Monday, June 8, 2020

Killer Beans Coffee Nicaraguan Knife Fight in REDUX Review "Rubber Meets the Road Flavor"

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

Killer Beans
Nicaraguan Knife Fight

ORIGIN: Nicaragua
BREW METHOD: Moka Pot
INTENSITY: Medium-Full

WEBSITE: www.Killer-Beans-Coffee

The reasoning behind this redux is a switch from French Press to Moka Pot brewing. The original FP review can be read at: https://bit.ly/2Myo6Rg This 2d will not reference that 1t. You should read it anyway. It is superbly written.

NOTES:
Hardwoods | Leathery oils | Dark chocolate

Maybe I'm a victim of Knife Fight marketing here but I get a metallic lilt on the far-back. Tastes like danger. Much safer is how the brew dark chocolates up in a shavings manner via progression. Leathery oils are muchly & greasy atop & I ain't complaining. Tastes caloric. Hardwoods are a melange array of not-quite 'nuff delineation between hickory & oak -- toasted-scorched. Shy on structure.

Almonds lead the undertones all toasted then toasted again. A bit of a rubber meets the road flavor note. Dark grains are there as well, in a bit of beef broth. Some black peppercorn, mildly. A robust blend but also a bit languid if not lazy. Would go great with a Connecticut broadleaf cigar. Smooth for its large notes but then broadly linear and lacking the nuances usual of that size. Underbelly envelopes as cup cools...  barnyard & compost. H E A V Y. dense.

[A bit of smoked paprika] intro'd to palate via nose. Other aromas are doing donuts in a parking lot. This cup means business... or perhaps we've caught it between business meanings? Lethargic, say? Not bad, tho. There's more expressed via Moka Pot for sure (as compared to the French Press review I said wouldn't be mentioned here). However, it's sorta just more for the sake of more.

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

::: very :::