I am crazy for coffee–especially whole-bean coffee. I recently tried three varieties of organic, fair-trade whole-bean coffee from CoffeeCrazy. My mornings have been wonderful thanks to CoffeeCrazy’s Colombian, French Roast and Espresso Roast coffee beans.
I Tried Three Varieties From CoffeeCrazy:
My nose fell in love at first sniff with CoffeeCrazy’s French Roast. The scent that wafted from the bag was amazing. I had high-hopes for this coffee. Sadly, it was milder than I prefer. I found that I had to grind it finer and infuse it a little longer in my French Press. Then it made a decent, mild coffee. It brewed a little stronger in my Mokka Pot, but not quite a strong as other French Roast coffee. I felt it also seemed a little less oily than the French Roast I usually use. I did still enjoy this coffee and went through it quite quickly.
According to CoffeeCrazy: “This is a medium/full body blend, with a nice low acidity. Fair Trade practices help farming families across Latin America, Africa and Asia to improve the quality of life in their communities. “
The Espresso Roast is my favorite of the three CoffeeCrazy beans. I like to prepare this in my Moka pot or cold brew it. It is also a little milder than I prefer and the beans seemed a little dryer. But overall, I really liked this coffee.
The Espresso Roast has a nice strong flavor and seems medium full-bodied. It is not as oily or as dark as some espresso beans I have used, but it may have just been this batch? I am enjoying this espresso roast in my iced lattes and the flavor blends well with milk.
According to CoffeeCrazy: “Roasted in the Italian espresso tradition, our Espresso Organico blend consists of 4 different single origin coffees. One is a Fair Trade CertifiedTM organically grown coffee from Central America. We combine this with an organically grown African and 2 diverse organically grown South American beans to create this complex and yes, knock your socks off espresso.”
The Colombian was my least favorite of the three. It was not bad at all, just weaker than I prefer. I am not sure that the coffee is weaker, but the flavor seemed “weaker” (I felt like I drank a cup of coffee).
It reminded me of Folgers drip coffee even made in my French Press. I like it better than Folgers, but the flavor reminded me of it. I think this would be a nice coffee for my mom who enjoys Folgers and similar styles of coffee. In fact, I brewed some for her in my French Press and she complimented me on the nice cup of coffee. It isn’t bad, it is just a matter of personal preference.
I could see myself purchasing the Espresso beans and maybe the French Roast again.
About Coffee Crazy:
In their own words: “CoffeeCrazy sources the finest beans from around the world, and delivers them right to your door.
Fair Trade practices help farming families across Latin America, Africa and Asia to improve the quality of life in their communities. (Fair Trade Licensed Partner Listings). Our Coffee is USDA Certifed Organic, Non-GMO.”
Where To Purchase Coffee Crazy’s Coffees:
All three varies of CoffeeCrazy Coffee are available on Amazon. Click on the following links to visit each product’s listing: