Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mugged: Toarco AA [Old Queens]


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Subject: Old Queens Coffee
Coffee Mugged: Toarco AA, Indonesia
Rating: 5+ [see key]

I always thought New Brunswick, NJ would be a good home for a great coffeehouse. And while the folks at Old Queens Coffee don't have a retail location yet, they do the town proud by pumping out great coffee to local cafes and coffee drinkers from their local roastery.

Just recently, I had the pleasure of trying out their Toarco AA a wet-processed coffee from Sulawesi, Indonesia. As I've had OQ coffees in various coffeehouses, I was truly intrigued to try out this one in my home coffee apparatuses. I brewed the coffee via drip, siphon and french press.

The drip birthed a brew of milk chocolate, pear, almond, buttery cracker and a hint of clove. The body was surprisingly heavy though it went down smoothly and sweetly.

The french press had more of wheat and sugar as well as cocoa, pear, almond and minute ginger amidst a medium body.

The siphon more resembled the drip, with milk chocolate, pear, butter, a nice nuttiness and sugary black tea.

While I can't say for sure, these beans were possibly some of the best Indonesian coffee I've sunk my proverbial teeth into. If you're looking for a great coffee from Oceania, give OQ's Toarco AA a go.

note: coffee was provided free of charge and the above review is objective feedback.


Anonymous said...

A humorous PDA about the perils of coffee addiction.

Endang said...

Ahaa .... Indonesia. Have you tried arabica coffee from the Gayo highlands-Aceh ? Try it. In international market is known as the Gayo Moutain Fresh Coffee.

กาแฟสด Aorabika Coffee said...

Sawasdee ka *-*

I come to visit you blog naka


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Don is in Nice and so is Stan.
So, no news about Ruth?
Or Earl?