Tanzania Mt. Meru (September 2015 Roastery Subscription Coffee)
The September 2015 Roastery Subscription Coffee was the Tanzania Mount Meru. Up until just a few days ago, I hadn’t bothered to subscribe to the Roastery subscription coffees, but I changed my mind because of offerings like this unique coffee: Very exquisite small-lot coffees that you can’t get by any other means other than the subscription. I subscribed just yesterday, October 6, 2015.
This past Sunday, the 4th, I went to a coffee tasting for the Tanzania Mount Meru. Starbucks partner Jocelyn Freeeman paired the Tanzania with brownies topped with a homemade strawberry “cavier”. To be clear, it was not fish eggs, rather a homemade strawberry jam in a cavier-like format.
This was an exquisite coffee and perfect pairing. Although we had it via a pour over (so there was filter), it had a huge body in the mouth. (I can imagine this would be amazing in a French press.) The coffee almost had a red-wine-like mouth feel with an amazing amount of berry aroma and mixed berry flavors. The sweetness of the brownies made the coffee come alive all that much more with sweet flavor notes. This was a fine sun-dried coffee. Give me an excellent sun-dried coffee, and I’m in heaven.
If you are looking into the Roastery Subscription, the website indicates that the October subscription coffee will be the Bali Vintage Klasik coffee. I’ve heard gossip that November will be a Panama Carmen Estate coffee. You must order by today, the 7th, to be able to get the Bali Vintage Klasik.
I’ve included a few pics from the Tanzania Mount Meru coffee tasting: