A Brief Word.
It has been like two days since my last post and I feel like I am failing! But in that time I have gotten my Facebook and Instagram pages running! So it wasn’t a complete loss of time! Anyways, I am going to give you guys a review based off the free 1 POUND of beans trial I got from CAMANO ISLAND COFFEE ROASTERS.
They gave me the Papa New Guinea Roast to try, which is classified as a MEDIUM roast. I am sad to say it didn’t even come close to a medium roast. In fact, it was an extremely dark roast! First, let me give you my review! Then we can recap.
How I Found Camano Island Coffee Roasters?
On one of my TOP 10 lists, I posted 10 places you can get free samples of coffee sent to you prior to buying the coffee either as a subscription or one time buy.
Now into the review!
Coffee Shop – Camano Island Coffee Roasters – Washington State
Background: – According to their website, during the 1930s the first coffee beans planted in Wau, Papa New Guinea were from Jamaica’s Blue Mountain region. The medium roast is described as having a smooth balance good for breakfast and after desserts, containing chocolate tones. – More on this soon.
Beans – Wau, Papa New Guinea – Medium roast, However they were roasted as a Dark Roast… FAR FROM MEDIUM ROAST!
The beans were covered in oils, which is an indicator of a dark roast bean. Definitely either out of error or lack of roasting knowledge.
All of their beans are shade-grown, organic certified and involve close relationships with the farmers of each coffee plantation.
Now I am not here to bash a brand, I am simply giving an honest review… No commission, no nothing. I just got a free bag of beans and tried them… (they offer this to anyone on their site).
Brewing Method – Aeropress – Scoop and a half – 4 minute brew time – 10 seconds stir – Quick press.
Altitude – Not Specified
Aroma – Burnt, Smokey, Nutty (subtle)
Taste – VERY BITTER, VERY BURNT, this is your coffee if you love this taste. The best thing to compare it to is like a Sumatra or other really dark roast of Starbucks brand. The finish is smooth, yes. But the taste of smoke and charcoal are strong in this coffee. It is definitely an acquired taste.
Summary of Coffee Roast
This coffee may be good for people who love dark dark roasts of coffee. Honestly there is no exaggeration in profiles here. The only benefit you may get with this coffee compared to Starbucks is the quality. The bean was noticeably clean and smooth, however it leaves a bitter taste lingering in your mouth. I would pick this roast over Starbucks, but I would pick many other roasts over this one.
I am harshly awarding this roast 1 out of 5 stars because of the QA error or lack of attention to detail in the roasting process. If I would have paid for a medium roast and got a darkest dark roast I would be pretty upset. They may have amazing farmed beans but this isn’t making up for much. The one star goes to the quality of the beans, which are acclaimed to be some of the best grown.
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