Tuesday 7 July 2015

Coffee Club: Climpson & Sons (take 2)

Origin: Climpson & Sons, purchased from Melrose & Morgan
Coffee: Mixed Heirloom (single origin) from Knots Family, Yirgachaffe, Ethiopia
Price (per 250g): £7.95

Jono seriously couldn’t help himself: "Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens, brown paper packages tied up with string, these aren't a few of my favourite things. But this coffee is."  For him, this coffee smashed it out of the park with a personal score of 9 out of 10.  This suprised me, given how much he had disliked Climpson & Sons' last offering.

I found the coffee quite floral and aromatic, which is a good thing generally, with a nose that had a definite grapefruit hit (flesh, not peel).  The taste itself perhaps fell slightly short of the nose, but was still nice nevertheless - fruity without being too acidic, and still robust.  David seemed to agree with the fruity part, saying that the coffee perhaps represented the balance between the pro-fruit/acidity camp and the pro-full bodied, dark roast camp.  I'd second that.

Score: 8/10

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