Truegrit (100% Peaberry Robusta)
My husband and I have been using these beans exclusively for almost a year now. We tried some his sister had and ordered the trio for ourselves. After trying all three, the Robusta is our favorite. It is thick and flavorful and makes THE BEST Vietnamese coffee. My husband also uses it for espresso and in our percolator. We will be buying these beans for as long as they're available!
The package was the first thing I inspected. Knowing this was billed as a single origin, I expected a region and maybe even a farm name, but there was none. I rubbed a couple of the peaberries together and got a slight rubber smell. At this point I was already wondering if they had a lighter roast. Cupping revealed a slight hint of a bakery or a cracker, no off putting aromas at all. The taste was also quite mild, with the esoteric cracker taste present. I would not call this roast strong at all. I was really impressed with the way the coffee presented. The roast was spot on. I will next try an Aeropress extraction for a version of traditional Vietnamese coffee. Overall, pretty good. Little pricey for the quality and flavor, but I was expecting some rather unpleasant notes of burning rubber. Didn't happen. Good job Nguyen Coffee!
Smooth flavor and no bitter aftertaste