Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lucha Libre - Firecreek Coffee Company - Cave Creek, AZ

Preparation:   Cuisinart Coffee Maker

Scores:  Scale of 1 - 10 with 10 being excellent

Aroma:    10
Balance:   8
Flavor:     9
Smoothness:   10

Likes:  Chocolate
            Easy sipping


Summary:   This full city roast of different Mexican Altura coffee beans is great in the good morning!  I brewed a big pot of this medium bodied coffee and am glad I did because it is easy on the tummy and very smooth.  When the hot water hit the ground beans it frothed and bloomed like a volcano, proving the beans were extremely fresh.  There are no punches or surprises here.  No big flavors that are overwhelming.....just a real nice cuppa Joe.  Personally,  I paired this coffee with a big chocolate mousse muffin from Mimi's Cafe.  I would classify this pairing as a homerun!  Lucha Libre coffee enhanced and magnified the chocolate flavors of the muffin so much so that I almost ate the whole muffin before I could take a picture of it!!!

Overall score:  9

***  Label on bag says:  Dark and Handsome


  1. The label says "Dark Handsome" not "dark and handsome".

    And the roastery moved to Flagstaff (no longer in Cave Creek). I believe it is still sold at Whole Foods, at least in Scottsdale, and in some small stores in Sedona for sure (I just got a bag that was made for Indian Gardens Market in Oak Creek Canyon).

    The roastery is now on Route 66 in Historic Flagstaff, which includes a coffee shop and beans for sale.

  2. Or buy it and other great Firecreek beans online: