Review #84: Novo Coffee
Name of Roaster: Novo Coffee
Location of Roaster (City, State, Country): Denver, CO
Name of Roast: Four Leftys Type of Roast (Light, Medium, Dark): Medium Origin of Beans: "The Americas" Price: $15.50 (12 oz.) Brewing Method (Drip, Chemex, AeroPress, etc.): Chemex Time Between Purchase and Brewing (Ballpark is fine): Twenty-Two Days Aroma: Opening the bag, we noted rich chocolate cake, Oreo cookie, and chocolate brownie batter. The grind showed a warm scent of strawberry jam, chocolate chip cookie, and baking spice. On the pour, one finds pure cane sugar, light brown sugar, and sweet caramel.
Flavor Profile: This coffee had a low entry on the palate. Light bodied, it flows to the back of the tongue before rising up to touch the roof of the mouth. Honey, dark chocolate syrup, cocoa, hazelnut, nutella, and graham show at the outset. The sides of the tongue pick up acidic lemon, while the tip of the tongue catches muddled blood orange. As the coffee cools, body develops, and flavors of orange, creamsicle, and hibiscus show above the chocolate. The finish is balanced and slightly dry, with aromatics of mid-grade dark chocolate and agave syrup.
Overall Impression (What did you think of it? Anything else we should know?): This coffee provides a solid, pleasurable cup that we recommend to anyone looking to upgrade to specialty coffee but not yet ready to venture into more the more adventurous cups that boast immense fruit or tea-like qualities. This is an elevated everyday drinker we’d be happy to have every morning.