Angels’ Cup is a subscription coffee sampler that offers several ways to discover great coffees. Aside from the Cupping Flight and the Black Box, excellent subscriptions showcasing good to exceptional coffees, Angel’s Cup now offers the All-Star Box. The All-Star Box provides a single variety of bean that has impressed the Angel’s Cup team sufficiently to be a featured offering. Unlike the other samplers, the All-Star box provides a single bag of coffee, though at 12 0z it is the largest of the samplers by volume.
The information sheet provides more details about the featured roast. It clues you in to flavor notes that impressed the tasters, telling you why this bean was chosen as an All-Star. This subscription has a robust mobile app – see the details about this app in my cupping flight review.
The roast this week is the Costa Rica Las Lajas Natural from Peixoto Coffee Roasters of Brazil. This is family-owned operation with a large footprint — they produce coffee on their own farm in Brazil, but they collect single origin beans from their partners around the world and roast them all in their Chandler, Arizona, facility.
The All-Star selections ship directly from the individual roasters and are packed in the roaster’s own commercial packaging. The Peixoto packaging provides lots of info on the growing conditions of the beans, and the back gives some insight on their long history in the coffee growing business.
These beans had a nice, vibrant tone to them, and the modest roast played well to the fruit flavors of the beans. I detected a prominent blueberry note at the onset, and the brew exhibits strong fruity notes throughout. The balance of sweet with a tiny bit of sour and tart created a pineapple-like flavor. A very drinkable cup that successfully melds a strong fruit presence with a full body.
The Description: Coffee tasting experience. Every tasting flight features different roasters and different origins, making every cup special! Flights include four 1 oz samples of coffee, or 2.5 oz for the Black Box. You can order just one or subscribe.
The Price: $8.99 per delivery (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) for the Cupping Flight, 19.99 for the Black Box