Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Mugged: 1804

Subject: 1804 Coffee Co.
Coffees Mugged: Pine Fore
Rating [see key]: 4+

For as long as I have been drinking coffee, Haiti has not been a country renown for its great coffee. While the country has a history of cultivation, it seems that only now has Haitian coffee spilled into the realm of quality coffee. Still, much of the coffee beans I have had from Haiti have been too dark to discern any positive flavor, a trend that still persists among many coffee entities. But fortunately there does exist a coffee roaster that offers Haitian coffee that does not get lost in second crack.

1804 Coffee Co. is a company that sources exclusively Haitian coffee from local farms with the aim to not only provide quality coffee but also to aid farmers in getting a true living wage. Equipped with a few blends, they recently sent out their lightest coffee called Pine Fore which I infused via pourover, french press and siphon. 

The pourover sang of chocolate milk, apple, poppy seeds, peanut, dandelion greens and a little italian bread, proving sweet and toothsome, though a touch bitter. The french press conveyed a deeper coffee, full of chocolate raisin, whole milk, poppy seeds, fresh bread and spring mix in a medium body. The siphon proved the most complex, with chocolate, green pepper, cream, dandelions, rye bread and a little apple, making for a sweet and spicy mixture in a medium/deep body. 

All together, this has been the best Haitian coffee to date, as it held a lot of lovely, sweet flavors even though a few twangs of bitterness still struck through. If you seek a cup of good coffee from Haiti, check out 1804.

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

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