Hardy Coffee Co. promises “excellent, approachable coffee roasted in Omaha Nebraska.” They offer a number of subscription options, including one or two 12-oz bags of either their Benchmark blend, a decaf version of their Benchmark blend, or a Single Origin selection. Prices start at $16/month for one bag of the Benchmark blends or $18/month for one bag Single Origin; they also offer discounted prices for prepaying for multiple months.
I am reviewing the Single Origin subscription. This month’s offering is Ethiopia Konga Grade I. I’m trying to learn more about new beans and roasts and Hardy Coffee Co. has made this easy, as they have sent me a new variety every month so far. I’ve had other varieties of Ethiopian coffee, but I don’t think I’ve had any from the Konga region yet. Let’s try it out!
Hardy Coffee Co. promises, on the bag, “fresh and unique coffee experiences.” The coffee is definitely fresh – as the bag also displays a roasting date, here September 15 (although it’s a little hard to read). I received the box within a week after that. Fresh coffee!!!
The back of the bag also provides some tasting notes – plum, graham, lemon-lime. Mmmmm. That sounds pretty tasty.
Check out those beautiful beans! The last couple months of coffee from Hardy Coffee Co. have been fairly light. With the fall season here, it seems like this coffee is a bit heavier – which I love. The aroma when I opened the bag was heavenly.
And here’s the ground coffee. I used my Black & Decker burr grinder and my mid-level Mr. Coffee maker to prepare my coffee. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not fancy…but I love me some good coffee.
The taste: Definitely a strong citrus note to this coffee with an underlying sweet earthiness – maybe the plum suggested in the tasting notes? I brew my coffee strong and this was a nice bean and roast to make that way. A very nice flavored coffee, perfect for breakfast!
Bottom line: Hardy Coffee Co. makes really nice and tasty coffee. With the Single Origin subscription, I’ve gotten a nice variety of different beans from a number of coffee regions, which is a lot of fun. I wish they would provide a little more information, beyond the few phrase tasting notes – but that’s because I’m a wanna-be coffee geek, so I want to learn more about the different regions, beans, roasts, etc. But if you’re looking for a good cuppa coffee, which is obviously the point of a coffee subscription, you won’t go wrong with Hardy Coffee Co.
Have you tried Hardy Coffee Co.?
The Description: Learn all about the different brew methods for creating wonderful coffee. Get brilliant coffee delivered directly to your doorstep every month. It’s the simplest way to assure you never run out of great coffee.
The Price: $16.00 per month