The last time I had a glass of Yeti Cold Press Blend from Peace Coffee Roasters was over a year ago. I cannot believe it has been this long since I’ve had this blend, and its probably been close to that since I’ve had any other offerings from Peace coffee. Well, now a little over year later I am coming back to the Yeti Cold Press Blend to see if my thoughts have changed.
The one great thing about coming back to a coffee this long after, is that my brewing techniques have grown which will change my experience and previous thoughts…
27/340g • Grind beans on fine side or #20 on Preciso • Time: 2:30 including 30 second bloom (enough water to saturate)
A chocolate note billows from the cup with an intoxicating sweetness. Once the chocolate mellows from my nose I can start to smell a touch of fruit underneath. It reminds me of sweet and juicy raspberries. There’s a bit of smokiness starting to make its way to the surface. Its a very mild smoky play.
As I take my first sip I am greeted with that intoxicating chocolate sweetness. I could live with a coffee tasting this chocolaty, but there is more to discover here. A very mild smokiness begins to show which lingers a bit on my tongue. As the cup cools I am greeted by a fruit play. Raspberries… Sweet and juicy raspberries.
Clever Coffee Dripper:
24/340g • Grind beans on coarse side or #24 on Preciso • Steep for 3:00 minutes, stir, and then place over cup draining within 1:30-2:00 minutes.
Hello, fruit! Right off I noticed the Clever Dripper has more fruit play than the Woodneck.
The aroma carries this big chocolate sweetness with a touch of smokiness underneath. I can smell touches of raspberries and lemon. And as the cup cools, almonds and vanilla begin to shine in the background.
The taste — A big chocolate sweetness, a common characteristic between these brew methods, greeted my tongue with the big sweetness it carries. Like a big bear hug on my tongue. Underneath I began to taste a lovely almond nuttiness. As the cup cools, a lemon acidity popped out from time to time.
This blend is formulated for adventures: caramel and dark chocolate notes play pleasingly between sweet and rich. Crafted as a recipe for the perfect cup of cold press coffee, it’s also delicious however you brew it. ~ Peace Coffee
You can compare this review to the one I wrote back in 2010 here. Reading back on it I can see some similarities between the two reviews, but after after growing my palate and learning other brew methods than the French press, I have since been able to really enjoy coffees more than I used to.
Overall, so happy I came back to this. It was a wonderful realization of how much I’ve grown with coffee these last few years. Lets not forget, this coffee was even better than when I first tried it.
Info About This Coffee
Roast Level: Medium
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