If there’s one thing I don’t hesitate to call myself an expert on, it’s coffee. As much time as I spend in its glorious company, I SHOULD be an expert by now. If I weren’t, it’d mean I just wasn’t paying attention, and is that ever not the case!
Truly wonderful coffee begins to leave an impression on you long before you even pour it into your cup. In fact, when you open the bag of coffee beans, the aroma lets you know how special your next cup of coffee will be.
I was reminded of this aromatic truth this morning when I opened a very handsome bag of NORTHSTAR coffee. I have a special place in my heart (and pantry) for coffee beans that “reach my nose” without making me lean toward the bag. When I opened the bag of NORTHSTAR FINE COFFEES coffee beans, I noticed that the aroma came to meet me rather than the other way around. Cool, that.
A FEW FACTS:
1. All coffee is not created equal
2. There are 28 grades of coffee.
3. Most coffee consumers drink grades 15 – 28, on average.
4. Even consumers of “Specialty” or “Gourmet” coffees are being served an average specialty grade 5.
5. NORTHSTAR only offers PREMIUM GRADE 1 COFFEES – the absolute finest available in the world.
6. All coffee is not created equal.
My cups of coffee were beyond spectacular this morning. Way beyond. I was almost disappointed because another great love of mine is iced coffee. I wanted to spare enough from my morning pot to sweeten and put on ice. I could tell from the aroma that this would be ideal coffee to use for iced coffee. But, alas, there wasn’t so much as a drop left!
The coffee was luxuriously smooth and rich. It was amazingly aromatic and made the entire morning extra special. It left me looking forward to my next pot, which, incidentally happens to be brewing now. Actually, it’s ready for me to enjoy – I know, not because I heard the brewing stop, but because the whole front of my house is filled with this wonderful aroma! Even my cats are excited.
If you want similar coffee experiences, get thyself to www.NorthStarFineCoffees.com. As for me, I have someplace I have to be right now. 😉