Taste Notes: A bold yet balanced coffee, with a natural cacao bitterness, and a long, lingering & enjoyable aftertaste.
This is a blend of two coffees both from the Rwenzori estates in Uganda.
Being a 50/50 Arabica & Robusta blend, it's STRONG in terms of caffeine, and in terms of flavour it's certainly bold - yet balanced.
This is a blend of high quality Arabica and Robusta, and it's not roasted overly dark - the result is a powerful cup of coffee with a long lingering aftertaste, but a wake up with a smile, not a grimace!
There's bitterness there for me, but it's an enjoyable very dark chocolate bitterness that reminds me of cacao nibs.
Have you ever munched on cacao nibs? I have, mainly in Greek Yogurt, if you're on a low carb diet & you're wanting something to give some flavour and texture to something healthy but a bit bland, I think cacao nibs are great.
By the way, I know that cocoa and cacao is the same thing, but for whatever reason, in this form, they're usually referred to as cacao.
Anyway, for those who haven't chomped cacao, they have a very dark chocolate bitterness, it's unsweetened cocoa, basically - and for me, this is a flavour which is definitely bitter, but enjoyable.
Just enough bitterness to hit the sweet spot. I have ordered three kilos of this now and remain a big fan. Well done, Kev :)