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Review #1: Isely Coffee Roasters

Welcome to The Cortado's inaugural coffee review!

Our plan is to have this be a weekly installment to help our readers discover new roasters and great craft coffee. The reviews are entirely based on our palate, so the flavor profiles may vary from any "official" listing on a roaster's website, and our enjoyment may differ from your own. What we can guarantee is that we will be candid in our assessment, and we hope you find some new favorites as a result of our posts. Also, we will be copying this review over to our Community Coffee Review section, and we welcome you to add your own reviews of roasts you try. With that stated, on to our review of Isely Coffee Roasters!


The Cortado

Name of Roaster: Isely Coffee Roasters

Location of Roaster (City, State, Country): Door County, WI, USA

Name of Roast: Guatemala Huehuetenango

Type of Roast (Light, Medium, Dark): Light

Origin of Beans: Huehuetenango Guatemala

Price: $10 (8 oz)

Brewing Method (Drip, Chemex, AeroPress, etc.): Chemex

Time Between Purchase and Brewing (Ballpark is fine): One week

Aroma: Toffee and cocoa.

Flavor Profile: Full body flavor with front of mouth feel. Flavors went from caramel to vanilla and cream, then pecan, with a light hint of lemon on the back end.

Overall Impression (What did you think of it? Anything else we should know?): We were surprised by how complex this coffee was, and in a good way. This was an excellent cup to have in the morning, but likely would be great any time of day. Moreover, it's at a fantastic price point compared to other craft coffee of this caliber. Highly recommended.

Final Score (1-10, with 10 being the best cup of coffee in your life): 8.

Where to Buy: Isely Coffee Roasters

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