Today's coffee review is a blend from the renowned Olympia Coffee Roasting (Olympia, Washington). The last (and only) coffee I reviewed from Olympia Coffee Roasting was the Ethiopia Konga from way back in 2015.
The Ethiopia Konga was one of my favorites from 2015, and I'm pretty sure today's Little Buddy Blend will go down as one of the best coffees I've reviewed in 2018.
Yes, it is that good.
The coffee came from my Mistobox subscription, under the exclusive coffee pricing tier. The blend itself consists of 3 different types of beans, all roasted at a light/medium level. The beans in the blend are all current individual offerings from Olympia Coffee Roasting. They are:
Colombia San Sebastian, Burundi Gishubi, and Ethiopia Adisu Kindane Natural Organic.
General Notes & Observations
Country of Origin: Colombia, Burundi, Ethiopia
Processing method: Various
Growing altitude: Various
Roaster aroma notes: None
Coffee Concierge aroma notes: Chocolate, coffee
Roaster tasting notes: Berries, stone fruit, chocolate
Coffee Concierge tasting notes: Raspberry, peach, chocolate
Brew Methods & Equipment Used
- Chemex 6 Cup Glass Coffeemaker
- American Press Coffeemaker
- Behmor Connected Coffeemaker
- MyPressi Twist Espresso Maker
- Hario V60 Pour Over Coffee Dripper
- Kalita Wave Pour Over Coffee Dripper
- Bonavita Variable Temperature Gooseneck Kettle
- Espro Calibrated Tamper
- Breville Smart Grinder Pro
Drip Coffee Experience
I got a lot of stone fruit and berry notes, accompanied by a chocolate aftertaste.
My first brew was with the Chemex, and it had stronger acidity than the other brew methods I used. Raspberry notes were prevalent.
With the Hario V60, I was picking up Strawberry notes, and the sweetness of this coffee really started to shine.
The Kalita Wave gave me more of those stone fruit notes, where Peach seemed to be the most notable flavor I was getting from this coffee.
Chocolate undertones were present in pretty much every cup.
The Little Buddy blend from Olympia Coffee Roasting is not a coffee to be overlooked. In fact, this will easily finish as one of my favorite coffees of 2018.
Lots of sweetness, complexity, and balance make this an excellent option for anyone who enjoys Specialty Coffee.
If you're looking for darker flavors with more grit and body, this probably isn't the blend for you.
You can buy the Little Buddy Blend from Olympia Coffee Roasting while it's still available at the link below:
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