I’ve had some really amazing coffees from Deep Cello, almost good enough where I wanted to hop on a plane and travel directly to the roaster to try some more. Luckily, last week they sent me another bag to try. This one is called High Jump.
High Jump is a lightly roasted blend of beans from Brazil, Burundi and Ethiopia. I’ve had beans from Brazil just last week, love beans from Ethiopia, but this is my first time trying any beans from the land locked African country of Burundi. I couldn’t wait to dig in to this bag and brew some in my French Press.
Syrupy rich coffee flavor, deep chocolate and caramel flavor, with hints of mint, apricots for some tasters. In the densely-bodied cup are buttery, chocolaty and stone fruit overtones typical of the finest African coffee. It’s acidity is low and it has a long, wet finish which actually improves as the coffee cools.
—Deep Cello description
I don’t know about the wet finish part, if your coffee isn’t wet, you made it wrong…but, it does sound like my kind of coffee.
High Jump sets the bar high (get it! I am so cheesy) with it’s aroma. The aroma is a delicious mix of citrus, chocolate, cherries and butter, like when it’s melting in a pan. It was almost better smelling than the apple pancakes that I had baking the Saturday morning when I tried High Jump.
High Jump might be a light roast, but it had an dense flavor. It was thick and heavy on my tongue, almost like a syrup, yet it was a very smooth sip.
As far as a taste, it could’ve won a gold medal in my book. It was full of flavors. Up front a citrus flavor, blended with a sweet chocolate taste. There were hints of cherries, apricots, mints and rock candy. Yes, it was that good!
A 12 ounce bag of High Jump is $10.95. I would be willing to pay more.
Overall, High Jump is one of my favorite blends that I’ve tried. It earned an excellent score of 4.25 out of 5 on the Daily Shot Of Coffee. It’s sister coffee, Black Tie might get the awards, but this is the one I would want to drink all of the time.
Coffee Tip Of The Day: Look on the label for where the beans originate. If it’s not listed, it might be a bad sign.