My husband and I are fairly new coffee drinkers — shocking, I know! When we began drinking coffee, we were buying those expensive K-Cups for the Keurig which just wasn’t cost-effective. Then, we started buying the pre-ground Folger’s coffee by the bucket but the taste was just never there. It was always lacking flavor. So we’ve now turned to a better coffee brand, Landmark Coffee out of San Francisco. The best coffee, in our opinion.
(Disclosure: I received a sample pack of coffee beans from Landmark Coffee to facilitate my review. My opinion is honest and my own and may differ from yours.)
Since a 2lb bag of our favorite flavor, the French Roast, is only $13.70, it’s now more cost-effective than ever to make our own coffee. We use a reusable K-Cup and only grind the amount of beans we need for one day to maintain freshness. Each cup is so fresh, fragrant and delish!
If you like a medium roast, I suggest you try the Colombia Supremo. The flavor is so warm and cozy but the caffein doesn’t make you crazy. Also, the decaf French Roast is great for the evenings.
Bean selection (from LandmarkCoffee.com): The Coffees we select are from the world’s finest Arabica beans. These top-quality beans are milder and more flavorful but also more expensive than the harsher Robusta variety. Robusta beans are predominantly used in canned and instant coffees. The world’s coffee growing regions can be found in a relatively narrow band near the equator. Highest quality coffees are usually grown at altitudes over four thousand feet. Climate, soil conditions, plant treatment and processing techniques all play a key roll in creating a coffee’s flavor profile.
Acidity The pleasant tartness of a fine coffee. Acid also describes coffee components which produce indigestion or nervousness in some individuals.
Aroma Describes the odor of freshly brewed coffee.
Body The sense of heaviness, richness or thickness when one tastes coffee.
Bright Describes a lively mouth feel.
Cupping Coffee A trade phrase describing the art of extracting and tasting flavors from a small amount of ground beans brewed in a clear glass. This is the truest method to appraise good and bad characteristics in beans by taste and sight.
Flavor What distinguishes the taste of coffee once its acidity, body and aroma have been described.
Light Describes a thin, bright flavor.
Mellow Sweet bodied and smooth.
Rich A full, heavy, sweet flavor.
Sweet Free from harshness in flavor.
Winey Distinct and fruit-like taste.
Earthy The tones that reflect soil characteristics.
Head over to LandmarkCoffee.com to place your order. All first time customers get a FREE 1 lb bag of coffee. Plus, if you LIKE Landmark Coffee on Facebook, you can get a $3 off coupon.
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