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Review #10: Ruby Coffee Roasters

Name of Roaster: Ruby Coffee Roasters Location of Roaster (City, State, Country): Nelsonville, WI Name of Roast: Creamery Seasonal Blend Type of Roast (Light, Medium, Dark): Light/Medium

Origin of Beans: Colombia El Macizo (37.5%); Costa Rica Cerro La Cruz (37.5%; Ethiopia Mulish (25%) Price: $15 (12 oz) Brewing Method (Drip, Chemex, AeroPress, etc.): Chemex Time Between Purchase and Brewing (Ballpark is fine): Twelve Days Aroma: We noted warm chocolate ganache and hazelnut upon opening the bag, with a touch of cinnamon. Grinding revealed milk chocolate with a light berry scent, bringing to mind strawberry or raspberry. On the pour, this brew was not especially fragrant, but we found hints of brown sugar, molasses, and red wine. Flavor Profile: A more full-bodied cup, this coffee was lush and thick on entry, coating middle of tongue from front to back. The coffee rolls through a variety of flavors, likely due to the blend. We first perceived caramel and dark chocolate on the roof of the mouth, with a slight acidity that rolls under the tongue. Moving to the middle and back of the mouth one gets a slight berry with baking spice, leaving a brighter finish. Remnants of wood aromatics persist along with sharp dark chocolate. Overall Impression (What did you think of it? Anything else we should know?): This was a lovely, balanced cup of coffee that would be great for the day-to-day. Since this blend is supposed to be excellent with milk, after completing our initial review, we tried it as such. Adding whole milk to the cup gave the impression of chocolate gelato, with the milk accentuating the chocolate notes of the coffee, while the berry and acid were almost no longer present. Needless to say, it was quite enjoyable. While this coffee stands up on its own, if you want to indulge with some milk, we support you wholeheartedly. Final Score (1-10, with 10 being the best cup of coffee in your life): 7.6. Where to Buy: Ruby Coffee Roasters Looking to do a review of your own? Hop over to the Community and get to it!

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