A nice coffee but not outstanding. Used light roast with deionized water in a fully automatic coffee machine for American coffee.
I use this for my cold brew and it is strong dark and very smooth.
It is also just as nice as pour over for a strong hit in the mornings
Further to the previous review by Jonathon for an all round everyday coffee the Peruvian Approcassi cannot be beaten med roast.
For ultimate snobbery I choose Ethiopian Yirgacheffe for the mornings for its sheer fruitiness and refreshing flavors light roast
Good Cup. Pungent and smokey, which I like, if dark roasted. Keep measure moderate.
New-ish to coffee but on a quest to find my favorite bean. I've been trying two at a time from Rhoads all Spring and and Summer, and for me Indo (in the medium/dark roast) is the best bean in the world so far. Here's how I use them:
-Primarily for cold brew AND iced coffee (there is a difference)
-It is still delicious for hot coffee, but I don't drink hot beverages often.
-The dark roast is good, but I think medium/dark is best.
-All of this should be interpreted through the fact that I greatly dislike fruity/floral coffees like the Tanzanian Peaberry. If you like fruity/floral, this may not be the bean for you. If you like earthy/chocolatey, I think you'll love this.
Other Rankings for Rhoads Coffees (all in my preferred medium/dark roast):
9.0: Peru Approcassi
8.0: Bolivian Organic
6.0: Honduras Marcala (getting too close to the fruity end of the spectrum for my preferecnes)
2.5: Tanzanian Peaberry (if you like fruity/floral, please disregard my ranking.....you will probably love the TPea).
These scores all reflect my preferred tastes, and the lower scores are not a reflection on Rhoads coffees. Again, if you are a fruity floral person, I'm sure Rhoads will suit you just fine :-)
I love your coffee. It always tastes rich and smooth.