The Milwaukee Rock Star Blend was carefully roasted for you by Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co. Milwaukee Rockstar blend is a blend of dark and light roasted South and Central American coffee. It has tons of body, mild acidity, and a smoky spice to it! These beans were grown by various small producers at an range of altitudes between 1,100 - 1,800 meters. This coffee is bold with a unique blend of smokey and spice notes.
Super bold but mostly balanced with low acidity just on the front of the tongue that disappears almost immediately. Definitely some strong smokey, cocoa, earthy tones but they smooth out into a great cup of coffee that just lights up the morning. We loved this coffee because it was bold yet really delicious. I could see not everybody wanting such an in-your-face cup of coffee but this is exactly what we are looking for. I could see us stocking up on this as our go to choice!
It wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything to get excited about.
So, there's a decent chance that I didn't love this coffee because it took me about two weeks to get it because of some trouble with the post, but this is the first time, barring any breakfasts I've spent with my grandparents, that a coffee has tasted like nothing. I've tried brewing it in a variety of ways, tinkering with my grinder and water temperature, and still nothing makes this coffee taste like coffee. I am pretty relaxed about coffee, but I was super disappointed in this blend. It had no body, as was described, and I couldn't discern any of the flavor notes. Hopefully the next one will be better!
Jeff and Caitlin
Not enough subtlety with our regular coffee maker. A bit better with a cold immersion method, but overall not as good as the first coffee we received.
Loved this one. I could even go bolder!
The rockstar is, by far, the best of the brews to arrive. Earthy and nutty with minimal acidity. The unroasred beans are less aromatic than others but, once brewed, open up to a great flavor.
Charlie and Susan
The Milwaukee blend is really good....nice and smooth.
Better than previous shipment. Unless there is a better choice, we would like it on the next shipment. What are other choices?
I was surprised by this coffee! I normally don't like blends (or Central American coffees), but my first cup of this was really good! The coffee wasn't terribly acidic, and had a full-bodied flavor. I thought it was well-balanced. A flavorful "every-man" coffee that I would drink again. I think the fact that it is blended dark/light gives it a lighter touch than a medium, but also a fuller flavor. I expected the light/dark blend to produce a medium, but it actually comprised the best parts of each roast. The 'smoky spice' note really came out. Probably my favorite blend I've ever had! It wasn't as dark as I thought that it was going to be. Also, the bean itself was dry, as opposed to the previous coffee that had an oily texture (is this the difference between 'wet-process' and 'dry-process'?) The drier bean gave a better flavor in my opinion. This is a good afternoon coffee.
Loved it! Great body and scent. The smoky spice was not overpowering.
just not my specific taste...
A solid coffee, but a little dark for our taste
Not a great coffee. Has a bitter taste.
the bag had a hole in it and the beans were so stale. this was an awful experience.
my favorite so far
Robust and smokey; great blend of flavors
Did not like this blend. Too acidic and not dark enough
Definitely on the lighter end of what I prefer. The flavor was nice and I noticed it paired really well with sweets, but I don't see myself drinking this level of roast regularly. I tried it on aeropress and french press and I liked the aeropress better.
Good cup of joe to start the morning. Nice medium roast balance. Would like morning cup a bit richer with oils.
LOVE IT!!! Great tasting coffee! (packaging was very nice as well!)
ok...not great. Just kind of a standard cup of coffee.
Loved this one!
Not a big fan of lighter roasts but I enjoyed it.
Originally I thought this coffee was too light for me. However, once I dialed in the right amount to brew, I really enjoyed it. The earthy/smoky flavor is very nice, very tasty.
Smells and tastes horrible. Smoky acidic taste is nasty. I like dark which was noted on my subscription and got sent this. HORRIBLE CHOICE CONNOR!!! After one pot this is going in the trash.
Unimpressed. Even "boring." Would not recommend.
Delicious, smelled great- could have packed a bit more of a punch but still did the job! I noticed different flavors each time I drank it, which is something I love. Would definitely purchase this on my own now. Thanks for the great recommendation Connor!
Awful I like super dark roast this is light too acidic no bite. Smells like nasty mesquite smoke! Vomit!
For those who like a light / medium roast, this is a good coffee- very smooth and balanced. I prefer a much darker roast.
Too light, not much flavor, kinda the opposite of a rockstar.
Rachael & Gabriel
we didn't love this one. it was a little too bitter/acidic for us.
