I was looking for a Christmas coffee and grabbed two boxes and split them among us Minnesota roasters.
Glad I did. (Coffee will get served with dessert on Christmas day, standing rib roast done on the Big Green Egg)
1st crack: 9:00
(Gorgeous roast. Moved in synch. I took a long, lazy, softer approach to the coffee, treating it as I would a natural).
Prepped: Yama Vacpot, 201*
Aroma: Wines, herbs, chocolate, cocoa. All in and out.
Flavor: Blackberry, dried apricot, black plum, port wine
(As the cup cools, cup morphs a bit/floral notes appear)
Body: Thick, pronounced, juicy, coating
Finish: Port wine initial part of cup; later a vanilla finish.
Aftertaste: Lllllllong vanilla.
Royal says you will "love it or leave it." I love it -- there is no ignoring this cup. You can't just sip and read the paper. You can read the cup and sip the news.