Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Mugged: Honduras La Gloria [Joffrey's]

Subject: Joffrey's
Coffee Mugged: Honduras La Gloria
Rating [see key]: 5+

It's quite natural to associate specific food and drink with good times. For years I associated sausage rolls with Christmas (that is until my mom decided she didn't like baking anymore, but that's another tale). Coconuts distinctly remind me of the beach in summertime, and thanks to my Irish grandparents, cashews draw me back to the Ocean City boardwalk.

But when it comes to coffee, only a few roasters have managed to tickle my hippocampus, one of the more recent for me happens to be Joffrey's Coffee and Tea. Unlike most roasters, Joffrey's has a distinct advantage in their role as the official specialty roaster of Disney Parks. Thus, there's a good chance someone will positively treasure a Joffrey's experience, especially when you add into the equation that per some research on my most recent trip to Disney World Orlando, Joffrey's stands out as the only consistently-decent coffee option for the roaming Disney coffee geek.

Keeping the memories alive for the Disney enthusiast at home, Joffrey's naturally sells their wares outside the Disney realm. Recently I came across one of their new single origins, their Honduras La Gloria. Grown by a family-run farm in the town of La Gloria, this coffee is one of Joffrey's specialty grade medium roasts. Naturally curious, I sampled a bag of the coffee via pourover, french press and siphon.

The pourover doled out notes of chocolate, caramel, shortbread, peach, pecan, raisin and a little coriander, making for a sweet, delicious, medium-bodied brew. The french press ruminated a smooth, delicious potion of chocolate, vanilla cake, cherry apple, cream, arugula and slight bran in a medium body. The siphon also produced a delighful cup, yodeling the flavors of chocolate, vanilla extract, bran, cream, apple and iceberg lettuce in a medium body.

All together, this Honduran coffee proved sweet, smooth and supple. Especially for a company that tends to roast a bit dark for my liking, this coffee proved a to be a nice lighter medium roast. Whether you happen to pick up a cup at a Disney cafe or delivered to your front stoop, check out Joffrey's Honduras La Gloria.

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

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