It was so much fun to see all those Peregrine bags get packed up and out the door in the holiday rush. Now it’s fun anticipating all the new beans coming in to take their place. Expecting several new single-origins this week so stay tuned!
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A top quality Hawaiian bean from Maui, not Kona! Dry fragrance from this coffee has a muted fruity quality, with a dusting of cocoa powder. The flavors turn to a sweet grain, maple syrup, dark honey, and a Cocoa Puffs chocolate note. On the break there is a bit of sweet melted butter and a touch of chamomile tea. The cup has very low acidity, with a rustic sweetness, intense sweet fruit, and oily body. It has honey and maple sugar flavors, and a nice grain note, like honey wheat puffs. There is a muted, mild chocolate flavor, more like milk chocolate syrup, which is underscored by the thick body.
The latest crop of great decaf from the German decaf processor, KVW. This crop is very similar to last year’s, with loads of cholocate, but with more fruity notes, sweetness and a surprising dried peach tone on the finish. Excellent cup of coffee.
Please join us on this Saturday, 12/12, from 6-9p at the fabulous Green Aisle Grocery in South Philly for a free coffee tasting!
Bring a friend! Tell a neighbor!
1618 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19148 215.465.1411
Can you give us a step-by-step breakdown of the process, from the client choosing the beans to the types of roasting available to sending out the coffee?
For clients in the Philadelphia area, Peregrine Coffee begins the process with in-person tastings at our roast shop or in a customer’s home. We are available to travel to conduct tastings farther afield, but for more distant clients we usually begin the process with an email survey about flavor preferences and coffee habits. We follow that with a conversation to focus in on the client’s tastes, and then we go to market, scouring the world for beans that we think will please our customer’s palate. We send fresh-roasted samples for them to try, then, on approval, import anything from five pounds to an entire year’s worth of green beans to be stored at our shop for the client’s use, roasted to order, hand-labeled, and delivered on demand.
We specialize in roasting our beans to just the point where the true flavors that the farmer intended come through, before the flavor of the roasting process itself overpowers the subtleties of the bean. It is a process that combines art and science to balance the profile of the bean with the profile of the roast to maximize the terrior.