Moustache really came through this month with a new and intriguing flavor profile I had yet to see. Moustache Coffee Club is a coffee subscription featuring freshly roasted single origin beans that are shipped the day they are roasted. They feature certain roasters that appear quite frequently, but with different offerings (and always good quality).
Moustache Coffee Club offers several different plans, depending on your coffee demands, as few as a bag a month to as many as one five-pound bag every week. You can get your first bag free by signing up. You may cancel anytime and if you don’t like the coffee you can get a refund or double the coffee. I have not yet had to use their refund policy.
Moustache ships its coffee in sealed bags (they would be hermetic, if not for the specially-designed vent), so the coffee is always fresh from the roaster when it arrives — the bag is also resealable to maintain the freshness. They’ve upgraded their outer packaging so that it ships in a protective and decorative box.
The note sometimes contains some general info about the coffee and its producers. Copa Vida is a frequent roaster for Moustache, but this is the first offering I can recall from the Korona Plantation in Papua New Guinea. As always, tasting notes and detailed information about the beans (varietal, elevation, processing) are included on the bag itself.
Korona Plantation is located in Tairora, Papua New Guinea. The bag lists the important details about the beans, including handy tasting notes. This batch is noted as having notes resembling Earl Grey and grape.
Moustache beans always have a very vivid nose, and the roast level is very appropriate for preserving the interesting flavor and olfactory notes. This batch was perhaps a smidgen darker than typical, and it served the beans well. The tasting notes were correct in highlighting the tea-like quality of the flavor — it was very tannic, with a flora citrus accent. The grape flavor was pronounced, as well. The combination sounds odd, but it was pleasant and distinct enough to cause uncertainty as to the true nature of the drink being consumed — it blurred the line between tea and coffee in much the same way roasted chicory blends effect a surprising transformation in their host coffee. This unique character makes this a superb rainy day coffee, best enjoyed in the afternoon, when you’ve been awake long enough to properly comprehend the beverage.
The Description: Get amazing freshly roasted, single origin coffee beans every week! Beans are shipped the day they are roasted. MCC features high quality beans and lighter roasts to feature the beans’ natural flavors. Biweekly plans also available
The Price: $19.00 per month