|Roast Level: Dark Roast|
|Tasting Notes: Cocoa Nibs - Lingering Body|
Most people’s initial encounter with a dark roast is a cup full of smoke and ash, but we think coffee should be more than that. We strive to maintain distinctive origin flavors while softening the acidity and highlighting distinctive molasses and spice characteristics. This coffee is a shining example of our craft, providing enough roast development to please those who look for deep character, but applied with a delicate hand to still deliver a true coffee experience.
The West Pole, unlike the North and South Poles, has no geographic significance whatsoever. It was declared to be so as more of a gag than anything else, and we kind've love that. It's definitely not something you would expect to find in Bee Cave, Texas (just east of our roastery) so we named our dark roast blend after it...just because.
|Altitude: 1900 MASL|
|Varietal: Caturra, Colombia|
Dark roast means different things to different people. To us, it means that we have achieved a wonderful balance between origin flavors and roast character.
I’m m not usually a fan of dark roast, but this is a welcome exception.
I'm an iced tea drinker, strong black tea over ice with Splenda, not a coffee drinker. Then Cuvee Coffee's West Pole show up in my mailbox, uninvited, as part of a coffee subscription program that I didn't know I'd joined. And, it has completely ruined my no coffee iced tea life. You only have to grind it in you kitchen once to be hooked. Then, having ground it, I had to taste it......sublime. Now, I drink iced tea and West Pole.
My favorite coffee so far... haven't been able to find a better match in whole Houston
The flavor of this coffee once it's brewed is really good, but there's a slight acidity to it. I prefer a smoother blend so I probably won't buy this one again. This is personal preference, so don't let my review deter you if you don't mind a slightly acidic brew.