Review of a Brazilian Coffee Roasted by Passion House Coffee Roasters
Who doesn’t like to wake up to the wonderful aroma of coffee?
Passion House Coffee Roasters did an excellent job roasting their Brasil Fazenda Primavera beans. Every morning I stuck my nose in the coffee container and took a deep breath.
The aroma is sweet, fruity, and nutty.
As good as it smelled whole, the aroma from by Porlex grinder was 10-times better.
The awesomeness of this coffee didn’t stop with the aroma. The coffee these beans produced is fruity with a delightful aftertaste with no bitterness.
But first a bit about Passion House Coffee Roasters.
Passion House Roasters is an artisan coffee roaster from Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 2011 on the west side of town has a unique outlook on marketing their roasted coffee.
I know it’s all about the taste of coffee, but I enjoying taking a looking at roaster’s coffee bags. I like to see what the roasters are all about, how they market and showcase their product.
Here’s where Passion House’s coffee bag represents their brand.
The unique outlook can be seen on the coffee bag with the dimensional cube showing three sides labeled with letters, A, M, and E.
The letters stand for their genre of coffees: Ambient, Mainstream, and Experimental.
There’s no sense of me re-writing the definitions when you can read them off their label shown below.
I do wish Passion House would tell me more about the genres on their website, but besides being able to segment their shop by genre, they didn’t expand on the distinctions between the types.
I think Passion House is onto something here because it will give buyers some idea of what they’re going to get flavor wise. Because let’s face it, very few people taste the flavor notes as described in the tasting notes.
Speaking of not recognizing the tasting notes, let’s get on to the coffee review.
Review of Brasil Fazenda Primavera from Passion House Coffee Roasters
The roasters flavor notes mentioned cocoa, almonds, and nougat. I couldn’t come to that conclusion without previous knowledge. Once I was told what the coffee was supposed to taste like, then I could notice a chocolate flavor when first sipped.
I never hold that against a roaster, firstly, I’m drinking a regular brewed cup of coffee, not a strong cupping. But when I can taste the flavor notes, well then, there is a special coffee!
There are several flavor aspects I did enjoy with this Brazilian coffee.
First, the taste is pleasant, sweet, and mellow. No bitter notes here. Second, the aftertaste of this coffee continues on forever! Third, the long lasting aftertaste makes me want another cup as soon as I take that last sip.
Fourth, yes the fourth aspect I liked about Passion House’s Brasil Fazenda Primvera coffee is that it has more flavor when it cools. Let’s face, sometimes the cup of coffee sits there and cools before you can drink all of it.
I say waste not, want not, so I drink it anyway. The bottom of the cup still has great flavor, there’s no bitterness what so ever. Another reason I want to get up and make another cup!
Favorite Ways to Brew
My two favorite ways to brew Passion House’s Brazilian coffee is with a Hario V60a bit stronger than I usually do. Instead of a 16:1 ratio, I use a 15:1 water to coffee ratio. Unusual for me, because I think most roasters brewed coffee is too strong.
Don’t forget when using a dripper that the ground coffee absorbs some of the water so you might have to add extra.
Passion House’s Brazilian is also awesome brewed as a fresh iced coffee via my Aeropress method (post coming soon) is excellent!
The iced coffee is very sweet and has a distinct taste.
Bean & Roasting Info
Roast Level: Light
Producers: Fazenda Primavera
Country of Origin: Brazil
Region: Chapadas De Minas
Variety: Mundo Novo
Processing method: Pulped Natural
Growing altitude: 3,280 ft amsl
Roaster tasting notes: Cocoa, Nougat, and Almond
Brasil Fazenda Primavera Review Summary
Passion House Coffee Roasters hit this on out of the park!
The coffee beans have a great aroma that only gets better when you grind the beans, sweet, fruity, and nutty right out of the bag.
The brewed coffee is best when brewed stronger and is good both as a hot drink and iced. For me, the best aspect of this coffee is that it has as if not a better flavor as it cools in your cup.
The sweet nutty flavor sticks with you, the aftertaste doesn’t become bitter, instead, the sweetness gets me up out of my chair to brew another cup!
Overall Passion House Coffee Roasters Brasil Fazenda Primavera is a winner. You won’t order this coffee once, you’ll be back on Passion’s site re-ordering this coffee.
Click this link to read more about Passion House Coffee Roasters.
Click this link to order this wonderful Brazilian coffee. The description goes into more detail about the region and the farm where this coffee was grown.
If you’ve had this coffee or any other Passion House coffee drop me a comment below and let me know your thoughts.
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