brewed coffee sit for a couple of minutes before tasting.
This is a smooth coffee. It fills the mouth nicely. It has the boldness you expect from a dark roast, but still manages to be very smooth, without any sharp or bitter edges.
There’s some bittersweet chocolate there, with maybe a hint of fruit. And my wife swears she can taste a hint of nuts and forest leaves.
This is the kind of coffee we really like. Dark and bold, but also smooth and layered.
Definitely worth a try!
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