If you are a coffee enthusiast like me, you know that great part of brewing a fine cup of coffee is finding the best freshly roasted beans. I usually buy my beans locally, but the first coffee purchase of the year deserved to be something more special. Upon some solid recommendation, I decided to give New York-based roaster Papa Lin's a try. Papa Lin's offers some of the world's best beans, roasting every single batch to order. I was impressed by the attention they gave to my order, emailing me to ask about my roasting preferences and later following up to see how I enjoyed the coffee.
The beans arrived less than two days after roast date and are quite marvelous. Brewing with my Hario V60 setup, this Fazenda Furnas coffee presents a sweet and syrupy cup with a very flowery nose. After a couple of brews, this coffee has quickly become my favorite Brazilian brew—no wonder it scored a respectable 92 points on Coffee Review. I'm excited to try other Papa Lin's offerings in the near future.
More at papalins.com.