Heartwood Coffee Club is a bi-weekly subscription box for the serious coffee addict. For $28 per month, Heartwood Coffee Club will deliver freshly roasted coffee beans from around the world right to your door every two weeks.
Everything in the box. They even put a little strip of cotton batting in to cushion the beans.
My Roaster’s Picks! There are a few options – you can pick one of 3 specific blends – Birdseye House Blend (Ethiopian & Colombian), Old River dark roast, Rosena Espresso blend, or Roaster’s Pick. I went with the Roaster’s Pick, which promises the highest quality single origin coffee. I ordered two bags, and I was unsure whether I would get two bags of the same beans or two different selections. I was very happy to see that they sent me two unique selections instead doubling up on one!
An information card is included in the box, letting us know Jim packed our beans, but it doesn’t provide more details about the coffee that was sent. The exact farmers, process, and varietals remain a mystery, but we know they are all Arabica beans. The beans are “single origin,” but I am not sure how big or small an origin we are talking about. Usually the term implies that the beans are at least from within the same county/province/district, or the same geographic region if it crosses political boundaries.
This batch of coffee beans are organically grown and fair trade acquired from Brazil and Tanzania — they were roasted in Burton, Ohio, and shipped the very next day.
Tanzania: The aroma of the ground beans smells heavily of dark berries such as sweet cherries and currants. Visually, some of the darker beans even have an almost purple tint. The prepared coffee has a smooth and dry body resembling a mild black tea (reminds me of sun tea brewed with standard Lipton’s with the yellow and orange tag, as it is dry ad brisk without any bitterness), exhibiting a slightly winey quality in its presentation of gentle hints of stone fruit, and finishing with a pleasant tannic dryness. A very light and mellow brew with many elegant facets and lovely fruit notes.
Brazil: Though no darker in roast than the Tanzanian, the Brazilian beans emit a very dark, roasted aroma. Brewed, the beans make a surprisingly mild coffee. The richness and dark notes support a newly assertive caramel toned body. The coffee has a smooth, thick mouthfeel, with a nuanced body that has intriguing notes of goat’s milk caramel. The restrained roast allows this Brazilian to show complex and welcoming character beyond boldness.
I really loved the selections chosen by the Roaster. Heartwood doesn’t do much in the way of explaining their beans, they just let the coffee do the talking. Their selections, though single origin, still have a wonderfully versatile and approachable flavor profile, and this quality has made Heartwood my go to for a great everyday cup of coffee.
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