Well, it's taken us two months to get through our three bags of Blue Bottle Coffee, and we are ready for more! After sampling Yemen, Giant Steps, and Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, we are going back to take more Giant Steps towards coffee nirvana. The Blue Bottle site describes Giant Steps as "[a] blend of Sumatran and Ugandan organic coffees that is quite dark and chocolaty...If it were any heavier-bodied, you could pour it on pancakes." Yeah, coffee pancakes. That stuff is goooood!
We thoroughly enjoyed all of them in turn, but this is the one that totally surprised us with its cocoa-like depths and silky weightiness on the tongue. I never sipped a coffee that had a mouthfeel before, but this one definitely does.
Since we ran out of Blue Bottle a week ago, we've been back to brewing our old standby: Kona from Trader Joe's. Yeah. It's just not the same -- once considered the most robust blend we had on our shelf, now it's weak and thin. And I'm sad. However, happiness is ahead, because right before posting, I reordered online and in a few days the Giant Steps beans will be roasted, our bag filled, and that bag leaping to our apartment where it will go straight into our grinder and thence to our mouths.
I can say with conviction that this is definitely going to become a regular thing for us and in that case, I'm going to have to think seriously about subscribing. That's when they will put us on their regular route and we'll reap the roasted benefits of discounts.