Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.
I recently completed a few months of the Mistobox subscription as I was working on a review. The final coffee I received was this naturally processed Honduran coffee from Verve. I described to my coffee curator my coffee preferences (bright, fruit forward, unique) and this is what he recommended. Let’s just say he did a good job.
The coffee hits you right out of the bag with a rich, sweet fragrance of chocolate and blackberry. In the flavor the strong notes of blackberry carried through with the undertones of chocolate. The flavor had a nice, fruit-forward sweetness that grew stronger as the coffee cooled. The acidity was quite interesting; it was strong at the front of each sip, diminished a bit in the middle and then lingered in a long finish. The coffee didn’t have a lot of evolution, but the flavor and other attributes created a really nice, complex cup of coffee that worked well regardless of what brew method I tried it in.
The Bottom Line
This was an excellent coffee that was a lot of fun to explore. It reminded me of some of the other great Central/South American naturally processed coffees I’ve tried this summer and was a great first experience with Verve Coffee.