Ethiopia - Uraga
This Ethiopian hasn’t exactly blown my socks off with any wild flavors, but it’s a really pleasant fruity coffee if you like naturals. Doesn’t have that fermented taste that some naturals can veer into, which is a plus. I could drink this one every day.
Lots of sweetness with this coffee, rich but with enough acidity to keep it interesting. But it’s more of a medium roast than a light roast.
Ethiopia - Thirteenth Sun - 5 Pound Bag
As advertised, chocolate and brown sugar tones with classic South American robustness. Delicious!
This is truly a great coffee. I love fruity notes in my coffee, and with the Chemex you can taste all those delicate notes and it comes out extremely clean. Alot of times I'll see roasters ruin great beans by over-roasting and Black Oak hit it right on the head with this light roast of a naturally processed bean. My local coffee shop charges $23/12oz per bag of single origin coffee, so to find this at $17/12oz (or $8.5/12 oz when you get the 5lb bag with subscription, which I plan to do) is an extremely great deal. 1000% would recommend if you're into great single origin coffee.
Great selection of coffee each month. Often I am ordering a second bag of the subscription later that month.
Ethiopia - Thirteenth Sun
It’s great as usual. We’re in the habit of buying the bundle. We don’t drink enough coffee to warrant becoming club members. Thanks
Duomo + Heartwood Bundle
Ethiopia - Thirteenth Sun
Thirteenth Sun is unbelievable. I highly recommend it.
Tried it with pourover and French press. In both cases, a bold cup with just the right amount of acidity. A+ would buy again.
I joined the tasting club a few months ago, and have really enjoyed the different coffees I've received. In terms of each roast, it has been a bit of a hit and miss for me, but that's the point of a tasting club, right? That's just my personal taste—regardless of my opinions, all the beans have been very high quality and carefully roasted. Also, the associated 20% off coupon is a nice perk so I can purchase BOCR's other signature roasts.
I love single origin coffees from Ethiopia and Kenya. This Ethiopian blend represents the best characteristics of coffee from that part of the world. Definitely recommend. Keep up the good work!
The coffee club was a good way to for me to try different origins of coffee to see what I like.
I am new to the art of coffee and am enjoying it immensely.
Fast shipping and the best part is freshly roasted beans.
Both coffees were very light. I prefer darker roasts. The coffee was good for what it was, but having both coffees be light roasts was a disappointment.
I had to buy a darker roast to mix it with.
This is the one. My favorite Black Oak coffee so far. Really tasty, complex flavor, extremely warm taste, caramel nose. I will be buying again very soon. 12oz doesn't last long in my house.
Personally, I did not enjoy this roast. I felt it was too dark and burnt-tasting. I did also purchase the Vineyard French Roast which I like a lot more—I recommend that one. I usually like French roasts, so it's not that I don't like any dark coffee. Just my thoughts.
Wow, these are definitely blends that I will recommend to friends and family for how rich and fragrant the brews ended up. If a fruity, powerful cup is something that you desire, I found that experimenting the Uraga's grind type yielded delicious differences. Finely ground espresso tended to taste a bit sweeter and lighter with its fruit notes, while coarse it definitely packed a punch! My family greatly enjoys the Arroyo Bonito as an espresso because it takes on an almost buttery aroma and creamy taste. Definitely have no regrets about joining this club and getting to sample these stellar beans!
Black Oak is the best in the business! I love light roasts and every single origin has been delightful. I love the Thirteen Sun blend as well, it is very complex and delicious.
Blueberry and strawberry notes. Terrific coffee!
Meadow - Certified Organic Medium Roast
Brewing as pourover. Gives me a consistently delicious cup, with just the right amount of acidity and bright flavors. Will buy again!