Strawberry pop tart coffee!? 🍓☕️
If you’ve been with us for a while, you might remember a post where we suggested a fun little exercise to identify the tasting notes in coffee.
If you’re like me, you often find it challenging to taste the flavours described on the coffee packaging, sometimes feel almost made up! Believe it or not, you can get some pretty sweet and wild tastes out of coffee when it’s roasted right.
For this exercise, you’ll need a Strawberry Poptart donut by @hobodonutsyqr and a @harkencoffee Hugo Melo pourover prepared by @pausecoffeeyqr. One of the tasting notes for this coffee: Strawberry Poptart!! 🍓 The donuts are part of this week’s donut menu and we have a limited volume of Hugo Melo available on the slow brew menu before we move to a new feature roaster next week!
Here’s what you do:
1) Take a bite of your donut, and close your eyes. Take note of where the flavour sits on your tongue and the different flavours. Sweet? Tart? Short? Lingering?
2) Clear your palette with a sip of water, then try a sip of your pourover coffee. Again, try to note any hints of tartness or sweetness, short or lingering tastes and where the flavours sit on your tongue. Any similarities?
For me, there’s an obvious difference in how the tastes present themselves. Both donuts and poptarts are more overtly sweet, and the sweetness in a cup of black coffee is more nuanced and subtle. BUT when I tried this exercise yesterday, I noticed that the flavours hit my tongue in similar ways and lingered in the same spots. It was so satisfying to have a cup of coffee and a donut who’s flavours complimented each other so perfectly!
Get yourself down to the shop while both of these menu items are available this week to experience it for yourself. Then, let us know how it goes below!
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