Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Simons Best Coffee Co. Ikonic Dark Roast in Review "a la Jimmy Durante's Schnoz"

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Simons Best Coffee Co.
Ikonic Dark Roast

ORIGIN: Colombia
VARIETAL: Arabica

BREW METHOD: French Press
INTENSITY: Medium-Full

WEBSITE: simonsbestcoffee.com

NOTES:
Hardwood | Black peppercorn | Almond

Sinewy then fleeting. Smoky charcoaly. Bit of tar. Beef jerky briefly, then into a drop off the table finish. Primaries are scorched oak & black peppercorn with slight & surprising green underneath. Then quite bitter almond, toasted to/until blackened. Stark yet mainly sufficient middlings. Bare but for the basics. A bachelor living out of a valise in a room for let (King of the Road).

Depths from the above sink here into brown sugar, anise, sarsaparilla, Worcestershire sauce. Broad & vast & vacuumous twixt. Undertones are a dried-out compost heap. This is a lot as if Cafe Bustelo's flamboyant cousin failed out of art school. Aroma is of a tire fire being beaten out w/ the straw-end of a broomstick. I'm giving this cup grief but I will say it has character... a la Jimmy Durante's schnoz. Judi Dench's jowls.

A singular & surprising vegetal complexity via the already mentioned green peppercorn addition -- does not complex make. Depths are deep-ish but rather humdrum & simplistic. A completely expected & practically redundant roast. Cools to a waxy dark chocolate add-on. Would recommend as a hangover treatment. It tastes like a Midwestern highway. Like riding the rails in a black & white comedy duo buddy film. I'm really sorta fond of it.

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

::: very :::