Pelicano Coffee Roasters- U.K.

For the final part of our British series, we turn to Pelicano Coffee Roasters. Founded in 2014, Pelicano has emerged as a premier player in the Brighton coffee scene, and it’s easy to see why. To put it quite simply, they know what they’re doing. Again, I’ve yet to have the pleasure of visiting any of their three cafes, but, from trying their beans, it’s safe to say that they know coffee.

Forgot to grab a photo of the actual bag, so I pulled this one from their site so you could get an idea of what it looked like.

I received their Guatemala Finca La Bolsa blend and this review is based off of me brewing it via the Aeropress. The first thing that struck me about this coffee was the sweet notes it had thanks to both the chocolate and caramelized sugar that came through. The chocolate notes were especially strong, and that was something that I really enjoyed. Overall, looking at the roast spectrum, I put this coffee on the darker side of a medium roast. I did note that it was a bit on the bolder side, but I think that just came from the richness of the tasting notes. It definitely wasn’t bold enough to scare many a coffee drinker off. This was the last of the three that I tasted, and while it wasn’t my overall favourite of the three, it definitely held its own. Kudos to you Pelicano!

Overall: 4/5

P.S. A special shout out is in order for making this British series happen. To my lovely girlfriend, Jess, for getting me these coffees as a birthday present. You can find her on Instagram here, and be sure to check out her blog here.

Anyway, that’s it for me this week. Hope you enjoyed this series and I’ll see you next week!

-Matt

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