Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mugged: Bolivian Fair Trade [Coffee Foundry]


What does "Mugged" mean?

Coffee Foundry
Coffee Mugged:
Bolivian Fair Trade

Rating: 4+
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ocal businesses working together makes a whole heap of sense. Take NYC clothing company 3sixteen that put together a video series about what people who wear their clothes are passionate about. The videos document tattoo studio Invisible NYC and the drummer of the Death Set, but the one that caught my eye was the one about the Coffee Foundry, a local coffeehouse and roaster in NYC's West Village.

Long story short, the video enticed my curiosity and the Coffee Foundry (in cooperation with 3sixteen) sent me out some of their Bolivian Fair Trade to take for an objective spin. I received a medium roasted coffee in the classic brown bag which I prepared in three different infusions: drip (filtered), french press and siphon. All three infusions produced light-to-medium bodied brews with mellifluous results.

The drip presented a wheat-like brew with the flavors of cream, cooking cocoa, graham cracker, croissant, raisin, fig and kettle popcorn.

The french press brought out more notes similar to rum and oatmeal but still produced popcorn, raisin and fig along with a little tingle of dandelion green.

The siphon dealt out a cup similar to the drip, with a noticeable wheat presence followed by a little cream, honey, cooking cocoa, nuttiness, croissant and a bit of cinnamon.

While I wouldn't say Coffee Foundry's Bolivian was one of the best I've had, I will say that it produced a good cup of joe. If you're in the market for good south american coffee, grab a bag from the Coffee Foundry.

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


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Bill said...


Sure you can use it. Just make sure the link is contained within the text of 'pure coffee blog' and you send me an email to let me know where it is (

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Unknown said...

Love the three aspects on the beans!

I'm a big fan of siphoned coffee and I'm glad to read that you use it to test out and describe roasters.

What are some of the better south american roasters you prefer?

P.s. the video is inspiring.

Lily said...

Sounds delicious - have to try it.

Larry Patterson said...

I really like the Fair Trade concept. Some of the K-Cups we sell are Fair Trade as well. Coffee is more competitive than most people realize. Check out our site when you get a chance and let me know what you think.

A Coffee Fan said...

Bolivian coffee is good but I prefer Colombian coffee. The taste is different and the quality is better.

Grace said...


I drink and sell Organo Gold Gourmet Coffee....this stuff is excellent. It has ganoderma in it which is from a mushroom that has been soothing lots of health problems for the last 5,000 years in china. Google ganoderma and also check out my website

Coffee Beans said...

Thanks for sharing this. There are so many coffee beans that are not in the 'mainstream' so to speak. Sometimes hearing about yet another Colombian or such is almost redundant! Thanks again, I will have to hunt me down some Bolivian!