I can’t remember how I came across Peace Coffee, but I am so glad I did. Peace Coffee is geared to selling Organic Fair Trade Coffee. They also adopted a policy of bicycle powered delivery wherever appropriate which is very cool. This is one of those companies that needs more attention. If you have a moment, read their detailed history here.
While browsing their coffee offerings, I saw a coffee I knew I had to buy. The name did it in for me.
Welcome Yeti Cold Press Blend.
Yeti Cold Press Blend is a Medium-Dark roast that is a
special blend that makes an extraordinarily balanced, smooth and rich coffee.
This coffee is ideal for a Toddy, but since I don’t have one I will be brewing it cold poor girl’s style. A French Press is as close to a Toddy as I will be getting. I will also be reviewing this hot to compare what the hot and cold brew taste like.
First, I did this coffee hot.
The aroma carries a very smooth and chocolaty body. There is an ever so slight hint of a smoky note under my nose. I am also getting a hint of a fruity note coming through. It smells like lemon or figs even. I can’t tell exactly.
Each sip starts with a big chocolate note and then a slight smokiness comes out creating a smoky chocolate goodness. After that, I am getting that same fruity note. It tastes more like a lemon note, but I can’t really grasp what it is. As the coffee cools, a caramel note starts to come out. There is some lingering smokiness.
This coffee has a mild acidity to it which I am finding compliments the notes in the coffee very nicely.
Overall, this coffee is excellent hot. It’s smooth, chocolaty with hints of smokiness, fruit, and so delicious.
Next up, trying it cold. I find brewing the coffee hot and then chilling it for a few hours to overnight does best for me. I feel it extracts more flavors than trying to brew it cold.
The aroma in the iced coffee started off smoky with slight hints of chocolate. The coffee carries a smooth body as well.
The taste was completely opposite from the hot. I detected a smokiness that seemed to dominate the coffee with hints of chocolate, and lemon underneath.
Overall, I really like this coffee cold too. It’s really good either way.
I’d give this coffee a 4.25 out of 5 cups. I would love to drink cup after cup of this blend.
This coffee will run you $10.95 a lb. which is a very fair deal. Go check out Peace Coffee and order some of their coffee.