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Happy National Coffee Day! For coffee lovers, this day means getting a free or deeply discounted cup of coffee. Here are some of the national deals that I’ve found. Feel free to share others in the comments! Enjoy your day.
 



 


 


 


 


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Dillanos Coffee Review : Coffee Giveaway

 
Dillanos Coffee Review

Dillanos Coffee

Dillanos Coffee Roasters began in 1992, and is based in Sumner, Washington. What began as a single coffee cart, has blossomed into a national, specialty coffee brand. From time to time over the past year, I’ve found a little surprise in my mailbox, a bag or two of Dillanos coffee. I have enjoyed each of their coffees, so it was only natural that I would reach out to them when looking for a roaster to help me celebrate reaching 20,000 Facebook fans. Not only did they heartily agree to provide 20 prizes to my readers, they have also provided a limited time discount to all of your, and they also sent me another bag of coffee to try.

Ending on October 1st, CoffeeNate visitors who use coupon code COFFEENATE at Dillanos.com, will enjoy an extra 20% discount!

Dillanos Coffee Review

Dillanos Coffee Review

dillanos coupon codeDillanos sent me a bag of their Kikai Peaberry coffee, which is part of their DCR line. A peaberry, refers to the shape of the coffee “bean”. Most coffee cherries produce two halves of a coffee bean, but a peaberry is a single piece. See the image, and you will notice the football shaped beans. The DCR line from Dillanos is comprised of limited, seasonal offerings, which have all been wonderful. While the coffee was complimentary, they never stipulated that it would be in exchange for a review, let alone a positive one.

The Kikai Peaberry is a light-medium roasted coffee from central Kenya. The coffee is processed via the washed method. I brewed this coffee via french press, as well as syphon. There wasn’t a greatly discernible difference between the two brewing methods. I always taste the coffee before reading the tasting notes provided by the roasting company. Sometimes my findings are similar, and other times not so much. This is a situation where my own tastes differed, which isn’t bad, but does demonstrate that much of the tasting of coffee is subjective. The tasting notes indicate “Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange, Golden Raisin, Juicy Body”. My personal experience was lemon zest and apricot, with a buttery mouth feel. The finish lingered on the tongue, and was just slightly tart.

In any event, this was an excellent coffee, which I would gladly drink each day. Some coffees are nice for a change of pace, but I would tire of them over an extended period of time. This coffee would retain its place in my daily regimen for quite some time.

I should also mention that I really love the fact that the roasted on date is stamped on the bag, as well as the name of the person who roasted the coffee. Not only does this indicate just how fresh your beans are, but also gives a nice touch to the product.

Dillanos Coffee Review

Giveaway Time!

If you’re reading this after October 1, 2014, you may disregard the rest of this post.

20 winners will enjoy a bag of Dillanos coffee, absolutely free of charge. No shipping, no gimmicks! You can join the giveaway here, or on my Facebook page. It only takes seconds to enter.

 

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Shearwater Coffee Review

Shearwater Coffee Review : Ehiopia & Colombia


I recently received two packages of coffee from Shearwater Coffee Roasters. They sent their Quinchia, a medium roast Colombian, and Homacho Waeno, a light roasted Ethiopian Sidama. Shearwater Coffee Roasters currently offers 11 different USDA organic certified, specialty coffees. They carry single origin, such as these, as well as blends and decaf. They are located in Trumbull, CT. While all of their coffee is certified organic, most of their offerings are also fair trade certified. They roast with a Diedrich IR-12, which uses less energy than other conventional roasters.

While both of these coffees were great, I preferred the Colombian. The roast profile gave the coffee more depth, than compared to the Ethiopian. Mind you, I love a bright, light-roasted coffee, I just happened to prefer the Colombian between these two particular samples. The Ethiopian beans were smaller than average size (pictured below), and some of the beans were still encased with chaff. My grinder, not sure if by design or chance, holds the chaff inside. Once the coffee is ground, I removed the receptacle carefully, leaving the chaff inside of the grinder. When I gave it a couple of thumps, the chaff was released.

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Overall, both coffees were pleasing to taste, and I would be content with these for my daily drinking brew. The aroma of the coffees was fabulous, with the Ethiopian possessing a notable, soft fruitiness, as opposed to the heavy floral characteristics of the Colombian. Both of these aromas translated in the cup as well. The only negative to the Ethiopian, was a detectable grassy taste, which could very well dissipate with more rest. It was soft and bright at the same time, with citrus and a hint of brown sugar. The Colombian was mellow, yet complex for a single origin. The flavor notes of black cherry and red wine were pervasive, but not overpowering.

At about 15-16 dollars per 12 oz. package, these coffees are reasonably priced for ethically traded, organic certified, specialty coffees.

To check out the offerings at Shearwater coffee, visit their website: http://www.shearwatercoffeeroasters.com

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The coffee for this review was provided at no cost, but with no requirement for a review, positive or negative. This review was not sponsored by Shearwater Coffee Roasters, and no compensation was received for its publication.
 

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