Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.
This is the second review in a series of Aperture Coffees (see the first review here). This was a very different coffee from the Costa Rica last week. While the Costa Rica was bright and fruity, this Congo was more of what I’d call a traditional or classic coffee. It had a rich, nutty aroma and a medium body with a more subtle sweetness. It was still a really good coffee, but didn’t have anything incredibly unique about it. It was balanced and clean, but lacked some of the intricacies I’ve come to expect in a speciality cup of coffee—especially after its counterpart from Costa Rica had such complexity.
There is no doubt this coffee deserves to be in the speciality class, but it lacked some of the intricacies of flavors that I think separates the best speciality coffees from the rest. I’ll gladly enjoy finishing this bag, but if I were to order from Aperture again, I’d absolutely choose the Costa Rica over this Congo.