Thursday, June 4, 2020

Simons Best Coffee Company Ikonic Medium Roast in Review "A Real Ham & Egger"

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Simons Best Coffee Company 
Ikonic Medium Roast

ORIGIN: Colombia
VARIETAL: Arabica

BREW METHOD: French Press
INTENSITY: Medium

WEBSITE: simonsbestcoffee.com

NOTES:
Grain | Grapefruit | Nut mix

Malty & baggy in equal parts. Then baggier. Then not malty but grainy -- that influencing the entire profile & making a linear melange of it. Grapefruit is a sandy somewhat astringent thing on the corners of the tongue. Up-front is a generic nuttiness, toasted lightly. Back to grain & we've never really left... predominantly a barley-buckwheat thing. Kasha, if you're Jewy.

(Miss Jackson if you're nasty). Not a nasty brew, this. Pedestrian, simply. & quite mottled, lacking almost completely in structure even tho there is that nuttiness up-top. Also an undertone of toasted oak. Also also there in the middlings... well, that's about it. A far away peppery thing. A cacao gambit gambits, attempts to evolve, is beat-down by grain.

Not complex & only somewhat nuanced. Rather flat. Have I said simple? Comfort food, surely. More evolving via cooling sees citrus leave and left is a nutty grainy slightly woodsy thing with a kindly inherent easy sweetness. No true trespasses. Zero oomph. Serviceable ham & eggs breakfast accompaniment for a real Ham & Egger.

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

::: very :::