This weeks blog is coming back to our home base of Vancouver, British Columbia.
We were lucky enough to receive an award winning organic espresso from Groundswell Roasters, a small-batch roaster with a mission to give youth the chance to create a better future by working In the business, learning skills in coffee and microbusiness.
They are open for tours and tastings by appointment only. If you’re a Vancouver local, make sure to check in during Dine Out as they offer cupping and tasting sessions with a tour of their Roastery!
They are located at 566 Powell St Vancouver.
We received the “Organic Espresso“, a blend of beans sourced from Colombia and the Congo roasted to a medium finish. The tasting notes on their site source chocolate, peaches and citrus.
I thoroughly enjoyed this roast. For me there were more notes of citrus 🍊 than anything, yet it remained well balanced and not too acidic. Usually I’m not a fan of “citrusy” roasts but I found this more mellow than most.
I enjoyed this roast freshly ground in espresso format. I did not use the beans to make any mixed drinks during my tests.
This particular roast won a silver medal in the Compak golden bean 2016 competition! Definitely worthy.
Direct Trade medium roast – filter (cordillera)
Organic medium roast – filter (lake kivu)
Swiss water decaf
Visit their site at groundswellroasters.com
And follow them on Instagram @groundswellroasters
Until next time!