They strongly believe that coffee roasting requires a thoughtful balance between science, art, observation and intuition. With that in mind, Blanchard's roasts in small batches—no more than sixty pounds at a time—with a hands on approach ensuring each batch’s quality, consistency and attention to the character of the coffee.
Confession: I am addicted to coffee. Okay, maybe not literally, but I do drink a lot of it. My whole family does. I have always enjoyed the taste of coffee, flavored, with cream, black, cold, whatever. I am in love with coffee! I prefer a dark roast, piping hot with nothing added. Sometimes though I prefer a simpler, lighter roast. Although it may not be the healthiest,it doesn't contain many calories, and it makes me smile.
I was recently sent a bag of Blanchard's Coffee Co.'s Breakfast Blend. It is a classic, semi-bold Latin American breakfast blend. Strong enough to help you handle a groggy morning without kicking you halfway down the street. I rather enjoyed this coffee. It wasn't too strong, but it definitely woke me up! I chose to have it ground. It was really fresh when I opened it, and it remained fresh for days after. I enjoyed it several times (not always for breakfast!)
The first thing I noticed about Blanchard's Breakfast Blend was the scent. I love to squeeze the scent out of the one way valve, and this time I was certainly not disappointed. You could tell this coffee was fresh by the way it smelled. It had a nice, smooth acidity with enough bite to make your lips smack. Boy do I love a bold coffee first thin in the morning! I noticed a medium body, although it was never too heavy or overpowering. The aroma during and after brewing gave my initial aromatic experience with this coffee a run for its money. The fresh grounds smelled fantastic, but in the cup!? Don't even get me started. My mouth is watering just thinking about how good this coffee smells. Every sensory experience was one that I enjoyed. Meaning I loved this coffee through and though. Blanchard's Coffee Co.'s Breakfast Blend is overall, a very well balanced brew!
Blanchard's Coffee Co. is offering up one bag of the same coffee I received to ONE lucky Living the Paisley Life reader.
Open to US residents 18 years of age and older. The giveaway will end on 2/17/14.The winner will be chosen randomly, and will be contacted by email. They will have 48 hours to contact me back to claim their prize. Living the Paisley Life is not responsible for lost prizes or prizes that are not received.
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