Our review of Mount Everest Supreme - an extraordinary coffee from the only coffee estate in the Himalayas.

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First off, many thanks to Emily of Sea Island Coffee!

We asked her to send us “the good stuff”… and she did.

She sent us whole beans, and Nespresso capsules.

And the coffees… wow.

One bag of whole beans was a Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee from the Clifton Mount Estate. If you’ve been following along with us for a while, you’ll already know we’re a huge fan of Blue Mountain coffee, and have visited Jamaica for a first-hand view.

The second bag of beans was a medium-roast Mount Everest Supreme from Nepal.

Wait, what? I had no idea coffee was grown in the Himalayas! It turns out this coffee is grown on the ONLY estate in the Himalayas, which is also one of the northernmost coffee estates in the world.

As for the Nespresso capsules, the adventure continues. One box contains more Blue Mountain coffee, and the other is from the Santa Cruz Estate on the Galapagos Islands.

Again… mind blown! I had no idea they grew coffee there.

It’s no wonder Sea Island Coffee describe themselves as “Merchants of Extraordinary Coffee”.

Once again, thank you Emily!

For our review, we chose to feature…

Mount Everest Supreme Coffee from Nepal.

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As always, we ground the beans immediately before brewing.

Then we left the coffee to cool for a couple of minutes before tasting.

My wife took the lead, as she has a much more sensitive sense of smell.

For the aroma, she immediately picked up some dark, chocolate tones. Very nice.

For the taste, we pretty much agreed on most points. This coffee is naturally sweet, but still has that signature coffee bitterness in the aftertaste. It’s a perfect balance… bittersweet… but the other way around, with the sweetness hitting first.

There is a taste of nuts there too, and an earthiness my wife characterized as “fresh forest floor”. But, interestingly, we didn’t find any fruit tones. No berry, no citrus.

We did pick up another taste which she described as buttery and I described as light vanilla.

The mouthfeel is soft and full. The base taste is sweet and gentle.

There’s some complexity here, and a fairly unique taste profile overall. That’s to be expected when you consider this is a coffee from Nepal!

Explore their coffees for yourself.

Sea Island Coffee offers a unique take on gourmet coffee.

You won’t find all the usual contenders under their coffee listings. They really are purveyors of the extraordinary.

This is the first time we’ve ever been send TWO coffees we had never even heard of before!

Take a look, and maybe treat yourself.

You can find their full catalog of coffees on their website.

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