Coffee Review: Cravens Earth and Sky Organic Blend

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Cravens Coffee

Roast
Dark
Aroma
9
Acidity
8
Body
9
Flavor
9
Finish
10

Roaster’s Description:

The roaster rates this blend as Dark Roasted, Smoky Characteristic, Full-Bodied.

It's all in there. Mexico, Guatemala, Sumatra. Rich, organic soil. Cool shade. And a complex, dark-roasted flavor.

Review

I discovered Craven's Coffee while searching for a blend that was a favorite of mine at a now-closed coffee shop. When I stumbled upon Craven's Earth and Sky organic blend, I thought I may have found what I was looking for. Upon inquiring, I found out that, alas, Craven's had never shipped any bulk orders to this area. Nevertheless, based on the description (knowing my love of central American beans), I thought their Earth and Sky blend worth a try anyway. As you will soon learn, I was very pleasantly surprised!

RoastDark

 
Dark

Dark roast, gorgeous color. The oil glistens beautifully against the beans.

Aroma9

 
9

Aroma is full, balanced, complex; smoky, almost dark-chocolate.

Acidity8

 
8

Noticeable acidity; powerful, clear, satisfying. Well-balanced.

Body9

 
9

Full-bodied; slightly chewy/oily. Makes its presence known.

Flavor9

 
9

Full-flavored. Complex. Flavors balance well throughout the mouth. Smoky, nutmeg, hint of chocolate and butter (cream?).

Finish10

 
10

Excellent finish. Perfectly balanced. The full body and flavor leave behind only a subtle, pleasant reminder and a clean, satisfying feeling.

Overall45

 
45

This blend is phenomenal. Not only is it a suitable replacement for an old favorite; it is even better. This blend takes the best characteristics of some of my favorite varietals, and yields an instant favorite. Craven's Earth and Sky organic blend has earned a spot among my normal coffee purchases.

Review Notes:
I use my personal rating system, to attempt to review coffees against a common standard. I attempt to review coffees as close to roasting as possible, and review coffees based upon press-pot brewing.