The first coffee I ever tried from Verve Coffee Roasters was El Salvador Clementino which had arrived a little late to my doorstep, but still had enough life in it for me to really enjoy what the coffee had to offer.
I am surprised that I have not tried much of their coffee, but I am here to change that.
I ordered up some Ethiopia Worka which is a crop I keep reading about all over Twitter lately. I saw that Verve Coffee Roasters was offering some so I jumped on the chance to see what this coffee was like.
Ethiopia Worka is said to be:
Fruit forward with heavy notes of huckleberry, blackberry, strawberry, blueberry. It carries a very heavy, sticky body reminiscent of maple syrup. Sweet chocolate, rose and vanilla occupy the palette in the long lasting finish.
When I opened the bag I felt like I was in blueberry heaven. The bag screamed of sweet and juicy blueberries with hints of vanilla.
All through the brewing process in the Hario V60, the house smelt of sweet luscious blueberries. I’ve had coffees that have had intense blueberry notes, but this was ridiculously delicious.
After brewing I immediately poured a cup and stuck my nose deep into the cup. The aroma was dry, and carried a wonderfully sweet blueberry note along with a sticky sweet maple syrup which hung around under my nose reminding me of blueberry pancakes. Okay, I’m hungry now.
The taste started out the same way with intense blueberries, a sweet sticky maple syrup, but took a turn when I started to notice a sweet butter and an orange fruitiness coming through at the end of each sip.
Ethiopia Worka is starting to remind me of sweet buttery blueberry pancakes with maple syrup, and a side of fresh oranges.
Overall, I found this coffee to be ridiculously delicious. Don’t let the sound of maple syrup scare you away. I highly recommend trying out this coffee before it sells out.
I’m giving this a 4.75 out of 5 cups.
At $14.50 for a 12oz bag its not a bad deal either. Hurry up and get you some.