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Snazzy valved bag as you can see. Olympia’s description is “Aromas of cedar and flowers open up into flavors of citrus, caramel, and spice.”
The beans were prepared using a burr grinder and brewed via Mypressi Twist V2. Nice crema, extremely syrupy. Pretty good straight and brought a lot of sweetness to the table when used as a shot in milk (though it killed a lot of the flavor =/).
The beans were prepared using a burr grinder and brewed via Aeropress. I brewed at ~190F. Extremely smooth mouth feel and quite a few different profiles going on (all good). I don’t know about the flowers, but I definitely get strong caramel and spice.
The beans were prepared using a burr grinder and brewed via Aeropress (with 2% milk/Ghirardelli White Chocolate Powder). Ok blend for a mocha, although I think the white chocolate/milk muted several of the profiles instead of enhancing them.
This was my first order from Olympia Coffee and although it’s a bit pricer than some it was a good experience. I’m not super impressed as a shot or when added to milk, but when brewed in the Aeropress as coffee a lot of good flavors emerge. In conclusion, If you’re a pourover or Aeropress kinda person, this is a great roast to try. If you’re into espresso it’s still good. If you’re into mochas and milk based drinks it’s ok, but you could do better.