It is always a whimsical and enlightening experience when a coffee WOWs your palate! Not only is it a refreshing feeling, but it also makes me wonder and imagine how far coffee can be pushed into revealing its upmost potential and development.
Coffee roasting company, Passion House Coffee Roasters is one that is certainly pushing this potential. From the city famous for its deep dish pizza, Chicago, Illinois, Passion House Coffee takes on the approach to “be good to others, and great coffee will follow.” When it comes to pushing coffee potential, Passion House always “experiments and explores new ways of preparing the beans to make sure the coffee is expressed in the best way possible.”
Customers are offered “genres” based on what type of coffee flavors he/she prefers. Passion House Coffee deems this as “discovering your genre.” Within the three genres, first is ambient. Ambient refers to customers who enjoy “subtle complexity that enhances your current state of awareness.” The texture is creamy with delicate acidity and just an overall calm cup. The second genre is mainstream, referring to the taste as “familiar enough to help you relax, yet gives you something unexpected.” The texture is buttery, acidity is playful, and is a balanced coffee. Last comes the experimental genre. This has a “vision of its own, and will excite you with its individual expression.” The texture is silky, acidity is bright, and is a vibrant one.
Today, we’re looking at the mainstreamed genre, Colombia Matambo. The coffee is grown at 1500-1900m and is a washed process coffee. To brew this coffee, I utilized my new toy: the Kalita 155 dripper. From what I understand, since there is a longer water to coffee exposure and that the Kalita has a flat bed, the yield in the cup tends to be full-bodied, with pronounced taste notes and texture.
The immediate taste notes I picked up from this coffee were sun-dried tomato and a bright finish with a hint of anise. I certainly enjoyed this coffee as I enjoy Passion House Coffee Roasters for the rigorous quality control in taste and their spunky personality when it comes to exposing very unique qualities in the coffee they roast.
Until next week friends, stay caffeinated and fly!