‘For the Love of ‘Fee’ is one coffee-lover’s attempt to machete through the tangle of coffee beans and brews to find an awesome cup of coffee. Juan Valdez follows ME! 🙂
Do I have a surprise for you all!
I didn’t buy this coffee – it actually came in the mail from friend, fellow reader, and charter member of the Cupface Crew, Aaron from KeepsMeAlive! He and Mike stopped into Moonbean Coffee Company while on their third annual “Record Store Excursion” in Toronto, Ontario. Aaron emailed me upon his return to say he had something for me and voilà, the gift of coffee arrived in the mail this past Friday! A total surprise to me, and complete Cool Beans! WOOHOO!
I used my Cuisinart burr mill on medium coarse setting to grind the beans. I percolated the ground coffee using a Hamilton Beach percolator and cold water from the tap.
There isn’t much to report about the packaging of this coffee… the beans came whole in a paper bag with Moonbean’s logo on it. Aaron had written what looked like “Haven” on it. Later, he relayed that the coffee was in fact “Heaven Roast”. I will say this: the box the coffee was mailed in smelled awesome. So awesome, in fact, I thought for sure the Canada Post guys would have torn it apart to get to the beans inside. When I opened the coffee bean bag this morning, I was immediately hit with the aroma of COFFEE. No Pepe LePew, no burnt. Just divine java.
I have very little intel on Moonbean Coffee Company, except it’s in Kensington Market in Toronto…I am not even sure I have ever been to Kensington Market! I wish now I had more information on these beans to share with you all. Moonbean’s website, unfortunately, is moldy…no update since 2012! Too bad.
Opening the bag, I couldn’t help but notice these beans don’t look burnt. Upon grinding them, the familiar and pleasant scent of coffee filled my kitchen, and continued whilst percolating.
Now to taste this coffee! C’mon! Brew faster!
How It Smells and Tastes
Calling this coffee “Heaven” is no misnomer. I have already covered the odour of this coffee, but allow me to hit it home once more…let me just say that after three cups of coffee, my husband and I went outside to rake leaves on our property. When we came back inside two hours later, the smell of Heaven coffee was still in the house, and almost inspired us to brew another pot. Yup, if God brewed a cuppa, this coffee would be his jam. I could go on…
The taste? Incredible! The coffee has a velvety flavour that tastes good going down. Robust but not overly strong. Just a very fragrant and tasty cup o’ brew. I could definitely see myself drinking this coffee regularly.
Worth the Price?
Well, haha, I didn’t pay for the beans, but if I ever get to Kensington Market, I plan to check out Moonbean Coffee Company for more of their Heaven Roast! Thanks again, Aaron!