Great chocolate notes. Very smooth blend
I really was looking forward to this coffee because the beans smelt so good, but I've found it impossible to brew. Every once in a while I'll get those rare beans that are a little finicky, and take a lot of precision to get the full flavor, but these are just impossible. No matter the proportion of beans, the fineness of the grind, the amount of time soaking, or the method of preparation, I cannot get this coffee to release the flavor profile it clearly possesses. It's really disappointing and frustrating.
Too weak for our taste.
I thought the smokiness would be weird but I like it!
Far too acidic for me.
A little lighter than I prefer, and a little heavy on the smoky flavor. Not a bad cup and I enjoyed it more when I brewed it a bit stronger, but I didn't love it as much as the last choice I received.
Great coffee. Crisp and a little spice gives off a great aroma. Love starting my day with it.
This coffee smells amazing. For a medium blend, it was good. I like bolder flavors and dark roasts, so this coffee wasn't my favorite. But I would love to try other blends this roaster has. For anyone that likes coffee that isn't too lite or dark, this is perfect.
Prefer a very dark roast.
Rebecca and Colin
Not a fan - I'm not sure if its the spice or the dryness, but even the smell of the beans in the bag wasn't very appealing to me.
I was disappointed in this coffee in that it was too light of a roast when I had requested dark. The beans also seemed old or stale and somewhat sour.
Zina and Jeffrey
I liked this one a bunch
Great morning cup of coffee
Tasty cup of joe
Very strong, but not too bitter. Would purchase again in the future.
Solid coffee, but the smoky spice is a little odd at times.
Was not a fan of this coffee. It should not be in the dark roast category. It actually tasted stale too. Not worth $16. This is not one to make me continue buying from Mistobox. I'd rather buy from my neighborhood roaster.
Not quite bold enough for my taste. It almost tasted weak.
Brewer it a second time a bit stronger and enjoyed the flavor more. Tasted a few chocolate notes
Update: the coffee has grown on me more as drinking it black. It really is quite good. I'll keep my star rating as I know there are a plethora of amazing coffee's out there. First coffee sets the standard. :)
I like it. It's quite different from what I'm use to. Having it Black I'd rate it 3 stars and having it with a splash of milk and a teaspoon of sugar and it's about a 4. Although I'm a black coffee guy mostly. I like the hint of smoothness in there which is what I like when going plain black. Not quite as bold and smokey as I'd prefer, such as a cafe verona type blend. I'd give it a solid 3.5/5 and will continue to enjoy it. I prefer dark and potent blends. This one isn't all that strong in the flavor department for dark coffees but I'd like it as a medium roast. A 3 star is a daily coffee for me. 2 is for a below average "need it now" cup and 1 is the garbage they supply us at work with... which taste like cardboard.
Of course a 4 and a 5 star would be a staple in my coffee drinking.
My Favorite, Perfect !
A pretty well-balanced blend.
We loved this one! So smooth, great flavor, just delicious.
Loved the mix of light and dark taste. Great with raw sugar or a little honey, by itself it's wonderful. Shared it with everyone at work- and they all found it very smooth.
This was a great coffee blend, bold but not overpowering.
This one was disappointing. It was more like a ultra light roast than a dark. The beans seemed bland.
Good flavor, but not as strong as we like. UPDATE: Made stronger and this is terrific. But uses up the coffee faster that way.
Although a blend, this coffee drinks like a dark roast, full bodied and rich. I don't seem to get the various flavors mentioned on the label, but still it's an enjoyable cup for fans of dark roast.
Good flavor, just notbdark enough and a little too Smokey for my liking
Personally I loved this, but my wife found it too weak. The flavor is on point, regardless of the boldness, but something with a little stronger flavor, but the same flavor profile, would be excellent.
This one's pretty good but I don't get a lot of smokey notes out of it. Would love to see something darker along that line.
An acceptable coffee, however, not as bold as I would prefer. I would characterize the blend as possessing subtle smokey and spice notes rather than bold.
overall too light for me, but interesting flavors
earthy and balanced red fruit and light cocoa notes
to dry and not dark enough
Delicious deep smokey flavors. I feel like I'm by a campfire. Not a huge fan of the acidity though. Would prefer if this didn't have that zing before the smokey notes hit your nose.
Not bad. Nice flavor
I smelled citrus and possibly sweet chocolate fudge when I opened the package. The medium brown beans were not oily and brewed a rust-colored cup of coffee. This blend is fairly balanced, not overpowering and slightly sweet. I wouldn't consider this a bold roast by any means, but I found the flavor to be unique and interesting.
pretty good but not as bold as we like
This coffee didn't have much flavor to me. It wasn't bad, it just didn't have any distinct flavors. It kind of tasted like restaurant coffee.