So excited to try my first coffees from Blanchard's Coffee Roasting Company this morning. They've got a few fantastic offerings that are definitely worth checking out, in addition to a partnership with a local hotel in Virginia called the Quirk Hotel. Their collaboration has led to Quirk Coffee, a coffee from Finca San Jose in Nicaragua for which Blanchard's and the Quirk Hotel have designed a stunning bag, with a floral tapestry look. This morning I had Blanchard's Mocha Java, a blend that I first tried from Chromatic Coffee back in 2013. It was phenomenal then, and it's phenomenal now. I'm working on a review of Blanchard's Kenya Yara AA, which I hope to get out before Thanksgiving.
Blanchard's Mocha Java went great with a simple 2:30 brew time and 20g/300mL coffee to water ratio on the Hario V60 worked great with this one. It's certainly a richer coffee, with more caramel/chocolate notes, so the V60 did a great job lightening it up and extracting some great aromatics and undertones.
Thanks for joining me on the Daily Brew today. Looking forward to posting more often and stay more true to the feed's name in the near future. Hope you enjoy some great brews this Thanksgiving!