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Coffee Review Scores our Holiday Blend 95 points!

Posted by Oliver Stormshak on

The Highest Scoring Coffee this Holdiay Season is Olympia Coffee Roasting Co Holiday Blend according the Coffee Review the leading coffee scoring review site. This month's feature article Holiday Gift Coffees: Blends and Beyond listed our coffee as not only the highest scoring coffee but also the only blend in the top scores. Read the Review below. 95 Olympia Coffee Roasting Holiday Blend Location: Olympia, Washington Origin: El Salvador; Kenya. Roast: Medium-Light Est. Price: $17.25/12 ounces Review Date: December 2014 Agtron: 59/78 Aroma: 9 Acidity: 9 Body: 9 Flavor: 9 Aftertaste: 9 Blind Assessment: Big, round, ringingly sweet, vivacious. Caramel,...

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2013 Year in Review

Posted by Sam Schroeder on

  Before January 1st, back in November of 2012 it was announced that we were Roast Magazine’s 2013 Micro Roaster of the Year. Naturally, we celebrated by throwing a huge party at our roastery on the November 15th our 7 anniversary of being in business. Our party was covered by the Weekly Volcano, and featured excellent coffee, organic beer, tamales and live music by Lazer Zeppelin and The Maxines. Capitol Boulevard build out By the time the first of the year rolled around we had just signed a lease on what was to become our Capitol Boulevard Coffee Bar. This...

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Holiday Blend Scores 93 on Coffee Review

Posted by Oliver Stormshak on

Blind Assessment: Rich, fruit and brandy. Cherry, blueberry, milk chocolate, brandy, lily-like flowers in aroma and cup. Lively, effervescent acidity; lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Rich and sweet in the short finish, slightly drying in the long. Notes: A blend of a Costa Rica coffee from the distinguished Lomas Al Rio mill and a Colombian coffee produced by the OCCICAFE cooperative in the La Plata region of Huila, Colombia. Olympia Coffee Roasting is a small-batch wholesale and retail roasting company with a youthful, no-nonsense style and a commitment to high-quality organic coffees. Visit www.olympiacoffeeroasting.com or call 360-753-0066 for more information. Who Should...

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Banko Natural - Ethiopia Scores 94 points on Coffee Review!

Posted by Oliver Stormshak on

Blind Assessment: Richly pungent; deep, complex. Strawberry, cedar, night-blooming flowers, dark chocolate, a hint of brandy. Balanced, vibrant acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor, particularly chocolate, saturates a sweet, very slightly drying, finish. Notes: This coffee is certified organically grown and Fair Trade certified, meaning it was purchased from small-holding farmers at a "fair" or economically sustainable price. It is a dry-processed or "natural" coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or "washed" coffees. Banko, established in 2012, is one of twenty-three primary cooperatives located...

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