Sugar Creek Coffee Roasters Nail on the Head in Review by Kaplowitz Media.

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Sugar Creek 
Nail on the Head


BREW METHOD: French Press
INTENSITY: Medium-Full


Chocolate | Vanilla bean | Blueberry muffin

Smooth, smoky, & sits in the belly like a nice meal. Sits in the cup w/ a flat finish, brick-red rim. Blueberry muffin is there on the earthy aroma. OK. Chocolate is lettuce say a center square of brownie; dense but well structured; carrying inherent complexity & nuance. This blend is much about that chocolate.

Vanilla bean ebbs & flows in its independence from that chocolate. At times spinning into a bar of semi-sweet chocolate, at other times gravitating toward blueberry. Blueberry is rock sugar topped muffin-like. I said (most of) that already. This speaks to flavor & body. Undertones are predominantly sweet: nougat, butterscotch --

elements of an earthen core. That earth is putting soil rich & airy-breathable. Quite nicely structured, again... this time I speak to the entire profile. Delineated notes, say. But also excellent inter-play. Finish is chocolatey earth with a slight wooden bracing offering a tick of cleansing astringency. Oak. Moderate legs. Balance is excellent but could do w/ more savoriness. All told, an excellent rendition of classic joe. Humbly impressive, somehow blue-collar in its determination.

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

::: very :::