This is the Alchemistic Blend brought to you by Portola Coffee Roasters. This blend is a combination of coffees produced by farmers throughout Cauca, Colombia, and the Imperio Rojo farm in Chirripo, Costa Rica. This blend has become a staple in the Portola Coffee Lab line-up. It's a more developed coffee to create a full-bodied coffee experience with distinct notes of baker's chocolate, dried fruit, toasted almonds and spice.
Colombia and Costa Rica
Antioquia and Chirripo
1,100 - 1,900 meters
Typica, Caturra and Catuai
washed and white honey
Roaster United Competition Collective and Imperio Rojo
I immediately was hit with hints of cigars, mushrooms and earthiness when I open the pouch. The beans were sort of medium brown in color and not oily. The taste was almost sweet and a bit acidic, far from roasty or bold. I prefer a little more balance and boldness, but still a nice change to try this blend.
Comforting and sweet. The kind of cup to sip and share on a cool summer morning!
Rich and smooth cup off coffee but couldn't quite taste the almond tasting note.
Loved it. Chocolaty, caramel taste with hints of almond nutty flavor. Mildly fruity
Alchemistic is a local favorite, super great coffee.
There is fruit, but it's not overwhelming. The Sumatra is there, but is kept in check by the Brazil. Pretty decent go-to daily blend.
This coffee was so well balanced. I tasted almonds and caramel that got sweeter and more pronounced as it cooled. Excellent
Good solid coffee. I am not a huge fan of almond notes myself, but the caramel really brought it together
Good but I would choose the Epiphany over this one. :)