Friday, September 16, 2011

Sunbreak - Trailhead Coffee Roasters - Portland, Oregon

Preparation:  French Press

Scores:  Scale of 1 - 10 with 10 being excellent

Aroma:     8
Balance:   8
Flavor:     8
Smoothness:  7

Likes:  Caramel

Dislikes:  Slightly bitter and acidy

Summary:  I was grocery shopping at Whole Foods and accidentally walked down the coffee isle.  (did I say "accidentally?")   As I gazed at the vast selection of coffee on the shelf in front of me, I ended up deciding on the Trailhead Coffee Roaster's Sunbreak morning blend whole bean coffee.  Their marketing worked!  I liked the brown bag, the picture on the bag and the name.  It just had a true Pacific Northwest feel, not to mention a clearly stamped recent roasting date.  It sold me!

Sunbreak is a blend of two origins.  One is roasted medium and the other dark.  It has all the flavors I like best, but for some reason as much as I wanted to love it........I experienced a slight bitterness that combined with a little too much acid didn't make it to my five star rating.  I will definitely give it another shot with a different brewing process and even try some of their other beans. 

Overall score:   8

***Trailhead Coffee Roasters are very committed to their community and the environment. They donate a percentage of their profits back to the coffee growers and programs supporting women in Africa.  Check out their website for more information.

1 comment:

  1. I like your info and will try to go there and enjoy it myself.

    Best Regards,
    Portland Coffee Companies