If you said “See you in September” to richer coffees, it’s time to reacquaint yourself. In this week’s Staff Picks, Trade Coffee Guide John shares his favorites for the changing seasons.
“Cooler mornings have me reaching for some bolder coffees, but by the afternoon I still want some fruity goodness to keep me hanging on to this last bit of warm weather. These coffees have been helping me ease into fall.”
"I like to brew this on a Hario V60 so I can make the most of the lime hints in this otherwise incredibly round, smooth cup of coffee. As soon as the lime disappears, it’s followed up with a sweet peanut buttery and caramel-filled finish.
There is nothing tough about this coffee — easy to brew, easy to love!"
Stay Golden Hang Tough ($18.50)
"Boy, do I have a soft spot for Brazilian coffees. This one is naturally processed, combining unparalleled chocolaty smoothness that Brazil is famous for, while preserving some of the fruity elements of the coffee cherry and keeping a big friendly body.
If you have a Chemex, its thick paper filters and clean tendencies will make one heck of a juicy, clean cup."
Greater Goods Good Vibes ($14.75)
"Just when I thought a house blend couldn’t surprise me, Atomic’s steadfast House Blend follows up an inviting classic approach with a finish that’s swirling with everything from vanilla to a touch of tamarind.
Brew it any way you'd like, it comes out just plain tasty."
Atomic House Blend ($14.75)
"Wow, this coffee is a chameleon! You’ll be asking yourself if someone stuck strawberries and watermelons into your cup. Brew it the next day and you’ll be tasting chocolate and lime. Like a September day that you don’t know how to dress for, it’s going to keep you guessing, but always happy.
Try a flat-bottomed pour over to get the chocolate notes out, or a Chemex if you want a summer fruit medley!"
Methodical Honduras Finca La Unica ($19.00)