Looking to explore some new coffee with the freshest beans delivered right to your mailbox? That’s what we were looking for and we found Craft Coffee!
Craft coffee is an online coffee delivery service that we tried out recently. As we continue on our search for making a better cup of coffee, we wanted to start trying coffees that you can’t get locally and that are freshly roasted. As we learn more about what it takes to make a truly great cup of coffee, our methods are improving and we want to ensure the beans we use are fresh.
We purchased a sample set of 3 bags that Craft Coffee has to offer, and the bags included their “Shoulders of Giants” roast along with 2 others that they believe we would like. Upon signing up, you choose the coffee that you normally drink (Folgers, Maxwell House, Starbucks, Dunkin, Etc…) and they’ll match you with coffee that tastes similar that they offer. There are a couple advantages to their process:
- You’re close to the flavor profile in the beans/blend that you’re accustomed to. Considering the added price of fresh beans, you don’t want to start with something you may completely hate.
- Short of roasting the beans yourself, they’re about as fresh as you can get. Ours were roasted between April 26-30 and they arrived May 6.
- You receive 4 oz of coffee. There is enough there to enjoy several cups while brewing it in different ways to fully appreciate the flavor of the beans. The one blend we received from Metric Coffee tasted considerably less bitter and acidic brewing it through our Aeropress rather than our Pourover.
Not all coffee beans are the same. It’s easy to see pictures of them in various places and think they all look and taste alike. We thought that too initially, but that’s dead wrong. Thus we want to note the origins of each of the blends for future reference. There are so many to try, and we’re just starting.
Craft Coffee is a little bit pricier than the usual bags/cans in the grocery store, but the beans they send are as fresh as possible short of roasting them yourself or purchasing locally. The bad thing about where we live is that there are no local coffee shops that roast beans. We noted that when we brewed coffee from each bag, how much CO2 gas was being released… they have not sat around long. Their website is great, and the ordering process couldn’t have been easier. If you have some extra wiggle room in the budget, and you’re looking to explore some new coffee give Craft Coffee a try. You may just discover a new favorite!
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