Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Just Ordered Some Coffee - Just In Case...

 ...it disappears from the shelves - other stuff is already either in short supply or missing altogether (FUJB). I ordered it from Porto Rico Importing Company in Greenwich Village, NY. It's a great little coffee shop with an excellent selection of coffees, teas and some candies (free plug). 
 
 
Here is what I ordered:
 
4 FRENCH BRAZILIAN DATERRA ESTATE SWEET BLUE
2 FRENCH SUMATRA MANDHELING
2 ORGANIC FT FRENCH PERU CO-OP JUMARP
2 TANZANIAN PEABERRY 
2 BRAZILIAN DATERRA ESTATE SWEET BLUE
2 CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES
1 CHOCOLATE ALMONDS 
 
I ordered one of each coffee for my son & the same for me. Two pounds of chocolate covered cherries for me and one of chocolate covered almonds for him. That leaves two pounds of  the first coffee on the list for the two ladies who work in my apartment complex office; I am thinking as a Thanksgiving gift or maybe for a Halloween treat if they ask nicely and wear nice costumes!

As for mine, 5 pounds of coffee will last me at least 4 months if not 6 months at the rate I have been drinking it lately. I can go through it much quicker by drinking it at least 4 or 5 times per week but right now probably only brew & drink it two or three times per week. I do like it to taste strong and probably use as much as 1.5 to 2 times what someone else would use when brewing it. Being I like it to taste strong, the French roast is my favorite roast for a robust flavor, while a light roast is okay at other times because I use so much of it when brewing it and I drink it black almost all of the time. No doubt though, the French roast has a heartier flavor if made with equal amounts. If you like strong tasting coffees, I can highly recommend any of the French roasts listed above.

All the best,
Glenn B

2 comments:

Feral Ferret said...

A fellow lover of Sumatran coffee. Worked for a QA manager that had lots of money for gourmet coffees (compared to me). I provided the department coffee pot and he provided the coffees. Great arrangement. I got to try a lot of different coffees that I otherwise would have never tried. Now I know what to watch for when the more expensive coffees are on sale.

Glenn B said...

Sometimes, I think, we just should pay for what we like better. I buy less expensive coffee or at least used to do so. I'd get 5 lb bags of ground coffee at Costco and it was pretty good too but I'd also get this coffee now and again when I lived in NY near NYC. Now that I am in TX and am living alone, I just order this stuff for myself every few to several months. Expensive, yeah is is costly but it is worth it.