The Bourbon Whiskey Barrel Aged Coffee is definitely a 'Treat yo self' coffee. It is both a perfect early afternoon pick me up and a great way to start your day. With all the craziness of this year we all need to find ways to have moments for ourselves. This afternoon was one of those moments for me when I made myself a cup. The 1st thing I did when I opened the bag was take in a deep breath of the sweet liquor aroma. My shoulders dropped and I instantly became more relaxed. When I added the hot water to the coffee it instantly opened up with the smells of honey and tangerine. I grabbed my mug, a couple pieces of halloween candy and had myself a perfect mid afternoon break.
The Beam barrel adds a layer of sweetness and complexity without overwhelming you. You start with a sweet liqueur taste in the beginning, a soft mild white tea-like flavor in the middle, and finish with a candied grape juice aftertaste. The coffee begs you to pair it with a little chocolate or a shortbread cookie.
SO.....Grab some halloween candy, make yourself a cup and have the perfect afternoon break this week. It will be gone before you know it.