trying a new bag (or two)

I’ve heard a lot of good things in the specialty coffee nerdiverse about Onyx Coffee Lab, a roaster in Rogers, Arkansas, with cafes in Rogers, Fayetteville, and Bentonville. Since I’ve never been to the Ozarks and, current pandemic notwithstanding, don’t anticipate getting there anytime soon, it was high time to try them out by ordering some beans by mail. I was very happy for this box to appear on my doorstep the day after I ran through my current stash of beans.

Cool packaging inside and out, and the beans couldn’t be fresher unless I popped by the roasting plant, as they were shipped on the day they were roasted.

I had picked a bag of their Geometry blend and one of their Tropical Weather blend. Opened the Geometry first and, two cups, I can report that it’s fantastic – even in the hands of a rank amateur such as myself. Tons of flavor, almost a bit overwhelming on its own as an espresso, but really takes to milk.

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