I don’t drink coffee but I am married to a coffee connoisseur. So today’s review is brought to you by my handsome husband, Joe (not Van Gogh).
Joe Van Gogh gave us two of their blends to check out. Usually I’m a single-origin kind of guy, because blends sometimes end up being a mix of good beans with not-so-good ones, but this was definitely not the case with JVG; it’s high quality all the way.
The first blend I tried was the High Noon blend, which per my request was provided with a course ground for French press. This coffee has an excellent body and a classic flavor that is bold but very smooth, and made a superb French press. Course ground coffee is also good for a cold-filter brewing method, so I gave that a shot as well, and ended up with a pretty decent Thai-style iced coffee.
Red River blend was next on the agenda. This coffee is a blend of Peru and Sumatra, and has a fruity taste with a little bit of spice to it. I don’t always go for Sumatra-blends, but this is one of the better ones I’ve had, and also made a good French press. The addition of milk and sugar bring out the flavor of this one, if you’re into that sort of thing.
About Joe Van Gogh
In addition to all the Fair Trade and Green benefits of Joe Van Gogh they also give-back. They give a percentage of profits from their Cafe Femenino coffees to enhance the lives of women coffee producers in developing communities around the world. Additional, this holiday season Joe Van Gogh has a special Home for the Holiday Blend that donates 10% of the profits to Habitat for Humanity.
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