An Irishman’s favorite on a cold, blustery day. Bold & deep with moderate acidity and a big full body lead to a lingering finish. Medium roasted African coffees lend light smoky overtones to the delicate spicy notes of a South American highlands dark roast. May the luck of the Irish be with you!
Region: South America, Africa
Notes: Spices, Caramel, Milk Chocolate, Almonds, Marshmellow
Acidity is the brightness that coffee offers. Some palates register this as sour or tangy. Some delight in its fruity complexities.
Alternatively, boldness can taste rich and bittersweet like dark chocolate. Some palates register this as heavy or smoky. Some delight in its rich, spicy caramelized sugars.
Balanced coffees will have a nice mixture of both attributes so that one does not overpower the other. It will be the most complex in flavor, giving you the sweetest flavors. It will give you a nutty depth and spice of a dark roast with a gentler acidity to round out the flavors of the coffee.