4.0 out of 5 coffee cups
Stumptown Coffee Roasters Hair Bender Coffee Review
Medium Roast: Whole Bean
Price: $14.00, 12 oz.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters was kind enough to send us a bag of their best selling Hair Bender coffee for review.
Duane Sorenson, founder of Stumptown Coffee Roasters, used his experience in cafes, bars and roasteries around the Pacific Northwest to open his ideal coffee company. Stumptown Coffee Roasters sources the best coffees while maintaining quality-based relationships with their farmers. Stumptown Coffee Roasters committed to the well-being of farmers, employees and communities they work with, and place a high value on their relationship with their customers. Stumptown Coffee has locations in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles and New York.
Stumptown meticulously sources and roasts their beans to make the best coffee experience for their cafe and wholesale customers. The Stumptown staff member who arranged our coffee review made sure the coffee was roasted the day it was sent and immediately mailed out so we would receive it as soon as possible after the coffee was roasted. Great customer service that assures a great cup of coffee.
When opening the package of the Stumptown Coffee Roaster’s Hair Bender coffee it smells like a medium roast with a pleasing aroma. The coffee is a medium roast with slightly oily beans. We ground the whole beans using our Infinity Conical Burr Grinder. The Stumptown Hair Bender coffee was brewed in our espresso machine and our French Press, and it was tasted with and without half and half.
Stumptown Coffee Roaster’s Hair Bender uses a blend of coffees from Latin America, East Africa and Indonesia and uses from five to eight different coffees to produce this customer favorite coffee. When brewing the Hair Bender coffee the coloring and taste reminds me of a good-tasting espresso. The Hair Bender coffee tasted fairly strong, but I decided I needed to bump up the taste by making the second cup a little stronger since I’m an unabashed fan of strong coffee. I noticed a pleasing thickness when tasting the coffee and flavors of milk chocolate and hints of fruit as I sipped this delicious espresso. If there was one request I would have of this coffee, I would have liked to have tasted the fruitiness of the coffee a bit more. The Hair Bender coffee was smooth with no bitterness, producing a satisfying cup of espresso coffee.
Stumptown Coffee Roaster’s Hair Bender coffee is a full-bodied cup of espresso coffee that is very satisfying when drinking it. This medium roast is a sturdy cup of java you will enjoy anytime of the day or is perfect to savor over the weekend. I recommend Stumptown’s Hair Bender espresso coffee for its deep, smooth coffee flavor.
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