Of the two coffees that Kelowna based Model Bean sent over, this was the lightest. I’m always intrigued by light roasts, because I feel like they always seem to have a surprise up their non-existent sleeves (in the best way possible, of course). So I was excited to dive into this Colombian offering from them.
On the nose, it seemed very smooth, light and inviting. Notes of chocolate were upfront, along with hints of floral notes. Taste-wise this roast was exactly what a lighter roast should be- it was incredibly smooth and easy drinking. With that said, it was far from boring and there were some intriguing notes. I got chocolate mixed with molasses up front. On the back-end, those floral notes made an appearance which was welcome and helped set this roast apart from some others. As the coffee cooled, a refreshing hit of grape entered the conversation which I really enjoyed. Overall, this was a really solid coffee from Model Bean. Thanks to the Model Bean team for sending this over, I’m looking forward to checking out the other roast!
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