Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Mugged: House Roast [David Lynch Coffee]


Subject: David Lynch
Coffee Mugged: House Roast
Rating: 4+ [see key]

A lot of times people in the entertainment biz branch into different areas, like David Lynch. While I can’t say I’ve experienced many of his films or projects (I saw part of the Elephant Man), I have experienced his coffee. Distributed through Java Distribution, his brand of coffee is marketed as a fair trade, organic and delicious (and a portion going to the American Film Institute).

When they sent me out some beans to try and give some feedback, I was hesitant of coffee relayed through the same company that distributes Allegro Coffee. But I kept my opinions to the subconscious and sampled the coffee via french press, drip and siphon.

The drip produced a cup relaying roasted almond, caramel, smoked pork, pineapple, nutella and a light/medium body.The french press delivered a brew with cashew, almond, pear, pineapple, sage, cinnamon and vanilla all amidst a light to medium body.

The siphon also held a similar body with more notes of honey, caramel, roasted cashew and cinnamon. Overall, the coffee held no notes of bitterness and was delightfully fresh.

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


Endang said...

Bill, I did not follow your blog since early, so I do not know why you chose the three systems of brewed that was french press, drip, and siphon. Can you explain why these three systems that you chose, why the method of collision coffee (mud coffee) or espresso maker was not selected? Whereas the espresso is very common, and collision coffee is the most simple method.

Bill said...


Well, the main reason I use drip, siphon and french press are that they encapsulate three brewing methods that encounter the coffee diversely: drip has a paper filter, french press is like "collision coffee" but you leave the grinds behind and siphon has direct contact but there's very little sediment and less oils then press. I don't use espresso as a test simply because I don't have the money for a proper espresso set-up and because espresso is so fickle an art.

Kuahana Kona Coffee said...

Interesting take on David Lynch coffee, I'll have to add it to the list of coffee to try. Although I find that most organics have a slightly more bitter taste (even Kona coffee) then their counters.

Stephanie Yoon said...

Does David Lynch Coffee produce any other types of beans? If so, will you be tasting and reviewing these as well? I would also be interested in knowing your top ten all-time favorite coffees!


Assistant said...

Endang great question, I enjoyed learning why he chooses those methods.

You say because a proper espresso set-up is expensive, but is it more difficult to judge? Why is that?

And does anyone know of a reasonable espresso machine that works but will not cost an arm and a leg?

Thanks for the review, i'll have to try it. I like how part of it goes to a film charity too.


Coffee and K Cups said...

You say that David Lynch coffee has no bitter taste at all...That statement really intrigues me and makes me want to give it a try. In my past experiences (I have owned a small coffee shop) all of the manufacturers that asked me to review a product sent something that was (how should I say this....)less than what I had expected.

It is refreshing, however, to hear that the David Lynch product is above most industry standards....

Anyway, love the blog:) Keep up the good work.

Samuel Millison, Jr.

Bill said...

I only reviewed David Lynch's House Roast. Apparently he also has an espresso roast and decaf.

I would check out for reviews on good espresso machines. Price depends on how much you would sell your arm and leg for.

While David Lynch wasn't the best coffee I've ever had, it didn't have any substantial bitterness.

Review Coffee Machines said...

Woah! Never known David Lynch ventured into the world of coffee-making.

I think I'll definitely want to give his organic coffees a try and perhaps dedicate a post for them in my coffee makers review blog.

Thanks Bill! ;)

chloe said...

Glad to know about Lynch's coffee, I'm always looking for something different, and from your description and what I know of his movies, I'm sure it is. Now I think I know why coffee was such a big part of Twin Peaks.

frankbooth said...

"I saw part of The Elephant Man..."

I've heard rumors of people like you, and now I have proof you exist. (Beyond those blurry super-8 movies of you swimming across a loch or strolling through a forest.) Reminds me of a guy I met who told me that he'd had a sip of coffee, once.